Event Details

Erie Canal Reimagined by Dana Hatchett

Date: 9/13/2017 5:00 PM - 9/13/2017 8:00 PM

Address: The Buffalo History Museum - One Museum Court, Buffalo, NY

Phone: 716-873-9644

Description: This community gallery opening includes refreshments and is free.

"Working from historical photographs of the Erie Canal, obtained courtesy of The Buffalo History Museum, I reimagine the past in this series of drawings. Using pencil, conte crayon and charcoal, I explore the shapes of the water, boats and buildings with the intent of capturing the structural grace of the canal, what traversed it, and what was built around it.
To me, the most fascinating section of the canal extends from Tonawanda through Black Rock and into Buffalo where it connects with Lake Erie. The enormous towering wooden granaries and the commercial bridges that spanned these waterways provided an extraordinary backdrop for the constantly active and thriving commercial traffic. Tugboats merging and interacting with canal boats and lake-going vessels create a rich and vital visual tapestry. That long lost world right underneath where we live out our lives is reimagined through art, where it can be appreciated and experienced anew." - Dana Hatchett