Holiday Celebration and The Art of Studio Portraiture with Brenda Ann Kenneally

Date(s) - Saturday 12/20/2014
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for our third annual North Troy Holiday Celebration! We’ll have free portraits, a coat give-away, a Troy Bike Rescue bike give-away, plus arts activities!!! 

Check out this video from our Holiday Celebration ’12! 

Back by popular demand! Free photos for families in the North Troy area! Call (518) 272-2390 to reserve a time. Spaces limited, so please sign up soon!

Check out this video from our Holiday Celebration ’12!

More about the Photo Workshop

Learn the craft of studio portraiture in a “hands-on” community workshop to create free studio portraits for North Troy families.

Assist internationally-known photojournalist Brenda Ann Kenneally as she creates free studio portraits for families in in North Troy in this “Hands-on Studio Portraiture” workshop. Sliding scale: $1 – $40.



Plus, free winter coats for North Troy neighborhood children! Please help with donations…

Co-sponsored by Foto Care.



More about this workshop:

Kenneally’s deep  connections with Upstate Girls, and families in the North Troy community, will form the basis of this workshop. Together, we will celebrate the holiday season! While families wait for their turn getting their photo taken, we’ll have arts activities in the main Sanctuary space.

Brenda Ann Kenneally is a Guggenheim and Soros Criminal Justice Media Fellow. She attended the University of Miami, where she earned a B.S. in sociology and photojournalism, and New York University, where she received an M.A. in studio art. Kenneally has focused on how families get lost in a culture of drugs and prison. She searches for ways to motivate inner-city women to empower themselves, despite their limited social and economic opportunities. Kenneally’s work has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Ms. Magazine, among other publications. In 2000, she won the Community Awareness Award from the National Press Photographer’s Association, and in 2001 she was awarded the International Prize for Photojournalism in Gijon, Spain. Kenneally’s work in Brooklyn has received support from the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, the Mother Jones Documentary Fund, and the Nikon Sabbatical Grant, in addition to the Open Society Institute. Kenneally has worked with us exhibiting her photos, teaching photojournalism workshops, and curating several exhibitions.