Albany kind of has a thing for urban murals. I approve. It’s nice to see public art, which livens up the downtown and also gives people something to appreciate and experience without having to go inside to do it. In this age of COVID, that’s a big plus.
The newest mural in town was commissioned by Nine Pin Cider, New York’s first farm cidery. The piece is located on one of its loading dock doors on the Thatcher Street side of its Albany location.
Local artist Phoebe Rotter, in collaboration with the Albany Center Gallery, painted her unique and creative design based on Nine Pin’s inspiration and mission to support New York agriculture by crafting quality ciders from 100 percent New York apples. This is the latest collaboration between Nine Pin and ACG, as another mural, painted last summer by Billy T. Lyons, is affixed to Nine Pin’s exterior wall.
“I’m so glad I got to add to the landscape of this city, even in a small way. It’s an honor to make public art,” said artist Phoebe Rotter. “I thank Tony and ACG for all of the amazing work they’ve done to help artists connect with our communities through art and huge gratitude to Nine Pin for supporting local artists and featuring creative work in their space.”
Rotter’s mural now graces Nine Pin’s outdoor café area. Patrons are encouraged to photograph themselves in front of the mural as well as in front of Nine Pin’s “I Love Albany Mural” on the adjacent loading dock door.
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