Kid’s Yoga Cancelled today

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, By: Casey Polomaine

Please be advised that Kid’s Yoga at The Barn is cancelled today.

We’ll see you next Tuesday when class resumes!

Save the date for Geek Musica’s Worlds of Fantasy, happening Friday 8/19 at The Barn!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, By: Casey Polomaine
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Join us for an evening of beautiful music, gaming, drinks, laughter, and chatter! Geek Musica’s debut performance and fundraiser will be hosted by the amazing folks at the Albany Barn, and will feature several community sponsors! Some of our selections will feature music from Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and Final Fantasy 6!

In addition to the performance, there will be gaming stations featuring some of the games GM is performing music from, and ample opportunity to chat with the ensemble members while enjoying a drink or two and a snack! Please join us – and bring your friends and family!

IF YOU ARE PURCHASING A STUDENT/SENIOR TICKET: PLEASE bring your ID with you (excepting minors under 16). Anyone who has purchased a student/senior ticket who cannot show ID will be required to pay the ticket difference for General Admission. Thank you!

Get your tickets here

Tell us your thoughts!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, By: kristen
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We’re looking to gather some information from individuals in the following groups:
-Sheridan Hollow Residents
-College Seniors

If you fall in one of those groups, please click any/all of the categories below to participate in our survey (and thank you for your help!)

Artist Survey

Sheridan Hollow Resident Survey

College Senior Survey


Kid’s Yoga @ The Barn is back!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016, By: Casey Polomaine

Join us on Tuesday afternoons at 4pm for Kid’s Yoga with Bre!  The class is free (with a pay-what-you-can donation), mats are provided, and all skill levels are welcome.  Hope to see you there!

“Stories and Art in the Park” kicks off July 11 at Washington Park!

Friday, July 8, 2016, By: kristen
Photo: Albany Public Library website

Albany Barn is pleased to once again partner with the Albany Public Library, City of Albany, and WMHT to bring Stories and Art in the Parks to Albany’s parks! Artist in residence Megan Ruch will lead youth (ages 2-5) through arts and crafts projects inspired by the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio! (more…)

CALLING ALL PARTY ANIMALS – 10th Birthday BARN-B-Q goes down FRIDAY, JUNE 24th!

Monday, June 20, 2016, By: kristen
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WE’RE TURNING 10 – let’s party!

Join us Friday, June 24th at 7:00 p.m. for a good ole fashioned BARN-B-Q featuring:

  • live music by Andrew Wheeler Electric Blues Band
  • carefully crafted tunes from resident DJ Jordan Hill
  • delicious international BBQ cuisine from MOGOMBO International and
  • art auctions –

…all to support The Barn, where craft becomes career, and creativity and collaboration are celebrated!

General Admission is just $25, or show us you’re a real PARTY ANIMAL and your ticket will include

  • limited edition commemorative gift and
  • 2 entries into our great raffles with prizes including art work, event tickets, and CAKES from Cuff’s Cakes!

Get your tickets TODAY or e-mail for more info!

Help our resident artist Daniel Summerhill get to the U.K.

Friday, June 17, 2016, By: Casey Polomaine
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Daniel B. Summerhill and Danielle Colin  are going on tour internationally!!!! They will be performing original poems and teaching workshops in cities such as Glasgow, London, Manchester, and Oxford in the U.K.

Though venues and promoters are covering parts of the trip, Daniel and Danielle will still need a significant amount of help for travel expenses and lodging.

They will be going on tour August 22nd through August 30th and need to secure lodging and airfare as soon as possible. They are trying to reach their goal by July 15th.

This tour means alot to both poets. For Daniel, this will be his debut outside the United States performing poetry and he has dreamed of his poetry taking him around the world since he was in middle school.

We are extremely thankful for donations of any amount and appreciate the support of art being universal and intercontinental.

Please help support our artist and make their dream come true by donating at the following link.

Barn Life: Sion Hardy

Friday, May 27, 2016, By: Casey Polomaine

This month we chatted with Sion Hardy, a local 16 year old artist currently showing work in our Child’s Play exhibition at Stage 1, about her love of color and where she finds inspiration. 

How did you hear about The Barn?
I first heard about the barn when I was speaking to my sister about how I wanted to become more popular and known as a artist. She recommended that I email the Barn to see if I could participate in any of  your exhibitions so I could be more active in the community with my artwork. When I heard that you guys wanted me to participate in the Childs play exhibition, I was so excited. The barn gave me a chance to finally exhibit my work.
 Tell us a little bit about your work?
My work is very colorful and cartoon  like. I have always had the unrealistic cartoon like drawing style eversince I started drawing. The characters and animals that I create in my paintings are often inspired by things I see on social media or my favorite things. For example, my favorite animal is a dinosaur so I tend to paint them a lot in different styles. Color is VERY important in my artwork. The colors that I use always make the picture what it is. I always use a lot of different combinations of colors in all my pictures because I  think that it makes them unique. Another thing about my work is that I don’t add much detail to what I’m painting because I want the viewers to focus more on the beauty of the colors of the picture rather than the detail or how real it looks. I want to generate peoples imaginations through my paintings.
Who or what inspires you?
Everything inspires me. Sometimes I get random inspiration from things that may be simple, like a cardboard box or a magazine cover. Sometime I get a random epiphany about a project I want to start. I never know for sure when I will become inspired or what will inspire me. One thing that interests me the most are animals and their behaviors and that is a large part of my inspiration. When I’m not sure what to paint I usually look at random pictures of animals and think about how I can make them look cooler than they already are. Objects as a whole just inspire me because I want to make them look cooler or show a different perspective on simple things.
What’s up next for you and your work?
 I am currently working on a surprise collection of 25 pieces where I will not be showing any of the pieces until I am done with all 25, then I will release them all along with my other pieces at and art show that I am planning this summer. I will also be exhibiting my artwork at many upcoming events such as the black fest and other festivals and exhibitions. I am always constantly working on pieces as much as I can and keeping my love for art alive. I have big plans for my artwork in the future.

Creative License’s LONELY, IM NOT opening tomorrow night at The Barn!

Thursday, May 19, 2016, By: Casey Polomaine
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“Lonely, I’m Not”

Written by Paul Weitz
Directed by Aaron Holbritter
Produced by Casey Polomaine & Aaron Holbritter
Starring Ian LaChance, Brigitta Giulianelli, Angela Buesing Potrikus, Richard Angehr, Rhiannon Antico, and Sam Lawkins

“This damaged-boy-meets-defensive-girl story has the sweet suspense, elliptical construction and off-kilter charm of an ideal Hollywood rom-com” (NY Times).

At an age when most people are discovering what they want to do with their lives, Porter has been married and divorced, earned seven figures as a corporate “ninja,” and had a nervous breakdown. It’s been four years since he’s had a job or a date, and he’s decided to give life another shot. LONELY, I’M NOT is a comic journey that follows Porter as he meets an ambitious, sightless young businesswoman who is overcoming her own obstacles to emotional success.

May 20 and 21 & June 3, 4, 10, 11
(There will be no performances May 28 and 29)
Tickets are $15.  All performances begin at 7:30pm.
The show runs approximately 90 minutes without an intermission.

(note: an audio description for the visually impaired, read by Isaac Newberry, will accompany the June 4th performance)

Produced in association with Dramatists Play Service and the Albany County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

Albany Barn hosts The Free School’s spring production: Charlotte’s Web!


Opening Friday, May 6 at 7pm, The Free School Theatre Program will present the classic tale of Charlotte’s Web! Students have been busily prepping, learning lines and blocking, coordinating musical numbers, and transforming The Barn into… well… a barn! Don’t miss this oh-so-adorable and applause worthy production! (more…)

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