albany.jpgAlbany, NY – “Art Meets History -- Celebrating 400 Years,” an exhibit by members of the Colonie Art League, will be on display from Sept. 26 through Jan. 3 at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Square. The show emphasizes Albany’s Quadricentennial celebration, encompassing a wide range of subjects. More than 30 members of the Colonie Art League will have their original work on display in the Visitors Center. Special features include the winners of the High School Art Makes History Exhibit hosted by the League and several historical dioramas by a local artist. Kathy Quandt, Director of Operations of the Visitors Center, said, “We are excited to host the Colonie Art League during this Quadricentennial year and to showcase the artistic talent of the upper Hudson River Valley. The exhibit will be enjoyed by our national, international and local visitors.” League President Val Mosier said, “We are very pleased to have this exhibit at the Visitors Center during this 400th anniversary of Albany’s discovery. This exhibit complements those at our Broadway Art Center in Albany and our Local Color Art Gallery in Latham.” The “Art Meets History” exhibit opens on Sept 26 part of Albany’s Quadricentennial Riverfront Festival. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Public parking is available behind the Visitors Center, accessible by Spencer Street off Broadway. For additional information, contact the Visitors Center at 518- 434-0405 or visit www.albany.org.

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About The ACCVB The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. was established in 1976 to promote the civic and commercial progress of the community through increased development of conventions and tourism. ACCVB currently represents more than 300 member businesses and assists each year in hundreds of regional meetings. ACCVB also operates the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, Henry Hudson Planetarium and the Albany International Airport Information Center. For more information, call 518-434-1217 or 800-258-3582 and/or visit www.albany.org About The Colonie Art League The Colonie Art League is a private, not-for profit 501 (c) (3) organization that works to promote art in the community. The League provides artists engaged in the creation of fine art with a place to meet on a professional, cultural, and social level. It offers art demonstrations to the public, sponsors college scholarships for the study of art, and conducts an annual “art camp” for elementary school students. In addition to monthly art exhibits at venues around the capital region, the league strives to improve the quality of life through art for all who work in, live in, and visit the Capital City. The 300+ member Colonie Art League draws its membership from the entire Capital Region. The League operates its own galleries at the Broadway Art Center, 488 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207, and the Local Color Gallery at 1138 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Latham, NY 12110. CONTACT: Kathy Quandt, Director of Operations (518) 434-1217 x213 kquandt@albany.org