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Albany Center Gallery 40th Anniversary Gala Ticket Giveaway

The Albany Center Gallery, a non-profit art space in downtown Albany is hosting their 40th Anniversary Gala on November 19 at the Renaissance Hotel. The ACG has been kind enough to give me a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky reader.

From the event page:

More than 250 enthusiastic community arts supporters will enjoy an evening of live music, dancing, auctions and raffles, complemented by culinary artistry and a selection of fine wine donated by Dr. Joel & Kira Spiro, beer from the Albany Pump Station and cider from Nine Pin Cider Works.

All proceeds raised from the Gala will benefit Albany Center Gallery, which has evolved and grown significantly these past four decades. When you reserve your place among our highlighted sponsors, you help us to fulfill the ACG mission to promote and exhibit contemporary visual art by the region’s emerging and established artists, and to provide enjoyment to a diverse audience.

If you are not the contest type, tickets are currently on sale and you can even grab raffle tickets or a membership through there as well. Otherwise, enter below and best of luck!

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2016 AIGA UPSTNY Design Crawl

The Upstate NY Chapter of AIGA is hosting their annual Design Crawl tomorrow in Troy. The idea is that of a bar crawl, but visiting where local designers work as well as bars.

Come out and see where local creatives work, then join us as we tip a few and ‘crawl’ to another studio, then another pub, etc… Should be a fun night—get a tour of local agencies, meet other creatives in your area and get those steps in! All are welcome (you must be 21+ to drink at pubs). Giddy-up!

Troy Schedule:
6:00 pm Meet at id29, 425 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
6:20 pm Crawl to Brown’s Brewing Co., 417 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
6:50 pm Crawl to CCA, 2 Third Street, Troy
7:20 pm Crawl to The Ruck, 104 Third Street, Troy
7:50 Crawl to Boogie, 333 Broadway, Suite 460, Troy
8:30 pm Crawl to Troy Innovation Garage, 24 Fourth Street, Troy

Tickets are $10 if you’re not an AIGA member and are on sale now. If you’re a current AIGA member, this event is free. If you’re in a creative line of work this is the perfect opportunity to meet other area creative folk and check out their work spaces, and have a few pints in the process.

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Adobe’s Tim Brown at Opalka Gallery

AIGA Upstate NY has put together an awesome event April 20 at Opalka Gallery featuring Tim Brown, Head of Typography for Adobe Typekit and Adobe Type.

The web is universal and, in this talk, Tim Brown shows us how to practice typography in a way that is equally universal. Focusing on traditional typographic principles, while also embracing progressive enhancement, Tim explains how fonts, CSS, web-enabled devices, and user contexts coexist. Together, we will reevaluate what it means to successfully set type — and inform our routine decisions about typefaces, font sizes, and white space.

Tickets are currently available, but limited. Get yours quickly if this is something you’d hate to miss.

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Unrestricted at ACG

ACG recently announced a cool show that will have it’s opening reception Friday at 5pm. Unrestricted is a showcase of personal work from artists that work at Vicarious Visions, a local video game company responsible for many games you’ve heard of. Many designers and artists have their side projects and other creative outlets, but they rarely get shown, let alone their own show.

The artists at VV have been recognized for their work on groundbreaking video games including Skylanders: SuperChargers and Guitar Hero – but are excited to come together for the first time to share their most personal work. Unrestricted is a glimpse into the inspirations and passions that fuel their creativity.

Artists include: Jeff Bellio, Bill Castagna, Steve Derrick, Kevin Dobler, Arzu Fallahi, Wyatt Glen, Matt Helsom, Eric Johnson, Brian Labore, Danielle Morales, Scott Moore, Dave Phillips, Christian Portwine, and Daniel Williams.

For more info, check the event page from ACG.