SHOW: Union College visual arts majors Christina
Duff and Lesley Klein will be featured in a print
and sculpture exhibition at Union’s Arts Atrium beginning
Saturday (May 21) and continuing through June 2. Duff’s part
of the show is Revived and Refined; the emphasis is
on “an appreciation of antiques and a revival of the old,
encouraging people to look at things in a different” way.
Klein’s show is titled Impressions of the Figure; she
is interested in the “exploration of the human form” through
printmaking (pictured). For more info, call 388-6131.
WALK THE WALK: Playwright, Ballston Spa resident and recent
Bennington grad Effy Redman is leading a Memorial
Walk for Victims of Genocide and Hate Crimes this Memorial
Day. The walk will be held on Monday, May 30, beginning at
9 AM in Saratoga Springs’ Veterans’ Memorial in Congress Park
and end, 8 miles later, at Wistwall Park in Ballston Spa.
The specific occasion is the “11th anniversary of the halfway
point” of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Redman has a personal/professional
connection to this tragedy, as her play Year Ten,
about a peacekeeper’s return to Rwanda, had a staged reading
at a New Dramatists workshop in New York in November 2004.
Additionally, Redman will be going to Rwanda next month with
a group of writers and artists as part of the project More
Life: Cultural Studies and Genocide. Everyone is invited to
take part in the walk—or sponsor a walker. For more information,
e-mail redman at effyred firstname.lastname@example.org or call 885-0453.
LAST CHANCES: A couple of shows, large and small, are closing
this weekend. First, 3 Women, a exhibit of prints,
digital images and paintings by Pattie Lipman, Christine
Krahforst and Nina Stanley, ends Saturday (May
21) at the Fulton Street Gallery in Troy. For more information,
call 274-8464. Then, it’s your last chance to check out the
Mary Wilson Supreme Legacy Collection exhibit at the
Albany Institute of History and Art; the show ends Sunday,
May 22. For hours and other info, call 463-4478 or visit www.albanyinstitute.org.
GREEN ART WANTED: We get some interesting press releases flying
in over the transom, but this one was something different:
“The Greenwich Youth Democratic Committee requests
your submission of juried art show to be held at One One
One in Greenwich” from June 30-July 3. The theme of the
show is environmental, and proceeds from the show “will be
used to bring environmental awareness to the area.” For more
info, call committee chair Nikki Dowling at 692-3394.
It’s nice to see a political group supporting art, instead
of trying to eliminate it. Before you non-Dems get all hot
and bothered about being left out, any Republicans,
Communists, Ayn Rand-ites or Anarcho-Syndicalists
sponsoring similar shows are welcome to contact us at email@example.com.