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Two new public art projects receive grants

Two grants will result in two new public art projects from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and its local partners in the coming months.

The first, a community-based project called “Spectral Locus,” will feature new work by the Brooklyn-based artist Amanda Browder, who last year sheathed the University at Buffalo’s Anderson Gallery and Center for the Arts in enormous sheets of sewn fabric. Her project, funded in part by a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, will result in a “monumentally sized ‘quilt’ that will be draped over the facade of a notable building,” according to an Albright-Knox release. The building has not yet been chosen.

A separate $25,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo will sponsor a new mural project called “Public Art School Voices.” The five-year program, according to a gallery release, will result in “dozens of murals, increasing vibrancy, livability and pride in Buffalo’s historic neighborhoods.” The first mural in the program will result from a collaboration between the Albright-Knox and the Buffalo Center for arts and Technology.

More information on the scope and shape of the projects will be released in the coming weeks.