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Art Display Unveiled at Conventus

by Jonathan Epstein

The Buffalo News

Wed, Nov 18th 2015 10:45 am

Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. on Tuesday announced the opening of a public art display at its Conventus building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, designed to welcome tenants and visitors with "a cultural experience" within the healthcare-focused facility that houses clinical, office, research and retail space while eventually linking the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital and University at Buffalo's new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, both under construction.

The exhibit includes a display of permanent and temporary artwork inside and outside the seven-story building, including works by artists Terri Katz Kasimov, Catherine Linder Spencer and Ginny O'Brien. Ciminelli is also introducing its Connect Gallery - featuring works by artists in Aspire of WNY Inc.'s iXpress Program - in collaboration with University at Buffalo Art Galleries' Art Education Program and its community partners.

Ciminelli also partnered with Rigidized Metals, UB professors Christopher Romano and Nicholas Bruscia, and students from UB's School of Architecture & Planning to design "functional yet beautiful" wind screens mounted on the outside of the 350,000-square-foot building, made with perforated stainless steel metal panels and plates that are lit up at night.

A special preview of the exhibition will take place during a private reception Nov. 19.