Albany Center Gallery Postpones Opening of New Gallery

January 3rd, 2017, 10:00 am by Greg

Albany Center Gallery is on the move. The gallery, which is celebrating its 40th year, is currently located on Columbia Street, but soon they’ll move around the corner and down the block on Broadway.

Just not quite as soon as expected…

Originally, the new gallery was slated to open at 5pm on Friday (January 6) in the Arcade Building at 448 Broadway, but due to ongoing construction of the new space, the opening has been postponed.

The ACG will now celebrate its grand opening on Wednesday, January 18 with a reception from 5-9pm for the gallery’s annual Members’ Show.

The new exhibit – featuring the work of more than 175 regional artists – will remain on view through Saturday, February 18.

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ArtBeat: What To See

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

Last Chance to See:

99 Cents Affordable Art Show @ MCLA Gallery 51

99 Cents Affordable Art Show @ MCLA Gallery 51

99 Cents Affordable Art Show @ MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams. Works of sculpture, ceramics, watercolors, jewelry, paintings, postcards, collages, photography, printmaking, handmade books and stationary and more. (Through December 30)

Assemblages by Pamela Courtleigh @ Limner Gallery

Assemblages by Pamela Courtleigh @ Limner Gallery

Small Works @ Limner Gallery, Hudson. A large group exhibition and sale of small works by the gallery’s artists. (Through December 31)

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ArtBeat: “The Art of Seating” @ AIH&A [Get Visual]

December 27th, 2016, 1:30 pm by Sara
Synergistic Synthesis XVII sub b1 chair 2003, Kenneth Smythe

Synergistic Synthesis XVII sub b1 chair 2003, Kenneth Smythe

By David Brickman

Amid the hustle and bustle of the holidays, there’s an end-of-year chance to catch a marvelous traveling show at the Albany Institute of History & Art before it moves on after Saturday (December 31).

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design was organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville and is a delight for anyone who has ever sat in a chair or wondered what it would be like to try to improve on that experience. Featuring 43 individual specimens in pristine condition, this collection runs the gamut from simply stated wooden rockers to gaudy stuffed confections to space-age sittable sculptures.

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BEST OF 2016: Fact’s Top 10 Album Covers of the Year

December 23rd, 2016, 11:00 am by Greg

Yes, it’s that time of year once again – best of the year list-time, that is. We’re gathering together Best of 2016 from various media outlets, our own contributors and our readers, too. (Sure, just email ’em to us…)

Here’s Fact’s list of the Top 10 Album Covers of the Year, as compiled by April Clare Welsh:

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ArtBeat: What to See

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

Last Chance to See:

Lyle Owerko: The Boombox Project @ Hudson Opera House

Lyle Owerko: The Boombox Project @ Hudson Opera House

The Boombox Project @ Hudson Opera House, Hudson. Photographer Lyle Owerko’s ode to the boombox that played a pivotal role in the rise of American hip hop culture, and in the rock & roll and punk movements of the 1970s and 80s. Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night, a community musical parade: December 3, 4pm. (Through December 23)

2016 Screenprint Biennial @ Collar Works and The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. An event that showcases a range of screenprint-based art applications, from framed, editioned prints to installation, sculpture, video, ephemera and posters. This juried exhibition includes two large-scale exhibitions as well as a temporary site-specific work created by Providence, Rhode Island based artist Ian Cozzens at Oakwood Community Center. (Through December 23)

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ArtBeat: In Brief: Screenprint Biennial at ACCR [Get Visual]

December 20th, 2016, 3:00 pm by Sara
Christopher Cannon, Runaways on Hunt Street screenprint

Christopher Cannon, Runaways on Hunt Street screenprint

By David Brickman

On a recent shopping excursion to River Street in Troy, I abandoned my spouse and ducked into the Arts Center of the Capital Region, where a gallery full of dazzlingly rich colors greeted me. The 2016 Screenprint Biennial, on view through Friday (December 23), is also hosted at Collar Works in Troy, and is just terrific. After it closes, a selected portion of the show will be mounted in January at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut. I’d say, if you miss it here, it might be well worth the trip to Norwalk. But try to catch it here if you can.

Organized by printmaker and RPI lecturer Nathan Meltz, the show handily demonstrates that a blue-collar medium that grew up in the golden age of advertising and was adapted into a fine art in the ’60s and ’70s is still wonderfully alive and well.

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Think Artistically, Read Locally: “MHR-80”

December 15th, 2016, 3:00 pm by Greg

“MHR-80: Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region”
By Michael Oatman
$30
Book launch event at the Hyde Collection at 5:30pm Friday (December 16); $25 admission includes one copy of the book; $15 without a copy of the book
Also available at the Hyde Collection

The Hyde Collection in Glens Fall unveils a commemorative-edition catalogue celebrating the 80th annual Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region exhibition, which is on view through the end of the year showcasing the work of 106 Greater Nippertown artists. The 186-page, full-color book features an ephemeral timeline, essays by Museum Director Erin Coe and MHR curator/juror Michael Oatman, and features each of the artists in the exhibition.

MORE OF THINK ARTISTICALLY, READ LOCALLY:
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“Encore: Proctors at 90”

ArtBeat: What To See

December 15th, 2016, 9:30 am by Sara

MHR-80 Book Launch @ The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. The Hyde continues its celebration of the eightieth annual exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region (MHR) with the release of the 186-page full-color book, including a launch celebration on Friday, December 16 at 5:30pm, where visitors where visitors can purchase the books and meet the artists. The catalogue features essays by curator Michael Oatman and Hyde Director Erin Coe, a complete exhibition checklist, images of MHR artwork and an ephemeral timeline documenting the show’s eight-decade history.


Last Chance to See:

Works by Fabian Lopez @ Courthouse Gallery

Works by Fabian Lopez @ Courthouse Gallery

A Certain Romance @ Courthouse Gallery, Lake George. A solo exhibition of paintings by Fabian Lopez that overlap representation with abstraction, weaving together stories he has either heard or read with his own personal experience. (Through December 16)

Patricia Munson Gravett: Taghkanic Hill @ Spencertown Academy Art Center

Patricia Munson Gravett: Taghkanic Hill @ Spencertown Academy Art Center

Members Show @ Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown. Paintings, pastels, collages, photographs, sculptures and more made by 29 community members. (Through December 18)

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