Posts Tagged ‘Glens Falls’

Adirondack Theatre Festival Announces 23rd Season [Berkshire on Stage]

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

The Adirondack Theatre Festival has announced its 23rd season – the third for Producing Artistic Director Chad Rabinovitz, who will again bring an entire season of major new works to Glens Falls with a team of top-level professional artists. After a record-breaking season of sold-out performances last year, nearly doubling attendance and subscribership in just the past two years, the 2017 season promises to be even bigger and better with performances running from June 21-August 12 at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls.


2017 SUMMER MAINSTAGE SHOWS

NIKOLA TESLA DROPS THE BEAT
By Nikko Benson & Benjamin Halstead
Directed by Marshall Pailet
June 21-July 1
A misunderstood genius. A rivalry for the ages. An idea that would change the world forever. Turning the volume up on one of our time’s most influential (and controversial) innovators, Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat is a theatrical experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen. A show that can only be described as “Hamilton meets Tesla”, this epic battle of Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison is set to the rhythm of a brand-new beat, in a modern and mesmerizing musical that will leave you speechless… and electrified.

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2016 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region at The Hyde Collection [Get Visual]

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
Installation view of MHR-80 (photo  provided by The Hyde Collection)

Installation view of MHR-80 (photo provided by The Hyde Collection)

By David Brickman

At this year’s 80th annual Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, hosted by The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, the show’s the thing.

Juror Michael Oatman, a true local artist who lives in Troy and teaches at RPI (sorry, the rebranding as Rensselaer didn’t take), has stepped up as curator – and not just any curator, but a particular post-contemporary sort of curator who uses the art and the venue to build a whole that seeks to be greater than its parts.

In this case, the parts consist of 126 works by 106 artists – an almost stupidly broad and shallow swath of our region’s best creators – and the whole very smartly includes not only the Hyde’s contemporary Wood Gallery, but also its weirdly curved basement space, its world-class historic house, and its lovely grounds. The result, featuring boldly painted walls of bright orange, deep green, and warm grey, is striking, fresh, and – well, a little distracting from the art itself.

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“The unCivil War”: A Bluegrass Musical Comedy, Cabaret Style [Berkshire on Stage]

Friday, June 24th, 2016
The cabaret show features J. Robert Spencer as Lincoln and Brian Charles Rooney as Mary Todd

The cabaret show features J. Robert Spencer as Lincoln and Brian Charles Rooney as Mary Todd

At the Wood Theater in Glens Falls, the Adirondack Theatre Festival’s 22nd summer season continues this weekend with its cabaret series featuring the return of The unCivil War in a special concert performance. This special event will feature an updated script and score, with changes made based on reactions of ATF audiences from last summer’s performance, complete with multiple new songs and scenes. The concert performances will be held at 7:30pm on Sunday and Monday (June 26 & 27).

150 years after the final gunshot, the Civil War’s six lone survivors grab their banjos, washboards and what’s left of their sanity to retell the story of the infamous conflict…as it really happened. Complete with singing, dancing, outrageous humor and biting historical satire, The unCivil War is a wild, bluegrass-fueled ride that re-examines one of the country’s darkest moments and sheds a hilarious new light on the leaders we’ve long considered heroes.

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude @ The Hyde [Get Visual]

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
1976's Running Fence introduced the world to a new kind of environmental artist.

1976’s “Running Fence” introduced the world to a new kind of environmental artist.

By David Brickman

Heads-up! A traveling exhibition titled “Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection” opened last Sunday (May 15) at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls and will run just six weeks, through Sunday, June 26 – so I recommend you put it on your calendar now.

This event creates many associations for me, most delightfully bringing up the memory of renovations many years ago at the Hyde house that caused it to be fully wrapped in plastic for months on end. I wonder if Hyde administrators remember thinking then, as I did, that it looked just like a Christo project.

It’s also always a treat to see work by this curious duo who helped transform our conception of art from insisting on a housed display into a reluctant embrace of environmental installation on a scale beyond most of our imaginations. The fact that they could even conceive of building a curtain across a valley, or skirting eleven islands with pink polypropylene – much less actually doing it – is a testament to human ingenuity and persistence.

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Adirondack Theatre Festival Announces 2016 Season [Berkshire on Stage]

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Carner & Gregor Cabaret

Sam Carner and Derek Gregor

The Adirondack Theatre Festival has announced its 22nd season – the second for Producing Artistic Director, Chad Rabinovitz, who will again bring an entire season of major new works to ATF including two new musicals, magic cabaret and a play. After a record-breaking season of sold-out performances last year, the 2016 season will expand by one week with performances running from June 21–August 13 at the Wood Theater in Glens Falls.

Tickets: With ATF’s popular Subscription Package, season subscribers can use their tickets for any show, any time. Subscribers can use one ticket for each performance or all tickets for one performance. Ticket reservations can be changed to any performance without any exchange fees. If a subscriber is out of town for a performance, they can see another show twice or give their ticket to a friend. Subscribers also have the opportunity to reserve their favorite seats first before single tickets go on sale on April 1.

Here’s the schedule of shows for ATF’s 2016 season:

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ArtBeat: “Pulled, Pressed and Screened” @ the Hyde Collection [Get Visual]

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
Robert Cottingham - Orph, 1972 color lithograph on wove paper

Robert Cottingham – Orph, 1972 color lithograph on wove paper

Review by David Brickman

Perhaps my biggest regret from my college experience is that I never studied printmaking. Aside from the fact that, outside of art school, it’s hard to get access to a fully equipped print shop (and, so, it was an opportunity lost) I think I would have enjoyed the processes. And I’m sure I would be a smarter person now if I had learned some of those complex techniques then.

That’s one reason I wholeheartedly urge you to see Pulled, Pressed and Screened: Important American Prints at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, on view through Sunday, January 10. Organized by the Syracuse University Art Collection, Pulled, Pressed and Screened features 51 prints by as many artists and spans the decades from 1930 to 1980.

This gorgeous selection makes clear how important printmaking is to 20th-century American art and provides a wonderful window onto our history. It’s also easy to love, as many of the artists are familiar names, including Grant Wood, Robert Blackburn, Jasper Johns, Helen Frankenthaler, Milton Avery, Romare Bearden and Dorothy Dehner.

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ArtBeat: “Can You Dig It?” @ the Hyde Collection

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

digit

Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson

“Take those old records off your shelf…”

Back in April, The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls put out a call to the regional community, requesting the loan their favorite album covers for consideration in an exhibit celebrating the art of music. The exhibition, “Can You Dig It?,” is now on view in The Hyde’s Rotunda Galley.

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FREE: Live! Folklife Concert Series @ the Crandall Library

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
The North and South Dakotas

The North and South Dakotas

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Yes, it’s September, and the free outdoor summer series season is winding down (although there are still a few still on the calendar), but, of course, that doesn’t mean the end of no-dough shows.

The 2015 fall edition of the Live! Folklife Concert Series is gearing up at the Crandall Library in Glens Falls, and there’s an impressive line-up of musical talent on tap. And, yes, you guessed it – admission is free…

The concerts take place at 7pm on Thursdays, beginning with Annie & the Hedonists on Thursday, September 17 and continuing through October 29 with a special show that finds Ramblin Jug Stompers teaming up with veteran jazz/blues/soul singer Jill Hughes on October 29.

The fall concert series is being held in conjunction with the Folklife Gallery’s photographic exhibition, A Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music by Five Photographers, featuring the work of Local 518 photographers Joseph Deuel, Enid Farber, Bryan Lasky, Andrzej Pilarczyk and Lawrence White.

Here’s the schedule of 2015’s free fall concerts at the Crandall Library:

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