Upcoming Exhibits

GALLERY HOURS
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.


FALL 2014 EXHIBITIONS:

MAIN GALLERY

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


Abecedarius | 26 + 1 Recent Works by Colin Boyd + Michael Oatman
October 31 – December 23, 2014
Reception: Friday, October 31, 5-9PM

Recipients of the First Annual Arts Center Emerging and Established Artist Awards, Colin Boyd and Michael 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”.


FOYER GALLERY

Points of Entry Through Folkloric Expressions | Armando Soto
September 19 – October 19, 2014
Reception: Friday, September 26, 5-9PM

Armando Soto teaches Abstract Painting, Drawing Studio Concepts, and monitors Figure Drawing Open Studio at The Arts Center. He studied at Pratt Institute in New York, receiving a BFA in painting, drawing, and art history. He also studied bilingual special education at the Bank Street College of Education. Armando is currently a member of the Fulton St. Gallery and works out of his studio at the Ilium Building in downtown Troy.


Living Life Through Art | Center for Disability Services
October 31 – December 23, 2014
Reception: Friday, October 31, 5-9PM

Each May since 2007, the Center for Disability Services has sponsored an art exhibit highlighting the creativity and talents of consumers of varying ages and abilities from preschool through senior citizen.  Staff members began to exhibit their work starting in 2008, and were incorporated with consumers for an inclusive show beginning in 2010.

The artworks included in this exhibit were selected from a larger show complete with an awards reception that was held back in May 2014 at the Center’s headquarters on S. Manning Boulevard in Albany.  The pieces were selected by The Arts Center’s Director of Exhibits, Sara Boylen, and Directors of Education, Sunny da Silva and Joseph Mastroianni.

This year’s exhibit is eclectic but highlights images of nature and self portraits, along with abstract color and shapes in a variety of mediums including paint, photography, clay, and found objects.  The Center for Disability Services is proud to partner with The Arts Center of the Capital Region for this exhibit.

The Center for Disability Services works along with The Arts Center of the Capital Region to offer an After-school/After-work program each weekday as well as various classes such as digital photography, ceramics, jewelry, drawing and painting. For more information about The Arts Center’s partnerships within the community, please contact Sunny da Silva at sunny@artscenteronline.org.


FACULTY STUDENT GALLERY

Displayed

September 19 – October 19, 2014
Reception: Friday, September 26, 5-9PM

A juried exhibition of photographs by students in The Arts Center’s Photography classes and workshops taught by Katherine Wright of YTK Photography, www.ytkphotography.com.


On Kinetic Military Action | Faheem Haider
October 31 – December 23, 2014
Reception: Friday, October 31, 5-9PM

The Arts Center’s instructor Faheem Haider is an artist, art critic and writer. His work tracks his relationship with the thirteen-year-old “War on Terror”, aka WoT, and the larger 100-year old family of Wars into which WoT was adopted without official, notarized papers.


 

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

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