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2012 Future Curators

The 2012 Future Curators team is made up of thirteen students in grades eleven and twelve: Bella Buscarino (Buffalo Seminary), Christina Chilberg (Lewiston-Porter High School), Andrew Fretz (Williamsville North High School), Evan Hayes (St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute), Courtney Lowinger (Kenmore East High School), Maria Melchiorre (Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart), Dora Ranilovic (Nichols School), Mary Rindfuss (Hamburg High School), Mitchell Riter (Nichols School), Allison Schmitz (Kenmore East High School), Cassondra Stolzenburg (Lockport High School), Amanda Tobin (Immaculata Academy), and Calder Wright (Amherst Central High School).

This exceptional team of young artists, art historians, writers, mathematicians, and musicians was selected from a large pool of applicants and began the program in January 2012. Their exhibition, Calloused, was on view at the Gallery from Thursday, May 3, through Sunday, June 17, 2012. An exhibition opening celebration planned by the team took place on Thursday, May 3, from 5 to 9 pm.

The 2012 Future Curators (from left): Program Coordinator Lindsay Kranz, Maria Melchiorre, Amanda Tobin, Christina Chilberg, Cassondra Stolzenburg, Evan Hayes, Courtney Lowinger, Bella Buscarino, Mary Rindfuss, Allison Schmitz, Dora Ranilovic, Calder Wright, Andrew Fretz, and Mitchell Riter. In the background is Nancy Rubins’s Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Monochrome I, Built to Live Anywhere, at Home Here, 2010–11 (Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery; George B. and Jenny R. Mathews Fund, by exchange, 2010; © 2010 Nancy Rubins). Photographs by Tom Loonan.

The 2012 Future Curators coordinate the layout of their exhibition, Calloused.

Guests explore the exhibition on opening night, May 3, 2012.

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