Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

ArtBeat: “The World Through His Lens” @ MWPAI [Get Visual]

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Steve McCurry - Holi Man. Rajasthan, India 1996, color photograph

Steve McCurry – Holi Man. Rajasthan, India 1996, color photograph

By David Brickman

My friend and fellow photographer Ben met me recently at the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute in Utica to see the Steve McCurry exhibition there and to talk shop.

It was well worth the trip. McCurry is a supremely talented photographer who creates beautiful and compelling color images, often choosing them for their storytelling qualities. The show, titled “The World Through His Lens” and comprising 60 pictures from three decades, will hang through Saturday, December 31. I urge you to find time to go see it, especially if you are interested in this sort of thing, but also if you are a human being, as this work speaks directly to the human condition that we all share.

I’d like to add a suggestion that you go by Sunday (October 2) to see a joyful installation by Hartwick College painter and fused-glass artist Terry Slade, titled Dreams and Apparitions, as Slade’s work is always good fun, and this is one of his most ambitious efforts yet. A large-scale piece hanging in the museum’s interior sculpture court is “intended to evoke contemplation of our place as humans in the universe,” making it a fine companion piece to the McCurry show that hangs nearby.

Click to read the rest at Get Visual.

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One Concert Cancelled at The Egg; One New Show Added

Monday, September 26th, 2016

The The Band Band was slated to perform The Band’s second album, The Band, in its entirety at The Egg in Albany on Saturday, December 3 as part of the New York Living Legacy Project, but that concert has been cancelled.

Instead, on that date, renowned rock photographer Elliott Landry will come to The Egg to present a free talk “Picturing The Band with Photographer Elliott Landy”, based on his recently published book, “The Band, Photographs: 1968-1969.” Landy will also conduct a Q&A session, followed by a screening of a documentary on the recording of The Band’s first two albums. Admission is free, but reservations are required.

GO HERE for more info and the complete schedule of events for the New York State Living Legacy Project: The Band

MORE OF TODAY’S NEW CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The Palace Theatre Adds Two New Shows
Proctors Announces Announces New Show

ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Opening:

Works by Christina Tenaglia and Donise English @ Palmer Gallery

Works by Christina Tenaglia and Donise English @ Palmer Gallery

Over, Under After Over @ Palmer Gallery Poughkeepsie. Works by Hudson Valley artists Donise English, Christina Tenaglia and Laura Kaufman. Opening reception: Thursday, September 22, 5-7pm. (Through October 13)

Michelle Daly: Re-Imagined Landscape @ MCLA Gallery 51

Michelle Daly: Re-Imagined Landscape @ MCLA Gallery 51

Everything I Never Told You: Secrets Too Beautiful to Keep @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A collaborative exhibition by Shelley Chamberlin and Michelle Daly, featuring artworks that map the trajectory of their friendship, along with their individual and collective artistic practices. Opening reception: Thursday, September 29, 5-8pm. (DownStreet Art Artswalk) (Through November 20)

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Upstate Artists Guild to Leave Lark Street

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

This just in from Rebecca Schoonmaker, Upstate Artist Guild’s vice president and gallery co-manager:

It is with a heavy heart that we announce to our Upstate Artist Guild supporters that we will be moving out of the gallery space we have called home for 11 years.

247 Lark Street became our home on September 17th 2005 Lark Fest. Many renovations, gallons of paint, LED lighting, blood, sweat and tears have gone into the structure of the space. Over 500 artists have exhibited their work on our walls, on our floors and hanging from our ceiling. We have hosted over 1000 events including years of ASAC (Albany Sonic Arts Collective), WORD FEST (Albany Poets), People’s Choice Show (Art on Lark), Gingerbread FunShop (Winter WonderLark), Albany Spiritual Seekers, Comedy, Drag, Burlesque, Music, Improv, Meetings and more.

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Opening:

Alysia Macaula: Fringe @ Davis Orton Gallery

Alysia Macaula: Fringe (from The Elegance Alzheimer’s Cannot Steal) @ Davis Orton Gallery

2nd Annual Group Show @ Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson. A large group show with works by 50 photographers, chosen by juror Paula Tognarelli. Artists’ reception: Saturday, September 17, 5-7pm. (BeLo3rd Gallery Stroll) (Through October 2)

Fran Shalom: Fortissimo @ John Davis Gallery

Fran Shalom: Fortissimo @ John Davis Gallery

Fran Shalom: New Work @ John Davis Gallery, Hudson. Paintings by Fran Shalom. Also on display are paintings by Lois Dickson and Gabriel Phipps and sculpture by Bruce Gagnier, Miriam Bloom and William Stone. Artists’ reception: Saturday, September 17, 6-8pm. (BeLo3rd Gallery Stroll) (Through October 9)

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FREE FEST: Art in the Park @ Saratoga’s Congress Park

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Art in the Park is a free fine art show that’s slated to take place in downtown Saratoga Springs’ historic Congress Park from 10am-4pm on Saturday (September 17).

The outdoor exhibition features a wide variety of artistic media, including drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, photography, printmaking and more.

In addition to the art exhibit, the one-day fest will also feature art activities for kids, great food and, of course, live music by Greater Nippertown musicians.

Here’s the schedule of music performances for the 2016 Art in the Park:

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Opening:

Justin Rothshank: Ruth Ginsburg and and Brooke Rothshank: Ruth Ginsburg @ Ferrin Contemporary

Justin Rothshank: Ruth Ginsburg and and Brooke Rothshank: Ruth Ginsburg @ Ferrin Contemporary

Know Justice @ Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams. A two-person show by Justin and Brooke Rothshank focusing on American politics, the Supreme Court, and presidential history. Brooke’s miniature watercolor portraits are complemented by Justin’s decal-printed tableware. Opens Saturday, September 10. Artist’s discussion: Saturday, October 15, 3-5pm. (Through November 12)

Works by Mikel Wintermantel, Karen Elem and Leslie Peck @ The Laffer Gallery

Works by Mikel Wintermantel, Karen Elem and Leslie Peck @ The Laffer Gallery

Nuture Nature @ Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Works by Audie Sturman, Celeste Susany, David Hill, Karen Elem, Kate Edwards, Leslie Peck, Mikel Wintermantel, Nancy Magnell and Takeyce Walter. Opening reception: Saturday, September 10, 5-8pm. (Through October 16)

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FREE: September in the City Art Fair @ Tricentennial Park

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

The Alive at Five concert series is all over and done with for the summer, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t any more free music on tap for Albany’s Tricentennial Park.

In fact, the annual September in the City Art Fair will keep the park full of live music through the end of September.

The weekly fall lunchtime event – which takes place from 11:30am-2pm on Wednesdays – features art exhibits and sales by regional mixed media artists in addition to the live musical entertainment.

Here’s the schedule of concerts for the 2016 September in the City Art Fair series:

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