Boarded Up: art on Grand Street

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A sampling of the art on Grand Street.

By Jessica Pasko

If you've driven by Albany's mansion neighborhood lately, you may have noticed that the former St. Anthony's Church is looking a little more colorful. Grand Street Community Arts has undertaken a neighborhood beautification project by using the exterior walls of the former church they're renovating on Madison Ave and Grand Street to display pieces by local artists.

Boarded Up! began in March and will continue through May. Each month, local artists will produce works on 3x5 pieces of plywood that are then displayed in each of the nine boarded up basement windows of the church's Madison Ave side. Mediums include paint and collage, and any other technique that can be applied to the plywood board.
GCSA plans to hold a closing event this summer in which all of the displayed pieces will be auctioned off to raise money for their future programs and to continue renovating St. Anthony's.

There's more info -- including details about how to submit a piece -- at the GCSA site.


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Grand Street Community Arts
Corner of Madison and Grand
Albany , NY 12202

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