Summer is just around the corner and we have many opportunities to celebrate at The Arts Center of the Capital Region. Submit your artwork to the Fence Exhibition which will premiere at the Gala – a fabulous time to celebrate the creativity of the Capital Region and beyond.
Want to get your hands dirty? Treat yourself to our summer art classes or teach for us and inspire students to find their own artistic voice.
Art is here for everyone from the connoisseur to the practitioner, so come on over get inspired, get involved, and get creative!
Join us for the 2018 Arts Center Gala! This year, we will present the third annual Creative Spirit Award to Ellen Sax of MVP Health Care in recognition of her dedication to philanthropy in the Capital Region. The Arts Center raises a third of our budget through the generosity of our supporters and the Gala is our most important fundraiser. All proceeds go to helping ensure the Arts Center of the Capital Region continues to be the resource our community has come to expect: presenting exhibitions, teaching classes, and hosting family programming.
On Wednesday May 16th at 5:30pm, sample delicious hors d’oeuvres from The Shop, Sunhee’s Farm & Kitchen, Slidin’ Dirty, Plumb Oyster Bar, Peck’s Arcade and the Butter and Sugar Company, sip spring themed cocktails made my your favorite local bartenders and enjoy the work of local artists at the sneak peek of the 2018 Fence Show. Tickets on sale here https://www.artscenteronline.org/2018-gala/ or call Nicole at 518-273-0552 ext 226.
In his first published play, Kurt Vonnegut finds a powerful vehicle for his tragicomic imagination. When the great hunter Harold Ryan–missing and presumed dead–returns from South America after eight years, his wife is aghast and his son is enchanted. Happy Birthday Wanda June is a play about expectations vs. reality, ideas of masculinity, and what it means to be a hero.
**This production does have mature language, and descriptions of sexual acts.
Now in its 56th year, we invite you to be part of our tradtition! All members of the Arts Center are invited to enter our annual Fence Show. Young artists in grade K-12, there is a separate category that welcomes your submissions as well.
Public Reception: Friday, May 25, 5-9pm, Troy Night Out
Award Ceremony: Friday May 25, 6-7pm
Fence Select | Juried by David Gersten
July 27 – August 31, 2018 | Main Gallery, Foyer Gallery
Public Reception: Friday, July 27, 2018 5-9pm, Troy Night Out
Juror: This year’s Fence Select Exhibition will be juried by David Gersten. David Gersten is an internationally recognized artist, architect, writer, theater director and educator based in New York City. He has been a Professor at The Cooper Union, since 1991, where he has served as the Associate Dean and the Acting Dean of the School of Architecture. Gersten is the founding Director and President of Arts Letters & Numbers, in Averill Park, a non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to creating new structures and spaces for creative exchange across a wide range of disciplines including: Architecture, Visual Arts, Theatre Arts, Film, Music, Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. Gersten has lectured and been a visiting professor at numerous universities and cultural institutions throughout the world.
Awards: We will be awarding a total of $3000 in cash awards, including Best in Show, who will receive $600 and a solo exhibition at the Arts Center in 2019. The awards support artists of all levels of experience, and are made possible through the generous support of architecture +, Karen & Chet Opalka and the Marcelle Foundation.
Each Member of Congress has the privilege of submitting one piece of high school student artwork from their district to be displayed for one year in a tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol.
This exhibit and award ceremony showcases the student artwork entered from Congressman Tonko’s district. The exhibit is an annual, nationwide art competition that accepts entries from high school students across the United States, providing them with a unique venue to showcase their artistic abilities.
“It is an honor to be able to promote this program so that the many talented high school students in the 20th Congressional District might be recognized for their artistic endeavors”.
Do you have creative skills, talent, or ideas you’ve always wanted to share with your community? The Arts Center of the Capital Region is interested in hiring new talented, imaginative, and collaborative artists who want to become a part of our diverse artistic family.
The Arts Center is currently looking for teaching artists in the following mediums to teach a wide range of art workshops and classes.
· Fiber Arts
· Digital Arts
· Mixed Media
· Adult Special Needs
Our Education Department can assist you in class curricula, project development, and teaching abilities to successfully share your creative ideas with the Capital Region!
Qualified applicants should send cover letter and resume to Director of Public Programs at [email protected] indicating “New Instructor” in subject line.
Summer Camp Registration is OPEN!
Is your child ready to create, explore and grow?
The Arts Center summer camp program is designed to create a unique, fun, and engaging experience for children of all ages. Our studio spaces allow campers to explore media beyond the classroom and express their unique view of the creative world. Our exceptionally talented teaching artists will guide your child to become the artist they’ve always wanted to be!