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 2015 EXHIBITIONS:

MAIN GALLERY

Air, Fat, Sugar & CO2 | Greg Skochko
September 12 – October 10, 2015
Reception: Friday, September 25, 5-9PM

Gregory Skochko, Body by Hostess

Body by Hostess by Greg Skochko

 

Part circus act, part self-deprecating stand-up routine and science experiment, Greg Skochko constructs sculptures that function as fantastic mechanical objects, fused with plausible scenarios and characters of his conjuring. Encouraging viewers to participate in the performance spectacle, he collides a child-like playfulness with serious cultural issues such as American Capitalism, classism, and over-consumption.


Traces | Mary Pat Wager + Rachel Baxter
October 30 – December 20, 2015
Reception: Friday, October 30, 5-9PM

WagerM.P.detail of Solitary ConfinementBaxter Web Image

Details of works by Mary Pat Wager and Rachel Baxter

 

Mixed media artists Mary Pat Wager and Rachel Baxter will collaborate on Traces, an exhibition focused on intuitive responses, and moments of transformation. Through assemblage and chemical reactions, the two artists work with the essence of their materials. Their work becomes a visual residue of the original objects, becoming mere traces of what once was, allowing an interplay of visual and psychological relationships.


WALLACE + FOYER GALLERIES

Clairvoyance II | Art of the Visually Impaired
September 12 – October 10, 2015 | Wallace + Foyer Galleries
Reception: Friday, September 25, 5-9PM

Originally exhibited at The Strand Center of the Arts in May, 2015, Clairvoyance II is a collaborative show featuring the works by members of the Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany Blind Artist Society (NABA BAS), Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) and the North Country Association for the Visually Impaired, Inc. (NCAVI). The goal of this show is to proudly exhibit this extraordinary body of work and raise awareness in the arts that visual impairment can never stifle artistic creativity.


Monica Bill Hughes | Artist in Residence
October 24 – November 14, 2015 | Wallace Gallery
Reception: Friday, October 30, 5-9PM

As the fall 2015 Artist in Residence, Monica Bill Hughes will create a body of work utilizing The Arts Center’s variety of studios and media available. This exhibit will serve as a window into her process and showcase the development of her paintings prior to and during her residency.


Center for Disability Services
October 30 – December 20, 2015 | Foyer Gallery

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 are selected from a larger show complete with an awards reception that will be held in May 2015 at the Center’s headquarters on S. Manning Boulevard in Albany.  The pieces are selected by The Arts Center’s Director of Exhibits, Sara Boylen, and Directors of Education, Sunny da Silva and Joseph Mastroianni.

The 2015 exhibit highlights personal stories and dreams, the ease in creating beautiful images and the contentment that results from art making. Themes of nature emerge along with abstract color and shapes in a variety of mediums including paint, photography, and clay.


FACULTY STUDENT GALLERY

Farms, Food, + Photography
September 12 – October 10, 2015 | Faculty Student Gallery
Reception: Friday, September 25, 5-9PM

The Arts Center will partner with the Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) for a unique program focusing on farming, food, and photography with teens and pre-teens. Students will visit 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 document 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 September 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.

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