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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.

In-person Gallery

Peace Project 2021

Peace Project Returns to Horizons Gallery

Now through January 27th!

For a decade the Buffalo Public Schools has held an exhibition of their artists at the end of the calendar year. The district’s art teachers ask the student-artists to create artwork that is 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.

Students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade expressed what peace means to them through the visual arts. The show is open during business hours, 9 am to 4:30 pm, at Bufalo Toronto Public Media, 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo. Current COVID protocols require that gallery visitors be fully vaccinated and bring their original vaccine cards or Excelsior Pass as proof.

Congratulations to the youth artists that participated from: School 48 @ MLK, School #79 Grabiarz School of Excellence, School #81 Community School, School #94 West. Hertel, School #198 International Preparatory School, and School #212 Leonardo da Vinci HS.

Peace Project

Free Exhibition December 3 through January 27, 2022
Open Weekdays 9am-4:30pm

Horizons Galley
140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Please be aware that gallery guests will be asked to complete a health screening, show proof of vaccination and wear masks.

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").

Recently at Horizons Gallery

Performers, Marie Prince | August  - October 2021

While many were longing to get back to concert halls and performance venues during the pandemic, artist Marie Prince of Williamsville was busy honoring them by painting more than 50 pieces featuring performers of all types who Prince said make us feel “happy, sad, aware, or just thoughtful. They entertain us and offer an escape to magic places that at times makes life worth living.”

 

To purchase pieces from the collection or show books, contact Marie Prince at artmprince@yahoo.com or by leaving a message at (716) 634-7015.

Virtual Galleries

During the COVID Pandemic we were unable to open Horizons Gallery to the public. We invited people to continue to explore, experience and celebrate art and creativity through our virtual gallery shows.  

Bob Ross Artists, Spring 2021

 

Students in our Bob Ross Paint Night classes have been creating amazing artwork each month this year. They painted Bob Ross classics – Winter Frost, Meadow Road, Trace of Spring, Lazy River, and Windy Waves – with Lauren Pantos, a Certified Ross Instructor (CRI) in the virtual classes. Click through the gallery to see the varied and beautiful pieces created by artists as young as 10 and as experienced as professionals. And join in the fun when the virtual paint night series restarts in September! 

Excerpts from BCAT Spring Trimester Youth Arts Program

These works are from students in the Youth Arts Program. Students in the Art and Photography & Filmmaking class spent this past session in the Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology program working on traditional fine art practices and learning digital publication tactics. Each work is an individually constructed project area the student chose to explore. 

Aaron Brown

Buffalo Schools: Postcards from Memory

Statement by Autism Services, Inc., Teaching Artist Todd Lesmeister:

Aaron Brown’s memories are his inspiration; he does not use reference materials. It is as if his eyes have taken a photograph and his mind stores it and relays the information to his hand as he draws. Aaron depicts buildings in pencil, oil pastel, marker, and occasionally, paint. He will often draw the same buildings multiple times, but he is not marveling on their stylistic beauty or the importance of their architecture. When Aaron draws, he is reminiscing about his childhood, his teenage years, or recalling recent memories of his adult life. His drawings are postcards from his memory. 

 

Brown’s visual essay, "Aaron Brown: Where I’m From,” is available to view here:atrium124artgallery.org/virtual-gallery/To learn more about Autism Services, Inc., visit autism-services-inc.org

Bob Ross Artists Horizons Gallery Show 

The virtual Horizons Gallery is brimming with mountains, streams, and happy little trees painted by artists from Western New York, Southern Ontario, and all over the United States. Hundreds of artists have found their inner Bob Ross through paint nights with WNED PBS since the fall. The events are held virtually with Lauren Pantos, a Certified Ross Instructor (CRI), and artists have learned several classic Bob Ross paintings including Mighty Mountain Lake, Autumn Oval, and Blue Winter. Check out the varied and beautiful pieces created by artists as young as 10 and as experienced as professionals.

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