ArtBeat: What To See


Today is Third Friday, Schenectady (various venues, downtown Schenectady, 5-9pm) Spotlighting the art, artists and business throughout Schenectady, this one-night event includes happenings at the Schenectady Museum, Union College, The Stockade, upper Union Street, Jay Street, Working Gallery Studios, 440 Arts Center, Proctors and much, much more. FREE!

Scott Edward Cole: No Admittance

Scott Edward Cole: No Admittance

“BerkshireCity: Pittsfield on Film” @ Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield. Juried exhibit of photography showcasing Pittsfield’s built landscape featuring 26 photographers including Kevin Sprague, Scott Barrow, Scott Edward Cole, Kay Canavino, Mary Garnish, Karl Volkmann, Nicole Garzino and many more. Opening reception today (Friday) 5-7pm FREE! (Through March 6)

“To Rockwell, With Love: Fan Mail and The Saturday Evening Post” @ Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge. Fan correspondence received by Norman Rockwell, archival photographs and the original Saturday Evening Post tearsheets that inspired such lively public response will be on view. Opens Saturday, January 16. (Through May 16)

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“Material Witnesses: Photographs of Things” @ Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. This focused exhibition considers how documentary images stand not only as material witnesses to times and places past, but as aesthetic objects that are at once accessible and uncanny. Opens today (Friday). (Through April 11)

Barbara Friedman: Overlook

Barbara Friedman: Overlook

“Selections” @ BCB Art, Hudson. This exhibit of highlights from the 2009 season and previews of upcoming shows includes work by Jef Bourgeau, Jim Goss, David Salle, Joy Taylor, Christopher Quirk, Barbara Friedman, Ed Smith, Fred Scruton and others, as well as a new video by Lucio Pozzi featuring a grand lecture on the history of art given in his own invented “Pacciamina” language. Opening Saturday, January 16th. (Through February 28)

Workshop: Writing From Art @ Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. Saturday, January 16, 1-3pm. (One day only) Be inspired by the Albany Institute’s renowned collection of Hudson River School paintings as well as hundreds of artworks, artifacts, interactive displays and rare archival documents. Write from the rich history of the Hudson River as the exhibit provides a narrative of the people, events, and ideas that have shaped this region. $30/$25 Members of Sponsoring Organizations. Contact Barbara Collins at or 463-4478 x 405.

Last Chance To See:

Poet of the Ordinary — Photographs by Keith Carter @ Massry Center, College of St. Rose, Albany. Here’s David Brickman’s review. (Through January 17)


10″ x 10″ = $100 @ Mimosa Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Paintings on exhibit sell for $100 or less and are no larger than 10″x10″ (Through February 21)

Elise Freda: Monarch

Elise Freda: Monarch

“Nature Abstracted” @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson: Paintings by Elise Freda and works on paper by Madelon Jones, plus paintings by Nancy Rutter and Joseph Maresca in the backroom. Artist reception Saturday, Jan. 9, 6-8 pm. (through February 15)

Dan McCormack: Varied Projects Show @ Photography Center of the Capital District, Troy: an array of recently developed techniques and processes, including palladium diptychs, cyanotypes, Nimslo, pattern, face scan, lillith, photograms, Holga camera, 4 × 4, and pinhole camera. Artist reception on Friday, January 29, 6-9pm (Troy Night Out) (Through February 21)

Jeffrey Owen Miller

Jeffrey Owen Miller

Geoffrey Owen Miller @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson: New York-based artist Geoffrey Owen Miller uses various methods of painting to examine the sociological meanings of iconic imagery and the psychology of the viewer’s perception. Artist reception on Saturday, Jan. 9, 6-8 pm (Through Jan. 31)

Marcus A. Vincent and Jesse Royston: “Seeing In Side Out” @ Terra Nova Gallery, Troy: Opening reception on Friday, January 8, 6-9pm (Through February 26)

The Posie Kviat Gallery in Hudson is hosting a landscape exhibit, “Making a Scene,” featuring the work of Michael Cohen, Mary Anne Erickson and Katarina Gerkman-Holbrook. Opening reception on Saturday (January 9) from 3-6pm. (Through February 15)

High School All Stars @ The Arts Center, Saratoga: Art by Saratoga County high school students. Opening reception on Sunday January 10, 2-5pm (Through January 30)

(Re)Vision: Highlights from four 2009 solo exhibitions, John Cleater, Joan Banach, Ruth Leonard, Ieva Mediodia @ Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson. (Through February 6)

Ruth Leonard: Nipper Still Life

Ruth Leonard: Nipper Still Life

Tracy Helgeson: Abstract Landscapes @ The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown. Painter Tracy Helgeson creates glowing, deceptively simple landscapes using large fields of pure color. (Through January 31)

A Strong Impression: William Morris Hunt’s Niagara” @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. As part of its year-long series of programs devoted to “Landscape,” this exhibit examines both the artistic and cultural context in which Hunt’s painting, Niagara Falls (1878), was produced through oil sketches, drawings, photographs, films, rare books, and souvenirs. (Through January 31)

Mike Glier: “Along a Long Line” and Amy Podmore: “Predicaments” @ Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. The annual Williams College Studio Art Faculty Exhibition featuring paintings by Mike Glier and a range of sculpture, video, and installation by Amy Podmore. (Through February 21)

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: “Juggernaut” @ William College Museum of Art, Williamstown. In this new video, the pristine, gleaming white salt flats of the El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve are disturbed by the menacing and thundering sounds of human intervention. (Through March 14)

“An Enduring Legacy: American Impressionist Landscapes” @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. On view are 64 landscape paintings by 47 artists who were students and/or sketching partners of such seminal figures in the development of Impressionism in America such as William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Willard L. Metcalf, John Henry Twachtman, and Robert Henri. Here’s David Brickman’s review. (Through Sunday, March 28)

“Winter Art” @ The National Upholstering, Design Studio/Gallery: group show and sale of work by more than 10 local artists. (Through January 30)

Kevin Cook and Gail Postal: “Iconic Landscapes and Everyday Icons @ Windham Fine Arts (Through January 24)

John Willis: Selections from “Recycled Realities” and “A View from the Rez” @ Union College, Visual Arts Building, Burns Arts Atrium, Schenectady: Photographer John Willis shows works from two recent projects. “Recycled Realities” features still-life photos of scrap paper on its way to being recycled, while “A View from the Rez” includes photographs made while visiting Pine Ridge Reservation, tribal home of the Oglala Lakota Sioux. Artist reception on Thursday, Jan. 14, 4:30 pm (Through January 31)

Group Show, Pt. 2 @ Clement Art Gallery, Troy: includes works by Sergio Sericolo, Laura Glazer, Jeff Wigman, Christopher Murray, Dorothy Englander, Robert Gullie, Joe Putrock and Erik Laffer. (through January 25)

“Picture This,” photos by Rick Bedrosian @ McGreevy Prolab (Through January 29)

Constable and After: Sir Edwin Manton and the British Landscape @ Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. An exhibition of art patron Manton’s landscape collection, including John Constable, a pioneer in landscape art and precursor to the Impressionists. (Through June 23)

Alexis Grabowski and Lauren Mielke: “Inside Out” @ Davey Jones Gallery, Albany: an exhibition of drawings and installations. (Through February 1)

Lives of the Hudson, Type A: Barrier, Nicole Eisenman @ The Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga. (Here’s the Nippertown review.)

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