Honeybee Festival a great success!
Over 100 people enjoyed out first Honeybee Festival this past Saturday!
Buffalo Botanical Gardens Travel Video
Filmed and written by Brian Searl, Insider Perks
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is located in Buffalo, New York approximately 15 minutes from downtown. For more than 100 years it has welcomed residents and visitors who wish to expand their knowledge of the world's plants. It is also one of the oldest buildings in the city and was made by famous greenhouse architects.
Inside the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens you will find more than 22,000 different species of plants and flowers from all over the world. There are 12 different houses that showcase a variety of ecosystems including a rainforest, a desert and the Florida Everglades. Perhaps most visually stunning is the Palm Dome which offers up tropical plants or the rainforest house with a 40-foot high waterfall.
Woven between the numerous plants and flowers are interactive exhibits to help keep your children entertained as well as educated. There is also a scavenger hunt offered when you purchase your tickets that challenges the younger ones to find objects hidden throughout the botanical gardens. Kids also love the Wegman's Family Garden that helps them learn about their world.
If you happen to be a Buffalo resident you'll enjoy several special events held throughout the year at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. If learning about plants as well as flowers is something that interests you, planning a trip around one of these events might be perfect for you.
Proceeds from private collection to benefit 13 community, arts and educational organizations
Buffalo, NY -- January 14, 2013 -- Dean Brownrout Modern/Contemporary is honored to announce "The David Anderson Charitable Trust Collection: A sale of original prints to benefit Western New York community organizations," which will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, from 1 to 6 p.m.
The proceeds of the sale will be divided, according to David Anderson's specific instructions, among the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Buffalo History Museum, Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo Prep, Buffalo Zoo, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Nichols School, The Park School of Buffalo, SPCA Serving Erie County, University at Buffalo Foundation to benefit the Anderson Gallery, and Westminster Presbyterian Church.
The sale of approximately 400 works on paper includes prints by Karel Appel, Norman Bluhm, James Brooks, Christo, Jim Dine, Claire Falkenstein, Sam Francis, Michael Goldberg, David Hayes, John Hultberg, Paul Jenkins, Lester Johnson, Jules Olitski, Gio Pomodoro, Clayton Pond, Ludwig Sander, George Segal, Julian Stanczak, Antoni Tapies, Walasse Ting, and Mark Tobey, among many others.
The quality of this collection highlights the discerning taste of David K. Anderson (1935-2009), an internationally recognized art dealer, collector and philanthropist. This one-day sale is a rare, five-hour opportunity for the public to select and purchase from this world-class private collection.
Anderson had deep connections with Western New York. His mother, Buffalo native Martha Jackson (1907-1969), was one of the 20th century's most important art dealers. Raising her son in New York City, Jackson instilled in him a lifelong love of art.
Anderson chose to attend UB in the 1950s. He then returned to New York City, first working at his mother's eponymous gallery, then, in 1959, opening the David Anderson Gallery downstairs. Devoted to works on paper, his gallery played a leading role in establishing an original, fine-art print market, often commissioning, publishing and showing prints by artists in conjunction with their painting exhibitions one flight up.
For the next two decades, Anderson's impact on the art world was felt internationally. Opening a gallery in Paris (1961), he introduced works by American artists to Europe. He returned to the Martha Jackson Gallery in 1967, and operated it into the 1980s. Near the end of this period, Anderson reintegrated himself into the fabric of Western New York life, moving back to Buffalo to raise his family.
His philanthropic contributions to Western New York are legion. He established the Anderson Gallery in 1991--a state-of-the-art exhibition space in Buffalo's University Heights district--and ran it as a commercial gallery until 2000, at the same time forming a significant private art collection. The gallery's street address, One Martha Jackson Place, was created in tribute to his mother and his family's legacy in the region. In 2000, he gifted the entire building and a large part of his private collection to UB.
Anderson's vision for the disposition of the Charitable Trust Collection was that the artworks within it would be displayed and enjoyed. To that end, he intended that the art be affordable, so that individuals from the WNY community could acquire original artwork with a stellar provenance. Many of the works for sale are from the vital period in the 1960s when Anderson was working in close conjunction with his mother.
In addition to his desire for the art prints to be personally enjoyed, Anderson also left instructions that this private collection, and its proceeds, be shared and benefit as many people and regional institutions as possible. This instinct reflects values inspired by his family and his lifetime of art-filled enjoyment and promotion. Anderson's generosity and commitment to Western New York are part of his legacy.
Admission to the event is free, and there is plenty of free parking at the Center for the Arts for this Sunday afternoon event.
All items for sale at this event are from The David Anderson Charitable Trust Collection, and are not derived from any public museum collection, including the Anderson Gallery and UB Art Galleries.
Press Release provide by Dean Brownrout Modern/Contemporary
For Immediate Release - April 15, 2013
Buffalo, NY - As we inch closer to summer, the Botanical Gardens has many creative and educational activities for guests of all ages. Bring your young artist to the Gardens starting May 4 as we kick off Saturday Art Classes for Kids from 9:00-10:30am. For the adult aspiring artists, the Gardens will offer Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes starting May 6 from 8:45-10:15am and Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes starting May 8 from 8:45-10:45am. On May 7, the Gardens will honor teachers of all levels with National Teacher Day from 3:30-5:30pm. Keeping the educational spirit in mind, the Medicinal Garden will present a special feature dedicated to teaching awareness about Arthritis and Osteoporosis on May 11 from 10:00am-2:00pm.
Cultivate your creative side by exploring a variety of different art classes offered at the Gardens! Taught by professional artist Joan Saba, you are guaranteed to create an exquisite piece of work. Saturday Art Classes for Kids are a fantastic way for your child to express him/herself by creating their own artistic masterpieces! These multi-medium classes are for kids ages 5-15. Costs for children of Garden Members & Non-Members are $30 per series or $11 per class.
Adults will have the opportunity to join us starting with Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes. Both novice and veteran artists are welcome! Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes are another fun and creative way to express your inner artist! All skill levels are welcome to come create beautiful drawings with inspiration from the gardens! For both adult classes, Garden Members are $58 per series or $16 per class, Non-Members $64 per series or $17 per class.
In honor of National Teacher Day, on May 7, the Gardens will offer free admission for teachers from 3:30-5:30pm. Encourage all the teachers in your life to take their knowledge outside the classroom and reward their hard work with the beauty that is the Gardens. Just show your school ID badge and come see what we have to offer. Teachers can enjoy a free tour, science demos and much more!
The month of May is Arthritis Awareness and Osteoporosis Awareness Prevention Month. On May 11 from 10:00am-2:00pm, the Medicinal Garden will host a special feature with the purpose of educating garden visitors about recognizing and treating symptoms through botanical methods. Activities include; educational presentations and displays about prevention, identification and treatment of arthritis and osteoporosis; botanical displays of plants from which current medications are derived from and which future medications are being researched. Health Screenings will also be offered by Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health.
The Medicinal Garden is made possible by D’Youville College School of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health. The Medicinal Garden feature is included with Garden admission. Admission prices are $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (55+) and students (13+ with ID), $5 for kids ages 3-12, and free for members and kids under 3!
For more information on all of these events visit us at www.buffalogardens.com. The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing appreciation for and knowledge of plant life and its connection to people and cultures through its documented living plant collection, historic conservatory, education, research and exhibits.