If you weren’t aware of the awesomeness that occurred this past weekend at the Richardson Olmsted Campus, then hopefully these pictures will give you some sort of enlightenment.
This jaw dropping event, enLIGHTen, took place at one of Buffalo’s most iconic buildings and a National Historic Landmark: The Buffalo State Asylum for the insane, which was built back in the 1800s by Henry Hobson Richardson. Why the grand light show? It was recently redeveloped after years of being untouched. This historic architectural beauty is being transformed into a cultural service for the city, beginning with Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center and the Lipsey Buffalo Architecture Center.
Your eyes will even light up after looking at these photos… think we’re kidding? See for yourself.
Here’s a highlight from the enLIGHTen show this past Friday courtesy of the Richardson Olmsted Campus/Hotel Henry and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. A beautiful night of lights, music, and architecture. Some of my shots came out pretty nice and it was hard to pick a favorite. Hope you like! #richardsonolmstedcomplex #hotelhenry #buffalophilharmonicorchestra #buffalony
As always, I’m a little late to the show. Amazing show put on last night by @buffalophilharmonic1 @projex @richardsonctr. What a turn out for the show. #yeahbuffalo #risebflo #buffalony #igersbuffalo #wny #716 #travelbuf #hashtagstepoutbuffalo #westernnewyork #iloveny #downtown #nikonphotography #moodygrams #enlightenbuffalo
Wow, we are truly speechless. Thank you, Buffalo! The love that you have shown for our work has made the past year – filled with a whole lot of blood, sweat and tears, all worth it. “It takes a team to dream” and we would like to thank BAV for providing the incredible projection and light show to accompany our visuals. #teamprojex stand up and take a bow – @_keith_harrington_ @erinhabes @jeremymaxwell.etc @seth_daniel_hughes @delanopatterson @hollyquin @robimbs @sarsparillsa @indiasey & @tmcnamara1993. We would like to thank our partners @richardsonctr and @buffalophilharmonic1 for allowing our creativity to shine with a celebration that Buffalonians will remember for a lifetime. Thank you to all of our creative partners – John Rickus @jkrickus, lighting designer, @bpartcenter @albrightknox @jessieandkatey & @montagueprojects. A special thank you so much to our sponsors M&T Bank, New York State Council on the Arts, Iroquois Bar Corp, National Grid, BAV, Napier & Sons, and media sponsors The Buffalo News, News 4 WIVB Buffalo and Buffalo Rising. Photo by @panomaniac 🙏🏼 #enlightenbuffalo #videomapping #projectionmapping
Wow, did you catch this last night?? A feast for the eyes as well as the ears with @buffalophilharmonic1 playing. Gorgeous shot from @buffalovebirds! 👌❤️👍 . . . . . #Repost @buffalovebirds (@get_repost) ・・・ enLIGHTen was STUNNING!👏🏼👏🏼The Richardson-Olmsted Complex was a dazzling show of color and lights alongside the @buffalophilharmonic1 tonight. Love see these projects being funded. #enlightenbuffalo