Salt!! Salt!! Salt!!

July 20th, 2010, 10:30 am by Sara

Angelina Jolie catches a ride from a tractor-trailer headed north on 787.

OMFG, Salt, a film with some scenes shot on Albany’s downtown highway ramps, is opening this weekend! And last week, there was a giveaway of free tickets for the Albany premiere on Thursday!! And the tickets were snapped up in a flash!! And lots of people were unhappy they didn’t get tickets!!

Actually, it looks like there’s one pair of tickets left for the Palace Theatre showing on Thursday that you can buy for $1 million (or best offer).

Or you could just wait a mere four hours after the Albany premiere starts and see it at The Spectrum in Albany, which is having a special midnight Thursday showing. Judging by the hysteria seen so far, if you’re planning on going to that show, you might want to buy your tickets in advance.


“Salt” Free Movie!!!

July 9th, 2010, 8:50 am by Greg

Albany’s Palace Theatre will be hosting a local premiere of the new Angelina Jolie film, “Salt,” which was filmed partially in Albany last summer.

The screening will take place at 8pm on Thursday July 22 – and admission is free. The film opens nationwide the following day, Friday, July 23.

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Thinking Outside The Salt Shaker

December 9th, 2009, 2:47 pm by Sara

yamamotoHi-Fructose has an interview with salt sculptor Motoi Yamamoto who painstakingly creates, among other things, temporary room-sized labyrinths of salt in memory of his dead sister.

What Motoi Yamamoto brings to each unique exhibiting occasion is his absolute dedication and passion for creating these seemingly futile creations in salt, massive room sized labyrinths that he refers to as “paths with a purpose”. The purpose? To heal himself from the loss of his beloved sister to brain cancer many years back while speaking through a meditative process about the interconnected nature of humanity to the earth.

Here are some other artists using odd materials we’ve noted in the past:

Brendan Jamison’s sugar sculptures
Matchstick Art: A Veritable Gumbo
ArtBeat: Jell-O artist Liz Hickok

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