Opening Reception for new Art At APL Exhibition

Come celebrate the new Art at APL exhibition! There will be live jazz and refreshments, and a provocative show exploring the power of our memory.

Rearview, Life Examined”
Opening: December 6, 2019 6:00-8:00 pm
On view until May 2, 2020
Pine Hills Branch of the Albany Public Library
517 Western Ave.

Exhibition Artists: David Austin, Leona Christie & Gavin Christie, Daesha Devón-Harris, Meighan Gale, Paul Miyamoto, Kenneth Ragsdale, Steve Rein, and Gail Skudera

“Rear View: Life Examined” showcases artists whose work begins with memory. Whether starting from oral histories, (Daesha Devón-Harris and Paul Miyamoto), from old snapshots (David Austin, Steve Rein, and Gail Skudera), or from actual memories (Leona and Gavin Christie, Meighan Gale, and Kenneth Ragsdale), these artists examine the ways we try to hold on to, reconstruct, and reckon with memories throughout our lives. This process knits together our past to our present, forging a narrative of a life, examined.

A new installation by artist Kenneth Ragsdale will also be unveiled at the First Friday reception. His installation, “A Melody with Embedded Harmonies,” will span the central stairwell of the Pine Hills Branch for one year.

We hope you will join us on December 6, 2019, 6-9 pm, to kick off this poignant, artistic walk down memory lane!

Art at APL is a curated fine arts exhibition program taking place at the Pine Hills library branch. The program, funded by the Friends & Foundation of Albany Public Library, integrates the work of contemporary artists connected to the Capital Region, into the library’s public spaces, deftly interweaving artwork with the library experience. The installation by Ken Ragsdale is made possible thanks to a Fair Game Arts grant from the Upstate Theater Coalition for a Fair Game.