News and Updates About the Project

Bloomberg Philanthropies

on August 19, 2016

Bloomberg Philanthropies Documentary Part 1

Adam and Barbara give a behind the scenes look at the making of Breathing Lights in Albany, Schenectady and Troy.    

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on August 11, 2016

Call for Submissions: Breathing These Words

By Nancy Klepsch: I’ve been writing about buildings since I bought my first rehabilitated home in Troy’s North Central neighborhood from a not-for-profit housing developer. Shortly thereafter I produced a project called poems about buildings that was a scattered-site poetry-in-public places installation, designed to highlight Troy’s neighborhoods, architecturally significant buildings and places of importance to […]

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on July 18, 2016

Artist’s Perspective: Drawn to Light

By Lead Artist Adam Frelin: When I was younger I thought of myself as an edgy artist who was going to make shockingly complex and challenging artworks. You can imagine my surprise when the work I was creating turned out––more often than not––to be quiet and meditative. I assumed that I was in control of […]

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on June 20, 2016

Introducing Rehab Heroes

Who better to help those interested in rehabbing a previously vacant building than someone who has actually done it! Introducing Breathing Lights Rehab Heroes, local individuals, nominated by Breathing Lights partners, who have successfully rehabbed a vacant or abandoned building in Albany, Schenectady or Troy and have expertise in navigating the complicated issues and tasks […]

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breathing lights, arts awards, public art, regional artists, competition

on June 15, 2016

Congratulations to Arts Award Winners

We are excited to announce the winners of Breathing Lights’ Community Arts Awards! Eight Community Arts Award projects were selected from more than 55 entries submitted by artists from the Capital Region and beyond. These artworks will debut in October and November, at the same time as the Breathing Lights installation in neighborhoods in the […]

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breathing lights neighborhood ambassadors albany schenectady troy

on May 1, 2016

Our Neighborhood Ambassadors

We are thrilled to announce the project’s Neighborhood Ambassadors, local residents that represent the neighborhoods of Breathing Lights. Ambassadors will offer tours, interviews, connections and leadership throughout the project. Neighborhood Ambassadors are part of extensive programming in collaboration with our neighborhood hubs in each city – the Albany Barn, the Boys & Girls Clubs of […]

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