“Lasting Impression” Art Exhibit Opens June 3 at Pine Hills

May 26, 2022 | Art & Music

Albany Public Library is hosting “Lasting Impression,” a new Art at APL exhibit curated by Opalka Gallery, at its Pine Hills Branch.

The exhibition opens on Friday, June 3, with a reception from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. The opening reception includes light refreshments and live music by the Albany High School Jazz Ensemble.

“Lasting Impression” can be viewed by the general public during operating hours at the Pine Hills Branch from June 4 through Nov. 5.

Art professors often have dual roles: making art and turning students into artists. Eleven regional printmaking professors were asked to exhibit and to, in turn, invite a current or former student to exhibit alongside them.

“Lasting Impression” reveals both the range of printwork being made in our region and the lasting impressions students and faculty make on each other. Ten regional colleges are represented in the exhibition: Bard College, Bennington College, Dutchess Community College, Middlebury College, Rensselaer Polytechnic University, Skidmore College, SUNY Oneonta, University at Albany, University of Hartford, and Union College.

The “Lasting Impression” artists are: Jesse Alsdorf, Allison Conley, Leona Christie, Thorsten Dennerline, Andrew S. Evans, Jr., Charlotte Fairless, Bekka Goedde, Lindsey Guile, Jon Greene, Hedya Klein, Alexandra Lake, Branden Law, Kate Leavitt, Nathan Meltz, Catherine McTague, Farhad Mirza, Madeline Montero, Rhea Nowak, Tatiana Potts, Sydney Samele, Rebekah Tolley, and Immanuel Williams.

The exhibit is presented in conjunction with the “Screenprint Biennial” and “Graphic Liberation” exhibitions opening at Opalka Gallery in September.

The “Lasting Impression” reception and exhibit at APL are partially funded by the Friends and Foundation of Albany Public Library.

Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is manager of APL's Communication and Creative Services Department, which provides content and information for the library's website, social media, publications, videos, podcasts, and other outlets. Stephanie also manages APL's public relations and marketing efforts.