Join us for part two of our LOOK! Youth Art Month event, a celebration of Earth Day and public art gathering on Saturday, April 21 at noon at Albany Center Gallery.
During LOOK! The Art of Recycling in March, we had the pleasure of working with youth in our community to clean up the streets of Albany and teach the value of re-purposing materials instead of throwing them in the trash. We heard from local artists Betsy Gorman, Jason Schultz (Designs by JAS) and Trisha Zigrosser who use repurposed and recycled items in their artwork as inspiration for the limitless possibilities of what we can create with found objects. Community kids drew designs for “recycle-bots,” collaborative sculptures made of the found objects they collected throughout the city.
Involved artists and volunteers will work together in the coming weeks to assemble the recycle-bots based on the kids’ designs. We are excited to unveil the sculptures during our Earth Day event!
This event is free and open to the public.
Special thanks to artists and volunteers Sheila Elario, Betsy Gorman, Sivan Sati, Jason Schultz, Bill Vititon and Trisha Zigrosser.
Thank you to Arts Ambassador Event Sponsors: M&T Bank; James M. Gaughan & Keith C. Lee; Kevin Dubner, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC and to Arts Ambassador Child Sponsors: David Brickman, Lisa Brown In Memory of Steven Brown, Kevin Dubner, Sheila Van Woert Elario, Fenimore Asset Management/FAM Funds, Carlsbury Gonzalez, William M. Harris, Esq & Holly Katz, Cathy Laccetti, Bob & Nancy Lynk, Jessica Mansmith, Annette Nanes, Georgiana G. Panton, David M. Phafff, Rosemarie V. Rosen, Honorable City of Albany - Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Theresa Swidorski, Micheileen J. Treadwell, and Linda Macaione.