Opalka Gallery 2018 fall season

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The upcoming season at the gallery includes a "living room" concert with John Vanderslice.

The next season at the Opalka Gallery on the Sage Albany campus starts up at the end of August. And it includes all sorts of exhibits, talks, shows, and other experiences.

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

Blurbage via the Opalka Gallery. Events are free unless otherwise noted. Be sure to note that some events require RSVP.

August 28-October 13: Sharon Bates: Exhibit B
"Opalka Gallery is pleased to present Sharon Bates: Exhibit B, a survey of the work of Sharon Bates, visual artist, independent curator and the Founding Director of the Albany International Airport Art & Culture Program, which has become a national model for public art. While she has been influencing the region's art scene for 30 years--curating exhibitions, showcasing young artists, elevating established artists--this is her first solo show since 1986. Upon leaving her position at the airport in 2016, Bates relocated downstate and has turned her attention full time to her own studio practice. Drawn to objects whose form often precedes function, Bates finds relationships among oddball assortments of castaways. Birdcages, plant stands, and baskets become painted totems. Discovering, emphasizing and creating patterns, she makes drawings in conversation with the objects."

+ Opening Reception: Albany 1st Friday, September 7 from 6-8 pm.
+ Artist's tour: September 7 at 5 pm
+ Artist Lecture: September 25 at 6:30 pm
+ Albany 1st Friday, October 5 from 5-7 pm

September 21: PechaKucha
"PechaKucha is a format in which speakers present 20 slides for 20 seconds each. Email opalka@sage.edu if you are interested in presenting."

September 29: John Vanderslice: Living Room Tour (concert)
"An intimate, live acoustic set by 'songwriter's songwriter' John Vanderslice." $20

October 11: Eleazar Hernández (artist talk)
"Eleazar Hernández, Sage professor of Graphic + Media Design, is a creative director, designer, illustrator, educator, and author."

October 13: Supper Club @ Opalka Vol. 2, "Batesland"
"Enjoy delicious local cuisine, thought-provoking art and lively conversation with Sharon Bates and other regional artists." Dinner by New World Bistro. $45 individual / $85 couple -- space is limited, RSVP to opalka@sage.edu

November 1: Tonja Torgersen (artist talk)
"Torgerson is a Kansas-based artist whose work examines death and the body's impermanence and experiments with methods and siting of print-based art."

November 1-December 14: 2018 Screenprint Biennial
+ Opening reception: Albany 1st Friday, November 2 from 6-8 pm
+ Curator's tour: November 2 at 5 pm

November 3: Screenprint Sympoisum @ Opalka
"Join us for a full-day dive into the art of screenprinting including guest speakers, conversations with professionals, an open portfolio session, and an optional trip to visit the Tang Museum's print room."

November 8: Just Like Being There (film)
"In conjunction with the 2018 Screenprint Biennial, we present a documentary exploring the gig poster community, a way of life for some artists."

November 10: Family Print Day @ Opalka
"Come see the 2018 Screenprint Biennial and try different print techniques including monoprinting, screenprinting, and event printing with a steamroller. All ages welcome."

November 27: Daesha Devón Harris (artist talk)
"Using photography, video and experimental print techniques, Devón Harris's work explores individual and collective stories and history."

November 29: The REV presents: Poetry @ Opalka
"Featuring readings by acclaimed poets, Jeff T. Johnson (Philadelphia) and Emily Sieu Liebowitz (Brooklyn). In partnership with The Rev."

December 7: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company
"ESDC returns with a site-specific performance in response to select work from the 2018 Screenprint Biennial exhibition."


It looks like PechaKucha is September 21, not 27. See https://opalka.sage.edu/programs-events/

Editors: Fixed. Thank you.

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