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Creative Forecast: Second Friday at Burchfield Penney focuses on "Weather Event"

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"Fireflies and Lightning," a painting by Charles E. Burchfield, is part of an exhibit on display in the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

 "How ’bout this weather we’re having?"

To most of us, it’s a dreaded piece of small talk. But to the Burchfield Penney Art Center, it’s the stuff of art. Tonight, for its latest free "Second Friday" event, the museum is putting the spotlight on its current exhibition "Weather Event," which features the climate-based painting of Charles Burchfield paired with information compiled by climatologist and Buffalo State College professor Stephen Vermette.

Tonight’s program, which kicks off at 5:30, includes a presentation from Kevin Williams, director of Buffalo State’s Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium, who will discuss Burchfield’s use of constellations and other celestial objects in his work. The evening also will feature a performance by Buffalo band Honey Girl and the Horseshoe Falls, who will play songs from its new album "Oh Lake Erie."

For more information, call 878-6011 or visit www.burchfieldpenney.org.

-- Colin Dabkowski

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