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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.

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THURS April 11, 5:30pm Curators’ Tour of In Place of Now

Join curators Judie Gilmore and Rone Shavers for a tour of this exciting exhibition.

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THURS, March 26, 6:30pm Artist Lecture: Stacey Robinson

Stacey Robinson, originally from Albany, NY, is an assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Illinois, is an Arthur Schomburg Fellow who completed his MFA at the University at Buffalo. His multimedia work discusses ideas of “Black utopias” as decolonized spaces of peace by considering Black affluent, self-sustaining communities, Black protest movements, and the art that document(ed) them. As part of the collaborative team, “Black Kirby,” with artist John Jennings, he creates graphic novels, gallery exhibitions, and lectures that deconstruct the work of comic book creator Jack Kirby to re-imagine resistance spaces inspired by Black diasporic cultures. 

His recent exhibition, Binary ConScienceexplores ideas of W.E.B. Du Bois’s “double consciousness” as a Black cultural adaptation, and a means of colonial survival. Another of his exhibitions, Branding the AfroFuture, at Union College in Schenectady, NY, looked at consciously designing and constructing Black futures through various cultural and collage aesthetics. Through his emerging sound practice, Stacey creates the sonic experience of the Afrofuture through collaging house, hip-hop, and other music to create a harmonious soundscape that converses with the aesthetics of an art exhibition. Recent works appear in books: Kid Code: Channel Zero from Rosarium Publishing and Prison Industrial Complex For Beginnersfrom For Beginners Books. His latest graphic novel, I Am Alfonso Jones with writer Tony Medina is available from Lee & Low books.

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FRI, February 22, 6-8pm IN PLACE OF NOW OPENING RECEPTION, featuring DJ Trumastr

In Place of Now brings together emerging and established black artists whose work engages in the politically subversive acts of picturing “otherness,” reinventing the past, and reclaiming the future. Curated by writer/scholar, Rone Shavers, and Opalka Director, Judie Gilmore.

Artists: Willie Cole. Renée Cox, Shani Crowe, Krista FranklinWayne Hodge, Darian LongmireStacey Robinson, Alisa Sikelianos-Carter

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THURS, February 21, 4:15pm AND 7:30pm Very Special Guest: Writer & Cultural Icon Samuel Delany

4:150pm – Conversation at Opalka Gallery

7:30pm – Presentation, UAlbany Downtown, Page Hall, 135 Western Ave., Albany

Samuel Delany is a one-of-a-kind giant of American literature, a disruptive practitioner of “outsider art,” an explorer of African-American and Gay identities, and one of the most influential and innovative science fiction writers of the last half century. In The Daily Beast, cultural critic Mark Dery called him, “the Grand Old Man of polymorphously perverse science fiction.” The winner of four Nebulas and two Hugos, Delany was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 2013. Since 1962, he has written dozens of books, including the sci-fi classics, Babel-17 (1966), The Einstein Intersection (1967), Nova (1968), Dhalgren (1975), and the Return to Nevèrÿon series (1979-1987). Recent books include Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders(2012) and The Atheist in the Attic (2018). Delany served as Writer-in-Residence at the University at Albany in 1978.

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FRI, February 8, 5:30pm Artist Lecture: Kenny Rivero

Kenny Rivero received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2006 and an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2012. Rivero has taught painting, drawing and sculpture at the School of Visual Arts, Montclair State University, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He is the recipient of a Doonesbury Award, the Robert Schoelkopf Memorial Travel Grant, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant, and has been awarded a Visiting Scholar position at New York University.

He has exhibited his work in the US and abroad in venues such as the Pera Museum in Turkey, the Stedelijk Museum in the Netherlands, the Contemporary Art Museum in St Louis, The Pérez Art Museum in Miami, The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling in New York City, El Museo del Barrio in New York City, and the Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington Delaware. Residencies include the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program in New York City, the Roswell Artist in Residence Program in New Mexico, The Fountainhead Residency in Miami, The Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, and The Macedonia Institute. Rivero is a Lecturer at the Yale School of Art.