Events + Performances

Friday, Sep 12, 2014
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East Coast National Screenprint Biennial

September 12, 2014 to October 11, 2014

Reception: Friday, September 12, 5-8PM

In September, 2014, The Arts Center will be hosting the first ever East Coast National Screenprint Biennial. There is currently no screenprint biennial in the United States, and this exhibition will be an opportunity to begin a dialog that can expand the discipline of screenprinting and its place in the world of art. This exhibition will showcase a range of screenprint-based art applications, from framed, editioned prints, to installation, sculpture, video, ephemera, and posters. This invitational exhibition will in no way seek to act as a survey or “who’s-who” of screenprinting, but will assemble an exhibition that is consistent in showcasing artists who utilize adventurous, relevant, and passionate takes on the screenprinted medium. The East Coast National Screenprint Biennial is the curatorial project of Nathan Meltz, printmaker and lecturer in the Art Department of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Learn more at www.screenprintbiennial.com

Sunday, Sep 14, 2014
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Poetry and Prose 2nd Sunday @ 2 Open Mic

September 14, 2014 to May 10, 2015 — 02:00 PM

Join us on the second Sunday of each month! Hosted by Nancy Klepsch and Dan Wilcox, this is one of the Capital Region’s best open mic venues for poetry and spoken word. Bring friends and prose for a performance at The Arts Center.

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014

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DEC Seminar: Schenectady County Public Library, McChesney Room

September 21, 2014 — 01:30 PM

Informational seminar for Arts Organizations and Individual Artists interested in applying for a Decentralization Grant from NYS administered through The Arts Center of the Capital Region. Must reside in Schenectady, Albany, or Rensselaer counties.

Monday, Sep 22, 2014
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DEC Seminar: The Arts Center of the Capital Region

September 22, 2014 — 05:00 PM

Informational seminar for Arts Organizations and Individual Artists interested in applying for a Decentralization Grant from NYS administered through The Arts Center of the Capital Region. Must reside in Schenectady, Albany, or Rensselaer counties.

Saturday, Sep 27, 2014
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DEC Seminar: Albany Public Library, Main Branch, Main Auditorium

September 27, 2014 — 11:30 AM

Informational seminar for Arts Organizations and Individual Artists interested in applying for a Decentralization Grant from NYS administered through The Arts Center of the Capital Region. Must reside in Schenectady, Albany, or Rensselaer counties.

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014
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DEC Seminar: The Arts Center of the Capital Region

September 28, 2014 — 01:00 PM

Informational seminar for Arts Organizations and Individual Artists interested in applying for a Decentralization Grant from NYS administered through The Arts Center of the Capital Region. Must reside in Schenectady, Albany, or Rensselaer counties.

Monday, Sep 29, 2014
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DEC Seminar: Schenectady County Public Library, McChesney Room

September 29, 2014 — 05:30 PM

Informational seminar for Arts Organizations and Individual Artists interested in applying for a Decentralization Grant from NYS administered through The Arts Center of the Capital Region. Must reside in Schenectady, Albany, or Rensselaer counties.

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014
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DEC Seminar: Albany Public Library, Main Branch, Conference Room

September 30, 2014 — 06:00 PM

Informational seminar for Arts Organizations and Individual Artists interested in applying for a Decentralization Grant from NYS administered through The Arts Center of the Capital Region. Must reside in Schenectady, Albany, or Rensselaer counties.

Friday, Oct 31, 2014
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Abecedarius 26 + 1 Recent Works by Colin Boyd + Michael Oatman

October 31, 2014 to December 23, 2014

Reception: Friday, October 31, 5-9PM

Recipients of the First Annual Arts Center Emerging and Established Artist Awards, Boyd and Oatman have teamed up to present an exhibition and book that looks at the natural world and the roles humans have in misshaping it.

Using the literary format of the Abecedarius (e.g., “A is for Apple”, “B is for Bear”, “C is for Crops Patented by Monsanto”, etc.), the two artists will turn the gallery into a walk-able cautionary tale – with a few nervous laughs for good measure.

Opening on Halloween – a holiday that honors monsters – Abecedarius will usher viewers into historical realms of extinction, scientific mishap and mythology; Abecedarius will feature encounters with ideas unknown, undercooked and just plain stupid; and finally Abecedarius will import/export the violence and majesty of worlds labeled “out there”, “in here” and “the future”.