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Behind the Scenes with the Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative: Works, from Home

By Curator of Public Art Aaron Ott

Thursday, July 9, 2020

12 pm - 1 pm EDT

In-progress detail from Works, from Home participating artist Tricia Butski. Image courtesy of the artist.

FREE for members
Virtual Event

Join Curator of Public Art Aaron Ott for a member-exclusive series of talks about the latest projects with the Albright-Knox’s Public Art Initiative. This first talk in the series will focus on Works, from Home.

In an effort to help build community spirit and highlight the broad range of artistic talent in Western New York during this time of social distancing, the Public Art Initiative is working with 16 local artists on a collaborative mural project. Using materials provided by the Albright-Knox, each artist is painting independently on a section of Polytab or “parachute cloth.” The finished sections will be assembled for installation in August 2020.

Participating artists include Obsidian Bellis; Julia Bottoms; Tricia Butski; Fotini Galanes; Jay P Hawkins, Sr.; Ashley Johnson; Jon Mirro; MJ Myers; Sarah Myers; Karle Norman; Omniprism; Chris Piontkowski; Jennifer Ryan; Jason Seeley; Rachel Shelton; and Adam Weekley. In this conversation, Ott will discuss the selection of this group of artists, which represents a broad cross-section of signature styles and diverse backgrounds.


This member-exclusive series is free for Albright-Knox members. Register online using the links below. Please register for each of the three lectures individually if you would like to attend the entire series. You will receive an email reminder the day of the lecture with directions for joining the webinar. Please contact with any questions or for assistance.

Register Online for Lecture 1 (July 9)
Register Online for Lecture 2 (July 16)
Register Online for Lecture 3 (July 23)

About the Series

Join Curator of Public Art Aaron Ott for a series of talks about the latest projects with the Albright-Knox’s Public Art Initiative. The goal of the Initiative is to create spaces of dialogue where diverse communities have the ability to socially engage with, actively respond to, and cooperatively produce great public art that is capable of empowering individuals, creating stronger neighborhoods, and establishing Western New York as a critical cultural center. Learn More

Project Sponsor

Works, from Home was made possible by the generosity of The Phyllis L. Goldman Memorial Endowment Fund.

Initiative Sponsors

The Public Art Initiative was established and is supported by leadership funding from the County of Erie and the City of Buffalo.