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Art At APL

PIECED TOGETHER  |  Oct. 1, 2021-April 17, 2022 | Pine Hills Branch

The exhibit showcases artists who transform cut paper and other discarded materials into new compositions. Whether through model making or collage, these artists find inspiration in scrap paper, fabric remnants, old maps, photos, or magazines. For some, the allure of a commonplace material like cardboard is the freedom inherent in it—it isn’t precious or perceived as valuable so anything goes. For others, it’s the history of the material—all the other stories it has told and can yet tell. Often it’s simply the economy of re-using scraps. Ultimately, the satisfaction comes from piecing it all together into something new.

“Pieced Together” artists are: Fern Apfel, Paula Drysdale Frazell, Danny Goodwin, Chloe Harrison, Niki Haynes, Beth, Humphrey, Henry Klimowicz, Juan Hinojosa, Melinda McDaniel, Michael Oatman, and Kenneth Ragsdale.

View the exhibition guide

REGULAR VIEWING: The exhibit can be viewed by the general public during Pine Hills Branch open hours  through April 17, 2022.

NOTE: The library is operating under a pandemic operations plan, and some services may be restricted. See the full plan and current operational phase.

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Art at APL, which is curated by Opalka Gallery, is a fine arts exhibition program at the Pine Hills Branch showcasing the work of contemporary artists connected to the Capital Region. The program, which began in 2013, integrates professional artwork into public spaces within the library, enriches the library experience, and gives visitors something interesting and educational to look at while they browse the collections.  Art at APL is funded in part by the Friends & Foundation of Albany Public Library.