Friday is the last Friday of the month, which means Troy Night Out. It’s also Black Friday, and we can guarantee that you will be happier hanging out at the galleries, shops, restaurants and exhibition spaces of Troy than fighting the crowds at a soulless, sterile shopping mall.
There’s more to do than you can shake a stick at, and all Troy Night Out events are free. Here’s some of the highlights:
Martinez Gallery brings back Abstract Expressionist heavyweight George Hofmann, but this time instead of focusing on color fields, he investigates “The Poetics of Line” in an exhibition of prints. The gallery’s backroom also features of group exhibition by gallery artists.
The Photography Center of the Capital District hosts an opening reception for “The Creative Cadre,” featuring works by Nicholas Argyros, Katherine Wright, Cj Zuckerman, Zach Reiff, Jaclyn Kohler and Hannah Walker. 5-9pm.
The Fulton Street Gallery hosts an exhibit of of photographs of Icelandic landscapes by Michael Marston.
The Clement Gallery opens the 3rd installment in its series of group shows with an exhibition featuring the works of Robin Rosenthal, Denise Saint-Onge, Randi Martin-KIsh, Scott Hotaling, Jon Gernon, Gary Shakman, Tom Clement, Robert Moylan and George Dirolf.
Tight Knit’s Black Friday Handmade Holiday Shopping Extravaganza @ The Frear Building (3 3rd St.) includes 3 floors of artfully made goods crafted by local folks with live music by Aaron and Donna of Scientific Maps and a live radio show with Hello Pretty City’s Laura Glazer
“Are We There Yet” @ 182 River St features works in progress by the current artists-in-residence at the CAC-Woodside. Works include painting, sculpture, video, and a performance at 7:30PM.
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