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Shades of Gold gives artists a second chance

June 7, 2004

Albany-- Artists in the twilight of their lives are exhibiting their work in the "Shades of Gold" art show. The show kicked off Monday at the Albany Area Arts Council, which is the Old Carnegie Library, downtown.

Artists like Ruth Stack are displaying paintings they've done at their Council on Aging art class. Ruth, a retired nurse, started painting about 13 years ago. "My sister got me involved. I went home one year for my family reunion. She said 'Ruth, would you like to paint a painting?' and I said 'Oh, yes, I can't even do a stick man.'"

She's come a long way since then, painting beautiful landscapes and nature scenes. Ruth even won an honorable mention award for one of her paintings.

You can see Ruth's work, as well as more than a dozen other artists, at the free exhibit. It lasts all month.

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