Thursday, August 18, 2011

1st Friday Concert Schedule!

Save the Dates!

On Friday, September 2, Jeff Strange returns to the University Club as part of our 1st Friday Concert Series!

A founding member of internationally known Irish folk band Donnybrook Fair and longtime member of The Newports, Jeff is known for his on-stage patter and energetic performances incorporating a broad selection of Irish, rock and original music.

Jeff will play from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. at the University Club. The performance is free and dinner will be served until 9:00 p.m., please call 518-463-1151 for reservations.

On the first Friday of each month, as part of the University Club’s celebration of 1st Friday, one need not be a member to enjoy live music, dinner and dancing in the Grille Room, dress is casual, and cash and major credit cards are accepted. Come be a part of the downtown arts walk that showcases Albany's thriving and lively art scene!

Save the dates for these upcoming performances!

October 14 (MoHu Friday) - TN3
1st Friday, November 4 - Sonny & Perley
1st Friday, December 2 - Off the Record

Friday, August 12, 2011

A Reception Honoring the Artist Terri Boor

The public is invited to a special event to honor one of the region’s great working artists and supporters of fine arts education, Terri Boor. The reception will take place from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, at the University Club of Albany, 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street.

Mrs. Boor’s body of work includes altar cloths and vestments for St. George’s Episcopal Church in Schenectady, and a sculpture titled The Sword of Giuseppe Garibaldi, which she donated to the Italian American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center in Albany. She studied with Henry Dispirito at the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute in Utica; worked with Louis Paul Jonas at Jonas Studios in Hudson; and served as artist-in-residence at the University at Albany, where the award-winning Boor Sculpture Studio is named in her honor. Many of her works are in the collection of the University at Albany’s art museum.

Honorary Co-Chairs Professor Edward Mayer, Sculpture Area Chair at the University at Albany, and his wife, Judith Mayer, artist, educator and creator of the DVD “Children Artists All: A Study in Creative Growth,” will make a brief presentation outlining Mrs. Boor’s contributions to the arts and culture in Albany and across New York State.

Mrs. Boor recently made a gift to the University Club Foundation of the sculpture titled Ballerina which is on display in the Club’s main dining room. The Foundation is hosting this reception in Mrs. Boor’s honor to thank her for this gift, to present her with an Honorary Life Membership in the University Club, and to announce the creation of the Terri Boor Cultural Programming Fund.

Proceeds from this reception will benefit the University Club Foundation, a 501c3 corporation, and the Terri Boor Cultural Programming Fund, established to support the social, cultural and historic preservation programs of the University Club Foundation, including maintenance of the National Register-listed University Club as a venue for cultural enrichment programs.

To be listed on the Honorary Committee, tickets must be purchased by Thursday, August 18. Honorary Committee tickets are $50 per person, Supporter tickets are $25 per person. The reception includes light fare and cash bar. Please call the University Club at 518-463-1151 to RSVP.