Buffalo’s gardening summer III

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Wind-Blown Asters, 1951, watercolor on paper, 30 x 40 inches,
Burchfield Penney Art Center. Gift of Dr. Edna M. Lindemann, 1968

And exhibitions! Not only are all the usual suspects (the Botanical Garden, garden centers, garden tours, garden groups) hosting garden events, but the local art galleries and museums are hep to gardening this summer too.

This gives visitors a chance to see more than just pretty gardens and can round out a weekend in Buffalo, and possibly extend visits for longer stays. It also makes for a greater visitor experience for traveling gardeners, not to mention the locals.

Here are the local exhibitions going on this summer:

Through October 5
Amselm Kiefer: Beyond Landscape

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo NY 14222 716-882-8700
This exhibition explores the interplay of history, identity, and landscape in the work of one of the most important artists of our time. Several major works by Kiefer (German, born 1945) form the core of the exhibition.
Included with admission. Visit albrightknox.org.

May 17 to August 11
William Smyers Arcangle Gallery Exhibit

Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14218 Phone: 716-827-1584
Dark Star is the peaceful and reflective images of Smyers’s view of the world around us and the beauty it holds. Bringing light to darkness and the darkness to light he has unearthed the deep riches of natural beauty buried in history of our pasts.
Included with admission. Visit buffalogardens.com.

May 29-July 3
Naturally Inspired

1045 Gallery of the Arts, 1045 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222  Phone: 716-228-1855
Artists Gail McCarthy (ceramic vessels and sculptures), Bill Wilson (fine art and garden sculptures) and Barb Ernst (paintings, prints, and object of art) will be featured.
For more information, visit photographics2.com/store

June 13-November 9
Burchfield’s Botanicals

The Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, New York 14222   716-878-6011
Charles E. Burchfield created nearly 500 botanical sketches of wildflowers and plants found in the forests and fields around his childhood home in Salem, Ohio. Burchfield identified and documented these plants along with the location where he found them. These sketches are an important document of Burchfield’s early fascination with the natural world. The exhibition features Burchfield masterworks paired with these botanical sketches and objects from the Marchand Wildflower Collection at the Buffalo Museum of Science.
Included with admission. Visit burchfieldpenney.org

June 14 – July 27
Celebration of Coleus & Color

Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14218 Phone: 716-827-1584
We are adding more color and tons of fabulous coleus! From our front walkway, outdoor perennial shrub garden to our indoor tropical paradise… the Gardens will be bursting with color! Sponsored by: Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com. 
10am-5pm – $9 Adults, $8 Seniors (55+) & Students (13+ with ID), $5 Kids 3-12, Members and kids 2 and under are free! Visit buffalogardens.com

June 7 – July 6
Garden Railway Exhibit

Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14218 Phone: 716-827-1584
Brought to you by the Western New York Garden Railway Society
TWO train exhibits! Thomas the Train and a traditional set-up will be a part of the magical family fun. 
10am-5pm – Included with admission. Visit http://www.buffalogardens.com.

August 17 – October 5
Ann Parker Arcangel Gallery Exhibit

Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14218 Phone: 716-827-1584
Water and Glass – Shimmering pools, cascading fountains, glass reaching to the sky, silver-toned and green-gray succulents, all have been captured in Ann Parker’s photographic display of the Botanical Gardens. Using macro, zoom, and wide angle lenses, Ann’s photos show intricate details of plants, reflections in the pools, glass with light and shadow, and abstract, inverse images of  garden objects. Her Water and Glass exhibit showcases color, form, lines and angles, fluidity and motion.
Included with admission. Visit http://www.buffalogardens.com.

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