Exhibitions are free and open to the public.
All receptions coincide with Troy Night Out, the last Friday of the month, unless otherwise noted.
SPRING 2014 EXHIBITIONS:
East Coast National Screenprint Biennial
September 12 – 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
July 19 – September 28, 2014
Reception: Friday, July 25, 5-9PM
Fence Show 2013 Best in Show
Philip J Palmieri’s paintings deal mainly with portraiture and figurative work. His exploration in painting often deals with medical images, drawing on his experience as a physician. He often uses medical text books not only as references but for his painting surfaces as well.
FACULTY STUDENT GALLERY
Farms, Food + Photography
August 29 – September 14, 2014
Reception: Friday, August 29, 5-9PM
The Arts Center has partnered again with the Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) for a unique program focusing on farming, food, and photography with both teens and adults. Students will have visited local vegetable, dairy, wheat, and animal farms to learn about farm operation and harvest food with their own hands, while teaching artist and cook Ellie Markovitch will help them understand and appreciate the idea of farm-to-table, working with the students on the farm or back here in our kitchen to prepare a meal with the food they’ve harvested. All the while the students will have documented their time on the farm and in the kitchen while using the Digital Arts Studio at The Arts Center to create a series of photographs, recipes, blog posts, and other media related to their experience. The Arts Center will host a food tasting and official exhibition featuring the students’ work at the August Troy Night Out to remind the community of the important role farms and food play in our lives.
The exhibits program at The Arts Center is sponsored by NYSCA, New York State Council on the Arts.