Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Song of the Week: Art Star

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

I don’t know, it just seemed appropriate.


Real Good For Free: Poughkeepsie Main Street Farmers Market

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Fresh food, great music and uplifting artworks of all kinds will be in abundance at the annual Harvest & Art Festival sponsored by the Poughkeepsie Main Street Farmers’ Market this Friday, September 11 from 11:30am-2pm at Mural Park on Main Street, just east of Market Street.

Featured performers include swing music by Suzie Deane & the Deane Machine and the Over The Pond to Poughkeepsie Ensemble reading selections from “1776,” You’ll also be able to watch a cooking demonstration using stevia recipes and visit lots of information booths for local arts organizations including Mill Street Loft, Barrett Clay Works, the Children’s Media Project.

Playing With Your Food

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

funkyLunchFunky Lunch has photos of absolutely charming sandwiches.

Real Good for Free: Storm King Art Center, 8/27/09

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Maya Lin: Storm King Wavefield

Maya Lin: Storm King Wavefield

Take the day off from work tomorrow and celebrate the the relationship between art and nature.

The Storm King Art Center in Mountainville is an amazing outdoor sculpture garden that stretches on and on for 500 acres. It’s pretty much impossible to see everything in just one day of walking around the grounds – although there are regularly scheduled tram tours if you want to give your legs a bit of a rest.

New this summer is Maya Lin’s massive, rolling “Storm King Wavefield,” a mesmerizing earthwork.

If you haven’t been to Storm King yet this summer, tomorrow (Thursday, August 27) is a great day to go for a visit – admission is free all day long. One day only. Bring a picnic and make a day of it.

New Scientific Maps’ video!

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Scientific Maps have unleashed the music video for their sparkling, shiny tune, “People Love Their Troubles.”

And it’s all about Albany.

Directed by Joseph Bellacosa, the video follows the daring robbery and attempted escape by the mustachioed Gumball Bandit, dashing past many of Nippertown’s most hallowed landmarks.

See the Albany All-Stars Roller Derby team.
See the Tulip Festival revellers.
See Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned.
See the Empire State Plaza modern art collection.
And, yes, even the beloved, iconic Nipper makes an appearance!

The song “People Love Their Troubles” is featured on Scientific Maps’ new EP, “Galvanic Wizardry” on the B3nson Recording Company label.

Odds and Ends @ the End of the Week

Friday, August 14th, 2009


I love this sculpture created from vinyl photograph records: “Soundwave” by Jean Shin (thanks, Matt Loiacono)

The North Adams Artists’ Co-Op Gallery announces a JURIED CALL for “Elements”

Fine and applied artists in all media are invited to submit work for consideration in “Elements”, a juried exhibition at the NAACO Gallery. Submitted works may be literal interpretations of the topic, such as a representation of one or more of the four natural elements, objects that are elements of a whole, or perhaps the periodic table of elements. Non-traditional interpretations of the subject, such as an exploration of what is truly “elemental” to your work are also encouraged. Submissions will be juried from actual work and are due no later than Monday, August 24th. Entries may be delivered and picked up during gallery hours Exhibition will run from August 26 through September 20, with the opening reception held Thursday, August 27, 2009 from 6-9 PM held concurrently with all other “DownStreet Art Thursday” programming. NAACO Member Artists are exempt from entry fees. All nonmembers are required to pay an entry fee of $15 for up to two entries for consideration by the jury, and which may not exceed 24″ in any direction. Entry forms are downloadable from For further information, email, or call during gallery hours Wednesday-Saturday, 11-6, Sunday 11-4, 413-664-4003.

Bob Irwin of My Fair Planet (photo by Tim Livingston)

Bob Irwin of My Fair Planet (photo by Tim Livingston)

Sundazed Music head honcho Bob Irwin is renowned for showcasing the music of others, but at 1pm on Saturday, his own band My Fair Planet performs at the Altamont Fair, which continues through Sunday.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center is asking area artists to show off their artistic skills beginning at 6pm on Saturday, August 15 as part of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s “An Evening with Degas” program. Participating artists who arrive with an easel and chair will receive free lawn admission to the Orchestra performance for themselves and a guest.

Artists wishing to participate in An Evening with Degas are asked to:

  • notify SPAC of their interest prior to the August 15 performance;
  • bring their own easel and chair;
  • set up on SPAC’s upper lawn at 6pm
  • continue painting or sketching until approximately 8pm

Those who wish to sign up for the event are asked to contact Veronica Mynders at SPAC at 518-584-9330×101 or

breakupYou can now check out the official video for “Relator,” the first single from Peter Yorn and Scarlett Johansson’s upcoming album Break Up, slated for release September 15, and it also includes a cover of Big Star’s “I Am The Cosmos.”

So did everyone else but us already know this? Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick is the son of Sun Ra Arkestra saxophonist Laurdine “Pat” Patrick.

See Here Now: Brickman X 3

Friday, August 7th, 2009

David Brickman: Oriental Frieze

David Brickman: Oriental Frieze

If you’ve been paying any attention at all to the local art scene, then you undoubtedly know David Brickman, either from his excellent photography or from his art criticism.

But just in case you aren’t familiar with his work, you’ve got a golden opportunity in downtown Troy this month. Brickman is represented in not one, not two, but three simultaneous art exhibitions all within walking distance of each other around town.

His work is on exhibit as part of the Fence Select ’09 show at the Arts Center of the Capital Region through Sunday, September 13.

His photos are also featured in the Photo Center‘s third annual members’ exhibit, on view through Monday, September 7.

And he’s one of the eight area artists featured in “Group Show, Part I” which is on exhibit at the Clement Frame Shop and Art Gallery through Wednesday, August 26.

Hanging Out at Troy Night Out, 7/31/09

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Troy Night Out is an arts walk that takes place the last Friday of every month from 5-9 pm, and it’s always hopping. Here’s some of the highlights of what we saw last Friday:

John Cooley’s “Window #1” at The Atrium:


Cartoonist John CaldwellHolly & EvanThe Cock'N'Bull RestaurantCaffe LenaJim Gaudet and the Railroad BoysAdvertise on Nippertown!Albany PoetsHudson SoundsBerkshire On StageLeave Regular Radio BehindArtist Charles HaymesThe LindaCapital Repertory Theater