Art submissions are due August 10th-- giving us enough time to get our shit together for Troy Night Out and First Friday (Troy, NY is across the Hudson River, and we are hoping to reel them into this project too!). TNO and 1st Friday are held at the last Friday of each month and the first Friday of each month as a bring the neighborhood together theory. Art is often exhibited, and that is what we plan on doing!!
We are still looking for a space, but plenty of people have already shown their interest, and I think it is only a matter of time before we find a space! Flyers have been made and are in the process of being distributed. Contact sites have also been set up: Facebook group and Myspace.com/PaperGirl_Albany
One of the great things we hope to do in Albany is not only bring the artist community together (there are various cites around Albany: Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga, etc), but also unite the neighborhood within Albany, the lower class areas. These neighborhoods are so close to downtown, and not as scary as they seem. I'm sure we'll find artists in these areas who have no outlet to present their art, and I'm very excited to incorporate these neighborhoods in the final bike ride.
The word is spreading, and there is a lot of interest!! And I'm so glad that I have such a project to keep myself feeling energized about being stuck in Albany for the summer!! There is no distance too far to submit art to Albany! Feel free to contact me at SinaH_Peace@yahoo.com
I'll update you soon with Albany PaperGirl's progression!!!