“Young Troy filmmakers document Hudson River pollution”


Published: 08/02/2017
Publication: The Alt

Young Troy filmmakers document Hudson River pollution

 

On an overcast mid-July morning, 11-year-old Trayvon Vautrin combs the beach for treasures in the form of broken pottery pieces as he waits for his fellow co-workers of the Uptown Summer program to start their task of the day.

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“StoryHarvest is North Troy’s festival of food, music, poetry and art”


Published: 10/12/2017
Publication: Saratoga Living

StoryHarvest is North Troy’s festival of food, music, poetry and art

Rebecca Whitehead gives a free chair massage.

 

The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy held its seventh annual StoryHarvest: A Celebration of Art and Food from Seed to Table!

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“Sanctuary for Independent Media 2017 fall”


Date Published: 10/12/2017
Publication: All Over Albany
Sanctuary for Independent Media 2017 fall

Among the people making appearances this season (left to right): journalist Chris Hedges, journalist Azmat Khan, and filmmaker Parvez Sharma.

The upcoming fall season of events at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy is out.

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“Low-power, high-energy: Grassroots Radio Conference meets in Albany”


Date published: 10/07/2017
Publication: Times Union

Low-power, high-energy: Grassroots Radio Conference meets in Albany

 

ALBANY — In an age when corporate media outlets rule the airwaves and saturate the world, low-power FM radio stations – or LPFM –  are the small-scale, low-budget,

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Thanks for supporting the Sanctuary’s Campaign for Independence!


For three weeks, from July 4 through July 25, we asked our supporters to sign up to donate whatever they can afford each month. Our goal was 50 new Sustainers, and we reached that goal! But we’re not done… the struggle continues. Ten dollars a month would be great, but whatever it is–from $1 to $100 per month or more–your regular contribution helps relieve us from our reliance on foundation and government grants and set us free.

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NATURE Lab Spring 17 Workshops


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8,817 Goodbyes and Theater of War by Meredith Davenport


 

 

 

 

 

 

8,817 Goodbyes                                                       Theater of War

APRIL 17 6pm Gallery opening!

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RIP Pauline Oliveros: Deep Listening and Love


We have lost a great friend, artist and extended beloved member of our Sanctuary family, Pauline Oliveros.

She taught us to listen deeply, and love with each breath and footstep. Feel her reverberations! May her spirit continue to guide us as we seek harmony and creative resistance, in this world and beyond!

Composer Pauline Oliveros,

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North Troy Peoples' History Museum


PLEASE NOTE: Call 518-272-2390 if you’d like to set up a special appointment, or email: info@mediasanctuary.org.

 

 Sponsored by NATURE Lab (North Troy Art, Technology,and Urban Research in Ecology) at The Sanctuary for Independent Media.

 

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I Spy Spanish and Memories at Uptown Summer 2016


 

We began the day as we always do, sitting on the covered patio in the back of the Sanctuary, eating bagels, drinking coffee, and making sense of the day’s work to come. However, as today began the final week of Uptown Summer 2016, we spent some of this time in reflection of how the summer has progressed,

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Guests and Music Mingle at Spanish in the Garden


 

“Cuando tú me dices a media voz que me amas

Me siento tan sublime como el tibio sol de la mañana

Y esto es lo que tú me haces sentir

Desde el día en que te conocí.”


Sounds of Spanish love songs filled Collard City Growers this Tuesday during our Spanish in the Garden workshop.

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Garden to Gallery


 

A spontaneous sunflower blooms in the garden; watercress weaves into a floating island. Plants teach a different sort of movement, response to the will of wind and water.

 

 

  

At Collard City Growers, the plants also move us.

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A Debate in Translation: Are Tomatoes a Vegetable or a Fruit?


 

We don’t always know the things that we think we know. Sometimes, the simplest questions require translation and clarification.


Today, during Week 2 of Spanish in the Garden, we realized a very real gap in our collective knowledge: What is the difference between fruits and vegetables?

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A Feast of Fusion: Uptown Summer 2016 and a Puerto Rican Hawaiian Luau


At the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Tuesdays are the first day of a work week of Uptown Summer’s environmental stewardship and neighborhood storytelling activities. Today in particular brought with it a special newness, as it was the first day of our Spanish in the Garden workshop, which will continue on Tuesdays through the rest of Uptown Summer.


Brainstorming and Building Our Stories: Day 3 of Uptown Summer 2016


Day 3 of Uptown Summer left us wondering what we can build with and in our communities, as a morning of working in the garden moved  into an afternoon of brainstorming in the Sanctuary.

 

Our morning began with the beeping sounds of a dump truck in reverse, set to provide us with a ton of gravel to add to the pathway that extends through the L-Lot. We spent our morning there, shoveling gravel into pathways, turning piles of dirt and stone into spaces for walking and moving forward into well-loved spaces. With shovels and wheelbarrows and rakes we turned weeds into walking spaces, fueled by water breaks and laughter.

A Summer of Stories: Day 1 of Uptown Summer 2016


 

Today was a story of beginning. Our 2016 Uptown Summer youth employees began their summer of Environmental Stewardship and Neighborhood Storytelling with an introduction to The Sanctuary for Independent Media and a tour of Collard City Growers. In doing so, we also shared the stories of ourselves. In our introductions to each other,

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Wildwood


Every Tuesday, our friends from Wildwood volunteer at the sanctuary to help with the gardens. Here’s a brief audio portrait from a recent sunny sunny day at Collard City Growers:

 

Without Walls is a special service run by Wildwood Programs, linking Wildwood individuals to their communities.

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Breathing Lights: Sanctuary, Troy Hub


The Sanctuary for Independent Media is the “Hub” for the Breathing Lights project. Our hope to use participatory arts practice to educate and empower people to make a change in their communities. Our organization is dedicated to giving voice to those least represented in the media – so creating stories of people living amongst abandoned buildings,

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NATURE Lab WORKSHOPS, Spring '15


NATURE Lab SPRING ’15 Workshops!

 

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"Dear Climate" Art Opening, A Conversation with Marina Zurkow and Oliver Kellhammer


Join Dear Climate artists Marina Zurkow and Oliver Kellhammer in conversation about climate change. Learn strategies to “Befriend Climate Change,” from international environmental crises to hyper-local challenges such as brownfields, decaying urban neighborhoods, and toxic blight right here in North Troy and the Capital Region!



 

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Upcoming Events
Oct. 21
Art Opening: “Troy Project” with Susan Anthony
Oct. 21
Melissa Aldana Quartet
Botanical pigments process
Oct. 24
NATURE Lab Open Hours for Art & Ecology

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