April 19, 2019No Comments

Gary Shankman 1986-2018: A Retrospective

We are honoring Professor of Fine Arts, Gary Shankman, who will be retiring this year.

Join us to celebrate Gary’s teaching career at Sage. An exhibit of his work “1986–2018 A Retrospective” will be on view at the LIttle Gallery.

April 22 — May 12
The Little Gallery, Rathbone Hall
Sage College of Albany

Exhibition Reception
Friday, May 3, 5:00 — 7:00pm

April 19, 2019Comments are off for this post.

Vernacular 50 Release

Join us on Wednesday April 24 for a preview release of Vernacular 50, the semi-centennial anniversary publication of the student-run art, design, and creative writing publication.

Hors d’ oeuvres and wine will be served throughout the evening. Vernacular 50 will be available for purchase at a special alumni rate (payable by cash or check only).

The Little Gallery, Rathbone Hall
Sage College of Albany Campus
140 New Scotland Ave
Albany NY 12208

Weds, Apr 24 from 5-7 pm

Courtney Jasmin; 518-244-2242 or [email protected]

$15; to register online click here

We will also be honoring Professor of Fine Arts, Gary Shankman, who will be retiring this year. Join us to celebrate Gary’s teaching career at Sage. An exhibit of his work “1986–2018 A Retrospective” will be on view at the LIttle Gallery.

February 22, 2019No Comments

Sage Students Show in the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council

Congratulations to Jossalynn Harris, Nicky Pepper, and Madison Scisci whose work has been selected for the 120° Intercollegiate Regional opening Friday, February 22nd, 5-8PM at the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.

December 14, 2016Comments are off for this post.

Steamroller Print Day 2016

This past weekend, Sage held our first ever Steamroller Print Day. Our students created giant woodblock plates and pressed prints under the weight of a steamroller.
Congratulations to all the students who made amazing prints, each one of which represented weeks and weeks of planning and carving. Their energy and enthusiasm made the event a success, and we're looking forward to hosting an even bigger event in April 2017!

Big thanks everyone involved in planning this unique Art + Extended Media experience, especially Mindy McDaniel, Chris Lisio, and Mike from maintenance who dedicated his Saturday to driving the steamroller for us.
Boards are already being reserved by local High Schools for our upcoming April 2017 event, but we still have some available. If you are a local school and would like to get involved, please contact us to secure a spot.

November 7, 2016Comments are off for this post.

Fire Night 2016!

Our Fire Night Event was a celebration on October 30th of the centuries old tradition and ritual burning of spiritual effigies on the night before Halloween. As a component of The Sage Colleges Art + Extended Media’s new curriculum, the students in the 3D Topics course in Destruction constructed wooden sculptures to burn in a ceremony meant to cleanse the past and shed warmth and light on the future. This event served as both an enlightening act of creative public expression and as an opportunity for an expansion of public fire safety and awareness!

Fire Night with the Art + Design Department at Sage College of Albany from Sage College of Albany on Vimeo.

By utilizing the simple creative power of fire to make original works of art, Sage students generated a new art experience, expanding their understanding and respect for fire and the proper way to handle it. Fire has been lost from the modern human experience, and the simplicity of this fact made this event so poignant and effective. This public ceremony showcased the Department of Art + Design’s dedication to expanding the definition of Fine Arts education in the contemporary academic setting.
William Fillmore, the new Assistant Professor in Art + Extended Media collaboratively managed the creative logistics of Fire Night. He has 12 years of experience in public fire oriented performances utilizing iron, bronze, and aluminum casting as well as public wood fire kiln firings and sculpture burning. A huge thank you to The Albany City Fire Department for their collaboration and insights and the participation of The Sage Colleges Office of Facilities and Planning. The collaborative management of this event ensured that every precaution was taken and that all variables were considered. Finally, thank you to the students for your uniquely expressive sculptures and statements!

February 18, 2016Comments are off for this post.

Professor Shankman opens new Life Scapes exhibit

Sage painting professor Gary Shankman's new exhibit, LIFE SCAPES, will be opening on March 1st at the Oakroom Artists Gallery at the Unitarian Universalists Society of Schenectady. The opening reception will be on Sunday, March 6, from 1:30-3:30pm.
Oakroom Artists Gallery
1221 Wendell Avenue, Schenectady NY, 12308
Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

September 23, 2014Comments are off for this post.

Photographic artist Robert Gullie visits Sage

On September 11th, the Topics in Photography course participated in a hand-coloring workshop at Sage with photographic artist, Robert Gullie. The students explored the 19th century art of hand painting silver prints in a contemporary context, applying these techniques to photographic imagery.

Some of the techniques Robert shared included hand-coloring, photo collage construction, and his book illustrations.

As we begin a new academic year, this engaging workshop served to introduce the students to advanced photographic techniques that mixed historic processes with contemporary applications.


August 27, 2014Comments are off for this post.

Professor Harold Lohner's Prints Featured in Exhibition

SMALL + SEDUCTIVE, the current exhibition at the Albany Institute of History and Art, includes 2 monoprints by Sage Professor of Art, Harold Lohner. Drawn from its extensive permanent collection, the show features “intimate, occasionally intricate, but always intriguing, small works of art [that] invite us to step close and peer into their spatially bounded world.”
Lohner’s prints are from his First Aid series, among his earliest monoprints completed during a residency at Yaddo in Saratoga Springs. The show also includes works by other Sage faculty: Professor Emerita Willie Marlowe, Professor Emeritus William B. Schade (1945-2008) and Associate Professor Gayle Johnson (1953-1995). SMALL + SEDUCTIVE runs through September 28 at the Washington Avenue museum.

May 1, 2014No Comments

Fine Arts Seniors give artist talks for Undergraduate Research Day

The Fine Arts Senior Capstone class participated in the 2014 Sage Undergraduate Research Day by giving artist talks. The structure of the talks ranged from personal artistic histories and influences to current research and exploration.

May 1, 2014No Comments

Alyssa Schaff presents her paper, "Mail Art in the Works of Johnson and Banana"

Fine Arts senior Alyssa Schaff was one of the students chosen to present for the 2014 Sage Undergraduate Research Day.