My favorite art gallery in Buffalo, the Burchfield Penney, just celebrated its 50th anniversary! The gallery is actually right next to and a part of my college, Buffalo State. They held a celebration event a few weeks ago that was open to the public so Dave and I went. All the exhibits were open and they had local musicians playing all around the museum.
The art center is named and dedicated to Charles Burchfield, American painter from the mid-1900s. Many of his pieces are showcased permanently in the gallery and he is known for his beautiful and intricate watercolors. Below are a couple of his watercolors.
Here are some snapshots from the event! It was a great time and lots of people came, it’s always nice to take some time to appreciate art. I think so often people assume that art is something you have to understand, or be really into in order to like it. But you don’t need to know all the history behind it or how it’s made to appreciate it. You can just appreciate it because you think it’s pretty or interesting. It doesn’t need to always make you “feel something” sometimes it’s nice just to look at and appreciate that someone created something beautiful from scratch for others to enjoy.