MAKERS 365 Opening Reception
Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
MAKERS • 365 Capital Region Creatives / Social Photographs by Richard Lovrich. Presented in partnership with Albany Center Gallery, Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy (ACE), The ALT Weekly and Spring Street Gallery.
MAKERS began as a social media experiment as much as a body of work. Photographer Richard Lovrich captured portraits of 365 creatives who reside in or have passed through the Capital Region. In this first phase, Richard shared each portrait on Instagram and Facebook to expose creatives to one another and the public, develop creative connections, and reinforce a positive message about the region’s creative economy.
ACG is pleased to present the second phase of MAKERS as a physical exhibition that will be displayed from June 20 to July 21, 2017. Our audiences will meet 365 fellow humans, vulnerable, guarded, cheerful or wistful in this portrait gallery of inspirational individuals who contribute in their own ways to the creative world around them.
Join us for the Opening Reception of MAKERS on Wednesday, June 21 from 5pm to 8pm for the opportunity to meet 365 portraits of Capital Region creatives along with subject #366, Richard Lovrich himself. There will also be four live MAKERS 365 CONNECTIONS panel discussions (one each week of the exhibition), which will offer insight into the minds and lives of creatives, taking the exhibit into a multi-faceted reach in live interaction, on social media and into the news.
After the ACG exhibition closes on July 21, MAKERS, as coordinated by ACE with help from Spring Street Gallery, will travel to exhibition locations within the Capital Region’s eight counties. The traveling exhibit model is inspired by the successful Breathing Lights project that took place in 3 counties over 6 months in 2016-17. Building on that model, MAKERS will reach all eight Capital Region counties—Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington—and each exhibit will be tailored to highlight the creatives who call each county their home.
MAKERS comes home to Instagram in preparation for its brick and mortar life at ACG – be sure to follow @MAKERS365 for a preview of the 365 creatives!
Thank you to our Sponsors and donors:
Bill Harris, Esq. and Holly Katz, Joann Ryan, Universal Preservation Hall, Steven & Diane O’Connor, Mona Golub, Proctors, Capital Repertory Theatre, Tess Collins, Kevin Dubner, Annette Nanes, Overit Media, Anna Wettergreen, Jeffrey Mirel, Jamel Mosely, Gary Gold, Peter Leue, Jessica Mansmith, David M. Phaff, Gene Vermacelli, Chuck Vosganian, Connie Frisbee Houde, Sheila Los, Glenn Lovrich, Shannon Wilson, Willie Marlowe, Joe Kelly, Truemaster Trimingham, Alacrity Frame Workshop, McGreevy ProLab & ProPress, Media Well Done, New York State Council on the Arts, The Albany Wine and Dine for the Arts Festival. (as of 6/20/17)
Support the project here:
Cadence Acquaviva, Larry Acunto, Amina Addy, Crystal Aikin, Corey Aldrich, Joey Alexander, Robert Altman, Carolyn Anderson, Masai Andrews, Rashaun Andrews, Kimberly Ann, Joe Arcuri, Taina Asili, Thomas Attila Lewis, Awkwafina, Milo Axelrod, Eliza Azile, Balloon Gal Jenny, Lauren E. Banks, John W. Bard, Sandra Bargman, David Barlow, Steve Barnes, Jared Barton, Chelsea Basler-Aston, Dan Bazile, Zachary Belanger, Siona Benjamin, Etai Benson, Bonny Betancourt, Andrew Bisantz, Conductor, Bling Blingas, Sarah Boink, Angelica Bongiovonni, Kathleen Luster Bowman, Sandra M. Boynton, Jean Brassard, Thom Breitenbach, Tressa Brooks, Holly Brown, Harold Bryant, Paul Buckowski, James Burden, Tara Burnham, Michael Burns, Michael Bush, V Owen Bush, Miriam Butzel, George Caldwell, Tucker Callander, Helen Cha-Pyo, Andrew Chappelle, Alan Chartock, Peixin Chen, Steven Cheslow, Jaewon Choi, Vic Christopher, David Clark, John Cleese, Jonas Cohen, Danielle Colin, Felicia M Collins, Tess Collins, Jose Conde, Michael Conlin, Miki Conn, Samson Contompasis, Ryder Cooley, Courtney Covino, Mark Craig, Jon Russell Cring, Jeff Curro, Ria Curley, Katie Cusack, DJ Nate Da Great, Shayne David Cameris, Sam Davies, Keith Dayer, John J. DeAugustine, Annie Delano, Bill DeMichele, Michelle Toch Dinsmore, Kristin Diotte, Pape Diouf, DJ XL5, Patrick Dodson, Han Dogan, Jerry Douglas, Oliver Dow, Vasko Dukovski, Michael Dunn, Amber Dutton, Lakota Ruby-Eck, Michael Eck, Ari El, Jeremy Evans, Michael Farrell, Ganna Fedorova, Ray Felix, Abraham Ferraro, Mike Feurstein, Dion Flynn, Mackenzie Foster, Heather Frenz, Justin Friello, Marko Galanevych, Jan Galligan, Nina Garenetska, Jim Gaudet, David Girard, Girl Blue, Laura Glazer, Bob Gluck, Bob Goepfert, Gary Gold, Michael Goldstein, Sam Goldstein, Josh Gondelman, Jeff Goronkin, Jim Grandy, Gordon Greenberg, Kathy Griffin, David Griggs Janower, Paul Grondahl, Jasenka Grujin, David Guistina, Carl E Hackert, Gary Hahn, Brandon Hansen, Alyssa Hardy, Patrick Harris Jr., Harry the Prop Master, Bob Hawk, Greg Haymes, Headwrap, Matt Heaton, Tabitha Spectra, Sara Hill, KP Holler, Dakotah Horan, David Howard King, Jill Hughes, Roger Hyndman, Tony Iadicicco, Christopher A Innavar, Yasunari Izaki, Larry Jackson, Kevin James, Michael Janairo, Justin Jasiewicz, John Johanson, Brandon Jones, Felicity Grace Rose Jones, Jannie Jones, Cathy Jordan, Janice Joyce, Jamie Juron, Alain Kaloyeros, Jeff Kantor, Mahmood Karimi-Hakak, Paul Kazee, Michael Kennedy, William Kennedy, David Kenner, Micah Khan, Malcolm Kogut, Kat Koppett, Iryna Kovalenko, Audrey Kupferberg, Ronald Ladouceur, Chuck Lamb, Arthene Lavalley, Heather LaVine, Fred LeBrun, Sandra Lee, Peter Leue, Douglas C Liebig, Lauren Linder, Alexandra Lindsay, Barry B. 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Roberts, Leanne Robinson-Maine, Marcus Rogers, Seth Rogovoy,, Immodesty Rose, Betsy Sandberg, Trinity-Robin Santos, Zeb Schmidt, Keith Schmitt, Eileen Schulyer, Joe Schuyler, Sophia Seltenreich, Anna Shields, Mark Shipley, Wallace Sibblies, Lynne Signore, Ingvar Eggert Sigurdsson, Brian Sills, Phil Singer, Iton Skey, Sara Smigen, Josh D. 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