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We are happy to announce “Corner Canvas”, a new program launching in Albany this March. The project is a
culmination of a partnership and collaboration with 4th Family, Albany Center Gallery, Albany County Land Bank,
South End Improvement Corp., Arbor Hill Development Corp, AVillage Inc., Tech Valley Hospitality, and other
community organizations/businesses. During this pilot year, we will work with up to 30 students from the South
End, West Hill, and Arbor Hill neighborhoods to reimagine structures and create vibrant pieces of public art for
their neighborhoods. Corner Canvas will provide resources for creativity and empowerment to the community by
utilizing the rich cultural assets in our region. The youth will then take that experience and create art within their
This program provides an opportunity for youths in the community to share their creative imagination and
capabilities, through the restructure of vacant buildings and sparse lots. We will show the youth how together we
can foster positive change through leading by example and the power of collaboration. Corner Canvas will
culminate in a celebration for the youth to showcase their ability to impact and make change to improve where
Albany County Land Bank is contributing by sharing selected lots and buildings to use for creating works of art
with the youth. Community-based organizations are providing guidance to ensure our execution and purpose of
project are authentic and needed. The program will start in March and continue throughout April. Our group of students from
the South End, West Hill, and Arbor Hill will visit museums, galleries, local sculptures, murals, and street art to
discuss art influences, process, and history. We will coordinate with artists/mentors while the youth curate and
create artworks to be shared in their neighborhoods.
This program provides tools for a community to find empowerment and innovative industrial improvement.
Through teamwork with artist guidance and using their personal creative voices, these budding artists will
produce art for their neighborhoods and themselves. Monetary contributions will be designated towards
artist/mentor stipends, art supplies, custom shirts, food and transportation costs for the youth, and act as a
fundraiser for future youth art programming.
Be a part of the difference! Programs like Corner Canvas inspire future creatives to pursue their dreams, learn
new skills and participate in a fun community project of which they can be proud. Your support will be an
investment towards the success of our future... The Youth! Thank you in advance!
Ambassadors: David Brickman; Steven Carberry; Kevin & Cindi Dubner; Kevin Dubner, Financial Advisor, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC.; Assemblymember Patricia Fahy; Hon. James M. Gaughan & Keith C. Lee; Carlsbury Gonzalez & Patricia Triller; Bill Harris & Holly Katz; Constance Hasko; Ellen Jabbur; Robert J. McNamara; Annette Nanes; John & Patty Paduano; Georgiana Panton; Theresa Swidorski; Edytta & Peter Wojnar.
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