Ovo: Ten Painters in Tempura
Ovo means “from the egg.” Ab Ovo: Ten Painters in Tempura,
the new exhibit at Troy’s Clement Art Gallery, features
25 paintings by 10 nationally known artists working in the
“ancient medium of egg tempura.”
Pictured is Dennis Harper’s Encounter in the Living Room.
Ovo: Ten Painters in Tempura opens tomorrow (Friday,
June 27) and continues through July 23 at the Clement Art
Gallery (201 Broadway, Troy). There is also an opening reception
Friday from 6 to 9 PM during Troy Night Out. For more info,
Chris Eigeman turns the pool-hustler genre on its ear with
Turn the River, a gritty new film about a pool-and-card
hustling mom (Famke Janssen) trying to earn enough money
to take her son far away from his alcoholic dad (Matt Ross)
and domineering grandma (Lois Smith).
New York Times described Turn the River as “a
finely observed portrait of a desperate working-class woman
who refuses to play by ordinary rules.”
In addition to screening this new independent drama over
four nights, Time & Space Limited will be turning the
Friday and Saturday shows into filmmaker events: Director
Eigeman will be on hand both evenings, and he will be joined
by his star, Janssen, Friday. (Note the higher admission
prices for these shows.)
the River will be screened tonight (Thursday, June 26)
at 7 PM, tomorrow (Friday, June 27) at 8 PM; Saturday (June
28) at 8 PM; and Sunday (June 29) at 7 PM, at Time &
Space Limited (434 Columbia St., Hudson). Tickets Thursday
and Sunday are $7, $5 members; tickets Friday and Saturday
are $10, $7.50 members. For more info, call 822-8100.
through the lineup for this year’s edition of the two-day
Freihofer’s Jazz Festival, we were immediately struck by
how jazzy it is. Now, we’re not purists. We know that the
presence of nonjazz acts at jazz festivals has always been
the way—Miles Davis went on before Blood, Sweat and
Tears at SPAC once in the late ’60s, for Pete’s sake—but
aside from the Philly soul greatness of the O’Jays, it’s
all jazz players, all the time, both days this weekend.
The big news Saturday is the reunion of the classic Return
to Forever “legendary lineup” of Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke,
Al DiMeola and Lenny White. The other big news is the appearance
of Dee Dee Bridgewater, who released the amazing Red
Earth album, recorded with Malian musicians, last year.
To be honest, the whole lineup is big news. On Saturday,
there’s the Saxophone Summit with Joe Lovano (pictured),
Dave Liebman and Ravi Coltrane; Chris Botti; and on the
gazebo stage, Jenny Scheinman. On Sunday, the acts include
the aforementioned O’Jays; Dianne Reeves, who totally killed
in a show at the Egg in March; Terence Blanchard; and, on
the gazebo stage, the Brubeck Brothers.
Freihofer’s Jazz Festival will be held this Saturday and
Sunday (June 28-29) at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center
(Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs). Tickets, per
day, are $41.50-$62.50. For ticket info and a complete performer
list, visit www.spac.org or call 476-1000.