DISPOSABLE ROCKET BAND VJ ART COMPETITION
The inimitable vj Vodstrup (aka Bart Woodstrup) will perform with the Disposable Rocket Band during their upcoming performance at 8pm on Friday, March 16 at 51 3rd St. in Troy. In preparation for his arrival, DRB is holding a contest where he will select his favorite content to include in his vj performance. To participate, simply post an image or link to a YouTube or Vimeo vid on the DRB Facebook fanpage; please note that you have to “like” the band to partake. And really, as DRB’s Captain Kane says, what’s not to like?
SHORT FILMS FOR SEASON THREE OF “TvFILM” on WMHT-TV
WMHT-TV is gearing up for the return of “TvFILM,” the popular public television series that showcases regional independent filmmakers, making short films, documentaries and animated shorts. Hosted by Brandon Bethman, “TvFILM” is looking for unique, original and independently-made short films created in upstate New York and western New England. You can find submission information and an entry application online. A panel will review the submissions and make the selections of short films to be broadcast on the air beginning in June. Deadline for entries is Sunday, May 18.
PUBLIC ART AT CDTA BUS STOPS
Soon you will be able to watch TV in the local Nippertown bus stations and see the work of local artists. Central Avenue BID and CDTA are partnering on a large-scale public art project that will install secure flat-screen TVs in several high-traffic bus shelters this spring. The TVs will exclusively feature programming from Albany and Schenectady artists and artists’ organizations. Content will be run from a local server, and community artists and arts organizations will have still photos, videos and demonstrations running almost around the clock. This can be stills of visual arts, music performances, dance performances, cooking demonstrations, fashion, flowers, writing, anything that involves artistry or design. If you have a still photograph of your artwork or video footage of a performance, please contact the BID offices at (518) 462-4300 for more information about submissions.