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The Barn

56 2nd Street
Albany, NY 12210

Stage 1

46-48 North Swan Street
Albany, NY 12210



City Youth 'Build' Visions Of Albany

City Youth 'Build' Visions of Albany

Winning Entries of 2012 ‘Building Communities’ Art Contest on display at Stage 1. Albany Barn, Inc. and The Office of the Albany County District Attorney are pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 “Building Communities” Youth Art Contest. All winners attend school in the City of Albany and created artwork that portrayed their vision of a strong and safe community.

The winners were selected by Albany County District Attorney David Soares; Mary Milham, Director of the Albany County District Attorney’s Community Justice Outreach Center; and Albany Barn board members, Craig Shufelt, president of The Shufelt Group, and Jon Huther, president of Elite Venture Media.  All winners will receive a gift certificate to Arlene’s Artist Materials, Inc., two tickets to the Albany Institute of History and Art, and a gift certificate for lunch in downtown Albany.

The Winners in the K-5th grade category were:
Colette Stapp, a fifth grader from The Free School.
Helen Chuang, a fourth grader from The Free School.
Khalil Bass, a fourth grader at Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology.

The Winners in the 6-8th grade category were:
Emily Maria Ha, a seventh grader at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School.
Kawsoe Paw, a seventh grader at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School.

The Winner in the 9-12th grade category was:
Alexa Nicole Pettit, an eleventh grader at Albany High School.

A “Building Communities” exhibit showcasing all entries will open on Friday, March 2nd with a reception from 5:00-9:00pm in conjunction with the “1st Friday” arts walk, at “Stage 1,” located at 46-48 N. Swan Street.  Winning entries will be featured at “Stage 1” for the Friday reception before returning to the Community Justice Outreach Center, located at 155 Clinton Ave, Albany, open to the public Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm. “Building Communities” will remain on display at Stage 1 for the month of March. Admission is free. For Stage 1 gallery hours, visit

WHAT: “Building Communities” – Youth Art Contest Exhibit.
DATE:  Friday, March 2, 2012
WHERE: Stage 1: 46-48 North Swan Street
TIME:  5:00pm – 9:00pm in conjunction with “1st Friday”

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