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Sketch Club - Keeping a Nature Journal, Historic St. Agnes Cemetery
Apr. 27, 2017 - 10am Sep. 28, 2017 - 12:30pm

April 27, May 25, June 29, July 27, August 31, Sept. 28 10:30am - 12:30pm At every moment, wherever you are, you can use a simple sketchbook as a place to record one's observations of the natural world around you. It might include sketches or drawings, written descriptions or notes, photographs, poems, natural objects such as leaves or flowers, or scientific data such as lists or wildlife tallies. Join Carol Coogan as she lends instruction, support, advice and inspiration to your own nature journal practice. Bring a favorite drawing/writing implement and a sketchbook if you have one, or a sketchbook will be available for purchase: a slim paperback "starter" book for $5, or a 5.5" X 8" hardcovers for $10. Information will be provided on a variety of ways that people use nature sketchbooks and anyone can use this class the way they want to use it. Classes will be geared to the interests and level of each participant. Class will meet at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery’s Visitor Center, Menands. Comfort facilities available on site. Fee: $60 for series To register for Sketch Club call Kelly Grimaldi at 463-0134 ext. 110 or email KellyAnn.Grimaldi@rcda.org. Carol Coogan is an artist, illustrator, designer, writer, instructor, and trained SoulCollage® facilitator. She uses sketchbooks and visual journals regularly as part of the process of development of ideas and designs for her professional work, and also for her own personal creative expression and enjoyment. Carol created the “Backyard Naturalist,” a newspaper feature she wrote and illustrated for the Times Union for 10 years. She also the weekly op-ed artist for the Altamont Enterprise on a weekly basis, and illustrates and designs stationery for Crane & Co. on a freelance basis. www.carolcoogandesign.com Read More

Summer Art Gallery Group Exhibit
Jul. 01, 2017 - 8:30am Aug. 30, 2017 - 4pm

Interpretation of Nature – Abstract & Realism Collection - Group Art Gallery Exhibit - Presented by ASEO: Artists Who Support Each Other On Exhibit: July 1 – August 30, 2017 The Living Room Art Gallery Located in Historic St. Agnes Cemetery’s Visitors Center 48 Cemetery Avenue, Menands, New York All are welcome to a champagne artists’ reception on Friday, August 4th, 4:30 – 6:30 PM Exhibiting Artists: Carol Barre, M. Edie Cannizzo, Heather Hutchison, Marion Leap, Mary Frances Millet, Karen Woodin Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm, weekends by appointment. Read More

Anatomical Gift Program Memorial Service at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery
Aug. 14, 2017 — 2pm - 3pm

The annual Anatomical Gift Program Memorial Service at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands, NY will take place on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 2:00pm. St. Agnes Cemetery donates grave space and interment services for Catholics who have donated their bodies to the Anatomical Gift Program at the Albany Medical College. Family and friends of individuals who chose to donate and are being interred are invited to join our staff and the medical students of this program for a very poignant memorial service at the St. Agnes Cemetery Mausoleum. In 1983 Albany Diocesan Cemeteries partnered with Albany Medical Center to offer grave space in appreciation and respect for the sacrifice that these individuals and their families have made for medical science. Since then, 481 Anatomical Gift interments have been completed. When studies by medical students are completed, the body is cremated and placed in an urn. After the memorial service, each urn is buried in an individual grave. The grave has enough space to permit the burial of a second urn, of a spouse or close relative. The grave may be marked with a bronze memorial and flower vase. Bronze memorials may be purchased at the cemetery. We encourage family, friends, medical students and others who wish to pay their respects to join us to honor those who have made this sacrifice. Read More

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2017 Memorial Masses

9:00 am in the Community Mausoleum Chapels

St. Agnes Cemetery- Menands, NY
Sat. March 18th     Sat. September 9th
Sat. June 24th       Sat. December 9th

St. Mary’s Cemetery- Troy, NY
Sat. April 8th        Sat. September 16th
Sat. June 17th       Sat. December 2nd

Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery- Niskayuna, NY
Sat. March 11th        Sat. September 16th
Sat. June 3rd       Sat. December 2nd

Annual Diocesan Memorial Day Mass
Our Lady of Angels Cemetery- Colonie, NY
10 am on Monday, May 29th

Art Classes & Gallery Events 

The Living Room Art Gallery was established in 2013 for the purpose of supporting talented local artists. A new exhibit is featured every 60 days. 

The Living Room Art Gallery is a peaceful place where the creative spirit is encouraged to blossom.

A variety of art classes, workshops and lectures are offered year round...  

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