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ALBANY, NY – Albany Barn, Inc. will present “Entropy” on Friday, April 4th, 2014, at Stage 1, Albany Barn’s headquarters and community art space located at 46-48 North Swan Street featuring work by local artist, Sarah Holub Schrom. A reception will be held from 5:00pm – 9:00pm in conjunction with the monthly “1st Friday” arts walk in the City of Albany. Refreshments will be served. The artwork will be on display throughout the month of April. Admission is free.
WHAT: ‘Entropy’ Opening Reception, in conjunction with “1st Friday” Arts Walk
DATE: Friday, April 4th, 2014
WHERE: Stage 1, 46-48 North Swan St., Albany, NY 12210
TIME: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
About Sarah Holub Schrom
Within disorder, there is order. Within life, there is death. Within darkness, there is light. Within destruction, there is creation. It is the equilibrium that entropy attains. My artwork is driven from within by some intangible, primitive desire; a battle between my Ego and my Id. It is pure, raw emotion captured for a fleeting moment in the fibers of a empty canvas. I paint simply so that I may live, so that I may breathe, momentarily set free from the entropy in my mind.
Sarah Holub Schrom grew up in Loudonville, New York. A former medical student with a degree in biology, she took a nontraditional path on her way to becoming an artist. While art had always been a favorite past time and therapeutic release, it was not until health issues forced her withdrawal from medical school that she began considering her artwork as something more than it had historically been. Her return to art began simply as a way to occupy her time and mind, but quickly evolved into something much more. The unexpected changes in her life left had her with no sense of direction and with a void that desperately needed to be filled. It was within her art that she found herself once again. As a self-taught artist, she is constantly challenging herself to evolve, improve, and grow. Her work incorporates a plethora of styles and mediums and she is always experimenting with new ones. Sarah Holub Schrom currently resides in rural Otsego County on a small farm. She is the mother of five beautiful children.
About Albany Barn
“Entropy” is produced by Albany Barn, Inc. Albany Barn is a local nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization developing a permanent creative arts incubator and community arts center in Albany, NY called The Barn. Albany Barn has partnered with the Albany Housing Authority and the City of Albany to redevelop St. Joseph’s Academy, a long-vacant former school building in the Arbor Hill neighborhood, for that purpose. Stage 1 is located one block from St. Joseph’s Academy. www.albanybarn.org
About 1st Friday
Administered by the Upstate Artists Guild, Albany’s 1st Friday arts walks aim to introduce a wider audience to the unique vitality of the artists and venues in the city. 1st Friday promotes interest in the arts by making art accessible and strengthening the community in Albany. The January 1st Friday features numerous gallery openings, one-night shows, local shops, restaurants, and live entertainment. For more info on the free event, go to www.1stfridayalbany.org