ALBANY, NY — Albany Barn will hold an opening reception for “Lost and Found,” a photo retrospective of the abandoned St. Joseph’s Academy building, on Friday, June 1, 2012 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm at Stage 1, Albany Barn’s community art space located at 46-48 North Swan Street. The reception takes place in conjunction with the monthly “1st Friday” arts walk in the City of Albany and the 1st Friday Trolley will provide complimentary transportation to and from the venue. Upstate New York band, Giles Bennett and the Petrified Woods, will perform live. Admission is free.
Albany Barn has partnered with the Albany Housing Authority and the City of Albany to redevelop St. Joseph’s, a long-vacant former school building in the Arbor Hill neighborhood, into a permanent creative arts incubator and community arts center in Albany, NY called The Barn. “Lost and Found” will feature photos of St. Joseph’s taken by photographers Jesse Bouley, Paul Gallo, Darren Ketchum and Julia Zave prior to the start of renovations in February 2012.