Fashionista and a Scholar
Delta Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
sponsored the seventh annual Kaleidoscope of Color fashion
show at the Holiday Inn Turf in Albany on Sunday (April 21).
The event was a benefit to raise funds for scholarship programs
for graduating African-American high school seniors from the
area that plan on attending college. The fashions for the
show were provided by Sha’Neen Productions. The event also
included a luncheon, door prizes and a marketplace where attendees
could buy a variety of ethnic items.
The Delta Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority was
founded in 1947 to fill the need for a cultural and service
organization to promote the improvement and welfare of the
Is the Coolest Month
is National Poetry Month, and though you may not complete
the final quatrain of your book-length verse exploration of
the Grand Unification Theory by the 30th, Time & Space
Limited in Hudson is making sure you’ve still got a reason
to celebrate all things poetic—if only vicariously.
The forward-looking arts organization is kicking off a reading
series—called Writers Reading—in grand style on Saturday (April
27), with New York State Poet and Pulitzer prize-winner John
Ashbery and friends reading from their works. Guests will
include Guggenheim fellow Ann Lauterbach, Brooklyn College’s
poetry program director Louis Asekoff, Groundwater Press directors
Eugene Richie and Rosanne Wasserman, and the recipient of
the National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship
and of the 2002 Best American Poetry Award, Charles North.
In the upcoming year, the series will present writers—established
names such as Susan Sontag and Gary Indiana, and newcomers
alike—reading from their works, as well as readings from a
wide variety of classics.
The inaugural gala takes place at the TSL Warehouse (434 Columbia
St., Hudson), on Saturday (April 27). Tickets for the 8 PM
event are $10 members, $15 non-members. For reservations,
blind date between artists and industries” is what artist/curator
Michael Oatman has called Factory Direct, the Arts
Center of the Capital Region’s exhibit that explores the juncture
of artistic and industrial endeavors. The Factory Direct
series—which consists of Factory Direct.1, which was
on display at the Arts Center through March 17 and Factory
Direct.2 which is on display through June 10—was based
on the premise that both art and industry employ similar innovation,
invention and problem-solving as a means of accomplishing
their goals. The exhibit paired 16 local artists, including
Elizabeth Dove, Brian St. Cyr and Andrew Boardman, with 12
local companies, including Adam Ross Cut Stone, Arcadia Supply
and the Watervliet Arsenal. The series was such a success
that the Arts Center has documented it in a 40-page catalog
designed by Paul Miyamoto, who cocurated the show with Oatman.
The catalog features photographs of the works included in
both Factory Direct shows, an essay by Oatman that explores
the artistic and historic precedents for the show and 12 essays
on the participating industries, written by Rebecca Shepard.
The catalog is available at the Arts Center for $20. For more
information, call 273-0552. . . . As of May 1, the Berkshire
Museum will become a participant in the Association of Science-Technology
Centers, an organization of science centers and museums whose
goal is to bring an understanding of science to the people.
As a member of the organization, the museum will also become
a member of the ASTC’s Travel Passport Program, which means
that Berkshire Museum members will be entitled to free general
admission to participating ASTC museums within a 90-mile radius,
including the Children’s Museum and the Museum of Science