MAD Collar Party
Saturday, August 5th
at Collar Works + The Hangar on the Hudson - Troy, NY


Join us for our inaugural MAD Collar Party! We’re bringing the outdoors indoors for this mid-summer party with great music, tailgating flair and time-honored backyard happenings! Tasty food, great people, and creative energy all come together to help raise some mad cash for a stellar cause! Start the evening at Collar Works and then head to the Hangar on the Hudson, a short walk up the street, for our After Party benefit concert! If inspired, come decked out in your own eccentrically designed, detachable collars and enter the MAD Collar Contest (after all, we do call an historic collar factory in the 'Collar City' home). Trophies + Prizes will be awarded, good times will be had by all!

The MAD Collar Party
Collar Works, 6-8pm
The Whole Kit + Caboodle (Anti-Gala + After Party at the Hangar)
$25 advance ticket  |  $30 at the door
  - Kids 12 and under are FREE at Collar Works!

•Tailgate-style EATS
•ART Yard Sale
•FUN Games + Beats
•Wall Draw of FAME
•MAD Collar Contest Sign-up + Preview
•Cash bar

AFTER PARTY
HANGAR on the HUDSON, 8pm - late
After Party Only - $10 at the door.  Ages 18+


•Live Bands - the North & South Dakotas, and the Abyssmals!
•50/50 raffle
•Mad Collar Contest Winners - announced on stage!
•Cash Bar
•Merch

To learn more about Collar Works, visit us at www.collarworks.org. For more information about the MAD Collar Party, contact Collar Works at info@collarworks.org or call 518.285.0765

Sponsored by:
Exit 97.7 WEXT
The Hangar on the Hudson
Ale House
Rare Form Brewing Company

Albany Distilling Company


BYO CRIT NIGHT Tuesday, August 15 at 6pm Cost: Free Guest Critter: Sanford Mirling, Professor of Art at Middlebury College and Collar Works Co-founder. Collar Works is hosting its first BYO CRIT NIGHT on Tuesday, August 15 at 6pm!  It will be a great opportunity to put your art up on the walls and engage in dialogue about your recently finished or in-process works with fellow artists and arts professionals. Critique or be critiqued! No registration is required.  All art mediums welcome. Two piece limit per artist.  You bring your art, we will provide limited hanging materials.  Feel free to bring snacks or refreshments to share. Make it a happening! Hosted by Artists: Monica Bill Hughes and John Yost

BYO CRIT NIGHT

Tuesday, August 15 at 6pm

Cost: Free

Guest Critter: Sanford Mirling, Professor of Art at Middlebury College and Collar Works Co-founder.

Collar Works is hosting its first BYO CRIT NIGHT on Tuesday, August 15 at 6pm!  It will be a great opportunity to put your art up on the walls and engage in dialogue about your recently finished or in-process works with fellow artists and arts professionals. Critique or be critiqued! No registration is required.  All art mediums welcome. Two piece limit per artist.  You bring your art, we will provide limited hanging materials.  Feel free to bring snacks or refreshments to share. Make it a happening!

Hosted by Artists: Monica Bill Hughes and John Yost


That. Was. EPIC!!! : when quotidian becomes lore 

August 25 - October 14

Troy Night Out August: Friday, August 25, 5-8pm

Artist Reception: Friday, September 29, 5-8pm

Exhibiting Artists: Cody Arnall, David Carpenter, Tehniyet MasoodDylan RedfordDane Winkler, Georgia Wohnsen

Curated by Sanford Mirling

Azimuth, Dane Winkler, 2016

Azimuth, Dane Winkler, 2016

How does the banal rise to the occasion of myth?

Out of pure necessity.

Myths are born from mundanity. 

None of us walk in a world of mythic proportion.  Life is generally comprised of the monotony of small acts. 

Subtlety at some point becomes extravagant; even if only for the briefest of moments, and makes an impact. Transferring into a ripple: it reaches out gently, brushing against all it comes in contact with, and leaving its mark.   The saturation of those marks on all of us, in turn, creates lore.

The sculptures, performances, and installations in “That. Was. EPIC!!!”  are desperate to make sense of how certain moments, objects, and experiences cross over from the quotidian of life to become those indelible gestures.