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Art in Flux at Albany church

Art for art's sake is something many artists aspire to.

Many local artists are going to do their part to make that a reality, as they prepare for the Flux art show at the St. Joseph's Cathedral on Ten Broeck Street in Albany on Friday, Oct. 9, through Sunday, Oct. 11.

The show will feature artists from around the county, but one Guilderland artist, Sina Hickney, said there is a twist to what happens after the show. The art, which is being created on paper that can be easily distributed, will be delivered by bicycle, of or other human powered means of transportation to random people throughout the city.

It's all free, Hickney said. "It's art that has something to say with it."

She said she is excited the exhibit will be held at the cathedral, a landmark in the City of Albany.

The artists will go, either on the Tuesday or Friday after the show, to distribute the art, she said, and the information for the artists will be on each piece, so people can go seek other work by the artist if they like it.

The event will raise money for the Albany historical society, she said.

For 35 years Historic Albany Foundation has worked to protect Albany's unique architectural legacy. Behind Flux is a spirit of community: As you enjoy each nights show, your donation ($5 minimum) helps continue the St Joseph's restoration efforts and will directly benefit Albany's music and art community," according to the Flux Web site.

Hickney said she immediately became interested in the event when she heard that it involved a good cause and doing art that will find its way into so many people's hands.

Hickney is a University at Albany student, majoring in documentary studies.

To preview some of the work that will be displayed at the event, visit www.FLUXevent.com

The viewings will be from 4-11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday.""

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