EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
The Art and Iconography of Altin Stoja
When: April 16 through October 15, 2021.
Where: New York Folklore Shop & Gallery, 129 Jay Street, Schenectady NY
Additional information coming soon.
Efthimios (Altin) Stoja is an iconographer and visual artist. First inspired by ancient frescoes that decorated the church walls in his father’s Albanian village, Altin trained under master artists in Greece before opening his own studio. He later moved to the U.S. where he continues to work fulltime as an iconographer. His iconography (in the Macedonian tradition -which shows movement and facial expressions) can be found within Albany-area Orthodox Churches, such as St. Nicholas Church in Cohoes and St. Sophia Church in Albany. His non-religious pieces can be seen within public venues, such as in the recent (Dec 2020) Albany Center Gallery’s Member show. In his paintings, Altin often draws inspiration from the natural landscapes of the Capital Region.