Brocton High School students produce art work guided by architectural planner

BROCTON – Ten Brocton High School students of art teacher Stephanie Brash have created artwork that explores possibilities for the site of the Tri-Church Parish that burned in November of 2013 in downtown Brocton.

Through a generous grant funded by Art Partners for Learning of Western New York, students worked directly with Linsey Graff, Assoc. AIA Architectural Planner at the University at Buffalo and volunteer for the Buffalo Architecture Foundation for eight class periods. Students where introduced to church architecture and created paintings based on this premise as it related to the Tri-Church Parish.

Students also wrote artist statements in which they took a stance on what they think should be done with the church and property and the effect their proposals would have on the local community of Brocton.

The opening reception celebrating this two-month long project will be held at the Nickel Plate Depot Wednesday, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The art of Lissa Austin, Hannah D’Amico, Lathum Dunn, Carlos Juarez, Sora Kiato, Michalia Kroah, Kaitlyn Lloyd, Mikeala Wilson, Matt Woleben and Caitlyn Young will be featured.