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ART: Summer Shows to See [Get Visual]

Monday, July 6th, 2015
Van Gogh and Nature will be at The Clark through Sept. 13

Van Gogh and Nature will be at The Clark through Sept. 13

Previews by David Brickman

Just like that, July 4th is over, and it feels like summer will be soon be a distant memory, too. A bunch of museum exhibitions ought to be part of those memories, if you can organize it, with Van Gogh and Nature at Williamstown’s Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute through September 13 topping the list.

Other shows not to be missed include: Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge through October 26. The sardonic and self-deprecating New Yorker cartoonist is about as far from The Saturday Evening Post as you can get – which is why I can’t wait to see this show in Rockwell’s house.

Near Stockbridge is Boston Sculptors Gallery at Chesterwood 2015, featuring 24 Boston-area sculptors’ responses to the work, estate and gardens of Lincoln Memorial sculptor Daniel Chester French, through October 12.

Click to read the rest at Get Visual.

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Opening:

James McNeill Whistler: Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1 @ The Clark

James McNeill Whistler: Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1 @ The Clark

Whistler’s Mother: Grey, Black, and White @ The Clark, Williamstown. An exhibition celebrating the iconic American painting as well as 25 additional works by James McNeill Whistler. Opens Saturday, July 4. (Through September 27)

Works by Ken Otsuka @ The Emporium Antiques & Art Center

Works by Ken Otsuka @ The Emporium Antiques & Art Center

Ken Otsuka @ The Emporium Antiques & Art Center, Great Barrington. Ken Otsuka’s bodice-ripping illustrations for the covers of paperback romance novels. Artist’s reception: Sunday, July 5, 3-5pm. (Through July 31)

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LIVE: Art On Lark @ Lark Street, 6/6/15

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Candy Ambulance

Candy Ambulance

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

As recently as just two years ago, Art On Lark hosted a bountiful line-up of 12 bands, a smorgasbord of homegrown Local 518 musical talent. Since then, however, the annual June festival on Albany’s Lark Street has scaled back the musical aspect of the fest, placing the emphasis squarely on the visual artists who exhibit – and often create – their artwork in booths that line both sides of the street.

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Storm King Summer Concert Series Kicks Off on Sunday

Friday, June 26th, 2015
Glenn Mercer and Stan Demeski

Glenn Mercer and Stan Demeski of the Feelies

Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson

The Storm King Art Center in Mountainville presents its 2015 Outdoor Concert Series, kicking off on Sunday afternoon (June 28) with Porches and Frankie Cosmos. Each of the three concerts will take place at 2pm on Sundays amidst Storm King’s rolling fields, celebrated sculptures and natural landscape.

All concerts are free with admission to Storm King, which is $15 adults; $12 seniors; $8 ages 5-18 and students; FREE for children age 4 & under.

Here’s the Storm King concert schedule for the summer of 2015:

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Opening:

Joshua Field: Itinerant @ C Gallery

Joshua Field: Itinerant @ C Gallery

DownStreet Art @ Various locations, North Adams. The annual arts walk series kicks off its 2015 season tonight (June 25) from 6-9pm with city-wide gallery exhibitions, openings and performances.

Works by Rodney Alan Greenblat @ BCB Art

Works by Rodney Alan Greenblat @ BCB Art

BeLo 3rd Gallery Stroll @ Warren Street, Hudson. The galleries of BeLo 3rd host an evening arts stroll, with ten exhibitions ranging through painting, drawing, photography, video, sculpture and unique art jewelry. Saturday, June 27, 5-7pm.

Keith Johson: Untitled #7 and Ruth Wetzel: 4-17 @ Davis Orton Gallery

Keith Johson: Untitled #7 and Ruth Wetzel: 4-17 @ Davis Orton Gallery

The Chosen Place and Swamp Spaces @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. Photographs of bodies of water by Keith Johnson and Ruth Wetzel Also on display: portfolio showcases of watery landscapes by Steffen Kloster Poulsen and Peter Stern. Opening reception: Saturday, June 27, 5-7pm. (Through July 26)

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Opening:

Photographs by Thomas Dimopoulos @ Spring Street Gallery

Photographs by Thomas Dimopoulos @ Spring Street Gallery

Magic and Loss @ Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs. In conjunction with his recently published book of short stories by the same name, this exhibition of photographs by longtime Saratoga-based journalist Thomas Dimopoulos explores the city of Saratoga Springs. Opening reception and book signing: Thursday, June 18, 6-8pm.

Thomas Cole: Lake Winnepesaukee @ Albany Institute of History and Art

Thomas Cole: Lake Winnepesaukee @ Albany Institute of History and Art

The Making of the Hudson River School @ Albany Institute of History and Art. The Albany Institute of History and Art unveils its first online exhibition, which answers the frequently asked question, “what is the Hudson River School?”

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Fence 50 @ ACCR: Democracy in Action [Get Visual]

Monday, June 15th, 2015
Fence 50 installation view - Photos provided by the Arts Center of the Capital Region

Fence 50 installation view – Photos provided by the Arts Center of the Capital Region

Review by David Brickman

It’s been 50 years, and the Fence Show is still going strong at The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy. I can remember in the early ’80s hanging the works on the spikes of the wrought-iron fence that gave the show its name, and it retains the wide-open feeling it had then of being a show for the people.

This year’s edition attracted 382 entries from a total of 237 artists, 40 of which were submitted by 33 K-12 students, and as is the tradition, all are on display in a jam-packed salon presentation (as seen in the photo above) through June 27. Such clutter would require a stepladder – and a lot of time – to properly peruse, but that’s what juror Julie Lohnes (curator of Union College’s collections and Mandeville Gallery) must have done in order to choose works for the Fence Select edition of the show and designate the prizes.

Such a democratic enterprise has its pluses and its minuses. The only requirement for inclusion is membership in the ACCR; it appears submissions were limited to two per artist, and I’m guessing there was a size limit – but otherwise, if you brought it, it got in. The result: Everybody gets to participate (yay!) but a fair amount of truly awful work is thereby presented, and even the best work pretty much gets overwhelmed by the swirling mass of media in the show.

Click to read the rest at Get Visual.

FREE: LARAC June Arts Festival @ Glens Falls City Park

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

This weekend, the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) is presenting its 43rd annual June Arts Festival, one of the premier summer events of the southern Adirondack Region, drawing crowds of 20,000.

The fest features 200 exhibitors offering shoppers a variety of products such as jewelry, home items, food items, fine art, textiles, garden decorations and much more. The festival also includes not-for-profit booths, arts demonstrations, children’s activities, food concessions and lots of live entertainment by Local 518 musicians on four stages.

The fest takes place rain or shine in downtown Glens Falls’ City Park from 10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday (June 13 & 14). Admission to the fest is free.

Here’s the complete music schedule for the 2015 LARAC June Arts Festival:

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