AUGUST 20 – SEPTEMBER 15: FROM THE STUDIO AND BURCHFILED PENNEY ART CENTER BUFFALO NY
by BABS REINGOLD
“The Last Tree” exhibit at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo is a success. I arrived in Buffalo September 1 after a three-day drive from St Petersburg. During the holiday weekend, I met several times with the Chief Curator to discuss installation and prints layout and video placement. Installation began September 6 with completion September 8. The opening reception was the afternoon and evening of September 9. The Last Tree, coupled with Charles Burchfield and Jozep Bajus exhibits, attracted over 1,000 patrons to this lovely series of galleries across from the Albright-Knox. A pix of The Last Tree exhibit follows along with a first blurb from the Gusto Section of The Buffalo News. More information on show can be seen at https://www.burchfieldpenney.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/
Prior to leaving for Buffalo, I was busy refining the gallery layout of the 194 stump pails and single “last tree” within the installation as well as selecting the accompanying prints and drawings. This included reframing several of the works and subsequent packing and shipping of these smaller works.
Additionally during this period, I welcomed Creative Pinellas staff (Barbara St Clair, Elizabeth Brincklow and Carlen Petersen) for a studio visit. It was an informative and pleasant afternoon (I trust from both sides) with discussions of our mutual directions as well as the thriving art scene in the Greater Pinellas area.