Fall 2022

FRI, November 11, 2022, 6:00-8:00pm

Some Bodies: Subject, Object, & Identity in Nursing, Medicine, & Art

Opening Reception

Some Bodies: Subject, Object, and Identity in Nursing, Medicine, and Art 

Corinne Botz, Clarity Haynes, Oliver Herring, Kaisu Koski, Gracelee Lawrence, Lisa Nilsson, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Sarah Sweeney, & Armando Veve

For more on this exhibition please see Exhibitions.

TUES, November 15, 2022, 6:00pm

A conversation with author Rachel E. Gross and artist Armando Veve:

Visual inspiration for Rachel E. Gross’s Vagina Obscura

Gross and Veve will discuss how they co-created a world that zooms in on the organs of the female (and nonbinary) body as uniquely active, dynamic, and regenerative. A visionary journey into anatomy and time. Armando Veve is an illustrator working in Philadelphia. His drawings have been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, Spectrum, and the Society of Illustrators in NY. He was named an ADC Young Gun by The One Club for Creativity and selected to the Forbes 30 under 30 list.

Armando Veve is an illustrator working in Philadelphia. His drawings have been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, Spectrum, and the Society of Illustrators in NY. He was named an ADC Young Gun by The One Club for Creativity and selected to the Forbes 30 under 30 list.

A special selection of Veve’s artwork will also be on display at the gallery as part of the upcoming Some Bodies exhibit.

This program is co-sponsored by the Opalka Gallery and The Women’s Institute at Russell Sage College.

Celebrate Opalka!

FRI, October 21, 6pm to 9pm

 

Join us to celebrate 20 years of Opalka Gallery & its benefactors
Chet & Karen Opalka, their founding & ongoing support for the Gallery,
& their vision of a thriving, collaborative regional arts community.

Eclectic food and drinks+Live Performances+Art+Good and Gracious Vibes

Purchase tickets here.

Panel Discussion: Composing Acts of Resistance

FRI, October 7, 6pm to 7:40pm

Join us for a panel discussion in collaboration with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, facilitated by composer Joel Thompson, artist/poet D. Colin, and artist Josh MacPhee about oppression, activism, and how they are using their chosen art forms to faciliate conversations and change. Then, explore Josh MacPhee’s exhibit Graphic Liberation before creating your own poster!

Artist Talk: Josh MacPhee

October 6, 2022, 6:30pm

Join us for this in-person artist talk with Josh MacPhee, organizer of one of our current exhibits, Graphic Liberation! Josh MacPhee is a designer, artist, and archivist. He is a founding member of both the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative and Interference Archive, a public collection of cultural materials produced by social movements based in Brooklyn, NY (InterferenceArchive.org). MacPhee is the author and editor of numerous publications, including Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now and Signal: A Journal of International Political Graphics and Culture. He has organized the Celebrate People’s History poster series since 1998 and has been designing book covers for many publishers for the past decade (AntumbraDesign.org). His most recent book is An Encyclopedia of Political Record Labels (Common Notions, 2019), a compendium of information about political music and radical cultural production.

Graphic Liberation!, on view at Opalka through Oct. 29, 2022, includes a selection of Celebrate People’s History posters, MacPhee’s Lexicon of Political Graphics and a working screenprint, RISO print, and relief print workshop. To schedule a group workshop visit, please email [email protected]

Pop-Up Beer Gardens Return!

Back by popular demand, we present three fun-filled nights, this year with a twist. Two of these events will be on the Albany campus, with the third moving to the Russell Sage campus in Troy!

September 16, 6pm-9pm, outside Opalka Gallery

Concurrent with the reception for the Screenprint Biennial and Graphic Liberation!

September 23, 6pm-9pm, outside Opalka Gallery

Hispanic Heritage Night in collaboration with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

September 30, 6pm to 9pm, in Sage Park on the Troy campus!

A special Troy Night Out edition of the Pop-Up Beer Garden. Sage community members can take the Sage Shuttle from Albany.

 

 

 

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