“SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY” ARRIVES AT HOTEL HENRY’S DOORSTEP
BUFFALO RENAISSANCE FOUNDATION BRINGS THE NEWEST “SPIRIT OF BUFFALO” SCULPTURE TO THE RICHARDSON OLMSTED CAMPUS, A NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED HISTORIC REHABILITATION PROJECT
The Buffalo Renaissance Foundation, the Richardson Center Corporation, Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center, and the (Lipsey) Buffalo Architecture Center collaborated on the installation of a contemporary sculptural artwork at the north entry drop off of the newly renovated Richardson Olmsted Complex.
Hotel Henry’s North Entrance welcomed the new piece of art as part of the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation Sculptural Art Initiative’s “Spirit of Buffalo” sculpture series in January 2018. We are extremely grateful to the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation (BRF) for their generous donation of the commission, fabrication, and installation of what is to become an iconic exterior public art installation.
Three of these art installations have been completed to date and the fourth, focused on the “Spirit of Community,” will arrive at Hotel Henry’s doorstep on PLACEHOLDER DATE.
The “Spirit of Community” by Dániel Shafer features three circles of Unity, continuously looping to celebrate the three centuries of our City of Buffalo, telling a story about our past, present, and future. The soft, feminine lines contrast from the strong, masculine lines of H.H. Richardson’s design with a flowing pattern provoking contemplation by visitors and travelers. The open shape compliments the Towers Building without obstruction, welcoming visitors with an inviting embrace. “Spirit of Community” was executed in Corten weathering steel and stands 22 feet in diameter. Dániel works with bronze and mixed media sculpture, questioning the dominance of accepted norms and perceived societal roles in shaping people’s behavior and freedom.
“The mission of the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation, to engage the community through positive change and progress, aligns perfectly with Hotel Henry’s mission of hospitality and neighborhood collaboration. We couldn’t be more grateful to BRF for this opportunity to continue our shared commitment to local art and community celebration.” – Geno Principe, Partner, Hotel Henry