to Hudson: poet Star Black.
THE ROAD A PIECE This Sunday (April 19) will be the opening
of the new location of the Local Color Art Gallery.
It’s still on Troy Schenectady Road in Latham; the new address
is 1138 Troy Schenectady Road, next to Faddegon’s Nursery.
The grand opening event is from 1 to 4 PM, and will feature
original paintings and photography by 35 artists—as well as
live music and refreshments. For more info, call 220-9027.
SOME PIG Also Sunday (April 19), the Lake George Arts Project
is having a fund-raising event from 3 to 7 PM at the Adirondack
Pub & Brewery (33 Canada St., Lake George). The Spring
Roast is all about “fun, food and music,” the last provided
by the trio No Outlet. The menu will feature roast
pork prepared by chef Ed Pagnotta Jr. There are prizes,
too, including a raffle of a “carved on premises” wood bear
by chainsaw artist Tim O’Brien. The money will help
support the LGAP’s many programs, workshops and exhibits.
Tickets are $20 at the door for adults, $10 for kids ages
12 and under. There is also a special presale price of $15,
if you buy the tickets by tomorrow (Friday, April 17). Contact
the Lake George Arts Project at 668-2616 for information and/or
HISTORY AND ART The Rensselaer County Historical Society
is sponsoring a high-school art contest, Art of History. Student
artists are invited to create artwork (in any media) based
on RCHS historical documents related to the “Great Fire of
Troy,” which happened on May 10, 1862. The deadline to submit
work is May 2, but students must contact the RCHS and let
them know they intend to participate by April 24. Contest
rules, the documents the artists will use as inspiration,
and other info are available at rchsonline.org/aoh.html. For
more info, call the society’s director of education, Mari
Shopsis, at 272-7232 ext. 17.
POETS IN THE GALLERY The Carrie Haddad Gallery (622
Warren St., Hudson) is beginning a series of monthly poetry
readings, the Groundwater Press Poetry Series. The first event
is April 26 at 3 PM, and will feature Alfred Corn and
Star Black. FYI: The Groundwater Press is the
“oldest independent literary press operating in Hudson.” For
more info about this free event, call the gallery at 828-1915.
GET A GRANT The Arts Center of the Capital Region (265
River St., Troy) will hold three grant-writing seminars: April
30 (noon to 1 PM), May 2 (9 to 10 AM) and May 7 (6 to 7 PM).
The purpose is to provide artists in “all disciplines” (literature,
media arts, visual arts, performing arts) with the info to
write a competitive application for an SOS—Special
Opportunity Stipend—grant. The deadline for the next round
of SOS grants is May 28 (5 PM sharp), so why not RSVP for
one of the seminars today? Contact Lainy Slyder for more info
at 273-0552 ext. 229, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
DID YOU WRITE SEXY THIS YEAR? Dear fellow journalists, it’s
sexy time again. I mean, it’s Sexies time again—the
Sex-Positive Journalism Awards. The brainchild of Metroland
contributing writer Miriam Axel-Lute and a few
of her peeps, the Sexies honor journalism that treats sexual
matters seriously. For more info, visit sexies.org.