WXXI RECEIVES A NEW YORK EMMY® NOMINATION FOR PALEY ON PARK AVENUE: NEW YORK CITY

Release Date: 
Fri, 02/13/2015

WXXI RECEIVES A NEW YORK EMMY® NOMINATION FOR PALEY ON PARK AVENUE: NEW YORK CITY

(Rochester, NY) February 13, 2015 – Paley on Park Avenue: New York City, a WXXI production, has been nominated for a New York Emmy® in the Documentary category. The hour-long documentary follows world-renowned sculptor, Albert Paley, as he creates 13 original sculptures that graced the median of New York City’s Park Avenue in the summer of 2013.

WXXI was granted unprecedented access to Paley and his studios to document the creation of these pieces for a one-hour documentary that shares Paley’s incredible journey. Paley on Park Avenue: New York City is narrated by Emmy Award-winning journalist, photographer, and artist Jay Schadler. The documentary aired on WXXI-TV in December 2013 and on PBS stations across the country in 2014.

In May 16, 2013 WXXI launched a six-part, web-only series that shared Paley’s process with the world online at WXXI.org/paleynyc. The 3-5 minute segments, which went live weekly, shared the progression of the project with the final webisode documenting the installation of the sculptures along Park Avenue on June 14, 2013. After the installation, WXXI’s production team continued to shoot the sculptures and events surrounding the project. That footage and interviews, coupled with footage shot for the six-part web series, tells the full story of the artist in Paley on Park Avenue: New York City.

The award winners will be announced at the 58th Annual New York Emmy® Awards gala on Saturday, May 2, 2015. Paley on Park Avenue: New York City was made possible with support from The Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation and The Ames Amzalak Memorial Trust.

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