Burchfield Penney Art Center

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You might not expect to find a therapeutic dance program occurring in the middle of an art center. But that's exactly what's taking place each Wednesday morning, now through December, at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley tells us how the Art Moves Me dance program is helping people with Parkinson's disease. 

WBFO's Mike Desmond

The old statement in political campaigns is, 'Let's look at the record.' At Thursday night's Buffalo mayoral debate, Incumbent Mayor Byron Brown liked his record and challengers Mark Schroeder and Betty Jean Grant did not.

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The Allentown Village Association is helping to support an education program at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says this program provides learning at the Burchfield for students from Buffalo Public School #33 the Bilingual Center. 

Artpark

Artpark is preparing to recreate a painting hailed nearly 40 years ago as the largest in the world  by the Guiness Book of World Records.


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When her father, James "Pappy" Martin, died in 2015, Dawn Martin Berry-Walker carried on with his lifelong efforts of spreading the joy of jazz throughout Buffalo. That mission has brought about several events, including Thursday night's birthday tribute to the great John Coltrane at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.


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Beginning in the early Sixties, poet and singer Ed Sanders worked for social justice, hoping for equality and a better life for all. In 2016, he offers a melancholy assessment of the current condition. "The rat race has suffused the whole American culture." Sanders shared his perspective with WBFO prior to his appearances at the Burchfield Penney, tonight and Friday night.


WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

West Buffalo Charter School fourth graders participated in a series of workshops to learn about art. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the Burchfield Penney Art Center is collaborating with the charter school to provide a program for children and access to the museum. 

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His contributions to Buffalo are significant. Yet few people recognize the name John Brent. Now, the story of his life is being showcased at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

Best-selling author Jill Lepore will appear Friday at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery as the keynote speaker of the Buffalo Humanities Festival. The four-day festival runs tonight through Saturday.