ARTIST FEATURED IN THE BIG CITY (NEW YORK): Jean Dahlgren,
an associate prof and the graphic-design program coordinator
at the Sage Colleges, will have an example of her arboreal
art displayed in New York’s Times Square this summer.
“Arboreal” art? In this case, it would be a banner which integrates
the form of a tree into its design, for the Urban Forest
Project, sponsored by the American Institute for Graphic
Arts. Dahlgren was one of only 200 artists chosen to participate
in the show. For more information, visit www.aiga.org.
ARTIST FEATURED IN CHARMING SMALL CITY (CORNING): Meanwhile,
out in the Western portion of New York’s Southern Tier, Albany
artist Val Tran will be featured in a storefront exhibit
on Market Street in beautiful downtown Corning. We’re
not kidding about the “beautiful,” either—Corning is actually
quite charming. The exhibit is titled outside the box:
an exhibition of contemporary arts. Tran’s oil paintings
will be on display on the first floor of 100 W. Market St.
through Aug. 13.
SERIES ANNOUNCED (SARATOGA): Saratoga Film Forum has
announced their fall film series. If, by September, you still
haven’t seen An Inconvenient Truth or Tsotsi
or A Scanner Darkly on the big screen, SFF will provide
you that last chance to do so before DVD becomes your only
option. They’ve got a few surprises, too, like America:
From Freedom to Fascism and Michel Gondry’s The
Science of Sleep. For more info, call 584-3456.
CHECK US OUT: Proctor’s Theatre, the gem of downtown
Schenectady, is offering free public tours again beginning
Aug. 5 from 10 AM to noon. As you probably know, Proctor’s
is in the middle of an expensive, elaborate rebuilding process
that has (so far) seen the reconstruction of the stage/stagehouse
and various other changes to house itself—not to mention the
Proctor’s (Golub) Arcade. We have to admit we were
skeptical about the project at first, but now that the final
shape is coming into view, we’re more on board with the vision
for the venerable theater. So, why not take a day trip on
Aug. 5 and see for yourself? For more info, call Proctor’s
business office at 382-3884.
CHANCE FOR WOULD-BE THESPIANS: We have been informed by Ed.
Lange that there are but a few openings remaining in the New
York State Theatre Institute’s fall 2006 intern program.
Now, if NYSTI’s intern program is anything like Metroland’s
intern program, you youngsters will be entering an exciting
world of coffee and snack procurement in a “lively” atmosphere
of diverse, “quirky” personalities. . . . Looking over the
NYSTI program, however, it seems like interns actually get
to learn and do things: “Interns take classes and workshops
in acting, design, circus skills [ed. note: sweet!], movement,
stage combat, voice and many other subjects.” Wow—that actually
sounds like a learning experience; guess we’ll have to make
sure our intern doesn’t read this and get any ideas about
what an internship is supposed to be. If you want to be a
NYSTI intern, contact Arlene Leff at 274-3573 or e-mail
her at email@example.com. As noted before, however, only a
few spots are left in the program, so don’t delay.