2,000 shirts adorn Buffalo International Airport in finalized art project

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — After pushing for 2,000 donated shirts, an internationally-known artist has finalized the latest art installment at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Artist Karina Kaikkonen met with local leaders to unveil her latest project entitled “We Share a Dream” that links 2,000 shirts together arm-by-arm to create a massive wingspan over the airport’s central terminal.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz helped unveil the art project, noting his happiness at the symbolism the project evokes.

“This project truly brings people together and emphasizes our connectedness through the clothing we wear and its meaning in our lives,” Poloncarz said.

Poloncarz thanked his local partners in the NFTA and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

The multi-colored testament to western New York’s connectivity is the latest in Kaikkonen’s international public art push.

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