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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.

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.

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


 

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.