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Artist’s Reception “Carl Sprague: Setting the Stage”

February 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Artist’s Reception for new exhibition “Carl Sprague: Setting the Stage” Friday, February 2nd at 5:30pm. Opalka Gallery – 140 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208

Exhibition “Carl Sprague: Setting the StageCarl Sprague’s remarkable career as a designer spans stage and screen. He has worked in the art departments of more than 40 films, which between them have a combined total of 35 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave, directed by Steve McQueen. He has worked with Martin Scorsese, (The Age of Innocence), Steven Spielberg (Amistad), and Damien Chazelle (La La Land) but the most enduring collaboration has been with Wes Anderson. Anderson, known for his attention to detail, chose Sprague to lead the art department on 2001’s cult classic, The Royal Tenenbaums, for which his turn as art director on that film garnered a nomination for an Art Director’s Guild award. Since that film, Sprague has worked in the art departments of many more of Anderson’s best-loved films: The Grand Budapest Hotel (concept illustrator), Moonrise Kingdom (assistant art director), and most recently, as concept illustrator on 2023’s Asteroid City. He has also lent his talents for years to stage productions of the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Oldcastle Theatre, Shakespeare & Co. and to many years of involvement with The Nutcracker productions by the Albany/Berkshire Ballet and the American Repertory Ballet.

Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 12PM-5PM; Thursday 3PM-8PM; Friday & Saturday 12PM-5PM



February 2
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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