Art Faculty Exhibition
weekend, the Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery is celebrating
its 10th anniversary (congratulations!), but that’s not
the only notable art happening on the Skidmore College campus.
The Schick Art Gallery will open its annual exhibit of works
by selected members of the art faculty tomorrow (Friday).
five featured artists and media are: John Galt (really?
really!) and his cast-iron and bronze sculptures; Patrick
Kelley and his digital prints and video stills (pictured,
Release, 2010); Sang-Wook Lee and his fiber works;
Doretta Miller and her oil paintings; and Iona Park and
her mixed-media paintings.
The Selected Art Faculty Exhibition opens tonight (Thursday,
Oct. 7) at the Schick Art Gallery (Skidmore College, Saratoga
Springs) with an opening reception from 5:30 to 7 PM. There
will be an artists’ gallery talk on Tuesday (Oct. 12) at
4 PM. The show will run through Dec. 5. For more info, visit
. . at least, that’s what Lou Reed says. The apocryphal
quote supposedly explained why Velvet Underground records
featured very little cymbal. New York bands love their six
strings after all, and Staten Island-based Cymbals Eat Guitars
are no exception.
quartet took their rightful place in this auspicious lineage
last year when their debut Why There Are Mountains earned
widespread “best new music” nods from the indie press. The
Velvet Underground are perhaps a misleading reference, though.
Cymbals Eat Guitars exhibit all the bored, clever volatility
of early-’90s acts like Pavement and Modest Mouse, cut with
brooding NW shoegaze and Fender Rhodes.
Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned and If Madrid will open.
Cymbals Eat Guitars come to Valentine’s (17 New Scotland
Ave., Albany) on Monday (Oct. 11) at 7:30 PM. Tickets are
$10. Call 432-6572 for more info.
did we suspect, back in the day, that the perpetual midnight-screening
cult comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail would
become the basis of an award-winning Broadway blockbuster.
But it did, and Spamalot, the happy, song-filled
Broadway remix, is returning to Proctors for three performances
over two days.
Since “Spamalot” rhymes with “Camelot,” the cunning among
you have already guessed that the action takes place in
the days of King Arthur. There is merriment instead of grandeur,
however, with not-so-brave and only intermittently noble
knights brandishing shrubberies, battling killer rabbits
and trading witticisms with obnoxious French persons. There
are also a lot of toe-tapping show tunes, which were not
common in the days of King Arthur outside of monasteries.
will be presented tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 8) at 8 PM and
Saturday (Oct. 9) at 2 and 8 PM on the mainstage at Proctors
(432 State St., Schenectady). Tickets are $20 to $60. For
more info, call the box office at 346-6204.