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July 8, 2019
Discover Albany Visitors Center Hosts “Go Figure” Exhibit
New art exhibit features work by students of the Living Resources Arts Program
Albany, NY – The Discover Albany Visitors Center is proud to host a new exhibit, “Go Figure,” featuring a variety of work from the talented students of the Living Resources Arts Program.
Every summer, the students of Living Resources Arts Program have an annual artist showcase on display at the Discover Albany Visitors Center. This year’s exhibit is titled “Go Figure” and features figurative works created by the artists. Viewers will see paintings varying from imaginative horses, to serene mountain landscapes, to colorful portraits.
“This year’s exhibit honors former Director of the Arts Program Anne Murphy,” says Rebecca Peters, Instructor/Artist at Living Resources. “The exhibit honors her legacy and we hope that the pieces of art help viewers gain some perspective about the artistic abilities of people with disabilities.”
Living Resources is dedicated to providing life-enhancing services to people with disabilities. The Living Resources Arts Program has been providing quality art instruction to artists with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries since its inception. Creative teens and adults are exposed to a variety of artistic disciplines weekly, ranging from jewelry making to the graphic arts, at one of three studio locations in Albany, Schenectady, and Malta. The Arts Program has been highly recognized not only in the Capital District, but nationally as well, and students continue to win awards at numerous art shows.
“Go Figure” will be on display at the Discover Albany Visitors Center, located at 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, from July 3 – August 31. Opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 13 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
ABOUT Discover Albany
The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. was established in 1976 to promote the civic and commercial progress of the community through increased development of conventions and tourism. Today, the organization is known as Discover Albany. Discover Albany currently represents more than 300 member businesses and assists each year in hundreds of regional meetings. Discover Albany also operates the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, Henry Hudson Planetarium, and the Albany International Airport Information Center. The Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau Foundation was established in 1993 to provide educational opportunities and work with other organizations to secure grants and funding to advance regional travel and tourism projects. For more information, call 518-434-1217 or 800-258-3582 or visit www.albany.org.