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Mary Pat Wager @ Albany Center Gallery [Get Visual]

Friday, November 14th, 2014
Mary Pat Water: Solitary Confinement, 2014

Mary Pat Wager: Solitary Confinement, 2014

Review by David Brickman

In the great tradition that Albany Center Gallery has become in its 35+ years of existence, the current retrospective by sculptor Mary Pat Wager is a big, sprawling show of important work covering a span of several decades. Wager is a familiar face on the regional art scene including at past ACG shows, but this major exhibition is still a long time coming and a welcome sight.

Featuring scores of works from 1978 through 2014, Collections: A Retrospective was independently curated by Jackie Weaver and includes wall-hung and free-standing pieces in steel, wood, copper, bone, bronze, stone, brass, glass, paper, and more, usually combining several of these materials in one piece. It’s organized clutter, marvelously inventive, sophisticated-yet-direct assemblage by an inveterate collector (some would say hoarder) of stuff.

Click to read the rest at Get Visual.

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Last Chance: 36th Annual Photography Regional @ Albany Center Gallery

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Newbold Bohemia:  Dream Vacation

Newbold Bohemia: Dream Vacation

JUST A REMINDER: Friday (April 18) is the final day to catch the 36th Annual Photography Regional at Albany Center Gallery.

And congratulations go out to the recently announced award winners:
1st Place: Newbold Bohemia
2nd Place: Michael P. Farrell
3rd Place: Stephen Honicki
4th Place: Sean Hovendick
5th Place: Beau Comeaux
6th Place: Michelle Christine Mainella
Honorable Mentions: Perry Burlingame, Justin Baker
Student Award: Brian Williams

ArtBeat: Photography Regional @ Albany Center Gallery, 3/11-4/18/14

Monday, March 10th, 2014

36th Annual Photography Regional

The 36th annual Photography Regional opens at the Albany Center Gallery on Tuesday (March 11), showcasing the artwork of more than 40 Nippertown photographers. The exhibition will remain on display through Friday, April 18. In conjunction with Albany’s monthly First Friday arts walk, the gallery will host a reception with the artists from 5-9pm on Friday, April 4 with the awards ceremony at 7:30pm.

Photographers Mark McCarty and Susan Myers served as jurors for the exhibit, selecting the work of 43 photographers from the more than 130 who submitted. The resulting Photo Regional includes several well-recognized and established professionals alongside talented newcomers The art work ranges from the traditional to the cinematic, from the avant-garde to the formalist.

Photographers whose work was selected for the exhibition include Jim Allen, Deyva Arthur, Justin Baker, Breanna Berger-Tzabar, Newbold Bohemia, Laura Brodsky, Carrie Brown, David Bruce, Perry Burlingame, Tracey Buyce, Beau Comeaux, Frisbee Houde Connie, Kayla Coons, Ian Creitz, Chris DeMarco, Jeri Eisenberg, Michael Farrell, Ray Felix, Steven Fink, Jim Flosdorf, George Gati, George Gruel, Stephen Honicki, Mike Hotter, Sean Hovendick, Scott Keidong, Michelle Mainella, Dan McCormack, Chuck Miller, Art Murphy, Erika Nusser, Linda Pinkans, Luba Ricket, Anthony Salamone, Mark Schmidt, Mike Shannon, George Simmons, Richard Tomasulo, Mark Van Wormer, Jacqueline Vincent, Katherine F. Wardle, Brian Williams and Yaqing Xie.

Portrait: Alex Waters @ Albany Center Gallery’s Project Art, 11/2/12

Monday, November 19th, 2012
Alex Waters: Safe Inside Your Mind

Alex Waters

Photograph by Susan Brink

Artist Alex Waters and his painting “Safe Inside Your Mind,” which was exhibited at Albany Center Gallery’s Project Art, a one-night-only, pop-up gallery in a vacant building in downtown Albany. The brainchild of ACG director Tony Iadicicco, the exhibit – dubbed “Capital Identity” – was held in conjunction with Albany’s First Friday arts walk and also featured the works of Patrick Porter and RADICAL!.

ArtBeat: Output Graphics Regional @ Albany Center Gallery

Friday, April 27th, 2012
Output Graphics Regional @ Albany Center Gallery

Photographs by Susan Brink

Albany Center Gallery is hosting Nippertown’s inaugural graphics arts regional exhibition, “Output Graphics Regional,” and if you you to see how it all shaped up, you’d better hurry down to the gallery. Saturday (April 28) is the exhibit’s closing day.

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LIVE: Firlefanz Puppets @ Albany Center Gallery, 12/2/11

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

“Ed Atkeson’s Firlefanz Puppets: An Art Show About Puppets” is a fascinating exhibition by local artist/puppet master Ed Atkeson, currently on view at Albany Center Gallery through Saturday (December 17). Also included in the exhibit are photographs of the puppets and puppet performances by Timothy Cahill.

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Ed Atkeson’s Firlefanz Puppets on Exhibit & in Performance @ Albany Center Gallery

Thursday, December 1st, 2011
Cheney, Condi, Bush, Ashcroft, and Rummy from 'Right in the Oval Office" (photo by Ed Atkeson)

Cheney, Condi, Bush, Ashcroft, and Rummy from 'Right in the Oval Office" (photo by Ed Atkeson)

Artist Ed Atkeson launched his love affair with puppets in 2004 with the premiere of “Right in the Oval Office,” a one-act political satire by Gene Mirabelli that was staged at Firlefanz Gallery, the now sadly defunct art gallery that Atkeson operated with his wife, Cathy Frank on Lark Street in Albany.

He designed and built the puppets and gathered a collective of artists, poets, dancers, musicians and other like-minded folks to act as the voices and puppeteers. Thus was born Firlefanz Puppets with a mission of proving that puppets aren’t just for kids.

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ArtBeat: Ed Atkeson’s Firlefanz Puppets @ Albany Center Gallery, 11/8/11

Monday, November 7th, 2011
Firlefanz Puppets: Oakley Hall III’s Ubu Rex  (photo by Timothy Cahill)

Firlefanz Puppets: Oakley Hall III’s Ubu Rex (photo by Timothy Cahill)

“It’s an art exhibit.”

“No, it’s a puppet show.”

Wait! You’re both right. It’s an art exhibit and a puppet show.

Artist Ed Atkeson launched his love affair with puppets in 2004 with the premiere of “Right in the Oval Office,” a short political comedy by Gene Mirabelli that was staged at the beloved and now sadly defunct Firlefanz Gallery on Lark Street in Albany. He designed and built the puppets from scratch and gathered an ensemble of artists, poets, dancers, musicians and other like-minded folks to act as the voices and puppeteers. Thus was born Firlefanz Puppets, and Atkeson was off and running.

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