River Front Art Coop grand opening | Arts & Culture
The Riverfront Art Coop will host their grand opening on Friday, June 25.
The event will kick off with a ribbon-cutting at 4:30 p.m. which will be followed by a reception that runs until 9 p.m. There will be performances by belly dancer Topaz, as well as stained glass and jewelry making demonstrations.
Photographs of Troy's architecture and landmarks by Ed Bruhn and Neil Grabowsky will be featured in the opening exhibition. In addition, there will be mixed media work by Brigid Rockwell, Christina Stott and Chris Harvey, jewelry by Marty Willie and Susan Patti, sculptures by Ed O’Connell and Gladys Hirsch, oil paintings by Julie Lomoe and Bente, stained glass lamps and decorative objects by Terri Faul. The Art Coop hope the effort would help turn Troy into a "destination for art" and help the city live up to its slogan, “Enjoy Troy.”
The gallery itself is one of the pieces of art on display. The River Front Art Coop is located in a newly renovated warehouse completed with hardwood floors, industrial pipes, soaring ceilings and a tea lounge with river views, right in the heart of Troy’s downtown Antique district.
The Art Coop also houses `e ko logic, a famous local clothing and accessories line, and a tea lounge looking over the Hudson River, offering Enchanté artisan-crafted teas. The member's artwork hangs in groups, with a special wall for visiting artists. They are not amateurs, members of the group have won awards and have art displayed around the country.