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Play Break: Live Painting with Julia Bottoms

Thursday, April 4, 2024

4 pm - 7 pm EDT

Wilson Town Square, Knox Building

Julia Bottoms will share a behind-the-scenes glimpse into her studio practice as she live-paints a series of illustrations depicting Black historic figures. At the conclusion of this ongoing series, the illustrations will later be assembled into a book, which will be distributed for free to schools throughout Buffalo, NY, to promote year-round Black history education. QR codes will be provided at the event on signage near the artist that will link visitors to the story behind the figure in the illustration that’s being painted.

About Julia Bottoms

Julia Bottoms is a Buffalo-based visual artist whose portraiture explores race, identity, and representation of people of color. She has worked on projects with the Buffalo AKG Public Art Initiative, including The Freedom Wall, and in a residency at Albright-Knox Northland. Her work has been shown at multiple regional galleries and museums. Currently, her work is featured in Before and After Again in the Buffalo AKG's M&T Bank Gallery through September 30, 2024. 



In gratitude to Erie County for its generous support of the Buffalo AKG Art Museum, Play Break is free to Erie County residents!

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