by Intern Blogger Richard Wade
Dana Saylor as a part of Park(ing) Day, a worldwide event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces, or temporary public places.
The City of Buffalo has always been home to engaged and involved citizens with a strong sense of community. When a problem presents itself, there is an individual ready to address the situation.
Dana Saylor is just that type of person. Her resume would make one believe she never sleeps and works twenty four hours day, but that isn’t the case. Saylor has experience as a published author, public speaker, researcher, local historian, genealogist, and activist. She lives and works in Buffalo, New York.
Those accomplishments are all quite impressive, but it will be her artistic endeavors on display when the calendar strikes September 5th. Confluence: Collision of Form will be Saylor’s first solo exhibition in three years. An opening reception will take place at Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street, from 6-9pm. Her show is the fourth in the 5 x 12 series at WNYBAC which features five artists over the course of twelve months, made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.
The show will unveil her evolution from “hardcore preservation purist” to “creative placemaker.” The show will feature new works in watercolor and pen & ink that explore the architectural timeline of Buffalo from the Victorian era to the end of the Modern era. Aside from the exhibition, Saylor will also host two free artist’s workshops that will bring participants on a plain air walking session in downtown Buffalo on Saturday October 3 & October 10 at 12-2pm. Preregistration is required to participate. You can register online here for the here for the October 3rd walk & here for the October 10th walk.
For more information about Dana, please visit http://www.danasaylor.com/
If you have any other questions, please visit www.wnybookarts.org/exhibitions or by calling 716-348-1430.