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Artists transform utility boxes along Elmwood Ave.

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A utility box at Elmwood Avenue and West Ferry Street features a new piece competed today by Buffalo artist OGRE.

Today, artists stationed at intersections along Elmwood Avenue began work on the second phase of Community Canvases, a public art project that turns utility boxes and other pieces of public infrastructure into artworks.

I caught up with artist Mary Claire Rivera at the corner of Elmwood and Delavan, where she was working on a piece inspired by the culture and streetscape of the surrounding neighborhood:

 

Here are a couple shots of other works and works-in-progress on Elmwood, which should be completed by the end of the weekend:

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A piece by artist Elaine O'Toole at Elmwood and Utica Street.

--Colin Dabkowski

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