New Exhibition + Pop-Up Beer Gardens at Opalka Gallery

Sept. 1 – Oct. 14  To Be—Named

To Be—Named is a multi-site, new media art exhibition focused on how names are created and used to shape, reshape, and sometimes mis-shape, our worlds and identities. The origins of To Be—Named lie in a partnership between the European Union funded CoLing project—a multi-national, multi-institutional program focused on minority languages, the OSUN-funded Experimental Humanities Collaborative Network which links university hubs around the world, and the Recovering Voices program at the Smithsonian Institution, which supports community efforts in language revitalization. This iteration of the exhibit was curated by Krista Caballero in partnership with Opalka Gallery.


FRI, Sept. 8, 6pm – 9pm

6:30pm: Performance by Aarati Akkapeddi 

Exhibition events:

SAT Sept. 30 2:00pm To Be-Named Panel Discussion

With exhibition curator Krista Caballero, and artists Jean-Marc Superville Sovak, and Sayo’:klʌ Kindness Williams

FRI Oct. 6 FIRST FRIDAY: Gallery open from 5pm to 8pm

Pop-Up Beer Garden Series 

Three Fridays in September! 6pm to 9pm

Music, Art, Craft Beer, Food trucks, and More!

FRI Sept. 1 First Friday Albany, co-sponsored by Nippertown

Bands: Super 400 | Joseph Biss

Beer: Druthers Brewing | Frog Alley Brewing

Food: Dotty Lou’s BBQ | TBA

FRI Sept. 8 To Be—Named exhibition reception night, co-sponsored by ACE! (Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy)

Bands: Zan and the Winterfolk | Amanda Case

Beer: Rare Form Brewing | Mean Max Brewing

Food: La Capital Tacos | Meadowlark

FRI Sept. 15 Student Appreciation Night, Co-sponsored by the RSC Student Government Association

Bands: Sirsy | Jules Olsen

Beer: Fort Orange Brewing | Nine Pin Cidery

Food: Slidin’ Dirty | Skinny Pancake

On all 3 Fridays, you’ll be able to make your own screen prints outside with artists Rebekah Tolley and Maya Lewis