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Horizons Gallery
Horizons Gallery

Located in the foyer of WNED PBS Studios, Horizons Gallery proudly showcases the work of student and professional artists from Western New York and Southern Ontario. Buffalo Toronto Public Media is delighted to share the talents of local artists, schools and organizations with our many visitors and guests.
For information on gallery availability please contact Heather Hare hhare@wned.org.

Currently Showing - Virtual Gallery

Buffalo Toronto Public Media is committed to the health and enjoyment of its event attendees. Following guidance from the governor's office and public health officials, we, are unable to open Horizons Gallery to the public at this time.

Peace Project 2020/2021: a Virtual Buffalo Public Schools ARTS Event

During this time of year, it is important to be mindful of those that are less fortunate, those that are suffering, and those that may not feel loved or cared for. This seems especially so during this unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic.

We remind ourselves that it is important to always be kind, tolerant, compassionate, and open to love and happiness in all its wonderful forms.

We ask students to express what peace means to them through the visual arts, dance, and theatre.

This exhibition celebrates all that is good about humanity and the world that we share and brings notice to those things we hope to change.

BPS Department of Arts

The Peace Project 2020


Recently at Horizons Gallery

BCAT Artists

BCAT Virtual Art Show | Healing and Support | July 17 – August 31, 2020

With in-person events still tricky to hold during the pandemic, Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology (BCAT) and Buffalo Toronto Public Media have teamed up to present a virtual art show throughout the summer. This show has a special mission of healing and support.

The idea first came to BCAT as the COVID-19 crisis hit the region and data showed significant increases in depression, anxiety, anger and sadly, suicide rates among youth. In response to local and national demonstrations advocating for racial equality, BCAT felt an even greater urgency to mobilize its purpose to support urban youth.

“There hasn’t been a greater need or time for us to move our mission into the community and provide inspiration for our youth in our community during these troubling times,” shared Gina Burkhardt, president and CEO of BCAT.

Over 70 individuals, more than half of whom had never donated to BCAT before, underwrote 100 art kits that were delivered to high school age students living in the city of Buffalo. Some of the participating youth live in the worse hit zip codes, both from COVID-19 and the peaceful and sometimes violent unrest.

Typography of Women: I Am Not Invisible, No Soy Invisible

Typography of Women: I Am Not Invisible, No Soy Invisible | March 2020

The WNY Urban Art Collective and the Los Aristas de Barrio collaborative project “Typography of Women: I Am Not Invisible, No Soy Invisible” is a project to support the fight against human trafficking.

It promotes awareness about Project Mona’s House, which is a transitional residence for women who have escaped trafficking and are trying to rebuild their lives. It is the only such facility in Western New York. However, “Typography of Women” is also meant to be a vehicle that shares information on the ways that the community can do their part to deter human trafficking in our region.

Typography of Women:

I Am Not Invisible, No Soy Invisible

Free Exhibition through March 27, 2020
Open Weekdays 9am-4:30pm

Horizons Galley
140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202


Directions:

Buffalo Toronto Public Media is conveniently located in downtown Buffalo at 140 Lower Terrace, near the I-190. Access to our free parking lot is on Charles Street (also known as "Mark Russel Alley").

To All the Carbs I've Left Behind by Joe Guy Allard

To All the Carbs (I've Left Behind) | January 3 - February 25, 2020

With a brand new year comes new resolutions for a healthier lifestyle. Hide the bread, throw out the cookies, and dust-off the basement treadmill. This new artwork series by Joe Guy Allard is an ode to the junk foods that he leaves in his wake on the way to healthier days. They may be gone, but the quiet victims of New Year’s Resolutions will never be forgotten.

Joe Guy says that taking this new fork in the road means leaving behind some old friends, but every time he forces down a mouthful of kale or sips from a tall glass of unsweetened lemon-infused spring water, he’s thinking upon his time with them fondly.

The Peace Project | Dec. 4 - Dec. 27 2019
Buffalo Public Schools students

During this time of year, it is important to be mindful of those that are less fortunate, those that are suffering, and those that may not feel loved or cared for. We remind ourselves that it is important to always be kind, tolerant, compassionate and open to love and happiness in all forms, and that we can express all of this through art. This exhibition celebrates all that is good about humanity and the world that we share and brings notice to those things we hope to change.

Carson Waterman
Seneca artist and Vietnam veteran | November 2019

Carson Waterman’s artwork is a deep reflection of his Seneca heritage. He grew up in the Cattaraugus Territory of the Seneca Nation, and after graduating from Gowanda High School, he served in the Vietnam Conflict. He studied art at the Cooper School of Art in Cleveland and then became an instructor at the Cleveland Museum of Art. He now operates a studio in Salamanca and was invited to show his artwork in Horizons for Native American Heritage Month and Veterans Day.

Carson is also the subject of a digital video commissioned by WNED PBS as part of “The Warrior Tradition” project. (For more information about that project visit pbs.org/warriortradition.)

The Honey Bees at Ma’s House

by Annie Mandart of Niagara Piece Project

June 2019

Annie Mandart is a 20-something self-taught modern quilter who has been dabbling in the arts since she was a kid. She started quilting in the fall of 2017 and hasn't looked back since. In her debut show entitled " The Honey Bees at Ma's House", Mandart shares pieces inspired by the women who came before her.

Using the sewing skills her mom taught her in middle school, she incorporates traditional fabrics into patterns old, new, and original to honor the women who have shaped the field of textile arts for years. Mandart's style focuses on bright color, busy layouts, and geometric shapes to create functional art to be used in the everyday home. Quilts, totes, and other items for sale at the show. Custom pieces available by special order.

Finding Refuge In Buffalo

Finding Refuge In Buffalo | May 2019

Buffalo Toronto Public Media’s “Making Buffalo Home” partnered with University at Buffalo’s Director of Journalism, Jody Biehl, and her photojournalism exhibit, “Finding Refuge in Buffalo.” The exhibit featured essays written from extensive interviews by Biehl and images by internationally recognized photographer Brendan Bannon to celebrate Buffalo’s rich history of immigration.

Artists of Autism | April 2019

April is national Autism Awareness month and once again our WNED | WBFO Horizon Gallery is home to artwork from Artists of Autism. The show ran from April 3 to April 25, 2019 in Horizons Gallery at WNED PBS studios

Painting by  Fritz Proctor

Ambiguous Recollections | January 15 - March 2019

Horizons Gallery featured Fritz Proctor. The exhibition showcased a journey through memory.

“The best way to look at my paintings is to look at them through a lens in which vague memories exist,” said Proctor. “My paintings are investigations of memory through the marriage of abstraction and representation.”

Much like filling in the blank, the absent details of Proctor’s paintings allows the viewer to fill in the vague moments that pepper our memories.

“Ambiguity occurs in my paintings because I’m working in a nostalgic state of mind,” said Proctor. “I am not interested in precise visual portrayal of specific moments in life, but rather portraying the feeling of memory.”

This exhibition seeks to make the viewer think deeper about the concept of memory.

“Memory is more than just the ability to recall certain events or trivial facts,” said Proctor. “But rather an examination of one’s life.”