Archive for the ‘Art’ Category
Two Troy artists were the recipients of new, no-strings-attached cash awards that were presented at Wednesday (May 15) night’s gala celebration at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy.
Michael Oatman was honored with the Established Artist Award of $7,500. A faculty member at RPI’s School of Architecture, Oatman is an artist who works primarily in collage (currently on view in the Albany International Airport Gallery’s “Some Assembly required” exhibit) and large-scale installation (including the long-running “All Utopias Fell” at MASS MoCA in North Adams).
Colin Boyd was honored with the Emerging Artist Award of $5,000. A co-founder of Collar Works exhibition space in Troy, Boyd is an artist whose work encompasses sculpture, installations (“Cormorants and the Whale” is on view at the Albany International Airport) and drawing.
The 2013 awards were presented by Arts Center president Chris Marblo and sponsored by EP&M International, with additional funding from Karen & Chet Opalka and the Marcelle Foundation.
Also honored at the gala were David and Katie Haviland for their lifetime commitment to the arts and the Arts Center.
Named the Best Art Event in Metroland’s recent Readers’ Poll, the annual Art On Lark celebration returns to Lark Street from 10am-5pm on Saturday, June 8. There will, of course, be plenty of artwork on display (and for sale) all along Lark Street from Washington to Madison avenues.
But you can also count on a full day of free homegrown music at Art On Lark, too, co-sponsored by radio station WEXT-FM.
And while we don’t have an official schedule of performance times yet – stay tuned for that info upcoming soon – we can tell you which bands have been to selected to perform.
UPDATE: Here’s the complete schedule of who is playing where and when for the 2013 Art On Lark festival:
One of the most important artists of her generation, Marina Abramovic is embarking on the largest undertaking of her long and illustrious career as a performance artist – the opening of the Marina Abramović Foundation for the Preservation of Performance Art just down the road in Hudson.