Exhibitions @ Opalka

In-faux-structure

Reception Friday, September 6, 6-9pm

The fall exhibition is a collaborative group show. Come be challenged to think differently about the world that surrounds you and who gets omitted in its design and construction. Reception will feature a live screenprinting event with exhibition artist Rebekah Tolley. Come for the art, stay for the beer garden, also 6-9pm.
Read the Times Union and Daily Gazette reviews of the show.

Curator’s Tour: THUR, Sept. 12, 5:30pm
Student Reception: THUR, Sept. 17, 5:30pm


Community Self Care with The Everyday Feminist

SAT, Sept. 7, 10:30am Space is limited. Reserve at [email protected]

Milwaukee-based artist duo Melissa Dorn and Kate Schaffer (known as The Everyday Feminist) will discuss their installation, Fauxtress, and lead an interactive event about what brings us comfort–things like retreating into a fort and snuggling under blankets. Participants will contemplate and practice self care through conversation and making. Visitors are asked to donate one non-perishable food item. Space is limited to 20 guests.


Artist Talk: Lucretia Knapp &Lynne Yamamoto

Thursday, September 12, 6:30pm

Created for the In-faux-structure exhibition, Knapp and Yamamoto’s collaborative sculpture and sound piece, Female to Female, plays on gendered metaphors in everyday systems. Both artists have exhibited their individual work widely, and both teach in the art department of Smith College.


Outdoor Pop-up Yoga with Jammella Anderson

Thursday, September 17, 6:30PM

Join the Opalka Gallery for yoga on the lawn. All levels welcome. Pay what you can. Bring your own mat. Will be held inside in case of rain.


Performance by Jason Katesvan Staveren

Friday, September 20, 6PM Map Presentation Ceremony

Saturday, September 21, 10:30am Bicycle Tour of Nearby Street Signs

Upon moving to Albany years ago, exhibiting artist Kates van Staveren was surprised by the number of street signs prohibiting left or right turns. City of Albany officials told him there is no map or record of the locations of these, or of any signs, so he made one for an installation, Albany NY, Seat of the Empire, Straight On Until Dawn.


if we touch, our eyes will never meet

Friday, September 27, 6:30pm

Join the Opalka Gallery for a performance created by artist Oliver Peters about the infamous Bacon’s Rebellion that explores class, enslavement, and the rule of law. Featuring Carol Durant and Paul Richer. A moderated panel discussion will follow.


Picture This

Open through Nov. 2nd,

Pine Hills Branch, Albany Public Library,517 Western Ave.

Picture This is an Opalka-curated exhibition of regional artists whose work has a whimsical or fantastic quality, suggesting larger stories for viewers to fill in with their imaginations. Artists: Darcie Abbatiello, Brian Cirmo, Jeff Mack, Matthew McElligott, Giselle Potter, Stacey Robinson, Ann Wolf, and Elizabeth Zunon. Stop by for back-to-school books and to see the show!