ArtBeat: What To See

July 13th, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Ben Butler: Scholar's Rock @ Turn Park Art Space

Ben Butler: Scholar’s Rock @ Turn Park Art Space

Wooden Forms @ Turn Park Art Space, West Stockbridge. An exhibit that explores wood as a sculptural material through the practices of two artists, Ben Butler and Jim Holl. Two temporary, site-specific sculptures will be installed on the territory of the park and an exhibition of related drawings and models will be shown at the Workshop Gallery. Opening reception: Saturday, July 15, 4:30-6:30pm. (Through October 31)

Hazle Weatherfield: Study for Best of Everything @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Hazle Weatherfield: Study for Best of Everything @ Thompson Giroux Gallery

Character and Direction @ Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham. An exhibition featuring three contemporary artists who use line in their work as a fundamental element within their unique compositions: Marcel Bova, Licha Jiménez and Hazle Weatherfield. Opening reception: Saturday, July 15, 4-6pm. (Through August 20)

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ArtBeat: What To See

July 6th, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Historic Gardening Tools @ Montgomery Place Campus

Historic Gardening Tools @ Montgomery Place Campus

Montgomery Place Campus, Annandale-on-Hudson. A new seasonal exhibition focusing on the antique garden implements used at Montgomery Place for vegetable gardening, landscaping, orchard care and ornamental floral display. (Through October 31)

Photographs by Timothy Reidy @ Rocco's Art Gallery

Photographs by Timothy Reidy @ Rocco’s Art Gallery

For Art’s Sake @ Rocco’s Art Gallery, Albany. Photographs by Timothy Reidy. Opening reception: Friday, July 7, 5-9pm. (Through July 7)

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ArtBeat: What to See

June 29th, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:

An installation by Maya Lin @ Hancock Shaker Village

An installation by Maya Lin @ Hancock Shaker Village

Making: Then and Now @ Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield. An exhibition of contemporary works that explore the connection between artists today and an historic utopian movement in the Berkshires, featuring artworks exhibited in the Village’s historic spaces by Gregory Crewdson, Don Gummer, Stephen Hannock, Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin and David Teeple. Opens Saturday, July 1. (Through November 12)

Sergio Sericolo Little Women @ Scarlett Seven Fine Art Gallery

Sergio Sericolo’s Little Women @ Scarlett Seven Fine Art Gallery

Perculiar Quaintness @ Scarlett Seven Fine Art Gallery, Troy. Six artists whose works explore the ideas of humor, surrealism, idosyncrasies and beauty: Spring Hoefeldt, Brian Cirmo, Sergio Sericolo, Victoria Crowell, Sarah Petruziello and Igor Grechanyk. Artists’ reception: Friday, June 30, 6-9pm. Artists’ talk: Thursday, July 13, 7pm. (Through July 23)

Debra Priestly: Patoka Hill @ Love Apple Art Space

Debra Priestly: Patoka Hill @ Love Apple Art Space

Art Work: An Exploration of Labor @ Love Apple Art Space, Ghent. Love Apple Farm, now owned by Francis Greenburger, founder of Art Omi, inaugurates its new exhibition space with this group exhibition of works by Andrea Arrubla, Ben Thorp Brown, Noa Charuvi, Wojciech Gilewicz, Frances Goodman, Marisa Morán Jahn, Marie Christine Katz, Kakyoung Lee, Michael Mandiberg, Joiri Minaya, Debra Priestly, Jean Shin, Aram Han Sifuentes, Paul Anthony Smith, Maayan Strauss, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Rodrigo Valenzuela and Elizabeth White. Grand opening celebration: Sunday, July 2, 2-5pm. (Through October 1)

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Keith Richards’ Auction in Hudson on Saturday

June 23rd, 2017, 9:00 am by Greg
From the collection of Keith & Patti Richards (photo: Stair Galleries)

From the collection of Keith & Patti Richards (photo: Stair Galleries)

Legendary Rolling Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards and his wife Patti Hansen are auctioning off items from their Manhattan apartment. And the auction will be held at Stair Galleries in Hudson on Saturday (June 24).

There’s no rock & roll memorabilia up for auction, but some of the items from Richards’ boho-chic Upper East Side apartment that will go to the highest bidder include an Italian rococo giltwood console, an opulent Karabagh carpet, an English black lacquer tray, three large pastel floral paintings by the French artist Jacqueline Marval, an English tufted leather Chesterfield sofa, an Italian orange glass decanter by Paolo Venini, a set of eight Waterford crystal wine glasses.

Items are available for preview 10am-6pm today (Friday, June 23) and beginning at 9am on Saturday. The auction is slated to take place at 3pm on Saturday, and admission is free.

ArtBeat: What To See

June 22nd, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Ellsworth Kelly: Red Blue @ The Hyde

Ellsworth Kelly: Red Blue @ The Hyde

Ellsworth Kelly @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. Two companion exhibitions: Ellsworth Kelly: Slow Curve, which includes seventy prints that examine the artist’s experimentation with curved fields of color, and Ellsworth Kelly: Fruits & Flowers, twenty-six lithographs that reveal the sources of Kelly’s non-rectilinear shapes. Opens Saturday, June 24. (Through September 17)

Friday, June 23 is a Free Fun Friday with free admission to the Clark in Williamstown and the Mount in Lenox.

Craig Shilitto: Barbacoa @ Art Omi

Craig Shilitto: Barbacoa @ Art Omi

Architecture Opening & Solstice Celebration @ Art Omi, Ghent. Art Omi celebrates its newest addition to Architecture Field 02, Craig Shilitto’s Barbacoa, with a preview of the new installation, an on-site pig roast and a contemplation of the summer solstice. Saturday, June 2, 5-8pm.

The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness @ The School

The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness @ The School

The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness @ The School, Kinderhook. A large-scale exhibition that honors the Ghanaian legacy of abebuu adekai, or fantasy coffins, that celebrate death and the afterlife, sculpted in the form of objects representative of the deceased and their interests. In 2004, Claude Simard, the late co-founder of Jack Shainman Gallery, commissioned thirteen coffins in the form of European castles erected along the Gold Coast in the 15th century, which served as holding pens for America-bound slaves. Opening reception: Saturday, June 24, 2-6pm.

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ArtBeat: “MAKERS: 365 Capital Region Creatives” @ Albany Center Gallery

June 20th, 2017, 2:30 pm by Greg

Photographs by Richard Lovrich @ Albany Center Gallery

Opening at Albany Center Gallery, “Makers” is an exhibition of 365 portraits by photographer Richard Lovrich, who captured the essence of inspirational individuals who contribute to the creative world around them, all of whom reside in or have passed through Greater Nippertown.

Some you’ll recognize. Some may be your neighbors. Some you may have yet to discover. But they’re all talented artists and makers, movers and shakers from the worlds of theater, literature, music, visual art, journalism, television, comedy, radio, dance, film and beyond…

The opening reception for the exhibit, which remains of view at ACG through Friday, July 21, takes place from 5-8pm on Wednesday (June 21). Admission is free.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Albany Center Gallery will also host four live panel discussions (one each week of the exhibition), which will offer insight into the minds and lives of our creative community.

Once this show closes at ACG, the exhibition will travel on to locations in seven more Greater Nippertown counties. More information available here.

Here’s the list of makers whose portraits will be on view at the Albany Center Gallery:

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FEST: QWERTY Festival at the Greenville Drive-In This Weekend

June 19th, 2017, 10:00 am by Greg

QWERTY: The Second Annual Festival of Type and the Letter Arts is slated to take over the Greenville Drive-In this weekend.

QWERTY kicks off on Friday (June 23), which just happens to be World Typewriter Day, and continues on Saturday with live musical concerts, films, a gathering of typewriter poets, typewriter and letter-art and a type-in hosted by Eric Molbach. Bring your typewriter or use one of the free typewriters provided on a first-come first-served basis.

Ticket prices are $10 for Friday; $5 for kids 15 and younger. Saturday tickets are $15; $8 for kids 15 and younger. A two-day, all-festival pass is also available for $20; $10 for kids 15 and younger.

Here’s the complete schedule of events for the 2017 QWERTY Festival:

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ArtBeat: What to See

June 15th, 2017, 10:00 am by Sara

Opening:


2017 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region @ Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany. Established in 1936, this annual, juried exhibition documents the work of artists working within a 100-mile radius of the Capital District. Opening reception Friday, June 16, 6-8pm with remarks at 7pm. (Through September 3)


Downtown is Pawsome Garden Party @ City Hall, Albany. Celebrating a local landmark and American icon, regional artists have customized twenty 3-foot-tall sculptures of Albany’s famous canine resident Nipper. The painted pups will grace various locations in downtown Albany throughout the next year. Proceeds from the Garden Party will benefit programs of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, as well as the continued revitalization of downtown Albany. Garden Party: June 16, 5:30-8pm. GO HERE to win FREE tickets… (Through May, 2018)

Photographs by Richard Lovrich @ Albany Center Gallery

Photographs by Richard Lovrich @ Albany Center Gallery

Makers @ Albany Center Gallery, Albany. Photographer Richard Lovrich captured portraits of 365 inspirational individuals who contribute to the creative world around them, all of whom reside in or have passed through the Capital Region. Once this show closes, the exhibition travels on to locations in seven more Capital Region counties. More information available here. Opening reception: Wednesday, June 21, 5-8pm. (Through July 21)

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