A. Amato Waterscapes & Ensemble Congeros Performance

Join us to view the A. Amato Waterscapes exhibit of paintings and to experience a musical performance by Ensemble Congeros which will feature African, Afro-Cuban and New World music.

This will be a unique collaboration for which guests will have the opportunity to meet the artist, Angela Amato, to hear an artist talk by her, as well as to listen and dance to two sets of music by Ensemble Congeros.

Refreshments will be available.
Paintings in the exhibit are available for purchase.

Event Entry Fee: $10 Suggested Donation

WHEN: June 8th, 2019 7pm-10pm

Learn More about the Artist & Musician

About A. Amato:
Angela Amato paints with expression! Her paintings range in size from 6×6 inches to 60×84 inches. She observes the elements air, water, earth and ether to propel her artistic expression both in her landscape paintings and her abstracts.

Angela is from the Finger Lakes region of NYS & has had many years of experience as an Artist. She is also a Drawing & Painting instructor and a teaching artist who occasionally takes trips to Tuscany with other Plein Air painters.

Angela won The New York Governer Award and the Kennedy Center Award in collaboration with Project U.N.I.Q.U.E., and the Wallace Memorial Award. She was also merited with the Artist Project Award by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Wilmot Foundation & the Andy Warhol Foundation.

Visit Angela Amato’s website at:

About Ensemble Congeros:

Dr. Eddie Ade Knowles is Founder and Artistic Director of Ensemble Congeros, a group of RPI alums and students dedicated to the study of Afro-Cuban, African and New World percussion. Ensemble Congeros was founded in 2004 as an outgrowth of the interest and passion of Rensselaer students who successfully completed Dr. Knowles’ course, “Introduction to Afro-Cuban Percussion.”

Congeros are known for their commitment to rhythm and the drum as the central medium of communication. Inspired by the experience and window into the social and religious music of Cuban Congeros, several graduates convinced him to continue to nurture and guide their sustained interest in “chasing the rhythms.” Ensemble Congeros fully embraces the honor and opportunity of being a continuous work in progress and a human manifestation of the synergy between the drum, science, technology, and the arts.

Visit the Ensemble Congeros page at:

Gallery Opening Featuring Artist John Hampshire

Join us to view an exhibit of artwork by John Hampshire while listening to live jazz by the Julia Donnaruma Trio. Meet the artist, enjoy refreshments and share in this lovely evening with us.

$10 Entry Fee/Suggested Donation

John Hampshire is a Professor of Studio Art at SUNY Adirondack and has had numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally. He is the recipient of many honors and awards, including most recently a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creativity, a NYFA fellowship grant, and a Purchase Award from the Hyde Museum.