©2018 by Colin Dabkowski. Homepage photos by Sharon Cantillon (top) and Jim Bush/Buffalo State College (bottom).

FEATURES & PROFILES

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In 2017, billionaire bond trader Jeffrey Gundlach made the largest donation to a Buffalo cultural organization in the city's history. I went to Los Angeles to learn more about Gundlach's life, work and grand ambitions for his hometown.

Buffalo artists Manny Fried and Milton Rogovin turned their experiences with McCarthyism into fodder for their long and successful careers.

I tagged along with itinerant poet Mathias Svalina as he delivered "dream poems" to subscribers across the City of Buffalo. One of my favorite reporting experiences.

An abandoned church in downtown Buffalo has become a laboratory for the creation of a new economy.

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In 2012, Buffalo ceded its status as ground zero for the work of master painter Clyfford Still to the late artist's eponymous museum in Denver. This is a deep dive into his work and legacy.

The "Freedom Wall," one of the most important public art projects in Buffalo's recent history, was the result of a fierce community debate.

This 2008 piece, about an arts program aimed at improving healthcare in Western New York, won first place in the New York State Associated Press Association Awards for arts and entertainment writing.

Buffalo barista Jeremy Twiss had never painted before. But that didn't stop him from transforming a former church into a modern artistic marvel.