SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH!
With violence topping the news and lawmakers weighing various control measures, the role of guns in our society is a hot topic of debate. This workshop will focus on the North Central Troy community with digital story telling techniques to explore issues of growing up with guns and violence.
With award-winning filmmaker Jim de Seve. A Be the Media! instructor at the Sanctuary, he is an award-winning documentary producer/ director whose acclaimed documentary, “Tying the Knot,” has played internationally. He produced extensive work for the mass media industry, and broadcast internationally. He has an MFA from RPI’s Arts Program, and teaches media production at Union College.
Digital storytelling meets DIY cooking as we learn and document how to use a pressure cooker to cook dry beans from scratch and on a budget. While the beans cook, create media, share, connect! With food artist and multimedia storyteller Ellie Markovitch.
Please join food artist and multimedia storyteller Ellie Markovitch (http://storycooking.com/ ) for a food and digital storytelling workshop. We will learn to use a pressure cooker to make fast and delicious bean recipes on a budget.
A digital storytelling workshop led by artist/chef Ellie Markovitch. Free community workshop for neighborhood youth on basic documentary skills and the art of storytelling.
From seed to table, come document the Collar City Growers’ first harvest. Students will be trained in this workshop to document the entire day of activities, including StoryHarvest art project on the Collard City Growers lot from 4-6, as well as the community meal that follows at the Sanctuary at 6.
If you are an adult and interested in volunteering, this will be an excellent opportunity to have hands-on experience with a media arts and education production workshop. Please contact us for more info!
At a time when hard-core, investigative journalism is in peril, the Sanctuary's Underground Gallery presents "Media Nodes," a view behind the curtain, beyond the front page, to the interior landscape of a news industry in transition.
Award-winning photographer Sean Hemmerle, in collaboration with the Columbia Journalism Review, took his camera into newsrooms around the country. "People throw around this word all the time, mostly disparangingly: 'oh, the media,' and 'media spin," he says. "That made me think: who is the media? And what about the media? I wanted to put a face on these media nodes, the places where news is 'made.'"
10/16/11 - 12/3/11; Mon, Tue, (closed Wed), Thu, Fri, 11 AM-1 PM; an hour before, during and an hour after events; plus by appointment.
the Sanctuary's "Underground Gallery" Fall '10 Exhibit:
Meet Samantha Box this Friday, Nov. 19 during our event
*This event is a fund-raiser for Youth Media Sanctuary!
5:30 Artist Reception and Potluck
6:30 LGBTQ Human Rights Vigil
7:00 Event Intrductions and Hip Hop Concert
A 19-year-old girl prepares to become a suicide bomber in Times Square. She speaks with a nondescript American accent, and it’s impossible to pinpoint her ethnicity.
We never see the bomb; we only see the backpack and headphones that disguise the detonator as a young woman prepares to become a suicide bomber.
"Freeing Charles: The Struggle to Free a Slave on the Eve of the Civil War" w/ author Scott Christianson
Join the Sanctuary in welcoming author Scott Christianson for a multimedia presentation and spirited public discussion on the life and amazing rescue of captured fugitive slave, Charles Nalle. In an almost unimaginable act - and the most dramatic slave rescue in American history - Nalle was forcibly liberated by Harriet Tubman and hundreds of protesters on April 27, 1860 in our own Troy, New York.
(Update: Artist Mark Priest will no longer be able to attend this event. Sorry for the last-minute change!)
In his book, Christianson follows Nalle from his enslavement in Virginia through his escape via the Underground Railroad to his experiences in the North on the eve of the Civil War. Christianson also presents a richly detailed look at slavery culture in antebellum Virginia, and probes the deepest political and psychological aspects of this epic tale. His account underscores fundamental questions about racial inequality, the rule of law, civil disobedience, and violent resistance to slavery in the antebellum North and South.
Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir are coming to Troy!
The rumours are true. Join us on Friday night, December 18, for a Shopocalyptic Revival. The Rev, the choir and members of the Not Buying It band promises our old church a performance we will not forget.
Confess your shopping sins! Cast out the demons of overconsumption! Go beyond the market to a life after shopping! Strangalleiuah, children!
Thousands of American soldiers are returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We may wonder what they saw, what they did and how their war experience has affected them as they return to civilian life. These are the questions posed by an artist’s billboard appearing in Albany featuring the photograph "Soldier Williams 396 Days in Iraq."
The national Veteran’s Day holiday was established to invite us as a nation to contemplate “the cost of war” and to “honor the cause of peace.” To that end, The Sanctuary for Independent Media sponsored a number of events beginning with the mounting of a “soldiers face” billboard on the west side of I-787 near the Port of Albany/South Pearl Street exit, part of a national campaign by internationally-recognized photographer Suzanne Opton.
Our Fall 2009 season has come to a close, and we'd like to thank everyone who presented, performed, played, spoke, shared media and art, and participated in our events in any way. Special thanks to volunteers, interns, and all-around Sanctuary heroes who helped make everything happen behind the scenes, behind the cameras, and below the Sanctuary space, at computers, video and audio controls downstairs.
We're actively planning the upcoming Spring 2010 season, which will start in February. If you'd like to receive a paper schedule of events, please send us your name, address, and email address using the "Contact" form linked above.