Bruce Allen Blair studied at the Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts from 1970-1973, and has exhibited extensively in the Western New York area since the early 1970s. He is a member of the Buffalo Society of Artists and has won multiple awards for his work. He is most known for his spontaneous landscapes in watercolor and acrylic.
The majority of the exhibit features work from Blair’s father, prolific Western New York artist Robert Noel Blair. A WWII veteran, he extensively documented his time overseas through a series of sketches, which he later used as inspiration for his paintings. Before his death he donated a large portion of these WWII works to the Burchfield-Penney Art Center.
Other artists in this exhibit include Dave Pratt, Joe Egger, James Vullo, Joe Orffeo, Malcom Bonney, James Litz, Joseph Whalen, Joan Fitzgerald, Bruce Kurland, Dana Hatchett, and William Cooper.
Springville Center for the Arts is housed in an 1869 former church listed on the National Register located at 37 N. Buffalo Street, Springville, NY 14141. Gallery hours will be Wednesday through Friday from noon until 5pm, and Saturday from 10am until 2pm. Additional work from the exhibit is also on display at Arts Café located at 5 E. Main Street. COVID-19 guidelines are being adhered to, so please bring your mask.