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June 2, 2023 - November 4, 2023


Opening Reception: June 2 (Fri) at 6-7:30 pm | Pine Hills Branch | View the art and enjoy a performance by The Michael Lamkin Jazz Trio. The performance is co-funded by the Albany Musicians Association.

Dates & Hours: June 3 through Nov. 4, 2023 | During branch open hours

Location: Pine Hills Branch, exhibition pieces displayed throughout the building

About the Exhibition: APL celebrates the 100th anniversary of its 1923 founding this year, and the 1920s are when the Surrealists developed a collaborative parlor game known as “Exquisite Corpse.” To celebrate this enduring communal artistic exercise, we invited artists to complete one of three sections of the body (head/torso/legs) in an orchestrated and “blind” mail exchange. Seventy six artists from the Capital Region and beyond accepted the challenge, and we will get to see their 25 collaborative drawings for the first time this evening. The Michael Lamkin Jazz Trio will perform, co-funded by the Albany Musicians Association with our heartfelt thanks! This event is part of First Friday Albany.

Artists: Yura Adams, Fern Apfel, Polly Apfelbaum, David Austin, Ever Baldwin, Richard Barlow, Sharon Bates, David Behl, Judith Braun, Farrell Brickhouse, Donnabelle Casis, Beth Casper, Ashley Norwood Cooper, Pauline Decarmo, Andrew Evans, Jean Feinberg, Rebecca Flis, Peg Foley, Rich Garrison, Danny Goodwin, Kathy Greenwood, Niki Haynes, Andrea Hersh, Juan Hinojosa, Natasha Holmes, Tana Kellner, Jenny Kemp, Anna Kenar, Hedya Klein, Chad Kleitsch, Henry Klimowicz, Lucretia Knapp, Jacqueline Lake- Sample, Madison LaVallee, Jessica Loy, Iain Machell, Jeff Mack, Willie Marlowe, Mindy McDaniel, Josh McPhee, Catherine McTague, Jeanna Mead, Susan Meyer and Jeff Starr, Paul Miyamoto, Laura Moriarty, Michael Oatman, Gina Occhiogrosso, Sara Farrell Okamura, Fernando Orellana, Ruby Palmer, Ahndraya Parlato, Giselle Potter, Tatiana Potts, Ken Ragsdale, Steve Rein, Ben Schwab, Dana Sela, Claire Sherwood, Gail Skudera, Greg Slick, Kamilla Talbot, Kim Tateo, Christina Tenaglia, Melissa Thorne, Barbara Todd, Rebekah Tolley, Rebecca Shepard, Stephen Tyson, Anya Ulinich, Jason Kates van Staveren, Hanna Washburn, Jeff Wigman, Immanuel Williams, Lynne Yamamoto, Deborah Zlotsky


Art at APL, which is curated by Opalka Gallery, is a fine arts exhibition program at the Pine Hills Branch showcasing the work of contemporary artists connected to the Capital Region. The program, which began in 2013, integrates professional artwork into public spaces within the library, enriches the library experience, and gives visitors something interesting and educational to look at while they browse the collections.  Art at APL is funded in part by the Friends & Foundation of Albany Public Library.

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