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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.

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LIVE: River Street Festival Wrapup

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

A little rain never hurt anybody. And it certainly didn’t keep many folks away from downtown Troy for the sixth annual River Street Festival on Saturday, June 20.

(photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

(photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)


Although armed with only an acoustic guitar, Rob Dickinson somehow managed to conjure up the massive wall of sound of his old band, the Catherine Wheel.

(photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

(photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)


Chris Barron declared, “Yes, I’m that guy from the Spin Doctors,” as he delivered a solo performance of Spin Docs classics and tunes from his new solo album, “Pancho and the Kid.”

(photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

(photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)


Mike Doughty wasn’t the headliner, but you’d never have known it from the enthusiastic crowd reaction. Barefoot violinist Caroline Pook joined him for most of his rain-soaked set.

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Straight outta Connecticut, the Alternate Routes served up the festival’s opening set.

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The festival’s second stage showcased a lot of Nippertown’s homegrown musical talent, including Simple Theory.

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“Whip it…

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…whip it good!”

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And of course, no festival on River Street would ever be complete with a sidewalk chalk painting competition. Among the entries were dog portraits, Van Gogh wanna-bes, cartoon characters, landscapes, trippy abstracts and more…

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And in addition to presenting the massive exhibition of the Fence Show artwork in the galleries, the Arts Center of the Capital Region also hosted performances by Eddie Ade Knowles and Ensemble Congeros:

(photo by Matthew Mac Haffie)

(photo by Matthew Mac Haffie)


(photo by Matthew Mac Haffie)

(photo by Matthew Mac Haffie)


Now that’s what I call some percolating percussion…

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