September 13th, 2010, 4:49 pm by Sara
February 18th, 2010, 2:20 pm by Greg
Robert Gullie: Mid-Summer's Night Dream
Robert Gullie has been exhibiting his surreal, dreamlike photographs for over 15 years but in the past few years he’s also branched out into phantasmagorical collage, combining images from his own photographs with magazine clippings and painted colored dots in his own unique and instantly recognizable style.
A solo show of his work opens this Thursday at the Yates Gallery at Siena College with an artist talk and reception from 4-6pm. The exhibit runs through October 28.
November 5th, 2009, 8:01 am by Greg
In just the past year, the work of Schenectady photographer and Union College art professor Martin Benjamin has graced the cover of Metroland, The New York Daily News and Thoroughbred Times – not to mention Nippertown.com.
So you can imagine the sheer quality and quantity of fine photography that he’s amassed over the course of his award-winning career.
“Atomic Age” – currently on exhibit at the Yates Gallery at Siena College in Loudonville – touches on much of that work. It’s an exhibition of two dozen black and white photographs spanning the quarter century between 1978-2003.
The exhibit is a slightly expanded version of Benjamin’s recent show in Atlanta, and both exhibitions were culled from the pages of Benjamin’s long-overdue first book, also titled “Atomic Age,” published late last year.
Martin Benjamin’s “Atomic Age” will remain on view at Siena College’s Yates Gallery through Friday, March 12.
VISUAL ART/LECTURE: G.C. Haymes talk and opening reception for “Collected Works” @ The Yates Gallery, Siena College, Loudonville: No, we’re not above a little shameless self-promotion. Nippertown writer showcases his visual art side with an exhibition curated by Sergio Sericolo. Artist talk/interview with arts critic Timothy Cahill at 4pm; opening reception 4:30-6pm. Free.
MUSIC: Terra Naomi with Jon Sandler @ Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany: Local girl makes good. Singer-songwriter wins the first-ever YouTube Award for Best Music Video. Signs major label deal with Island Records. Plays in front of like 80,000 people in London’s Wembley Stadium as part of worldwide Live Earth festival. Records album for Island – hates it. Leaves Island Records. October 20, 2009: New EP, “You For Me,” available on iTunes. Naomi lands at Valentine’s for a homecoming concert. Now yer up to date… 8pm. $10.
OPEN MIC: The Eighth Step Open Mic Night @ Proctors’ Robb Alley, Schenectady: Hosted by singer-songwriter Cathy Winter, the Eighth Step’s open mic night takes place on the first Thursday of each month at Proctors’ Robb Alley (across from the Muddy Cup). Come on down and strut your stuff, and sit back and listen to new emerging talent. 7pm. Free.
MUSIC: Maria Muldaur @ the Colony Cafe, Woodstock: Long before she was riding the hit parade with “Midnight at the Oasis,” the lovely Maria Muldaur was making funky acoustic music with the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and the Even Dozen Jug Band. On her new album, “Maria Muldaur and Her Garden of Joy,” she revisits her roots with guest performances by her former bandmates John Sebastian, David Grisman and the late great jugmeister Fritz Richmond. (She’ll also be at the Van Dyck in Schenectady on Friday, November 6.) 8pm.