University Club Foundation
141 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12210
Closing Reception for THE ATHLETIC ANNEX EXHIBITION
Squash Courts, Locker Rooms, Showers Will House Pop-Up Gallery On October 14
The University Club’s former fitness annex will gain new life as a “pop up art gallery” with an exhibit featuring more than 20 local and regional artists.
The artwork will be installed throughout the building, located behind the National Register-listed University Club at 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street, Albany, NY. Special musical guests TN3 – The Todd Nelson Trio – performing in the Grille Room from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
The Athletic Annex Exhibition will be curated by Chip Fasciana – named by Metroland as the “Best Moveable Curator” in their July 2011 Best Of issue. A painter, sculptor and founder of Albany Underground Artists, Chip has a gift for “unifying his creative colleagues, and his shows have become a significant facet of the Capital Region arts scene.” He received the Masterpiece Award at the Albany Institute of History & Art’s 2010 exhibition, Tomorrow’s Masters Today.
The show has been scheduled to coincide with MoHu – the Mohawk Hudson Art Festival. This 9-day-long arts festival will be held in Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties, and will feature theatre, dance, music, visual and random acts of art throughout the region.
Participating artists include Mathew Landon, Jason Cosco, Jenn Grainer, Jamie Rodrigez, Chip Fasciana, Jason Voegele, Mike Conlin, Patrick Porter, Radical, Mary Elise Bolam, Nick Matulis, Frank Moscowicz, HBO Dave, Christina Kincaid, Shawn Lawson, Silvia Ruzanaka, Sean Mahoney, Seamus McAurthy, Nicholas Thayer, Alejandro Borsini, Jason Blue Hawk Lake Martinez, and Laetitia Hussain.
The University Club of Albany Foundation, Inc. is presenting this event with the Albany Underground Artists, and one need not be a member to attend. Sponsors include Metroland, Troy Web Consulting, High Voltage Electric Service, and the Terri Boor Cultural Programming Fund. For more information, call the University Club at 518-463-1151.
The University Club Foundation, a 501c3 corporation, was formed to recognize and maintain the unique historic and architectural significance of the University Club building and property, its historic neighborhood and the city of Albany, where it has been located since its inception in 1901.
Photos taken by Tim Schapker at the opening reception on 10/6.
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