Jun
28
to Jul 26

ON VIEW: Artist, Joyce Chan, Walls

PH GALLERY + STUDIO 

Presents:

Joyce Chan

WALLS

ON VIEW: 

June 28, 2019 – July 26, 2019

OPENING ARTIST RECEPTION 

Friday, June 28, 5-9 PM

 

June 17, 2019, TROY, NY– PH GALLERY + STUDIO is pleased to present the work of visual artist Joyce Chan. Chan’s series “Walls” will be featured in the gallery from June 28, 2019 to July 26, 2019. The opening artist reception will take place during Troy Night Out on Friday, June 28, from 5 pm to 9 pm in the gallery. 

Paper cutting, as a craft and form of expression, has a rich 1500-year history dating back to 6thCentury China. In China, paper cutting originated as a form of folk art or art by and for the people. Traditionally paper cutting reflected the themes relating to nature worship or was used to beautifully recollect the daily life and work of the people. Today, contemporary artists such as Kara Walker and Shanti Grumbine have used paper cutting to express themes that, still honor the art form’s traditions, are also deeply personal, sometimes controversial and simultaneously transcendent of the mundane.

Chan’s work does the same. Her work references traditional themes found in Chinese culture. Of her work Chan states, “[Walls] consists of works based on the wallpaper motif from her parents' restaurant, the first Chinese-American restaurant in Scotia, NY. Symbolically, bamboo represents strength, moral integrity, resistance, modesty and loyalty in Chinese culture. It also stands as an example of loneliness and elegance.”  Chan’s work is imbued with thoughtful beauty that is grounded by personal experiences of navigating the duality and contradictions of every day life as a citizen of two cultures. 

“Walls” will be on display and available for viewing by appointment from June 28, 2019 to July 26, 2019, at PH GALLERY + STUDIO, 455 Broadway in downtown Troy. Please contact Gallery Director Pilar Arthur-Snead for an appointment. The gallery will also take part in the Downtown Troy Bid’s Troy Night from 5 pm to 9 pm on Friday, June 28, 2019.



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ART SOUP
Jul
18
5:30 PM17:30

ART SOUP

PH GALLERY + STUDIO, in collaboration with Youth FX, is pleased to announce ART SOUP!

ART SOUP is Albany’s first ever community investment potluck dinner!

Do you have a creative idea you’d like to get funded?

On Thursday, July 18 come for dinner, pitch your idea to the community and maybe you'll get some cash that night to invest in your project!

There will be 10 slots for pitches at approximately 5 -10 minutes each. You can sign up at the door. Sign up for pitches will be taken on a First Come, First Served basis.

Bring soup or a dish to share and you get to vote! Only folks who bring food can vote. Bring $5.00, $10.00, or even $15.00 or $20.00 to fund an idea. Cash will be awarded to at least one project at then end of the dinner. 

Join us:
THURSDAY, JULY 18  
Youth FX
25 Warren St., Albany NY 12202
(Between Grand St. & Phillip St.) 
Doors open @ 5:30 pm
Dinner 6:00 pm

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Jun
28
5:00 PM17:00

OPENING RECEPTION: Artist, Joyce Chan, Walls

PH GALLERY + STUDIO 

Presents:

Joyce Chan

WALLS

ON VIEW: 

June 28, 2019 – July 26, 2019

OPENING ARTIST RECEPTION 

Friday, June 28, 5-9 PM

 

June 17, 2019, TROY, NY– PH GALLERY + STUDIO is pleased to present the work of visual artist Joyce Chan. Chan’s series “Walls” will be featured in the gallery from June 28, 2019 to July 26, 2019. The opening artist reception will take place during Troy Night Out on Friday, June 28, from 5 pm to 9 pm in the gallery. 

Paper cutting, as a craft and form of expression, has a rich 1500-year history dating back to 6thCentury China. In China, paper cutting originated as a form of folk art or art by and for the people. Traditionally paper cutting reflected the themes relating to nature worship or was used to beautifully recollect the daily life and work of the people. Today, contemporary artists such as Kara Walker and Shanti Grumbine have used paper cutting to express themes that, still honor the art form’s traditions, are also deeply personal, sometimes controversial and simultaneously transcendent of the mundane.

Chan’s work does the same. Her work references traditional themes found in Chinese culture. Of her work Chan states, “[Walls] consists of works based on the wallpaper motif from her parents' restaurant, the first Chinese-American restaurant in Scotia, NY. Symbolically, bamboo represents strength, moral integrity, resistance, modesty and loyalty in Chinese culture. It also stands as an example of loneliness and elegance.”  Chan’s work is imbued with thoughtful beauty that is grounded by personal experiences of navigating the duality and contradictions of every day life as a citizen of two cultures. 

“Walls” will be on display and available for viewing by appointment from June 28, 2019 to July 26, 2019, at PH GALLERY + STUDIO, 455 Broadway in downtown Troy. Please contact Gallery Director Pilar Arthur-Snead for an appointment. The gallery will also take part in the Downtown Troy Bid’s Troy Night from 5 pm to 9 pm on Friday, June 28, 2019.



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Mar
1
to Mar 10

PERFORMANCE: Milk Like Sugar By Kirsten Greenidge, Directed By Karen Christina Jones

Callaloo Theater Presents:

Milk Like Sugar 

by Kirsten Greenidge

Directed by Karen Christina Jones 

Annie… Amelia Allen

Talisha…Morgan Elizabeth Heyward

Margie....Tashell Baker

Antowoine....Marquis Heath

Malik....Aileem Penn

Myrna....Rebekah Brisbane

Keera....Jolyce Collado-Hoffman

Production dates are March 1st - March 10th

PH GALLERY + STUDIO 455 Broadway Troy NY


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Jan
5
12:00 PM12:00

Milk Like Sugar Audtions


Callaloo Theater announces auditions for 

Milk Like Sugar 

by Kirsten Greenidge

Directed by Karen Christina Jones 


It is Annie Desmond’s sixteenth birthday and her friends have decided to help her celebrate in style, complete with a brand new tattoo. Before her special night is over, however, Annie and her friends enter into a life altering pact. When Annie tries to make good on her promise to her friends, she is forced to take a good look at the world that surrounds her. She befriends Malik, who promises a bright future, and Keera, whose evangelical leanings inspire Annie in a way her young parents have not been able to do. In the end Annie’s choices propel her onto an irreversible path in this story that combines wit, poetry, and hope.

Milk Like Sugar’s remarkable features include its locale, an urban, African-American subworld that displays, for once, neither the brutalizing clichés of a poverty-stricken ghetto nor the discomfiting artificiality of a talented-tenth safe haven. Instead, Greenidge populates her story with a sampling of the innumerable young people between those extremes." - The Village Voice  


Roles for Black Actors

Features Teens or young looking actors

Multicultural casting

Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)


CASTING

2m, 5f

ANNIE--An 16 year old Black American 

TALISHA--Annie's friend

MARGIE--Annie's friend

ANTWOINE--Annie's friend

MALIK--Annie's boyfriend

MYRNA--Annie's Mom

KEERA--Annie's friend




Auditions will be held at PH GALLERY + STUDIO on Saturday, January 5th Noon-3:00pm

Please prepare a two-minute monologue.   

Production dates: March 1-10, 2019 at PH GALLERY + STUDIO 

Karen Christina Jones

statestreet2424@gmail.com

she/her/hers
Artistic Director
Callaloo Theater Company
#Inclusion
#Opportunity
#CallalooTheater

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CALL FOR ART: PHOTO21: FUTURE FORWARD
Dec
1
to Feb 2

CALL FOR ART: PHOTO21: FUTURE FORWARD

PH GALLERY + STUDIO seeks photo-based artists to participate in the 4th Annual Juried Group Exhibition, PHOTO21: FUTURE FORWARD.

PHOTO21 engages with artists whose work actively pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and visual expression thereby forging new ground in the practice of the photographic medium.

The earliest known surviving photograph, noted to have been made in the 1800's by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in Le Gras, Burgundy, France was created using chemical processes. The end result – a one of a kind image beset on pewter. The impetus for Niépce’s desire to capture and fix an image to a surface and the progress of all other photographic pioneers after him have led to the nearly universal modern perception of the photograph as an object; an image fixed to a flat 2-D surface.

With the invention and proliferation of digital imagery, however, photographs - those 2-D objects - are not as commonplace as they used to be. Professional photographers and casual image-makers alike maintain hundreds, if not thousands and tens of thousands, of images in virtual spaces, on memory cards or on their phones. 

So the question begs to be asked: What is the future of the photographic object? This exhibition explores this question through the 21st century artists' eyes and mind.  Artists who are currently breaking new ground in their photographic practice are strongly encouraged to apply. Your finished work must represent a firm connection to the origins of photography but need not be a representational photographic object per se.

The CALL FOR ARTISTS will open on or around December 1, 2018. All entries will be accepted via SUBMITTABLE.

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ON VIEW: Selected Works of Artist J. Swofford
Jul
27
to Aug 31

ON VIEW: Selected Works of Artist J. Swofford

PH GALLERY + STUDIO (formerly Photographic Expressions Studio & Gallery, LLC) is pleased to present the work of visual artist J Swofford. J’s series “Book of the Open Gates” will be featured in the gallery from July 27, 2018 to August 31, 2018.  The opening artist reception will take place during Troy Night Out on Friday, July 27, from 5 pm to 9 pm, with an artist talk at 7:00 pm in the gallery.

Joseph Campbell, the most pre-eminent mythologist and student of all religion, once said: “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life…I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality…” (Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth).

J Swofford’s work taps directly into this primal yearning. He visualizes what is beyond our mundane existence, looking into a world of powerful spiritual and mythological significances. Swofford’s image compositions are richly layered with symbolism and imagery not easily grasped by commonplace thinking. They are bold and colorful, dramatic and provocative, multilayered works. Swofford takes us on an otherworldly quest, leading us through the back alleys of our mind’s eye.

“Book of the Open Gates” will be on display and available for viewing by appointment from July 27, 2018 to August 31, 2018, at PH GALLERY + STUDIO, 455 Broadway in downtown Troy. Please contact Gallery Director Pilar Arthur-Snead for an appointment. The gallery will also take part in the Downtown Troy Bid’s Troy Night Out Scavenger Hunt, from 5 pm to 9 pm on Friday, July 27, 2018.

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Opening Night Reception: Artist J. Swofford
Jul
27
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Night Reception: Artist J. Swofford

PH GALLERY + STUDIO (formerly Photographic Expressions Studio & Gallery, LLC) is pleased to present the work of visual artist J Swofford. J’s series “Book of the Open Gates” will be featured in the gallery from July 27, 2018 to August 31, 2018.  The opening artist reception will take place during Troy Night Out on Friday, July 27, from 5 pm to 9 pm, with an artist talk at 7:00 pm in the gallery.

Joseph Campbell, the most pre-eminent mythologist and student of all religion, once said: “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life…I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality…” (Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth).

J Swofford’s work taps directly into this primal yearning. He visualizes what is beyond our mundane existence, looking into a world of powerful spiritual and mythological significances. Swofford’s image compositions are richly layered with symbolism and imagery not easily grasped by commonplace thinking. They are bold and colorful, dramatic and provocative, multilayered works. Swofford takes us on an otherworldly quest, leading us through the back alleys of our mind’s eye.

“Book of the Open Gates” will be on display and available for viewing by appointment from July 27, 2018 to August 31, 2018, at PH GALLERY + STUDIO, 455 Broadway in downtown Troy. Please contact Gallery Director Pilar Arthur-Snead for an appointment. The gallery will also take part in the Downtown Troy Bid’s Troy Night Out Scavenger Hunt, from 5 pm to 9 pm on Friday, July 27, 2018.

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YOGA + ART
Jul
3
to Aug 14

YOGA + ART

We are pleased to announce the YOGA + ART Program. We are honored to welcome 2 amazing instructors: Hana van der Kolk and Deshaya Williams.

The dates for classes and the instructor teaching are listed below:

July 3 @ 10 am (Hana)
July 10 @ 5:15 pm (Deshaya)
July 11 @ 5 pm (Hana)
July 17 @ 5:15 pm (Deshaya)
July 31 @ 5:15 pm (Deshaya)
August 8 @ 5 pm (Hana)
August 14 @ 10 am (Hana)

Please connect directly to the instructor to save your space!

ABOUT HANA

Hana van der Kolk is a dancer, artist, educator, organizer of community events, Internal Family Systems counselor, and transformational sexuality coach based in Troy. Hana teaches dance/movement/stretch/yoga classes under the name radial diamond kinetics, offers one-on-one sessions, and performs locally and internationally. Hana also maintains a dedicated mediation practice in the Insight Meditation tradition, which deeply informs their teaching. Hana brings a playfulness to their classes, inviting students to become curious about and radically alive in their embodied experiences. They trust in this curiosity as a fundamentally rich method for personal and collective healing and community-building. Some of Hana's most influential teachers have been Erich Schiffman, Deborah Hay, d. Sabela grimes, and Pascal Auclair.

ABOUT DESHAYA
RYT 200 Certified Yoga Instructor

It was love at first namaste when I found a spiritual & physical discipline like yoga that integrated heart, soul, mind & strength. I discovered yoga after injury in college as a Division 1 athlete and then rediscovered it several years later after going through a major family loss. The twists and turns of life and God's amazing grace, brought me to a ministry called Holy Yoga, where I became a 225-hour Yoga Alliance certified instrutor. As a yoga teacher, I hope to create space in a yoga practice for students to commune with the living God and find refuge from their stressful lives; to align and strengthen the physical body; to undue old & negative thought-patterns; to nurture authentic community, and to support causes that serve a broken and hurting world. And as an auntie, daughter, sister and friend, I'm committed to thriving and not just surviving; to doing my best and asking often for mercy, grace and forgiveness on the days when I come up short. I believe God is interested in the totality of our being. We are called to be light in a dark world and salt-seasoning, bringing out God-flavors on earth (Matt. 5:13-16). Join me for class to brighten and season - all seekers welcome!

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An Evening of Poetry + Performance
Jun
29
5:30 PM17:30

An Evening of Poetry + Performance

An Evening of Poetry + Performance



FEATURING

Karen Faris, Poet

Reb Lomuto, Visual Performance Artist

Karen Christina Jones, Actor + Director

Angelique Powell, Actor

We pleased to present An Evening of Poetry + Performance to celebrate new directions and the indomitable feminine creative spirit.

We are accepting R.S.V.P's due to limited space within the gallery for seating. (The event is open to the public!)


Suggested Donation is $5.00

Support the Artist Exhibition Program! Our mission is to provide a platform and space dedicated to photo-based artists in the Capital Region and beyond. We offer four exhibitions per year, artist talks, performances and poetry! All of our programs are FREE + OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! 

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This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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