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One year ago today, Buffalo welcomed its most popular public artwork in memory. At a bizarre news conference attended by local politicians and officials from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Casey Riordan Millard's "Shark Girl" sculpture made its debut, immediately causing a social media sensation, drawing throngs of admirers and spawning countless Instagrams, to wit: &nbs…

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Shark Girl is back from vacation ahead of schedule, and she's looking good. The popular sculpture, which was removed earlier this month to undergo minor conservation work after a rough winter, returned Tuesday afternoon to its new location at Canalside near one of the newly constructed bridges beside the historic Commercial Slip. "I am really excited about Shark Girl's…

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Now starring on a billboard in your neighborhood: You.Or, more specifically, a message custom-tailored to boost your self-esteem and brighten your day, spelled out in bold, lower-case Helvetica letters: “you are beautiful”.The feel-good billboards, which are now popping up along area highways and thoroughfares, are part of a new public art project organized b…

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A collective of artists from Rhode Island will begin installing a new public art project made of tape on the exterior walls of the Central Library on Sunday, according to Albright-Knox Art Gallery public relations director Maria Morreale. UPDATE: The piece, called "Buffalo Caverns," will be made from painters' tape. Over the course of five days, the members of the Rhode I…

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The most blinged-out electrical box in Buffalo, a map of the Great Lakes made of old posters and two light poles masquerading as tropical trees are now on view at Canalside as part of a public art project affiliated with the upcoming Echo Art Fair. The artists were selected by former Buffalo Arts Studio director Cori Wolff and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's recently appo…