Dana Jenkins: A Buffalo Alphabet: A-Z

The Western New York Book Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening of its latest exhibition, A Buffalo Alphabet: A-Z by Dana Jenkins. The opening reception will take place at The Western New York Book Arts Center gallery, 468 Washington Street in downtown Buffalo on Friday, November 2nd from 6-9pm.

A Buffalo Alphabet: A-Z is a beautiful, alphabetized watercolor series celebrating countless aspects of the Queen City; from realistic representations of Buffalo landmarks, to the exploration of profound concepts such as diversity, steadfastness, and heritage. According to Jenkins, “this series is about a straightforward place that has a history worth exploring.”

Jenkins worked with WNYBAC Studio Director, Chris Fritton, to letterpress print the letters “A” through “Z” onto the series of 26 watercolor paintings. The font featured in this series is Winchell, a lead typeface originally designed in Buffalo in 1903, later digitized by WNYBAC founder Richard Kegler, and re-created in wood type by Chris Fritton.

A Buffalo Alphabet: A-Z will be on view at the Western New York Book Arts Center from Friday, November 2nd through Saturday, December 1st. As always, the WNYBAC gallery and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our funders listed below, for providing support to WNYBAC's ongoing programs taking place throughout Western New York:

NYSCA M & T Art 4 Moore Zenger Group Evans Bank Community Foundation Baird Foundation
Cameron Jane Wendt Foundation StoryGrowing