His­toric talk will give glimpse of Burch­field’s Gar­denville

The Buffalo News - - LOCAL NEWS -

A glimpse into his­toric Gar­denville when Charles E. Burch­field lived there will take place dur­ing a talk at 2 p.m. April 7 at the Burch­field Na­ture and Art Cen­ter, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca.

Nancy Tom­chuck Bar­low, a re­searcher and former res­i­dent, will share sto­ries, pic­tures and me­men­tos she has col­lected, in­clud­ing maps, Burch­field sketches and paint­ings, paint­ings by his daugh­ter, Cather­ine Burch­field Parker, and wood­cuts by his friend, J.J. Lankes.

Bar­low’s pro­gram will fol­low a Gar­denville pa­rade route that ended at Is­land Park, now known as the Burch­field Na­ture and

Art Cen­ter. She will re­call what it was like in the com­mu­nity where the fa­mous wa­ter­color artist lived, walked and raised his fam­ily.

Ad­mis­sion is free but seat­ing is lim­ited. Call 677-4843 to re­serve a place.

– Bar­bara O’Brien

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