Public Art in Buffalo
From Buffalo, New York" mural
461 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, New York
Also by Millbrand: "Lookin' Good" mural, 1472 Hertel Avenue
The sunburst may have been inspired by the sunburst skylight in City Hall:
Sunburst skylight in City Hall
Rand Building ... Liberty building ... City Hall ... ? ... St. Joseph's RC Cathedral (triangle) ... Old County Hall (far right) ... Note water reflection of buildings on lower half
Far left: Old County Hall ... Lafayette Court Building(?) ... Far right: One Seneca Tower
"CWM": artist's signature: Casey William Milbrand
Another mural is underway in Downtown Buffalo. This time it is artist Casey Milbrand who is contributing his “Greetings from Buffalo, NY” work of art, which mimics a historic Buffalo postcard. The mural is also an intended backdrop for photographs. Casey got the idea when he saw how popular these types of photo-friendly murals were in other cities. This colorful splash of life will be the perfect setting for those who want to showcase their travels in a fun and friendly way.
“I’ve been to a lot of cities, and so many of them have similar postcard-inspired murals where tourists flock to snap photos so they can share their travels with the world,” said Casey. “I want to bring that idea home. And with new street art going up all over the city and tourism at an ultimate high, now is the time for our own mural that welcomes visitors to the Queen City.”
- Queenseyes, "Greetings from Buffalo: Downtown Mural Project," pub. on Buffalo Rising, October 9, 2016 (online March 2019)
There's a new mural in town, and it is almost ready to compete for your Instagram-fueled affections. Casey William Milbrand expects to complete his picture-postcard mural on the south wall of the Washington Market at 461 Ellicott St. this week.
The piece, funded with $6,500 in crowd-sourced donations, practically glows with Buffalo pride. It depicts a 12-pointed sun rising behind a red and purple skyline against a graphic background of blue squares. At dead center is the word "BUFFALO" spelled out in bubble letters, complete with a heart in the center of the "O." On the right, a red Buffalo heads out of the frame, as if on his way to explore the city.
Much like the perpetually upbeat Milbrand, the mural gives off an air of boundless optimism and possibility about the city. It also mimics the vibe of unbridled "Buffalove" on display in the storefront space and Buffalo-themed Airbnb Milbrand runs with his partner Jason Lloyd Clement on Grant Street.
- Colin Dabkowski, "New 'Greetings from Buffalo' mural appears on Ellicott Street," pub. on The Buffalo News, October 25, 2016 (online March 2019)
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