MASS MoCA Announces Fall Schedule of Concerts & More

August 17th, 2017, 12:00 pm by Greg

Of course, MASS MoCA in North Adams is a wonderland of visual art, especially with the opening of the massive new Building 6 exhibition space earlier this year. (The James Turrell work is worth the trip all by itself!)

But the sprawling museum also presents a very forward-thinking array of performing arts as well, and the MASS MoCA folks have just announced their fall schedule of concerts, comedy, theater, dance, films and more.

BONUS: 25% early bird ticket discounts are available for most of the new events if purchased on or before Friday, September 1.

Here are the details of the the newly announced MASS MoCA events:

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ArtBeat: What To See

August 17th, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Work by Melanie Bilenker @ Sienna Patti

Work by Melanie Bilenker @ Sienna Patti

Mother @ Sienna Patti, Lenox. Works by contemporary jewelry artist Melanie Bilenker. Opening reception: Saturday, August 19, 4-6pm. Artist talk: Sunday, August 20, 11am. (Through September 24)

Michael David: The Navigator 4 @ John Davis Gallery

Michael David: The Navigator 4 @ John Davis Gallery

Navigators, Golems and Geishas @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Paintings by Michael David Also on display: sculpture by Bruce Gagnier and Stephen Reynolds and paintings by Larry Brown, Linnea Paskow and Daisy Craddock. Opening reception: Saturday, August 19, 6-8pm. (Through September 10)

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ArtBeat: What To See

August 10th, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Robert Rauschenberg: Untitled (Stork) @ Eckert Fine Art

Robert Rauschenberg: Untitled (Stork) @ Eckert Fine Art

Anaglyphic Anecdotes @ Eckert Fine Art, Kent. An extensive solo presentation of original and edition works by Robert Rauschenberg. Special guest talk with long time Rauschenberg Captiva Studio assistant and digital archivist Jonas Stirner: Saturday, August 12. (Through September 2)

Yinka Shonibare MBE: Detail of Dorian Gray @ The Tang

Yinka Shonibare MBE: Detail of Dorian Gray @ The Tang

Other Side: Art, Object, Self @ The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs. Artworks from the Tang Collection by Willie Cole, Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, Tim Hawkinson, Zanele Muholi, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Yinka Shonibare MBE, among others, that examines ways in which artists use materials, found objects, or even their own bodies to explore questions of national, cultural and self-identity. Opens Saturday, August 12. (Through December 30)

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ArtBeat: What To See

August 3rd, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Passage @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. A printmaking exhibition that focuses on travel and memories, curated by Alana Akacki and featuring works by Annie Bissett, Joan Dix, Blair, Thorsten Dennerline, Nancy Haver, Nori Pepe, Sarah Pike, Mary Ellen Riell and Sandy Wimer. Opening reception: Friday, August 4 (Albany First Friday), 5-8pm. (Through September 1)

Brian Wood: Canto II @ No. 6 Depot Gallery

Brian Wood: Canto II @ No. 6 Depot Gallery

Brian Wood and Ashley Garrett @ No. Six Depot Cafe, West Stockbridge. Drawings by Brian Wood and paintings by Ashley Garrett. Artists’ reception: Saturday, August 5, 5-7pm. (Through August 31)

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FEST: O+ Festival Comes to Poughkeepsie This Weekend

August 2nd, 2017, 11:00 am by Greg
Ryder Cooley, Hazel and Jen Dubois

Ryder Cooley & Hazel lead the Dust Bowl Faeries at the inaugural O+ Festival in Poughkeepsie

Photograph by Ed Conway

The O+ Festival in Kingston has become an annual fixture on the festival calendar, and now the fest is coming to Poughkeepsie for the first time this weekend. The inaugural O+ Poughkeepsie festival of art, music, wellness and community will be held on Friday & Saturday August 4 & 5) up and down Poughkeepsie’s Main Street.

Festival wristbands are available now for a $20 suggested donation, which includes an O+ t-shirt. The wristband is your all-access pass to hear 25 bands (including Holly Miranda, Dust Bowl Faeries, Continental, Ramblin Jug Stompers, the Funk Junkies, Monogold and many more), watch artists make large-scale murals, participate in dance and yoga classes and attend a Wellness EXPO+.

O+ Poughkeepsie kicks off on Friday evening with programming to coincide with the First Friday Music Street Fair from 5:30-8:30pm on Main Street between Academy and Market streets. The bands Bright Dog Red and Poet Gold & the Evolving Wordsmiths will perform.

On Saturday, the music gets underway at 1pm with Ramblin Jug Stompers at the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center and continues at four different venues throughout the day until 10pm.

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ArtBeat: What To See

July 27th, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Paintings by Virginia Bryant @ Carmen's Cafe

Paintings by Virginia Bryant @ Carmen’s Cafe

Victorian Abstraction @ Carmen’s Cafe, Troy. Paintings and works on paper by Virginia Bryant, inspired by choreographic and musical structures. Artist’s reception: Thursday, August 24, 5:30-8:30pm. (Through October 15)

Works by Eli Merritt @ 46 Green Street Studios

Works by Eli Merritt @ 46 Green Street Studios

Temporality @ Gallery @ 46 Green Street Studios, West Stockbridge. A two-day pop-up exhibitions of works by sculptor Eli Merritt. Opening reception: Saturday, July 29, 5-7pm. (Through July 30)

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FREE FEST: GEM Fest in Glens Falls This Weekend

July 26th, 2017, 9:00 am by Greg

On Saturday (July 29), GEM Fest brings music into art galleries and other venues throughout Glens Falls with a central focus on local artists and musicians. The festival features a number of live music acts at such venues as Mean Max Brew Works, the 190 Grille and Cinema, Davidson Brothers, Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe, JP Bruno’s Bar & Grill, Sandy’s Clam Bar and the 58 Bar & Grill.

The musical portion features some of the best Local 518 bands, including headliners Let’s Be Leonard, Capital Zen, Candy Ambulance, Paradox Saints, Tambourelli & Her SuperTrips and Sirsy.

Meanwhile, featured visual artists include Corey Pitkin, John Hampshire, Jenny Hutchinson, Anthony Richichi, Rodney Allen Bentley, Rob Harriman and Hannah Williams.

GEM Fest is a free event and open to all ages.

Here’s the musical schedule for GEM Fest:

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ArtBeat: Less is More: 2017 Regional @ AIHA [Get Visual]

July 25th, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara
Richard Barlow Roadside Picnic II - chalk on blackboard paint on wall

Richard Barlow Roadside Picnic II – chalk on blackboard paint on wall

By David Brickman

The 2017 edition of the annual Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region (popularly known as the Regional) is on at the Albany Institute of History & Art and, as ever, it is a must-see for all local fans of contemporary art.

This year’s show was judged and installed by Jack Shear, a photographer, curator, collector of photography, and the president of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation. You may recall Shear’s gift last year of over 500 photographs to the Tang Teaching Museum (reviewed here); now he has given the region a different sort of gift by providing an unusual, sharp perspective on the Regional, and by adding a couple of unique elements to the show that I found most welcome.

First, Shear mined the Institute’s collection for works of art that had been purchased from past Regionals over many decades; these pieces (more than 20 of them) were then installed salon-style at the entrance to the exhibition, providing a refreshing reprise of those past purchase-prize winners.

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