Opalka Gallery 2018 spring season

Dawson City Frozen In Time Mae Marsh in Polly of the Circus

The lineup of events includes a screening of, and discussion about, the highly-praised documentary Dawson City: Frozen Time. The doc is about a huge trove of silent films, many thought to be lost, that were literally unearthed in Alaska.

The spring 2018 schedule at the Opalka Gallery on the Sage Albany campus starts up next week with the opening of Practice What You Teach: Sage College Art+Design Faculty Show.

And from there, the gallery has a series of events lined up -- exhibits, talks, screenings, discussions -- each month through May.

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

Jan 16: Opening of Practice What You Teach: Sage College Art+Design Faculty Show
Featuring recent works of Lynn Capirsello, Jean Dahlgren, Melody Davis, William Fillmore, Eleazar Hernández, Natasha Holmes, Sean Hovendick, Willie Marlowe, Melinda McDaniel, Matthew McElligott, Leah Rico, Terrence Tiernan, and Gary Shankman.

There's an opening reception February 2, and exhibit tour February 8.

Jan 30: Artist Lecture: Andrew Brischler
"Andrew Brischler speaks on his detailed work that blends abstract, painting and drawing and graphic design."

Feb 8: Screening: Cinema Paradiso

Feb 9: PechaKucha: Sage Faculty Edition
A series of very short presentations, with snacks.

Feb 22: Artist Lecture: Alicia Ross
"[Alicia Ross] explores female identity through photo, video, installation and fiber art."

March 13: Effects That Aren't Special: The 40th Photography Regional
Curated by Tim Davis. "Effects That Aren't Special is a way to describe the sense that photography is a tool for describing the everyday in a way that we never easily acclimate to. Special effects are aesthetic tools that grab us, but almost always feel like filigree or decoration, abandoning our attention. artists in this show employ optical, conceptual, or essential effects that we never get used to and that move to heart of the matter, defining the work rather than selling it to us. The show features generous selections from each artist, as well as a catalog with an essay by the curator." Featuring: Polly Apfelbaum, Saskia Baden, Marco Breuer, Sharon Core, Phyllis Galembo, Justin Kimball, Chad Kleitsch, Mark Lyon, Pete Mauney, Rune Olsen, Ahndraya Parlato & Gregory Halpern, Seth David Rubin, Parker Shipp, and Julianne Swartz.

There's a curator's tour and talk March 15, and a reception March 16.

March 14: Open Forum: Diversity in the Creative Economy
Co-hosted with BLK518, Mission Accomplished, and the Alliance for the Creative Economy.

March 23: PechaKucha Night
Another round of short talks with presenters from the community. And snacks.

March 27: Film Series: Point & Shoot
Panel discussion to follow, co-hosted with WMHT and POV.

April 12: Artist Lecture: Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman

April 21: Supper Club: The Instagram Aesthetic: How is social media changing the art of photography?
Cocktails, dinner, and discussion.

May 4: BFA Exhibition opening reception

May 10: Film Series: Dawson City: Frozen Time
A documentary about a trove of old silent films recovered in Alaska. Discussion following the screening. Co-hosted with Art Letters & Numbers.
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Earlier: EMPAC spring 2018 season

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