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Get a Sneak Peek at MASS MoCA’s Phase III Expansion: “It’s a game changer…” [Berkshire on Stage]

Friday, July 29th, 2016
Birds-eye view of MASS MoCA campus and buildings

Birds-eye view of MASS MoCA campus and buildings

There is a lot going on this summer at MASS MoCA in North Adams, but perhaps nothing is more unusual and tempting than a chance to see how their latest expansion project is coming along, physically, financially and artistically.

So in anticipation of the 2017 Memorial Day Weekend unveiling of Building 6 — the site of MASS MoCA’s third and final phase of development of its 16-acre, 28-building campus — the museum will celebrate the progress of its landmark construction and fundraising effort on Saturday (July 30) with an open house of Building 6, to include a construction update, hard hat tours and a reception. Those who are contributors and members will, of course, be in attendance, but the event also offers a chance for those not-yet-supporters to become part of what will soon – once again – be the largest museum for contemporary art in the world.

New programs included in the Phase III expansion include:

A series of temporary exhibitions, long-term installations and scholarly programs realized in partnership with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, which will show Rauschenberg’s works along with the works of artists who have attended the Foundation’s residency program in Captiva, Florida. The inaugural Rauschenberg residency program features a collaboration between artists Lonnie Holley and Dawn DeDeaux.

A long-term exhibition of the carved marble sculpture of Louise Bourgeois — some never before seen — realized in partnership with The Easton Foundation

A long-term exhibition of immersive light and space environments by James Turrell, including a dramatically scaled Ganzfeld, plus a new outdoor “skyspace” observatory to be created from an abandoned fire-suppression water tank

Click to read the rest at Berkshire on Stage.

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Opening:

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DownStreetArt @ various locations, North Adams. The city-wide celebration features art, music, dance, a night market and after parties. Thursday, July 28, 5-8pm.

Works by Melanie Mowinski @ MCLA Gallery 51

Works by Melanie Mowinski @ MCLA Gallery 51

Wayfinding @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. A solo show by Melanie Mowinski that examines, through installation, letterpress, book arts and collage, the paths to a destination. Opening reception: Thursday, July 28, 5-7pm. (Through August 21)

ReActor @ Art Omi

ReActor @ Art Omi

Three Exhibitions Opening @ Art Omi, Ghent. ReActor, the newest work in an experimental, performative series of “social relationship architecture” by architect-artist team Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley, will be habitable a structure where the two will live in full view of their audience for a five-day performance from July 27-31, 2016. Also on view: selected pieces from Atalaya, a series of improvised furniture works by Chilean architect Nicolás Aracena Müller, constructed from cast-off materials reclaimed from the streets and dumpsters of New York City; and Unpacking the Cube, featuring three architecture firms —Leong Leong, LevenBetts and Steven Holl Architects — expressing the core philosophies of their practices through an exploration of the cubic form. Public viewing: Saturday, July 30, 2-4pm. Reception and Omi Director’s talk: Saturday, July 30, 4-6pm. (Through September 24)

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STUDIO VISIT: Terrance DePietro & Nicole Lemelin [Get Visual]

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
A view of the studio shared by Terrance DePietro and Nicole Lemelin

A view of the studio shared by Terrance DePietro and Nicole Lemelin (photo: TDP)

By David Brickman

A unique pleasure comes from visiting artists in their studios, as it is a privilege to step inside the process of a creative mind and get below the surface of the work itself. So, a few weeks ago, I took advantage of an opportunity to hang out with Terrance DePietro and Nicole Lemelin (and a few other guests) at their shared work/live space in rural Palenville, and it proved to be time very well spent.

DePietro and Lemelin joined forces a few years ago, while he was long established in Palenville and she was still living in her native Montreal, and they now have integrated their lives and art practice in a surprisingly seamless way. I had seen very little of either artist’s work before this foray to the Catskills, so I spent hours just taking it all in, punctuated by interludes of conversation and Niki and Terry’s kind hospitality.

These two mid-life painters share sensibilities so close that at first I had a little trouble telling their work apart (and that includes the vast majority of the work that was created before they even knew each other). But there are discernible differences (of course), even though the two are consistently driving at the same ideas. And, by “driving,” I mean working in a very directed and persistent manner.

Click to read the rest at Get Visual

FREE FEST: GEM Festival in Glens Falls This Weekend

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

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The inaugural GEM Fest – full name: Glens Falls Entertainment & Music Festival – arrives on Saturday (July 30). Featuring the area’s visual artists with musicians, the day-long fest will take place at three different venues throughout downtown Glens Falls – Juicin’ Jar, the 190 Grille + Cinema and Mean Max Brew Works.

And it’s all free…

GEM Fest runs from 10am-11:30pm on Saturday, and here’s the complete schedule of bands and musicians:

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Opening:

Works by Peris Carbonel and John Van Orsouw @ The Laffer Gallery

Works by Peris Carbonel and John Van Orsouw @ The Laffer Gallery

Symphony In Color @ The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. Works by international artist Peris Carbonell and Capital Region artist John Van Orsouw. Opening reception: Saturday, July 23, 5-8pm. (Through August 28)

Works by Doug Jack @ Ferrin Contemporary

Works by Doug Jack @ Ferrin Contemporary

EXPOSED: Heads, Busts, and Nudes @ Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams. A group show of ceramic figural sculpture by masters 1965–present, exploring themes that range from social realism to surrealism to abstraction of form. (Through August 7)

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A FEW MINUTES WITH… Lawrence White

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

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Interview by Andrzej Pilarczyk
Photographs by Lawrence White

Saratoga Springs’ Caffe Lena is undergoing massive renovations this summer, but the legendary coffeehouse hasn’t stopped hosting concerts. Instead, they’ve simply relocated to a new, temporary home at The Grove for the next couple of months.

Saratoga Living, a beautiful magazine available around the city and county, and Lawrence White, the magazine’s Chief Photographer, has been shooting for them for over a decade. His work has captured the spirit of Saratoga and the surrounding communities in the pages of the magazine, and now he’s bringing them to The Grove for an exhibition of his photographs.

Everything from SPAC to the track – and a whole lot more – is included in the exhibit, capturing the vibrant city in all its year ’round glory.

The exhibition “The Photography of Lawrence White” opens on Wednesday (July 20) with a reception with the artist from 4-9pm.

While busy installing the exhibit, White graciously took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to chat with us about his work:

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FREE FEST: Art on Lark Finally Comes to Albany on Saturday

Friday, July 15th, 2016

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Photograph by Timothy Reidy

Located on Lark Street in the heart of Albany, Art on Lark is the city’s favorite arts-oriented street fair. After being postponed from its original June 5 date, Art On Lark is celebrating its 20th anniversary from 11am-6pm on Saturday (July 16).

Art on Lark is the annual summer street festival that celebrates local art and artisans of Greater Nippertown. Lark Street will be shut down to traffic and transformed by more than 50 artists’ pop-up displays including painters, photographers, jewelers, sculptors, ceramicists, live performances and, of course, music.

Here’s the complete schedule of bands that will be performing at the 2016 Art On Lark:

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ArtBeat: What To See

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Opening:

Vincent Pomilio: Finding Noto #7 @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Vincent Pomilio: Finding Noto #7 @ Carrie Haddad Gallery

Summer Color @ Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson. Colorful works by Stephen Walling, Vincent Pomilio, Marion Vinot and Anne Francey, including ethereal flora, playful portraits and abstracted relationships of line, shadow and design. Artists’ reception: Sunday, July 17, 2-4pm. (Through August 28)

Sculptures by Tracy Steepy @ Sienna Patti Gallery

Sculptures by Tracy Steepy @ Sienna Patti Gallery

Topographies Never Traveled @ Sienna Patti, Lenox. Works by Tracy Steepy, whose work focuses on the format and subject matter of jewelry. Opens July 15. (Through July 28)

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