Opalka Gallery 2017 fall season

Carl Sprague Grand Budapest Hotel

The schedule includes a talk by Carl Sprague, a concept illustrator on Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel and art director for other Anderson films.

The scheduled for the fall season of events at Opalka Gallery on the Sage Albany campus is out. It includes artist talks, films, and a handful of interactive activities.

Here's a quick look at the schedule...

Blurbage via the Opalka Gallery's site. Admission is free.

Performances and activities

September 8: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company Performance
"Join us for a free performance by Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company in response to the current exhibition by Kathryn Field." 6 pm

October 7: Listening Here: Albany
""Listening Here: Albany" is a mobile web app for mindful listening and creative engagement with the sounds around you. We're pleased to host Stephanie Loveless and Cristyn Magnus for an event at the Opalka Gallery where you can exercise your ears through a series of listening activities, try out the web app, and experience an artist-led listening tour." 3-5 pm

October 27: PechaKucha Night
"Short talks by interesting people. PechaKucha is a format in which speakers present 20 slides for 20 seconds each." 6:30 pm

November 3: Paper is Part of the Picture: Strathmore Paper and the Evolution of American Graphic Paper Design tour
"Join Chris Harrold, VP Creative Director of Mohawk Paper, as he takes viewers on a tour of the exhibition Paper is Part of the Picture: Strathmore Paper and the Evolution of American Graphic Paper Design." 6 pm

December 1: Collage Night
"Drop in for an art party that combines free-form collage making and the golden age of graphic design when Caroline Corrigan and Ira Marcks bring their Upstate Collage Night to Opalka. They provide a refined collection of vintage magazines and all the supplies you'll need." 6:30 pm

Film

September 28: Eames: The Architect and The Painter (2011)
"Though Charles and Ray Eames are best known for their ubiquitous furniture and the signature innovation of the classic Eames chair, this essential documentary shows Charles and Ray applying the same process of inquiry to architecture, exhibitions and their quirky, beautiful films." 6:30 pm

October 12: Iris (2016)
"A delightful collaboration among cultural royalty, legendary filmmaker Albert Maysles turned his camera on legendary fashion and design icon, Iris Apfel, in what would be his last film before his death in 2015." 6:30 pm

November 9: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
"In honor of Carl Sprague, our guest speaker on November 14, we'll be screening this Academy Award-winning film by Wes Anderson." 6:30 pm

Artist talks

October 5: Nina Buxenbaum
"Nina Buxenbaum works in a traditional figurative painting style, while dealing with issues of the public versus private persona, and identity." 6:30 pm

October 17: Luba Lukova
"Internationally recognized, New York-based Luba Lukova is regarded as one of the most original image-makers working. She creates arguably some of the most iconic and indelible imagery in the realm of contemporary poster design." 6:30 pm

October 26: Paul Shaw
"Paul Shaw, curator of the exhibition Paper Is Part of the Picture, is a designer and design historian who has researched and written about the history of graphic design with a focus on typography, lettering and calligraphy." 6:30 pm

November 14: Carl Sprague
"Carl Sprague has worked in the art departments of more than 20 films, which, between them, have a combined total of 29 Oscar nominations. He has worked with Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and David Fincher, but the most enduring collaboration has been with Wes Anderson, as concept illustrator on The Grand Budapest Hotel, assistant art director on Moonrise Kingdom and as art director on The Royal Tenenbaums, for which he as nominated for an Art Director's Guild Award." 6:30 pm

December 7: Julia Jacquette
"Based in New York City and Amsterdam, artist Julia Jacquette's work has been shown extensively at galleries and museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY, and The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, among other institutions." 6:30 pm

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