Albany Center Gallery Is on the Move

October 4th, 2016, 2:52 pm by Greg

Forced to look for a new home by a rent increase at its current location, Albany Center Gallery has found a new home just down the street at the Arcade Building on Broadway in downtown Albany.

The 40-year-old non-profit gallery is planning to move into the new 2,050-square-foot exhibition space in January. The new space is approximately 300 square feet larger than the gallery’s current location on Columbia Street across from Tricentennial Park.

“The Arcade, across from Jim Dinapoli Park, symbolizes a new era in downtown where traditional buildings can be put to new contemporary and modern uses,” said Tony Iadicicco, executive director of Albany Center Gallery. “This will create a home in which artists will be proud to showcase their art, while bringing a new energy to an underutilized landmark.”

The Arcade Building will mark the gallery’s fifth location, since it was founded by Les Urbach at the Capital District Psychiatric Center in Albany in 1977.

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ArtBeat: What To See

September 29th, 2016, 11:00 am by Sara

Opening:

Inside Breathing Lights @ The Arts Center of the Capital Region

Inside Breathing Lights @ The Arts Center of the Capital Region

Inside Breathing Lights @ The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. This October and November, Breathing Lights will illuminate the windows of hundreds of vacant buildings in Albany, Schenectady and Troy. Warm light will fill each window with a diffuse glow that mimics the gentle rhythm of human breathing. Concentrated in neighborhoods with high levels of vacancy, Breathing Lights will transform abandoned structures from pockets of shadows into places of warmth. This exhibition offers a behind the scenes look at the technology and concepts behind the lighting effect, how the project was sited and documented, and how it connects with neighborhoods across the region. Public reception: Friday, September 30, 5-9pm at Troy Night Out. (Through October 16)

The Poetics of Forgiveness @ Henry Hudson Riverfront Park

The Poetics of Forgiveness @ Henry Hudson Riverfront Park

The Poetics of Forgiveness @ Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Hudson. A sunset performance featuring prose and poetry created in community workshops with American novelist Nicole Mary Kelby; Irish sculptor Alan Milligan and Hudson Sloop Club’s translucent currach boats illuminated from within; and a sonic sound sculpture performed by local artists under the auspices of composer Ken Field. In the event of inclement weather, the event will take place at the Hudson Opera House. Saturday, October 1, 7pm.

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

September 28th, 2016, 1:00 pm by Sara
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.

One Concert Cancelled at The Egg; One New Show Added

September 26th, 2016, 12:00 pm by Greg

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

September 22nd, 2016, 11:00 am by Sara

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

September 20th, 2016, 12:30 pm by Greg

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

September 15th, 2016, 11:00 am by Sara

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

September 13th, 2016, 2:00 pm by Greg

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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