Bits ‘n’ Pieces: “The Neighborhood That Disappeared”; Symmetry Gallery; “12/13/14”
The documentary film “The Neighborhood That Disappeared” will receive its broadcast premiere on WMHT-TV at 8pm on Friday (December 12). Documentarian-writer-producer Mary Paley teamed up with actor-director John Romeo, musician Bernie Mulleda, the late Guy Spataford (computer graphic artist and 3D designer for the film) and others to the tell the story of the Albany neighborhood that was destroyed to make way for the construction of the Empire State Plaza back in 1962. You can also pre-oder a DVD of the documentary for $14.99.
The Photography Center of the Capital District in Troy is seeking entries for their upcoming photography exhibit, “12/13/14,” featuring photos shot on Saturday (December 13). The exhibit is slated to open in mid-January.
After nearly a quarter century on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, Symmetry Gallery will be shuttering its brick-and-mortar store on Sunday, December 21. Owners-artists Gary and Dianne Zack opened their gallery back in May, 1990, specializing in hand-blown glass art, jewelry and other fine crafts, many created by local and regional artists. The Zacks hope to continue offering fine art and crafts online via their website.