Local architects Kelly Kulp and Carol Case-Siracuse of Cannon Design have created a signature school that students, teachers and neighbors will find amazing, uplifting and transforming in this little corner of Masten. Complimenting BAVPA's dynamic and nationally recognized academic and arts program, the emerging synergy between The Apollo Theatre, the African-American Cultural Center and the Robert Coles inspired Erie County Library under construction a few blocks away, along with the developing Artspace and existing programs at Canisus College, will place this little corner of Masten firmly in Buffalo's arts and educational community for decades.
The transformative quality of the decision to locate BAVPA here in this little corner of Masten should not be underestimated. It is the long awaited bridge between the two Buffalos. This nascent arts and educational community is the connection between Buffalo's East side and the already well developed arts, educational and retail neighborhoods of the West side. The Ferry Street corridor is the link. Intelligent urban planning is the reason.
Florence D. Johnson has to say about this development!!!
Drew Kelley, the President of BAVPA's PTO describes what happened in City Hall Wednesday morning over here.