10.18.06

Schumer: $10,000 Coming To Burchfield - Penney Art Center In Buffalo

Funds will be used for project that will feature works by Cuban American artists

Senator Charles E. Schumer announced today that the BurchfieldPenney Art Center at Buffalo State College will receive a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support their "Art on the Hyphen: Cuban American Art in Western New York State" project. The funds are allocated through the NEA's "Challenge America: Serving Every Community" fasttrack program designed to provide greater support for arts projects in undeserved communities through the United States.

"The BurchfieldPenney is one of Buffalo's cultural gems, and the new museum being planned to house it will put another great architectural landmark on Buffalo's landscape," Schumer said. "It's a great investment for Buffalo and for the whole country."

The BurchfieldPenney Art Center is the only museum dedicated to the achievements of Western New York artists. The federal funds would be used to support the Center's "Art on the Hyphen: Cuban American Art in Western New York State" project. The project features works by seven Cuban American Artists and explores how each of the artists places an emphasis on either side of the hyphen that defines their multicultural identities. Exhibited works will include painting, sculpture, photography, and video.



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