Art At APL


Opening Reception | June 7 (Fri) at 6 pm-7:30 pm | View the pieces in “In Residence: Albany Barn at APL.” The evening includes light refreshments and live jazz music by the Michael Lamkin Trio, co-sponsored by the Albany Musician’s Association. Free and open to the public.

Exhibition Dates & Hours | June 7 through November 8, 2024  | During branch open hours

Location | Pine Hills Branch, exhibition pieces displayed throughout the building

About the Exhibition | This show, curated by Opalka Gallery, presents work from a select group of artists-in-residence at Albany Barn in Albany, Electric City Barn in Schenectady, and Artistry Studios in Schenectady. Mediums include stained glass, fiber, collage, drawing, and painting. Alongside the artwork, artists have included brief statements about their valuable relationship with the programs, whether it is maintaining a studio, or living/working. This exhibition is partially funded by the John D. Picotte Family Foundation.

Exhibition Artists | Ashley Busby, Paula Drysdale Frazell, Lexi Hannah, Lori Kochanski, Amanda Moore, James Paulsen, Megan Ruch, and Kim Tateo.

Exhibition Checklist



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



In addition to the Art at APL exhibitions, the library occasionally displays art, photographs, and other pieces created by students and other members of the community. If anyone objects to art on display in the branches, the Exhibited Art Reconsideration Request should be filled out and submitted.