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ArtBeat: What to See

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Opening:

Rodney Wood: Evanescence @ Clement Art Gallery

Rodney Wood: Evanescence @ Clement Art Gallery

Of Beauties & Beasts @ Clement Art Gallery, Troy. 13 diverse artists in an exhibition devoted to figurative and nature art’s narrative and emotive possibilities: Claus Brusen, Jon Christopher Gernon, Russell Gordon, Igor Grechanyk, Caitlin Hackett, Spring Hofeldt, Steven Kenny, Richard A. Kirk, Jennifer Knaus, Scherer & Ouporov, Benjamin Vierling, Jeff Wigman and Rodney Wood.Opening reception: Friday, July 25, 6-9pm. (Through September 20)

Emma Powell: Thief @ Schick Art Gallery

Emma Powell: Thief @ Schick Art Gallery

Summer Art Faculty Show @ < a href="http://www.skidmore.edu/schick/">The Schick Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Paintings, prints, sculpture, photographs, and ceramics by eleven artists: David Bradford, Justin Baker, Terry Conrad, Adam Daily, Katie DeGroot, John Galt, David Gyscek, Victoria Palermo, Emma Powell, Lauren Sandler and Elizabeth Terhune. Opening reception: Thursday, July 24. (Through August 1)

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Opening:

Brenda Goodman: Knot @ John Davis Gallery

Brenda Goodman: Knot @ John Davis Gallery

Brenda Goodman: Painting @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Also on display: sculpture by Maud Bryt and Dave Hardy and paintings by Bruce Gagnier, Jane Culp and Susanna Heller. Artists’ reception: Saturday, July 19, 6-8pm. (Through August 10)

Martin Benjamin: Donna, Arles, France, 1988 @ The Albany Institute of History and Art

Martin Benjamin: Donna, Arles, France, 1988 @ The Albany Institute of History and Art

Summer Exposures @ The Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. Photographic works by Martin Benjamin, Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Tom Fels, Dana Hoey, and William Jaeger. Artists’ reception: Thursday, July 17, 5-8pm. (Through September 7)

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“Waiting for Uncle Maestro”

Monday, July 14th, 2014

In this short Michael Camoin film, Greg Aidala and Isabelle Camoin make beautiful music together on the “Play Me, I’m Yours” pianos that dot Albany’s downtown landscape through Saturday, July 27…

Festival Fever: Art in the Park @ Saratoga’s Congress Park

Friday, July 11th, 2014
Anthony Fallacaro

Anthony Fallacaro

Art in the Park takes over Congress Park in Saratoga Springs on Saturday (July 12) with plenty of fun in the sun. The one-day runs from 10am-5pm featuring an outdoor fine art show by a wide variety of Local 518 artists – drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, photography, print-making and more.

Sponsored by Saratoga Arts, the free fest also features great food, a Kidz Art Zone complete with a scavenger hunt and other family-friendly activities.

And, of course, there will be plenty of live music throughout the day’s festivities, as well. Here’s the schedule of musical performers:

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Opening:

Works by Ariana Kolins (top)  and Russell Serrianne @ Courthouse Gallery

Works by Ariana Kolins (top) and Russell Serrianne @ Courthouse Gallery

Ariana Kolins and Russell Serrianne @ Courthouse Gallery, Lake George. Ariana Kolins uses the ceramic pinching technique to create both functional and sculptural work, while Russell Serrianne uses the natural lines formed by vine tendrils to create his intricate three dimensional drawings. Opening reception: Saturday, July 12, 4-6pm. (Through August 15)

The Black & White Show @ Albany Center Gallery

The Black & White Show @ Albany Center Gallery

The Black & White Show @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. An exhibit that explores the multifaceted potential of art in monochrome, including works in ink, watercolor, video, acrylics, photography and fiber by Evan Euripidou, Scott Nelson Foster, John Hampshire, Blacklight Lighthouse, Willie Marlowe, David McDonald, Theresa Swidorski and Barbara Todd. Artists’ reception: Friday, July 11, 5-9pm. (Through August 22)

Nightfall @ The Albany Barn

Nightfall @ The Albany Barn

Nightfall @ The Albany Barn, Albany. A mixed media exhibition featuring artwork inspired by the night with works by Gary Maggio, Elise Van Allen, Michael Wagner, Jim Paulsen, Sara Pruiksma, Sarah Holub Schrom, Ben Atwood and Jackie Sullivan. Opening reception: Friday, July 11, 5-9pm. (Through July 31)

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Mass Live Arts in Great Barrington Offers Experimental Performance, Film, Art, July 7-26 [Berkshire on Stage]

Monday, July 7th, 2014
Thank You for Coming by Faye Driscoll (photo:  Maria Baranova)

“Thank You for Coming” by Faye Driscoll (photo: Maria Baranova)

Mass Live Arts, a summer festival of contemporary and experimental performing arts, returns for its second year to Bard College at Simon’s Rock in the Berkshires, tonight (July 7) through July 26. This year’s festival presents three New England premieres of critically-acclaimed, new and remounted works by choreographer Faye Driscoll, theater artists Sibyl Kempson and Mike Iveson, Jr., along with two media based performances by director Phil Soltanoff.

In addition to works of live performance, this year’s offerings have been expanded to include a Monday night film series July 7, 14 & 21 of “The Bogeyman Trilogy” by seminal theater director Reza Abdoh (1963-1995), as well as a rotating gallery showcasing visual works by established American theater artists Andrew Schneider (of the Wooster Group), Anne Gridley and Nature Theater of Oklahoma. This year will also be the first of an annual benefit dance party on Sunday, July 20 to raise funds for year-round residencies to commission and develop large-scale new works.

Mass Live Arts 2014 takes place July 7-26 at the Daniel Arts Center [Bard College at Simon’s Rock] 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA 02130. Tickets are on sale now and range $10-30 with $150 all-inclusive Festival Passes.

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Festival Fever: The Buck Moon Arts Festival @ Fulton-Montgomery Community College

Monday, July 7th, 2014

The Buck Moon Arts Festival will take over the Fulton-Montgomery Community College campus in Johnstown this weekend showcasing diverse, family-friendly visual and performance art from across New York State and beyond.

The fest – which takes place from 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday (July 12 & 13) – will also feature vendors, workshops, demonstrations and multi-venue live music and dance performances. Wineries and craft beer makers will offer tastings of their regionally grown specialties. In addition, a pair of juried art shows will be on exhibit. The fest will be held rain or shine, and admission is FREE.

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Opening:

Jeff Sonhouse: Exhibit A: Cardinal Francis Arinze @ The Tang

Jeff Sonhouse: Exhibit A: Cardinal Francis Arinze @ The Tang

Opener 26: Jeff Sonhouse @ Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Over the past ten years, New York-based artist Jeff Sonhouse has created a powerful body of portrait paintings depicting often-masked black male figures that consistently defy and obscure classification. Adept at mixing pattern, color, and material, Sonhouse’s paintings feature a variety of unusual materials such as matchsticks, steel wool and cowry shells, and include references to art historical figures from Ed Paschke to Pablo Picasso. Opens Saturday, July 5. (Through January 4, 2015)

Works by Peggy Reeves @  510 Warren Street Gallery

Works by Peggy Reeves @ 510 Warren Street Gallery

More Drama: New Work by Peggy Reeves @ 510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson. Photo transfers with encaustic on handmade paper. Opening reception: Saturday, July 5, 3-6pm. (Through July 31)

Kay Rosen: Wanderful!

Kay Rosen: Wanderful!

I was a double @ The Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Visual artists who are rule makers, across a wide variety of styles and disciplines; all of the artists in this show invent rules and then follow them; whether written or not: Suzanne Bocanegra, Regina Bogat, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, André Cadere, Sarah Cain, Karin Davie, Taylor Davis, David Dupuis, Tony Feher, Alfred Jensen. Chris Johanson and Johanna Jackson, Sol LeWitt, Chris Martin, Gabriel Orozco, Bruce Pearson, Ciara Phillips, Kay Rosen, Wolfgang Tillmans, Fred Tomaselli, Johannes VanDerBeek, Ruth Vollmer, Stanley Whitney and Christopher Wool. Opens Saturday, July 5. (Through January 4, 2015)

Beverly Semmes: Angel @ The Tang

Beverly Semmes: Angel @ The Tang

Opener 27: Beverly Semmes: FRP @ Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Saratoga Springs. The Feminist Responsibility Project (FRP) by New York-based artist Beverly Semmes includes drawings, video, ceramics, and illuminated glass forms that are suspended throughout the gallery. At the heart of the exhibition is a collection of works on paper that features rough gestural applications of ink and paint that conceal and reveal the body as depicted in pornographic magazines. Opens Saturday, July 5. (Through January 4, 2015)

Nancy Grossman: Road to Life @ The Tang

Nancy Grossman: Road to Life @ The Tang

Masked @ Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery, Saratoga Springs. Exploring the duality of public appearance and private experience in constructing identity, the works in this exhibition suggest the variety of ways we conceal and reveal facets of ourselves to the outside world. The exhibition features photographs, prints, and sculpture from the Tang Collection by artists Marina Abramović, Nayland Blake, Jeanne Dunning, Phyllis Galembo, Daniel Gordon, Nancy Grossman, Yasumasa Morimura, Lillian Mulero, Eduardo Paolozzi, Man Ray, Laurie Simmons and Andy Warhol. Opens Saturday, July 5. (Through September 28)

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