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Friday, November 16, 2018

El Museo Exhibits Art in Utica Station

Artists from left -Tyshaun, Imani and Obsidian with
Metro's Dir. of Public Transit, Tom George 
On November 9, El Museo, in conjunction with the NFTA, hosted a special event to launch Your Utica Station, and unveiled its public installation of art by four local artists.  

The artists include Tyshaun Tyson, Imani Williamson, Obsidian Bellis, Bleu-Ruby Daniels-Taylor, all of whom have been influenced by their experiences growing up and taking Metro in Buffalo.  Each of the three artists in attendance delivered a short presentation on the inspiration for their individual piece. 

Representatives from El Museo expressed their enthusiasm in showcasing the artists' works within Utica Station in the next few months, and they are looking forward to riders and community members stopping to take a look. 

"We are very excited about this new initiative and its alignment with our longstanding mission to exhibit work by underserved artists and engage diverse audiences and marginalized communities in Buffalo and Western New York," said William Vogel, El Museo's Executive Director. 

Your Utica Station aims to inspire transit riders and beautify this unique public space. The project was made possible in part by a grant from the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and support from the NFTA and Lamar Advertising. The artwork will be on display at the station until December 30, 2018.