Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A free show tonight at the Albright Knox Art Gallery, marking the 150th anniversary. The gallery is the building itself.
"IlluminateAK is the gallery's gift back to the community," says Holly Hughes with the Albright Knox Art Gallery. "What we're doing is taking our beautiful building and doing a 3D projection on it. That means instead of a flat surface, we're using all parts of the building to project it on."
Hughes says the 3D projection technology is new to the region. "We have close to $1 million in technology we've been able to procure," explains Hughes. "We're also working with a production company called New City out of New York City and the artist who's designing the content for the projection." She adds the technology is common in Europe, but is the first time it's being done in Buffalo.
Hughes says the show starts at 7:30, and is free as part of M&T Free Friday. "We want people to come out and enjoy something we're able to offer. This is something I think people will talk about for a long time," believes Hughes.