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Chair Show: Call for Art

Monday, August 28, 2017, By: Casey Polomaine , Tags: | | | |

Debuting at the 6th Annual Fusion on October 20, 2017, the Albany Barn will present the first ever Chair Show.

When the Barn was developed, many artifacts of the original institution, St. Joseph’s Academy, remained.  These artifacts help tell the story of the many lives The Barn lived before it became the arts incubator as we know it today. We have collected over a dozen of the Academy’s original wood and metal desks and are seeking a dozen artists to re-imagine and re-purpose these chairs as pieces of art.

We are seeking 12 artists to take part in the re-visualization of these chairs to help us recreate a St. Joseph’s classroom for 2017. We will be taking creative submissions utilizing any medium and/or style. Creative submissions that push the boundary of the classroom and desktop theme are encouraged! The classroom unveiling will be held as part of Fusion on October 20, 2017, at the Albany Barn. All selected artists will be given a ticket to the event.

Submissions will be accepted by e-mail only to gallery@albanybarn.org and should include the following:

– E-mail containing “Chair Show” in the subject line

– Body of the e-mail should include a description of the intended design for the chair and should submitted for consideration with title, medium, dimensions, and pricing

– If applicable, please include a sketch of your idea

Submissions will be accepted through Thursday, September 7th .  Artist will be notified by Friday, September 8th . Once accepted, selected artists should send an artist statement and/or bio, and social media handles or page links so we can tag you in event promotions,

-Upon selection, we will have pick up desks either Saturday, September 9th or Monday, September 10th (call (518) 935-4858 to schedule a time) for artists to select and pick up their chairs.

Pieces must be able to be delivered to Albany Barn in ready for display by Thursday, October 12, 2017 to be included in the show.

Artist David DiPasquale

Monday, August 21, 2017, By: kristen , Tags: | | | |

On August 2nd the reception for our new exhibition “Impressive” took place right here at The Barn. After an evening filled with enjoyment of fine art, networking, and inspiration, we asked some of the amazing artists exhibiting work in our new print making exhibition to tell us a little bit about their work. 

Local artist David DiPasquale “Creating Oneness through Universal Artistic Vision. Art can heal us, inspire us, and alter our brain chemistry.  It can lead to an elevated state of consciousness, well being and better emotional health. Art is what changes the world.  The song that ignites the spirit and the painting that elevates the mind.  This is our path as visionaries, as artists, as manifestors of spirit – to tune into the highest vibration.  Why I feel the need to create, to make art?  As time passes, I started paying attention to what propels me to paint, as I painted. Some aspects are still a mystery to me but if I had to describe it, it literally feels like a tap on the shoulder or your mind from an unknown source.  So for as long as I can remember I’ve been answering the call to create!  From my youth into my adulthood, art has been the one source or outlet of creative process and thought that has allowed me to express and reflect my visions of this planet and universe. There is this immense urgency that it is important to bring these images onto canvas as best I can. Sometimes I wonder where certain visions come from, but then I realize I draw pure inspiration from our universe and it’s infinite connection to us and every living thing.   It’s Time to let the artists take over. We are all creators in our own way.  I can not simply stop once I complete something. This life is creation, and I will continue to do so with however long I am on this Earth.  I just want to say thank you and respect to all the artists of every kind…keep creating and bringing light to this universe! May we stay connected to the field of infinite compassion for all beings, begin to heal our divisions, and make art that awakens and transforms. Put your visions to reality!”

You can check out more of David’s on his website: Www.dipsoulion.com or his Instagram, //www.instagram.com/dipsoulion/

 

Artist Kimberly Christie

Monday, August 21, 2017, By: kristen , Tags: | |

 

On August 2nd the reception for our new exhibition “Impressive” took place right here at The Barn. After an evening filled with enjoyment of fine art, networking, and inspiration, we asked some of the amazing artists exhibiting work in our new print making exhibition to tell us a little bit about their work. 

Local artist Kimberly Christie had this to say about her art work: “Recollect’ focuses on themes of memory and relationship. Symbolic ceramic sculptures join dreamy relief prints in simplifying the complexities of these ideas. The word ‘symbiosis’ translates to ‘living together’. Ranging from mutually helpful to seemingly unaffected to harmful, these relationships can be divided into three separate categories: mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. Interpersonal relationships can be just as, if not more so, complicated. Nostalgic family photographs that have been digitally altered and veiled by color and image communicate my interpretation of recollection. These concepts are additionally bonded through color, material, and form.”

You can find more of Kimberly’s art  instagram.com/kchri.art or her website kchri.com.

Art and Sole photo recap

Thursday, August 17, 2017, By: kristen , Tags: | | | | | | |

Here are some great photos courtesy of Young Futures from Art & Sole: Da Competition Facebook Page. (we do not own the rights to these photos)

 

The Definition of Diva

Sunday, August 13, 2017, By: kristen

On August 2nd the reception for our new exhibition “Impressive” took place right here at The Barn. After an evening filled with enjoyment of fine art, networking, and inspiration, we asked some of the amazing artists exhibiting work in our new print making exhibition to tell us a little bit about their work.

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Lights Up Production is back with Legally Blonde!

Friday, August 11, 2017, By: kristen

Join us August 18th or 19th for Lights Up Productions’ musical rendition of Legally Blonde. (more…)

AS220 Practice/Practice

Friday, August 11, 2017, By: kristen

November 1st-4th AS220 will be hosting their Fall 2017 edition of Practice//Practice. (more…)

Auditions

Thursday, August 10, 2017, By: kristen

Calling all budding local talent! Come to The Albany Barn this Sunday to audition for The Addams Family and or Tuck Everlasting presented by Lights Up Productions. (more…)

UAG Member Show

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, By: kristen

UAG’s Member Show reception on August 4th was amazing! Office hours coming soon! (photos)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young Futures Present: Art & Sole

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, By: kristen

Come out and enjoy an art competition where artists will be painting shoes that will be raffled off. (more…)

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