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Academy of Holy Names Annual Traveling Art Show Hits the Streets



Opportunities for Local Businesses to Showcase Student Art

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(Albany) – September 26, 2022. Dr. Martin Kilbridge, President of Academy of The Holy Names, announced today the successful launch of its annual Traveling Art Show. Under the direction of Art Teacher, Dana Sela, and Director of Enrollment Management, Wendy Diefendorf, the show includes exhibits of student art and showings at a variety of local organizations and businesses.

“This has been a wonderful opportunity for our students to present their work to a larger audience and give our neighbors a better sense of the skill and talent being fostered here at Holy Names,” Kilbridge said. “We are thrilled for them and for our neighbors who get to appreciate our students’ artistry.”  

Three travelling collections have been exhibited at various venues. No Mud, No Lotus featuring botanical prints was displayed at Danker Florist in Albany. African Americans We Admire was displayed at the Bach Branch Library in Albany to celebrate Women’s History Month.

No Plan B, featuring save the planet paintings, is currently on display at Honest Weight Food CO-OP in Albany until September 30.

Academy of The Holy Names will continue exhibits and showings over the course of the year and is looking to include more local businesses. The upcoming show schedule includes:

  • Peregrine Senior Living at Guilderland, 300 Mill Rose Ct, Slingerlands
  • No Mud, No Lotus collection
  • September 24 - October 31
  • Wildbird Junction Backyard Nature Shoppe, 308 Delaware Ave, Delmar
  • Birds of a Feather collection, featuring hand crafted birds
  • October 8 12-2pm
  • One day showing. Refreshments will be available.
  • Bethlehem Public Library, Delmar
  • Birds of a Feather collection
  • November 1- 30

Any local business interested in displaying the student art should contact Ms. Dana Sela at [email protected] or Dr. Wendy Diefendorf at [email protected] to schedule a showing or exhibit.

Wendy Diefendorf, Director of Enrollment Management, said, “This partnership between enrollment and our art department has truly been fruitful, and as Director of Enrollment, my job is to recruit and retain new students, and what better way to showcase their talents than by expanding their reach into the community.” 

Dana Sela, Art Teacher, said, “Art is our passion here at AHN and we are thrilled to be able to share it beyond these walls and with our fellow members of the community. It brings people together in a way few other forms of expression can.” 

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