Odds & Ends @ the End of the Week

August 28th, 2009, 2:50 pm by Sara

If you’re hooked on any of those dance competition TV shows like “Dancing with the Stars” or “So You Think You Can Dance” or “Stop the Dancefloor, I Wanna Get Off,” you might want to drop by the Arts Center of the Capital Region tonight to see what some serious ballroom dancing looks like in person.

In conjunction with the monthly Troy Night Out arts walk, the ACCR is hosting members of the Capital Region chapter of USA Dance as they demonstrate the rumba, cha-cha, waltz, foxtrot and more at 7pm tonight. Or join in on the dance floor yourself from 6:30-10pm. It’s all free.

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Well-known Battenville painter Robert Nunnelly has a one week exhibition at Gallery 668, Robert Nunnelly: A selection of Paintings and Drawings 1953-2009. The show runs from 8/29 – 9/6 with an artist reception on Saturday, 8/29 from 4-6pm.

Sunday is your last chance to catch the current exhibition, “Afterglow: Four Photographers and the Hand-Held Light,” at Carrie Haddad Photographs in Hudson.

If you drop by at 5pm Saturday, you can catch three of the exhibit’s photographers – Robert Flynt, David Lebe and Gary Schneider – discussing their work and process in the latest installment of the gallery’s ongoing series of Artist Talks.

Can’t make it on Saturday? The Artist Talk will also be streamed online and available as a podcast through WGXC-FM.


Carrie Haddad: Let there be light

July 15th, 2009, 3:16 pm by Sara

Down in Hudson, Carrie Haddad Photographs presents a stunning new exhibition, “Afterglow: Four Photographers & the Hand-Held Light.” Curated by Melissa Stafford, the exhibit features the arresting work of David Lebe, Robert Flynt, Gary Schneider and Warren Neidich.

David Lebe: Angelo On The Roof, 1979

David Lebe: Angelo On The Roof, 1979

Stafford describes “Afterglow” as “an exhibit of photographers creating and documenting light performances seen only by the eye of their camera. Using long exposures and small hand held lights – often just a cheap flashlight – these images have been noting ideas, emotions and sensations that traditional photographs cannot.”

Think of it like photography as performance art.

Robert Flynt: Untitled, 2009

Robert Flynt: Untitled, 2009

“Afterglow” opens on Thursday, July 16 and remains on exhibit through Sunday, August 30. The gallery will host an opening reception from 6-8pm Saturday, July 18.

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