Posts Tagged ‘Contompasis’

Artists in need

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

During the past couple of First Friday arts walks in Albany, we’ve ended up down at the Contompasis Gallery at 40 North Broadway. It’s off the beaten path, to say the least, but there’s a wonderful energy there. Artwork covers nearly every inch of wall space, spilling out into the hallway with canvases sometimes stacked up three or four deep.

So it was with a heavy heart that we learned of the fire there yesterday.

But it hasn’t taken long for fellow artists and musicians to come to their aid. Tess’ Lark Tavern in Albany will be hosting a two-day marathon benefit bash on Friday and Saturday, September 4-5 in conjunction with next month’s First Friday. Lots of artwork on exhibit, lots of music on the stage, and lots of help for those in need.

Contact Tess’ Lark Tavern to make donations of artwork, time, talent or funds.

Samson Contompasis: Gorillas

Samson Contompasis: Gorillas

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Hanging Out at First Friday, 8/7/09

Monday, August 10th, 2009

The first Friday of every month is Albany’s famed First Friday arts walk, with exhibits and events along Lark Street, Central Avenue, Delaware Avenue and downtown. Here’s what caught our eye on our latest jaunt:

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Jim Gaudet and the Railroad BoysHolly & EvanCartoonist John CaldwellThe Cock'N'Bull RestaurantCaffe LenaAdvertise on Nippertown!Hudson SoundsBerkshire On StageThe LindaLeave Regular Radio BehindArtist Charles HaymesAlbany PoetsDennis Herbert Art