We are honored to announce that Director David Gersten has been elected to the Board of Directors of Big Picture Learning. In his own words, “Joining the Board of Big Picture Learning is a distinct personal honor for me, they are a remarkable organization, transforming lives around the world, every day, through a completely unique vision of education. Their mission aligns perfectly with the mission of Arts Letters & Numbers, this is yet another signal of the wonderful collaborations our two organizations are embarking on.”
We are excited to share a short film from the collaborative immersive workshop held between UNICEF’s Office of Innovation and Arts Letters & Numbers at the Mill, from Dec 7th - Dec 10th. The workshop brought together over 30 people to explore the challenges and opportunities within the broad topic of ‘Information Poverty.’
e are very honored to have been listed as one of 11 of the World's Most Inspiring Design Residencies by Artsy last year. Our residency program started in 2015, at that time run by architects who had never participated in a residency before. This beautifully began our journey of organically building a program with each and every artist who came. It’s amazing to look back at the last few years and the artists who have come from all over the world to create, to share and to engage in the community.
On April 4, 2018, the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation approved the awarding of 173 Guggenheim Fellowships (including two joint Fellowships) to a diverse group of scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s ninety-fourth competition.
Times Union's Paul Grondahl wrote a piece about Arts Letters & Numbers after experiencing our first 'Tasting' event - where we brought many of the cultural influential leaders and initiates, from the capital region, together in the Mill. Read the article and learn about how where we are today links back to Broadway, Albany!
Right before the summer started we got a visit from Amy Griffin, Arts Writer for the Albany Times Union and Exhibition Coordinator at Opalka Gallery. Director David Gersten and Associate Director Frida Foberg showed her around the facilities and painted the picture of what Arts Letters & Numbers is actually about.
Terry Riley’s canonical 1964 piece “In C” was accompanied by Community MusicWorks alumni with composer and music scholar Stuart Isacoff of the Wall Street Journal, playing piano.