ArtBeat: Abraham Ferraro’s “Art Course” @ the MarketPlace Gallery, 6/10/11

June 8th, 2011, 11:00 am by Greg

Envelope-pushing Nippertown artist-sculptor-inventor Abraham Ferraro presents his latest art event, “Art Course,” on Friday evening at the MarketPlace Gallery in Albany. The performance is slated to begin at 9pm.

Part obstacle course, part performance art and part adrenaline-induced smashing, kicking and punching, “Art Course” is based on Ferraro’s 20-plus years of pursuing his unique brand of sculpture, installation and performance art.

The first obstacle in “Art Course” begins with Ferraro kicking and smashing his way out of a four-by-four-foot solid drywall cube. The course continues with him climbing and breaking through a series of walls, jumping through barb wire hoops, descending ladders and taking several “Art Course”-induced face punches. The performance climaxes with Ferraro pushing a giant, oversized button revealing the true meaning of his work.

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ArtBeat: “Drawn Together” @ MarketPlace Gallery, 5/6-28/11

May 3rd, 2011, 2:00 pm by Greg

“Drawn Together,” a visual art exhibition featuring works by artists Melodie Provenzano and Philippe Simille, will open at the MarketPlace Gallery in Albany on Friday. There will be an opening reception at 5:30pm on Friday, in conjunction with the First Friday arts walk.

The exhibition will conclude with a closing reception at 8pm on Saturday, May 28, featuring live musical performances by Acacia & the Bandit and NYC-based pianist Hans Chew.

Be Here Now: Cleveland Confidential Book Tour @ the MarketPlace Gallery, 4/6/11

April 5th, 2011, 12:00 pm by Greg

Cleveland Confidential Book Tour

Yes, punk rockers do actually read. And more to the point, they write, too.

The MarketPlace Gallery in Albany will be the host of the Nippertown stop of the Cleveland Confidential Book Tour, featuring readings, discussion and a Q&A session with three Cleveland rockers turned writers – Cheetah Chrome of the Dead Boys, Mike Hudson of the Pagans and Bob Pfeifer of Human Switchboard.

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Sean Rowe Says Thanks for Your Support

November 16th, 2010, 10:00 am by Greg
Sean Rowe (photo by Leif Zurmuhlen)

(photo by Leif Zurmuhlen)

On Monday, broke the news that our own hometown singer-songwriter Sean Rowe had signed a recording deal with Anti- Records, who will be releasing his latest album, “Magic” – originally released last year on Collar City Records – on February 22. (Read the story here.)

Here’s Rowe’s take on this whole, massive, new, mind ‘n’ market-expanding development in his musical career:

Thank you to all those folks who continue to shower their support and love for my little songs. Without the reciprocated energy between myself and all of you, there wouldn’t be much of an opportunity for me to be heard. I sincerely owe my musical career to those who have supported me throughout the years – my family, friends and all the relentlessly passionate fans I have been lucky enough to meet along the way.

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Be Here Now: Benefit for Tess’ Lark Tavern @ The Marketplace Gallery, Albany, 5/22/10

May 21st, 2010, 10:55 am by Sara

Marketplace Gallery BenefitAfter the big benefit for Tess’ Lark Tavern at the Washington Park Lakehouse on Saturday, you can wander on down to the Marketplace Gallery for more awesome benefit-full-ness and snarf up some art while listening to live music and poetry, all to benefit the staff of Tess’ Lark Tavern.

Local artists have donated their works for a silent auction that runs from 6-9:30pm, but just the auction is silent; the joint itself will be, um, jumping. Here’s the schedule of performances:

  • 7-8pm: Melodic acoustic popsters Endswell
  • 8-9pm: Poetry lineup hosted by Mary Panza featuring Don Levy, Carolee Sherwood, Nicole Karas, Cheryl Rice and Alex Albino
  • 9-10pm: Performance art extravaganza: The Conspicuious Study Hall Boners
  • 10-11: Glam/punk with The Erotics

Admission is $5, or free entry with paid entry to the Washington Park Lakehouse benefit. The Marketplace Gallery is at 40 Broadway (the Greenbush Tape and Label Building) in Albany. Here’s a map.

Ch-Ch-Changes: Tess’ Lark Tavern Benefits

May 13th, 2010, 10:55 am by Greg

Lark Tavern Front Neon Sign5/20 UPDATE: The schedule of bands performing at the Lakehouse has been announced.

“Rocking to Rebuild,” the big benefit bash for Tess’ Lark Tavern, is still being held at the Washington Park Lakehouse in Albany on Saturday, May 22, but it’s been scaled back a bit.

Here are some of the changes for the Lakehouse:

* Originally slated to run from 1-11pm, it will now take place from 3-8pm.
* The original admission charge of $10 has been bumped up to $25, although beer is now included with admission.
* The silent auction – originally scheduled from 1-5pm – will now take place from 4-7pm.
* The art auction will now be held later that same night at the Marketplace Gallery.

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Tonight: The Return of Eclectic Method!

November 6th, 2009, 11:35 am by Greg

Did you miss ’em at Red Square last time they were in town?
Or down at Jason’s Upstairs Bar in Hudson?
Don’t make the same mistake again…

The one and only internationally acclaimed, globally reknowned video DJ mixmaster pioneers Eclectic Method wreak their audio/visual havoc at the MarketPlace Gallery (temporary location) on the fourth floor at 4 Central Ave., Albany.


The dance party kicks off at 8pm with Disposable Rocket Band and DJ Trumastr.

Prior to the dance party, of course, there’s the art exhibition, “Ready or Not,” which kicks off at 4:30pm as part of the First Friday arts walk. The art – just as exciting as the dance party, by the way – features works by Samson Contompasis, Dwell, One Unit, Austin Gamsjager, Radical!, Dunn, Designs by Jessyca and lots more.

Cartoonist John CaldwellHolly & EvanJim Gaudet and the Railroad BoysThe Cock'N'Bull RestaurantCaffe LenaAdvertise on Nippertown!Capital Repertory TheaterCapital District Habitat For Humanity