2013-2014 Season

2013-2014 Season


Sage Summer Art exhibition

August 2, 2013


Michael Oatman and Kenneth Ragsdale

An Armory Show



September 6 - December 15, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 5 - 9pm


Artist tour: Friday, October 4, 5:00 – 9:00pm
A talk and installation walkthrough with Ken Ragsdale and Michael Oatman will begin at 6:30pm, accompanied by an installation process video by Kelly Jones and Jacqueline Lynch and the exhibition catalogue release.

View the documentary process video here

 View the "stop motion" video here

FILM: Sunday, October 20, 1:00pm
Showing of the new documentary film “The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show” and  introduction and discussion with its director and producer Michael Maglaras.
Reservations recommended, limited space. To make a reservation call 518-292-8607, leave a message with your name and number attending, or email lynchj2@sage.edu. Unclaimed reservations will be opened back up to the public 15 minutes prior to start time.

PERFORMANCE Friday, November 1, 6pm and 7pm
Puppeteer Ed Atkeson will give two live performances of his production   “Man at the Controls”. Performances will start at 6pm and 7pm and run  approximately 15 minutes.

Sunday, November 24, 4pm, Friday, December 6, 7pm
Choreographed performance by the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company.

The Gallery is closed September 2, October 12-14 and by appointment only on
October 15th. The Gallery is closed November 27- December  1.

PDF of An Armory Show Catalogue


The Sage Colleges Art & Design Faculty Show

Faculty Show 2014 Invite 

January 21, 2014 - March 2, 2014

Opening Reception: February 7, 2014, 5pm-9pm

At 7pm, Melody Davis reads from her new book, Holding the Curve, Broadstone Books.  Poems in this collection have won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Arts Council, and the book was a finalist in the National Poetry Series.


Friday, February 28, 7pm

Join us for the Capital District’s first official PechaKucha Night, as our Art + Design faculty present 20 images x 20 seconds.  Featuring local beer from Rare Form Brewery.  Free and open to the public.  For more information, please visit: http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/albany-schenectady-troy

PechaKucha Night


Check out Brian Cirmo, from Sage College Art+Design Faculty, and his presentation from Opalka's first PechaKucha Night


WORKSHOP: Dreaming with Clay, a Children’s Art Workshop
Saturday, March 1 10:30am - 12:00pm

A workshop inviting children to participate in creating a mobile inspired by the work of artist and Sage faculty member Kelly Jones. Children will view her work in the current exhibition Perceptions and then be shown how to create a mobile using 3-D modeling of clay to explore figurative movement. Children will be encouraged to create figures displaying movement inspired by favorite hobbies or from imagination.

No Cost
Recommended for ages 6-10 Space is limited to 20 participants and parental supervision requested RSVP strongly encouraged to guarantee participation Please call 518.292.8607 or email lynchj2@sage.edu to reserve a spot.


2014 High School Regional

March 17 - April 20, 2014

RECEPTION: April 4, 2014 6-8pm, Awards at 7pm, followed by a talk from artist Mike Glier

This exhibition showcases the best high school art in the Capital Region. This juried show represents entrants in grades 9-12 from high schools in Albany, Schenectady, and Rensselaer counties.

FILM: Expiation, Sunday March 16 at 3pm
2012, 123 minutes (Russian with English subtitles)
A love story set in the southern USSR in 1946, Expiation examines the realities of the Soviet life as a town tries to come to grips with the aftermath of war.
Panel discussion at 1:30, Reception at 5:00p
$10 for panel discussion
$8 for Film Screening
$15 package price to attend both
$10 package price for students with sage ID


Film Series


FILM:  Sosua: Make a Better World, Wednesday, April 2 at 7pm
directed by Renee Silverman.  Sosua tells the story of Jewish and Dominican teenagers in New York City's Washington Heights, who together with the legendary theater director, Liz Swados, put on a musical about the Dominican rescue of 800 Jews from Hitler’s Germany. Award winning filmmakers Peter Miller and Renee Silverman interweave an intimate, behind-the-scenes portrait of the neighborhood with this little-known Holocaust story.

  COST:            $5.00, free to students with a valid Sage College ID

Next Films at Opalka:

April 16- Teenage
A hypnotic rumination on the genesis of youth culture from the end of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th, TEENAGE is a mesmerizing trip into the past and a riveting look at the very idea of “coming-of-age.”

 May 7 – My Sister’s Quinceanara
Made with Mexican-American residents of Iowa with no prior acting experience, the film is a rural coming-of-age drama about circumstances, American aspirations, and the effect of family ties.


WORKSHOP: Collage & Create

collage example 

Opalka Gallery, on the campus of Sage College of Albany, will be hosting the second children’s art workshop of 2014 on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

WHAT:          A workshop inviting children to make their own collage art by using paper, fabric, and found objects.  Children will have the opportunity to view the 15th Annual High School Regional exhibition at the Opalka Gallery and get inspired to create their own imaginative artwork.  

WHEN:          Saturday, April 12, 10:30am – 12:00pm
 Recommended for ages 5-10
Space is limited to 20 participants and parental supervision requested
RSVP strongly encouraged to guarantee participation
Please call 518.292.8607 or email lynchj2@sage.edu to reserve a spot


aaron draplin 


Designer Aaron Draplin will speak at the Opalka Gallery on Sage Albany's Campus on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6pm. Brought to you by the Sage Albany Student AIGA Chapter.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aaron-draplin-the-speaking-fiasco-tickets-11143004025

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition


BFA 10 

May 20 - July 18, 2014
Reception: May 2, 2014 6-8pm

This year showcases 26 of Sage College of Albany’s graduating BFA seniors. Included in the show are: Jason Applegate, Brooke Battista, Jessica Blessing, Sarah Bonhote, Katherine Caradine, Lindsay Clark, Ebony Dallas, Ben Exterkamp, Jennifer Filuta, Briana George, Jessica Goldstein, Laurin Lis, Elisabeth Morreale Rose Mulhern, Dylan Ostrander, John Patacsil, Kelly, Ann Raver, Jared Schafer, Alyssa Schaff, Heather, Schwendner, Amber Skowron, Ariel Smullen, Melanie Stella, Chelsea Weber, Christine Woods, and Rebecca Zayas


Sage Summer Art Exhibition

August 1, 2014
Reception 4pm