For her project in Landmark Educationâ€™s Self-Expression and Leadership Programme, Meghan Murphy put together a major art display as part of Albany, New Yorkâ€™s prominent First Friday art festival which takes place each year on the first Friday in November.
Murphyâ€™s exhibit featured art of Albanyâ€™s famous Washington Park, which has been a centerpiece of the city for 300 years. Used in prior times as a parade ground, cemetery public square and even a welfare farm, for the last 140 years the park has been a manicured combination of gardens and lawn landscaped in the Victorian tradition, resembling a botanical garden with its 100 species of trees from throughout the world.
The leading newspaper of Albany, the Times-Union, wrote a piece about Murphyâ€™s contribution to 1st Friday.
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Drawings by 40 people ranging in age from 3 to 73 will be exhibited as part of Albany’s First Friday. The works about Washington Park are the product of a three-month art project conducted by Meghan Murphy, an artist and teacher, in the park as part of a Landmark Education’s Self Expression and Leadership Program. She provided the art supplies and invited people at random to create a drawing based on their reaction to being in the park. The collection includes landscapes created with pastels, pencils (including colored ones) and charcoal. 5-9 p.m. Friday. Judy Rosen’s Real Estate Office, 352 State St. at Lark, Albany. email@example.com.