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Open-submission "Sudden Art Project" Opens Saturday, January 24, 5-8pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY -- Over 100 artists and performers have put their work into "The Blue Show", Spring Street Gallery's "sudden art project" which has its Opening Reception on Saturday, January 24, from 5pm-8pm, at 110 and 112 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs. The event will feature live music, and attendees are encouraged to bring supplies to benefit Saratoga's Code Blue project.
"The response has been fantastic," said Spring Street Gallery's Executive Director, Maureen Sager. "We've got a wonderful mix of artists, of every age, genre and background, all united in the theme of 'blue.' Some of the region's most established artists are in the show, displayed alongside novices and students It's eclectic and inspiring, and there is something here for everyone." Entertainment includes Saratoga Springs high schoolers Matthew Boyce and His Elvis Band, Bob Carlton and Brian Akey of the rock band Dryer, and guitarist Mike LaBelle.
Artist and activist Anne Diggory proposed that the event tie in to Saratoga's Code Blue project, which is in the midst of its busiest season. There will be collection boxes for donated items at The Blue Show event. Code Blue has identified thermal clothing, sweatpants and sweatshirts, and cleaning items as their highest needs.
Participating artists include: Alexandra Barcia, Anne Diggory, Anne Sutherland, Barbara Cumming, Barbara Garro, Barbara Price, Benj Gleeksman, Bonnie Tompkins, Caroline Blake, Carol Bollinger Green, Charlie Blake, Christianne L. Smith, Christine O'Connor, Dan Berggren, David Aimone, David Greenberger, Denis Donnelly, Denise Poutre, Elena Schneider, Esmee Johns, Frittelli & Lockwood Textiles, Gary McCoola, Gary Zack, Gratis Maxwell/ Erik Roth, Heather Quinsey, Horst DeLorenzi, Jacqueline Donnelly, Jean Rogers, Jeannine Laverty, Jeff Olson, Jing Lu, Jmae Sheroske, Johane Gareau, John Borel, Josh Krushenick, Joy Muller-Mccoola, Judith Coopy, Julianne Lewis, Kate Edwards, Katharine McGaughey, Kay Levine, Kendra Farstad, Kim Clune, Larry Abrams, Lauren Blake, Mary Sinnamon, Linda Smyth, Maria Spakofski Lasher, Maureen Dulmer, Maureen Sager, Max Cohen, Migle Vilunaite, Monica Winn, Nicholas Kopp, Nicole L Lenihan, Paul Rothenstein, Penny Lee Deere, Phyllis Bader-Borel, Rebekah Forsythe, Rebecca Zeh, Rowland Simmamon, Sarice Olson, Sharah Yaddaw, Shelley H Smith, Stacey Hetherington, Stephen J. Dinyer & Adriana Gómez Piccolo, Susan Wiley, Susie Kane-Kettlewell, Suzanne Lynch, Tim Greer, Tracy Gilbert, Tracy Wall, Victoria Schepps, Widarto Adi, Willie Marlowe, Yvette Cortes, Yvona Fast, Zack Lobdell, Frank Smith, Mary Ellen O'Loughlin, Pat Tschannen, Susi Watts Kerr, Abby Grace Drake, Kate Canfield, Michael LaBelle, Nancy Magnell and Eric Scheider.
Spring Street Gallery is an award-winning not-for-profit art and performance space organization in Saratoga Springs, New York, that promotes the arts as a means of social and civic engagement. Our artists and exhibits have raised funds and awareness for local and worldwide causes, including drilling wells in Nepal and Rwanda, conservation of a sheep farm in Northumberland, NY, the urban treescape efforts in Saratoga Springs, saving our local skate park, and much more. Voted Best Art Gallery for three years running from Saratoga Today newspaper, Spring Street Gallery recently awarded the 2014 Gallery System ArtsUp Grand Prize, for our "level of creative thinking, effectiveness, and motivation to go beyond basic expectations."
FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT Maureen Sager at Maureen.firstname.lastname@example.org, or 518-587-6433.