Admit it, arts aficionados: You haven’t been to a yarn bombing yet. You may not even know what a yarn bombing is–which makes the Art on Lark debut of this art form that much more intriguing. So let’s just say that the bombing is being launched by local fiber artists including knitter Karen Maag-Tanchak, and that it will occur at 245 Lark St.
And for something else new and unique for the event’s 16th year, look for the life-size sculpture reconstruction (or is that deconstruction?) of a bus shelter created by Chip Fasciana, on display between Jay and Hudson Streets. Celebrating Art on Lark’s commitment to public transportation, environmental awareness, and the artistic strength of the Center Square neighborhood, in tandem with CDTA, the installation is made from reclaimed and recycled materials. Fasciana, an Albany and New York City painter and sculptor, works almost exclusively with found objects and is the winner of an AIHA Masterpiece Award.
More than 100 other artists are also exhibiting, along with theatrical performances and kids’ activities. Meanwhile, the music end of the festival will be held down (on the Madison Avenue stage) by Ashton Williams Band, Mike Grutka, Betsi Krisniski, Matthew Carefully (pictured), Babe City, and the College Farm.
Art on Lark, Lark Street, Albany, will be held Saturday (June 9) from 10 am to 5 pm. Free. For more info, call 434-3861 or visit www.larkstreet.org