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BRIEF: A closer look: Artists Group Gallery's 'Community Collage'

July 16, 2014

By Colin Dabkowski, The Buffalo News, N.Y.



July 16--Title: "Community Collage" / Artists: Some 500 attendees of City of Night // On view in Artists Group Gallery through Aug. 8

Part community art project, part PR campaign, this collage was created by some 500 visitors to the City of Night festival in late June. To start, Joyce Hill and Patti Harris created a light box (below) and then invited festivalgoers to contribute to the piece using a trove of historical images, newspaper clippings, advertisements and other Buffalo-related ephemera.

light box

The end result is a vibrant melange of Buffalo history and architecture that could be seen as an argument for the importance of preserving and understanding the city's past as its economic and cultural revival gains steam.

The collage will be on view through Aug. 8 in the Artists Group Gallery at 1 Linwood Ave.

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