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Skylanders – popular video game series developed by Nippertown’s own Vicarious Visions – jumps off the computer screen and onto the comic book pages with the publication of the inaugural Skylanders comic book.
And Comic Depot in Saratoga Springs is hosting a special release party for the comic on Saturday (October 18). Join the writers Ron Marz and David Rodriguez, as well as Vicarious Visions concept artists Jeff Bellio, Arzu Fallahi and Dave Phillips for the in-store celebration from 12noon-4pm.
You can pick up an exclusive Comic Depot variant cover for Skylanders #1. The store will be featuring an all-day sale, as well as raffles for exclusive Skylanders merch. And the artists will be drawing original Skylander sketches on sale for $25 with all proceeds benefiting the Ronald McDonald House.
The exhibition features three recent high definition videos — “You Make Me Iliad” (2010), “The Syphilis of Sisyphus” (2011) and “Priapus Agonistes” (2013) — and also reveals Kelley’s inventive process which fuses live performance, drawing, sculpture, costume design and digital media.
It is the first museum exhibition devoted to the finely crafted and researched costumes, objects and drawings that Kelley creates for the videos that she films in collaboration with Patrick Kelley.
At 7pm on Tuesday (October 7), the University Art Museum will host an artist talk by Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley. The talk will also feature the U.S. debut screening of their new video, “Swinburne’s Pasiphae.” Admission is free.
A man with a dream and no small amount of determination, Troy resident Cory Nelson has managed to open not one but two – count ‘em, 2 – galleries in formerly inactive storefronts on Troy’s 4th Street.
From 6-8pm on Friday (September 26), exhibitions will take place at each gallery with additional artwork displayed throughout the block, in conjunction with the monthly Troy Night Out arts walk. DOORS, at 274 4th Street, will feature the work of local artists who have painted doors salvaged from Troy dumpsters. PINK TAXI, at 314 4th Street, is a tribute to Darlene Nelson and those fighting breast cancer, and is the first step in forming a partnership with mobile-based car services such as UBER and LYFT to provide taxi services to and from chemotherapy treatment for patients.