New student created mural unveiled at BCAT

Posted at 9:04 PM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 21:04:07-04

A new piece of public art has been unveiled at the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology. The mural was created by BCAT students and is part of the Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative.

The AK Public Art Initiative says the goal of the mural program is to increase vibrancy, livability, safety, and pride in Buffalo's historic neighborhoods. 

"Public art is out in the community, engaging Western New Yorkers - all Western New Yorkers - in a conversation about our shared environment", said Janne Sirén, AK Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director. "Communities need art and culture in order to thrive, and a vibrant cultural landscape is the twenty-first century's most potent magnet for attracting talent and fostering innovation and entrepreneurship."

The mural at BCAT was completed with the guidance of New York-based artist Alice Mizrachi through the Public Art Public School Voices program.