Noon

Discover Albany Visitors Center Gift Shop

25 Quackenbush Square

Discover Albany, Albany Center Gallery, and The RED Bookshelf host Books and Blooms!: The RED Bookshelf and Capital Walls with guest artist Liz Zunon on August 28 at Noon.

Free | Register online here

Meet at the Discover Albany Visitors Center, corner of Broadway and Clinton Ave at Quackenbush Square. Free Saturday parking is available in the Quackenbush parking lot, accessible via Spencer St, just north of Clinton Ave.

Today we will meet artist Liz Zunon, and see her mural, Geraldine’s Reverie! The work of the Albany born artist is largely influenced by her childhood in Africa, the places she’s travelled to, and the people she’s met along the way. Meet the artist for a discussion about her mural, receive the book that she has written Grandpa Cacao: A Tale of Chocolate from Farm to Family. and take part in a short reading and Q&A. The Q&A session will discuss why the artist chose to write in addition to painting, the author's journey as a writer and advice for up and coming authors. We will highlight Albany art, Albany artists, provide books to young people and expose them to tangible career paths. Attendees will also receive collateral from Discover Albany to encourage further Albany exploration.