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Real Good for FREE: Albany’s September in the City Art Fair

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

The September in the City Art Fair series returns to Tricentennial Park in downtown Albany on Wednesdays in September from 11:30am-2pm. A free weekly lunchtime showcase for local art, music and culture, the fairs feature exhibits and artwork available for purchase from regional mixed media artists and crafters. And each week a different Local 518 musical guest will provide a live soundtrack for the fair.

Applications for September in the City artists and crafters are still being accepted. You can download an application or call 518.434.5416 for more information.

Here’s the schedule of live music for the September in the City Art Fair series:

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Q&Art: Dana Hoey

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Love Your  Enemy: a photograph by Dana Hoey

Love Your Enemy: a photograph by Dana Hoey

Here’s a quick Q&A with photographer Dana Hoey, whose work is currently on exhibit at the Albany Institute of History & Art in the group show, “Summer Exposure: Photographic Works.”

Q: WHAT IS YOUR CONNECTION TO OR FAVORITE CHARACTERISTIC OF THE HUDSON VALLEY?

A: Incredible light! I am a natural light photographer and though I stage my photographs and am rather content driven (as opposed to straight or “discovery” orientated photographers), I just love the light!!

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Opening:

Works by Matthew Blackwell @ John Davis Gallery

Paintings by Matthew Blackwell @ John Davis Gallery

Matthew Blackwell @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Also on display: sculpture by Maud Bryt, paintings by Judith Simonian, Angela Dufresne and Kathy Osborn and photography by Ruth Lauer Manenti. Artists’ reception: Saturday, August 16, 6-8pm. (Through September 7)

Carleen Sheehan: Stag @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Carleen Sheehan: Stag @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Friend of a Friend@ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. For this exhibition, Thompson Giroux turned the selection process over to the artists themselves — seven who have previously shown at the gallery were each asked to invite someone new. Connections between inviter and invitee may or may not be apparent, but are fun to look for. Artists include: Simeon Amstutz, Adam Brent, Steven Careau, Sasha Chermayeff, Andrew duPont, Jean Feinberg, Marianne Gagnier, Jolynn Krystosek, Kim McLean, Susan Rabinowitz, Ed Rath, Asya Reznikov, Carleen Sheehan and Michael Tong. Opening reception: Saturday, August 16, 4-6pm. (Through September 28)

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Q&Art: William Jaeger

Monday, August 11th, 2014
William Jaeger: Couches in Snow

William Jaeger: Couches in Snow

Here’s a quick Q&A with longtime Nippertown photographer William Jaeger, whose work is currently on exhibit at the Albany Institute of History & Art in the group show, “Summer Exposure: Photographic Works”.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR CONNECTION TO OR FAVORITE CHARACTERISTIC OF THE HUDSON VALLEY?

A: The river itself, and the tendrils that come from it (and to it), are steeped in history and lore. Around us are the vestiges of a lot of this, like the huge Burden ironworks in Troy which is just some shards in the ground and some artifactual proof.

The people who live here are a product of all of this, and the Hudson and its influence
becomes the culture of the land, including the Erie Canal (I’m working on a photographic
response to Clinton’s Ditch for the bicentennial) and the little river towns I love (like beautiful Coxsackie, maligned and still really interesting). Even the Contemporary Artists Center in South Troy is the direct descendant of all of this, occupying the Burden family church chapel with residency and exhibition spaces. Full circle, or full spiral.

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Artbeat: What To See

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Opening:

Ambulance Blues @ Basilica Hudson

Ambulance Blues @ Basilica Hudson

Ambulance Blues @ Basilica Hudson, Hudson. An exhibit curated by Erin Falls that examines the creation of art in the face of a fragmented socieity, featuring works by Rey Akdogan, Polly Apfelbaum, Uri Aran, Donald Baechler, Milano Chow, Peter Coffin, Ann Craven, Sam Falls, Deborah Falls, Jack Goldstein, Elias Hansen, Marc Hundley, Mirabelle Marden, Nancy Shaver, Matt Sheridan Smith, Jordan Wolfson and Joe Zorrilla with performances by Mick Barr and Hart of Gold. Opening reception: Saturday, August 2, 7-9pm with an after-party live show at 9pm featuring performances by Big French, Penn Sultan, Lissy Trullie and Imaad Wasif with Brian Chase. (Through August 18)

Jasper Johns: Target

Jasper Johns: Target

Make It New: Abstract Painting from the National Gallery of Art, 1950–1975 @ The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown. An exhibition that examines the different paths taken by abstract painting in the first quarter-century of the postwar period, presenting Abstract Expressionist and color field masterpieces alongside other canonical works organized by the formal categories of pattern, texture, and shape. Featuring key works such as Jackson Pollock’s Number 1, 1950 (Lavender Mist), Mark Rothko’s No. 1 (1961) , and Lee Bontecou’s Untitled (1962), the show also includes paintings by Jean Dubuffet, Jasper Johns, Yayoi Kusama, Robert Ryman and Cy Twombly. Opens Saturday, August 2. (Through October 13)

(left) Steven Young Lee: Vase with Peonies (detail) and Sin-ying Ho: Temptation: Life of Goods, No. 2 (detail) @ Independent Art Projects

(left) Steven Young Lee: Vase with Peonies (detail) and Sin-ying Ho: Temptation: Life of Goods, No. 2 (detail) @ Independent Art Projects

Grand Opening Weekend @ Independent Art Projects, North Adams. Independent Art Projects (IAP) celebrates the grand opening of its 2,500 square-foot exhibition space at 1315 MASS MoCA Way with a reception and a series of talks by artists and the gallery owners who represent them. The exhibit includes works by Tanya Marcuse and Christopher Russell, represented by Julie Saul Gallery; Shuli Sadé, represented by Cynthia-Reeves; Steven Young Lee and Sin-Ying Ho, represented by Ferrin Contemporary; and Lauren Fensterstock, represented by Sienna Patti Contemporary. Opening reception during DownStreet Art: Thursday, July 31, 6-9 pm. Talk with artist Tanya Marcuse: Saturday, August 2, 11:30am. Talk with artist Sin-ying Ho: Saturday, August 2, 3pm. Talk with artist Lauren Fensterstock: Sunday, August 3, 11:30 am. (Through August 24)

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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…

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