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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

Fall Art Gallery Exhibit: Seasons- exhibit in pastel by Laura Garramone
Sep. 01, 2017 - 12am Oct. 30, 2017 - 12am

Seasons- exhibit in pastel by Laura Garramone On Exhibit: September 1 – October 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, September 8th, 4:30 – 6 PM Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm, weekends by appointment. About the artist: Laura Garramone is a pastel artist from Greene County New York. She has been a lifetime resident of southern Albany County and more recently Greene County. Her work is intimately connected to her home and surrounding areas. Laura loves the beauty of upstate New York and is constantly searching for the next subject for her paintings. She is never disappointed with the vast amount of fantastic vistas here. Inspiration comes from nature and every day beauty. Laura has worked in acrylics, watercolor and charcoal, but fell in love with the immediacy and pure color of pastels. She has been working in pastels exclusively since 2008. Laura is mostly self-taught, as are all artists, she says. The journey of art exploration is a personal one. Everyone experiences and develops themselves as artists differently. No matter how many workshops or formal training an artist receives, they in the end emerge with their own artistic style and personal flare. Laura believes that she is still immersed in her personal artistic journey and is enjoying every second of it. The advice she would give to artists just beginning their journeys would be not to give up on your art. No matter what life throws at you keep painting, sketching, imagining and seeing. Many people are surprised to learn there is a beautiful art gallery located in Historic St. Agnes Cemetery. It is a bit different to say the least. The Gallery serves as a means for local artists to exhibit and sell their work. The museum quality tracks and cables are strong and secure, offering a safe and attractive means to display art. If you are an artist in the Capital District interested in exhibiting work, contact our Gallery Manager Kelly Grimaldi at KellyAnn.Grimaldi@rcda.org, or (518) 350-7679. Exhibits run for 60 days and the artist is offered the opportunity to hold an artist’s reception for friends and family. We also encourage group shows. Read More

Fall 2017 Art Classes at Historic St. Agnes Cemetery
Sep. 15, 2017 - 10am Dec. 15, 2017 - 12pm

We have some fun classes planned to help us transition from the hot summer months to the cool, crisp days of fall. Join us for relaxing, professionally guided painting classes in: The Living Room Art Gallery Located in Historic St. Agnes Cemetery’s Visitors Center 48 Cemetery Avenue, Menands, New York Classes include paints (acrylic & oil), brushes, various sized canvas, and delicious baked goods from the famed Schuyler Bakery, gourmet coffees and teas and wonderful, positive energy. Prices are $25 for an 11 x 14 inch canvas or $20 for an 8 x 10 inch canvas unless noted otherwise. Sept. 15 10AM – Noon Lake with Boat Sept. 29 10AM - Noon Loons in Fog Sept. 30 10AM – 1:00 PM *Autumn Reflection Scene Oil on Canvas $55 with Karen Woodin *Register for this class through Hudson Valley Community College (629-7339) Oct. 13 10AM – Noon Birch Trees Oct. 20 10AM – Noon Mountain Stream Nov. 10 10AM – Noon Basket of Gourds Nov. 11 10AM – 1:00 PM *Sunset on the Pier Oil on Canvas $55 with Noreen Powell *Register for this class through Hudson Valley Community College (629-7339) Nov. 17 10AM – Noon Pies on a Window Sill Dec. 1 10AM – Noon Evergreens Heavy with Snow Dec. 15 10AM – Noon Victorian Door with Christmas Wreath To register call Kelly Grimaldi at 518-350-7679 or email KellyAnn.Grimaldi@rcda.org. 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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