Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Athletic Annex Exhibition - 10/6 - 10/15

Squash Courts, Locker Rooms Will House Pop-Up Gallery During MoHu Art Festival

The University Club’s former fitness annex will gain new life as a “pop up art gallery” with an exhibit featuring some 20 local and regional artists.

The artwork will be installed throughout the building, located behind the National Register-listed University Club at 141 Washington Avenue at Dove Street. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 6th from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., and the closing reception will take place on Friday, October 14th from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. with special musical guests TN3 – The Todd Nelson Trio – performing in the Grille Room from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

The Athletic Annex Exhibition will be curated by Chip Fasciana – named by Metroland as the “Best Moveable Curator” in their July 2011 Best Of issue. A painter, sculptor and founder of Albany Underground Artists, Chip has a gift for “unifying his creative colleagues, and his shows have become a significant facet of the Capital Region arts scene.” He received the Masterpiece Award at the Albany Institute of History & Art’s 2010 exhibition, Tomorrow’s Masters Today.

The show has been scheduled to coincide with MoHu ( – the Mohawk Hudson Art Festival. This 9-day-long arts festival will be held in Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties, and will feature theatre, dance, music, visual and random acts of art throughout the region.

Participating artists will include: Matthew Jay Landon, Jason Cosco, Jason Patrick Voegele, Michael Conlin, Christina Kincaid, Patrick Porter, Chip Fasciana and many more.

The University Club of Albany Foundation, Inc. is presenting this event with the Albany Underground Artists, and one need not be a member to attend. Sponsors include Metroland, Troy Web Consulting, High Voltage Electric Service, and the Terri Boor Cultural Programming Fund. For more information, call the University Club at 518-463-1151.

The University Club Foundation, a 501c3 corporation, was formed to recognize and maintain the unique historic and architectural significance of the University Club building and property, its historic neighborhood and the city of Albany, where it has been located since its inception in 1901.

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