Mon-Thurs: 11AM-7PM

Friday: 9AM-4PM
Saturday: 9AM-5PM
Sunday: Noon-4PM

Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

All receptions coincide with Troy Night Out, the last Friday of the month, unless otherwise noted.



TOO | Melinda R. McDaniel + John McQueen
January 30 – March 31, 2015
Reception: Friday, January 30, 5-9PM

McDaniel-McQueen Image

Left: Melinda R. McDaniel, Hinged, (detail) 2014, mixed media. Right: John McQueen, Teeter, (detail) 2014, mixed media. Photos courtesy of the artists.

Recipients of the Second Annual Arts Center Emerging and Established Artist Awards in 2014, McDaniel and McQueen will assemble an exhibition that explores the dialog between their works in sculpture and installation. The two artists work in repetition within their chosen materials, meticulously creating pieces that concentrate on form and texture. The 2014 Emerging and Established Artist Awards were made possible through the generous support of Karen + Chet Opalka and The Marcelle Foundation.


5th Annual Day 2 Day Print Exchange
January 24 – March 22, 2015
Reception: Friday, January 30, 5-9PM

Poster Print Exchange

The Day 2 Day Print Exchange is an annual call for artists with a concentration on printmaking. Global participants are invited to submit 12 identical prints to be sorted and redistributed. In return, each artist receives 10 different prints from different artists around the world! Each year a show is held to display one of the additional prints to be sold for charity. This year’s contributions will be donated to the food bank in Troy, NY.


Altered Books
February 27 – March 31, 2015
Waterford Public Library
117 Third St, Waterford, NY 12188

altered book-vase

Vase created by Arts Center faculty member, Megan Ingalls Stasi

We live in a world where print books are disposable.  The Kindle, the Nook, Wikipedia — all of these have made the physical book less and less necessary. Even libraries routinely throw books away.  A wave of artists has swooped in to take the free supply and cut, fold and paste their way to some unique creations.

All of the Altered Books in this exhibit were created in conjunction with a class taught by Megan Ingalls Stasi this past fall at The Arts Center of the Capital Region. Culled from library basements, book swaps and used book discards, only hints of their previous forms remain as these unwanted books take on a new life in the hands of their creators!

For more info about the next Altered Books class, visit

For more info about the Waterford Library, visit

The exhibits program at The Arts Center is sponsored by NYSCA, New York State Council on the Arts.