As it was for Charles E. Burchfield, watercolor is the primary medium through which Rita Argen Auerbach expresses her artistic vision. Rita's compositions dance with energy, celebrating deep connections with the world around her.
With profound appreciation to our colleague and friend Rita for her tireless commitment to our mission, we are grateful to the entire Auerbach family for sharing these vibrant and inspired works with the Burchfield Penney Art Center and Western New York community.
Legacy is a career-spanning celebration of Auerbach’s artistic vision featuring watercolors lent by the artist and her children, along with works from private collections and the collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center. In Legacy, these connections bridge the creative and the familial in paintings selected by Rita’s children—Brad, Glenn, and Carrie— revealing personal perspectives on their mother’s work.
Rita Argen Auerbach: Legacy is presented through the generosity of Mary Lou & Tom Segalla and also made possible by gifts from ABC-Amega, Jim & Joy Brandys, Gary & Willow Brost, and Cindy & Francis Letro. For their additional support, we gratefully acknowledge Bob Jeffrey, Patricia Beagle, and John & Shelley McKendry. The Center would also like to extend special thanks to The John R. Oishei Foundation and The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation for their generous ongoing support of our programs and exhibitions.