Archive for the ‘Art’ Category
The street statues of Uncle Sam that have dotted the downtown Troy cityscape for the past six months are now on the auction block.
Funds raised from the auction will go toward supporting the Uncle Sam Project and activities of the Downtown Troy BID to revitalize downtown Troy. Proceeds raised from the auction of statues created by school groups will benefit the individual schools directly.
GO HERE to bid…
Story and photographs by Susan Brink
The current exhibition at Friends Gallery at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls is titled “assemblage,” curated by the artist Jon Segan. There are seven artists represented, however it doesn’t feel overwhelming; the work is thoughtfully placed and spacious.
Art Historian and Skidmore Professor Emeritus James Kettlewell stated, “I would note that this is both the most striking and the most interesting art exhibit in the Capitol Region. In the art of assemblage, the artist assembles both found and created objects, in this case, into beautiful and expressive arrangements.
Review and video by Joel Patterson
Plenty of lavishly costumed superheroes and princesses this month, but the really scary ones are the artists! And the strange preoccupations they settle on… well, the guy whirling the fireballs around was dangerous if you weren’t careful…
This month, Sam Altekruz is ready to dismantle his art installation of 650 hanging garlic cloves; Ben Atlman describes his Arts Center show concerning the complexity of identity; Claire Sherwood discusses her latest creations celebrating and exploring nature and industrial production; we view a recreated black light dorm room ceiling from 1970; we learn about the soothing and invigorating Troy Healing Arts; Robilee McIntyre shows her elaborate, symbolically outfitted sculptures; Patrick Sherwood tells us why evocative landscapes capture his imagination; Amy Halloran composes poetry on the spot; we judge a pumpkin contest at the Botanic Garden; and listen to the transporting, wild and dreamy sounds of the Keith Pray Soul Jazz Revival – and wonder, “Where’s Keith?”