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Monday, December 30, 2013

BNIA Showcases Local High School Student Art

Travelers flying into or out of Buffalo Niagara International Airport will now be greeted by 10 original pieces of art, created by local Buffalo high school students from PS 192- The Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts.

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, the BNIA and Delaware North Travel Hospitality Services have partnered with the school to showcase paintings the students created exclusively for this project.

Delaware North is currently in the process of bringing two new restaurant and retail concepts to the BNIA -- Queen City Kitchen and JetSet Market, with a planned opening for early 2014.

With construction of the new restaurant in the terminal currently going on, temporary walls were erected. The students’ paintings were recently put on display on the temporary walls. All of the art supplies were purchased by Delaware North and donated to the academy.

Delaware North and the NFTA are challenging local companies to donate $200 or more to the art department at The Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. In return, they will be gifted with a painting of the company’s choice.

The goal with this project is to encourage the talent of these young artists and to help provide much-needed funds for a school art adventure for these students to New York City.

For more information about the art project, or to inquire about purchasing a painting, please contact Victoria Hong at vhong@dncinc.com, or visit www.DNCforthearts.org.