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Fall 2024

Painting at Night

September 3 to October 12 

In collaboration with Collar Works and Artist/Mother Podcast, we are pleased to present the fourth Painting at Night open-call exhibition featuring 38 artists from around the world. Curated by Sean Desiree & Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, the exhibition celebrates artists who are also caregivers, with all the joy, frustration, and ambivalence that comes with balancing the two.

  • FRI Sept. 13:
    6 to 9 p.m.
    Reception, in conjunction with Pop-Up Beer Garden
  • SAT Sept. 14:
    10 a.m.
    Painting at Night panel discussion moderated by Kaylan Buteyn, host of Artist/Mother Podcast
  • FRI Sept. 27:
    7 p.m.
    Michael & Steve Talk About the End of Life as They Knew It, a play by Michael Kennedy & Steve Swartz
  • SAT Sept. 28:
    1 p.m.
    All Ages Kids Art Workshop led by Russell Sage College MAT Art Education students. Free but must be registered to attend. Register in advance at opalka.sage.edu/programs-events/
    6 to 7 p.m.
    Music from Allen & Azzaam. Co-sponsored by the Music Performance Trust Fund, arranged by Albany Musicians Association.

Arts, Thrive and Grow is funded by New York State, Kathy Hochul, Governor. We thank Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins for her extraordinary commitment and leadership, and our elected officials who represent our grantmaking region: Senators Jake Ashby and Neil D. Breslin; Assemblymembers Scott H. Bendett, Patricia Fahy, John T. McDonald III, Angelo Santabarbara, Phil Steck, and Mary Beth Walsh.

Thanks to the Arts Center of the Capital Region for administering this grant.

The Voracious Eye

November 1 to December 7

Curated by Joan Grubin, with artists Damali Abrams, Molly Heron, Nancy Shaver & Wolf, Ilene Sunshine, Christopher Werner, and Allan Wexler. Through discrete installations, each artist’s work is presented in dialogue with artifacts rich with personal meaning that they’ve curated from their private lives, offering a glimpse into each artist’s visual thinking.

  • FRI Nov. 1
    FIRST FRIDAY, Reception 5:30 to 7:30pm. 
  • FRI, Nov. 15
    PechaKucha, 6:30 snacks, 7:00pm talks. Free but due to limited seating, please register in advance. Link to register will be posted here.
  • FRI Dec. 6 
    FIRST FRIDAY, Gallery open until 8pm

2024 – 2025 Season Sponsors

Opalka Gallery 2024-2025 season sponsors include: