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FREE FEST: Bands Announced for Albany’s Art On Lark on Sunday

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

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Photograph by Timothy Reidy

Located on Lark Street in the heart of Albany, Art on Lark is the city’s favorite arts-oriented street fair. And on Sunday (June 5) Art On Lark is celebrating its 20th anniversary from 11am-6pm.

Art on Lark is the annual summer street festival that celebrates local art and artisans of Greater Nippertown. Lark Street will be shut down to traffic and transformed by more than 50 artists’ pop-up displays including painters, photographers, jewelers, sculptors, ceramicists, live performances and, of course, music.

Here’s the line-up oif bands that will be performing at the 2016 Art On Lark on Sunday:

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Opening:

Leigh Palmer: Opening No. 54 @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Leigh Palmer: Opening No. 54 @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

25th Anniversary Exhibition @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. The gallery’s anniversary exhibit marking 25 years in Hudson includes new paintings by Leigh Palmer, color field panels by Ginny Fox, sculpture by Leon Smith and photographs by Dale Goffigon. Artists’ reception: Saturday, May 28, 6-8pm. (Through July 10)

Freya Powell: Active Turn @ Art Omi

Freya Powell: Active Turn @ Art Omi

Summer 2016 Exhibition @ Art Omi, Ghent. This year’s annual summer exhibition includes new works in The Fields by Charley Friedman, Folkert de Jong, Freya Powell, Rob Fischer and Andreas Savva. Visitors will also get a special in-progress preview of Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder’s performative architecture piece, ReACTOR, which will open in the Omi Architecture Field later this summer. Also on display, in the Charles B. Benenson Gallery, is a solo exhibition of Charley Friedman’s indoor work featuring prints, drawings and mechanical sculpture of whirling beach balls, through July 24. Opening day celebration: Saturday, May 28, 1-4pm.

Nina Katchadourian @ MASS MoCA

Nina Katchadourian @ MASS MoCA

Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder @ MASS MoCA, North Adams. New and existing works by 23 international artists, each touching on certain facets of wonder, including: the perceptual/visionary, the technological/scientific, the philosophical/meditative, time/cosmos, and illusion/fear. Opening reception: Saturday, May 28, 5-6:30pm.

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Opening:

A Change of Place @ The School

A Change of Place @ The School

A Change of Place: Four Solo Exhibitions @ The School, Kinderhook. Working across painting, photography and sculpture, Pierre Dorion, Hayv Kahraman, Richard Mosse and Garnett Puett converge on themes of transformation, environment and remembrance. Opening reception and 2nd anniversary event: Sunday, May 22, 2-6pm.

Kathleen Benton, Pontella Securifer - Flourescent (M-F) @ Limner Gallery

Kathleen Benton, Pontella Securifer – Flourescent (M-F) @ Limner Gallery

Arte Natura @ Limner Gallery, Hudson. Contemporary art by 24 American and international artists inspired by nature, from realist landscapes to abstract images inspired by natural forms. Opening reception: Saturday, May 21, 5-7pm. (Through June 11)

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ The Hyde [Get Visual]

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
1976's Running Fence introduced the world to a new kind of environmental artist.

1976’s “Running Fence” introduced the world to a new kind of environmental artist.

By David Brickman

Heads-up! A traveling exhibition titled “Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection” opened last Sunday (May 15) at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls and will run just six weeks, through Sunday, June 26 – so I recommend you put it on your calendar now.

This event creates many associations for me, most delightfully bringing up the memory of renovations many years ago at the Hyde house that caused it to be fully wrapped in plastic for months on end. I wonder if Hyde administrators remember thinking then, as I did, that it looked just like a Christo project.

It’s also always a treat to see work by this curious duo who helped transform our conception of art from insisting on a housed display into a reluctant embrace of environmental installation on a scale beyond most of our imaginations. The fact that they could even conceive of building a curtain across a valley, or skirting eleven islands with pink polypropylene – much less actually doing it – is a testament to human ingenuity and persistence.

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Opening:

Scout/Pines: Eyes on the Prize @ Time & Space

Scout/Pines: Eyes on the Prize @ Time & Space

Give ‘Em Hell @ Time & Space Limited, Hudson. New stencil art paintings by Scout/Pines, née Brian Buono, who first got into street art while working in the screen-printing department at the Capital Region independent record label, Equal Vision. His pieces – painted with spray paint or house paint on reclaimed plywood or old metal – depict real-life people on the periphery: the have-nots, the overlooked, the marginalized. The Chatham-based artist then surreptitiously places his stencil-art paintings on abandoned buildings in distressed communities, where they usually disappear fast, unscrewed by collectors or lucky passers-by. Opening reception: Saturday, May 14, 5-7pm. (Through June 30)

Richard Butler: Small Conversation @ BCB ART

Richard Butler: Small Conversation @ BCB ART

Quietus @ BCB ART, Hudson. With his daughter as his muse, Richard Butler depicts lush expressionistic portraits of a pensive female, who serves as a cipher for himself. Butler was trained as a painter at the prestigious Epson School of Art & Design in London, but he is also known as the singer/songwriter for the acclaimed rock band, The Psychedelic Furs. Artist’s reception: Saturday, May 14, 6-8pm. (Through July 3)

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Opening:

Photographs by Barbara Ellison @ Shire City Sanctuary

Photographs by Barbara Ellison @ Shire City Sanctuary

Three Faces of Flowers @ Shire City Sanctuary, Pittsfield. Botancial portraits by Barbara Ellison. Opening reception: Friday, May 6, 5-9pm. (Through May 31)

Works by Rebecca Moseman @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery

Work by Rebecca Moseman @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery

5th Annual Juried Exhibition @ Sohn Fine Art Gallery, Lenox. Photography by April Aldighieri, Mark Bennington, Matthew Bialer, Debra Bilow, Steven Duede, Steven Edson, George Grubb , Erin Gordon, Jonathan Hankin, Steve Knight, Lear Levin, Allan Markman, Rebecca Moseman, Paul Murray, Kathryn Nee, Lori Pond, Eric Rennie, Richard Schatzberg, Brian Sesack, Sue Palmer Stone, Ken Tannenbaum and Samantha VanDeman. Reception: Saturday, May 7, 4-6:30pm. (Through June 5)

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ArtBeat: Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational @ Albany Center Gallery [Get Visual]

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Four very diverse artists are in this year's Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational at ACG

Four very diverse artists are in this year’s Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational at ACG

By David Brickman

One of the best shows each year at Albany Center Gallery is the annual invitational drawn from the Mohawk Hudson Regional. It’s a cool idea we don’t see often enough: Gallery representatives visit the big juried show and make notes on whose work they’d like to see more of, then ACG organizes an exhibition of those select picks.

This year’s MHRI at ACG includes four very diverse artists in terms of medium, style – even age – and that’s a good thing. As I am one of the gallery’s board members and the chair of the exhibits committee, I was involved in the selection process – so this won’t be a review. Instead, I will simply recommend the show and suggest you include it in your 1st Friday plans on May 6, when the artists’ reception will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm.

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Opening:

Works by George Hofmann @ Martinez Gallery

Works by George Hofmann @ Martinez Gallery

Questing @ Martinez Gallery, Troy. An exhibit celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Martinez Gallery with artists George Hofmann and Roxanna Melendez. Reception: Friday, April 29, 5-8pm.

Thomas Ruff: Cassini 17 @ the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Thomas Ruff: Cassini 17 @ the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Touch The Sky @ Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie. A multi-media exhibition that explores art related to astronomy featuring 50+ works by 18 artists: Laura Battle, Michael Benson, Matthew Brandt, Vija Celmins, Caleb Charland, Chris McCaw, Linda Connor, Teresita Fernández, Nancy Graves, Sharon Harper, Mishka Henner, David Malin, Lisa Oppenheim, Thomas Ruff, Lewis M. Rutherfurd, Kiki Smith, Michelle Stuart, Mungo Thomson and Penelope Umbrico. Opening lecture and reception: Friday, April 29, 5:30pm. (Through August 21)

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