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Ecological Interventions

by The Staff March 12, 2014


    The Sanctuary for Independent Media gets into the spring swing of things this week with a new exhibit of environmental art, Ecological Interventions. Featuring work by internally renowned artists Brandon Ballengee (an American) and Oliver ...

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The Experience of Art

by Stephen Leon February 27, 2014


  At least two people I know have seen Leonardo DaVinci’s Mona Lisa at the Louvre. My brother-in-law saw it while traveling Europe in the’70s; and my oldest son visited the Louvre on a school trip ...

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Caitlin Masley: other mental landscapes

by The Staff February 10, 2014


      Brooklyn-based artist Caitlin Masley creates “sculpture, drawings, installations and photography that capture the spaces she sees as ‘monuments to failure,’ symbolic of the things we create or build and then desert or destroy.” An exhibit ...

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Three Exhibits at the Hyde Collection

by The Staff January 23, 2014


  The Hyde Collection is opening three major exhibits this weekend. So why not bundle up, mosey on up to Glens Falls and get warm in the glow of some great art? Ansel Adams: Early Works showcases ...

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On Being

by The Staff January 9, 2014


The current exhibit at Union College’s Mandeville Gallery, On Being, features the work of three artists who explore the concept of well-being “through the symbolic use of destruction and reconstruction of form, the incorporation of ...

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Tipping Point

by Shawn Stone November 27, 2013


  Kristen M. Holler, executive director of Albany Barn, Inc., loves giving tours of The Barn. The former St. Joseph’s Academy, a more than 40,000-square-foot landmark at the southwest corner of North Swan and Second streets ...


Charlotta Westergren: Progeny

by The Staff October 17, 2013


According to the gallery notes, “Charlotta Westergren’s paintings draw on old master techniques to evoke deep emotional responses.” Having seen a preview of a few of the works in the show, we heartily agree: The ...

Esther Massry Gallery

Kate Gilmore: A Tisket, A Tasket

by The Staff October 17, 2013


There are two shows opening tomorrow (Friday) at UAlbany’s University Art Museum. A Tisket, A Tasket showcases Kate Gilmore’s video installations (pictured is a frame grab from 2010’s Pot, Kettle, Black). The gallery notes describe ...

University Art Museum

+ One

by The Staff August 28, 2013

  There are no good excuses for not making the rounds Friday night for this month’s Troy Night Out—what with this being a holiday weekend at the seasonal height of Troy’s walkability. Trust us, you’ll be ...

Collar Works Gallery


by The Staff August 15, 2013


  There are two fine exhibits now on view through Sept. 29 at the Arts Center of the Capital Region. Overgrown is a three-artist show “based on the deterioration and neglect of the landscape and other ...

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An American in Venice

by The Staff July 25, 2013


  In 1879-80, American artist James McNeill Whistler labored over 12 etchings of Venice, Italy. He’d been commissioned to do this by the Fine Arts Society of London, and the resulting works became recognized as masterworks ...

Arkell Museum

Summer Exhibit

by The Staff July 10, 2013


  Carrie Haddad is offering up a holiday treat in the form of the Summer Exhibit, which opens today (Thursday) at her gallery in Hudson. Featured artists include Hudson Valley abstract painter Leigh Palmer; Shelly Lependorf ...

Carrie Haddad Gallery

Re-place Kahon:ios

by The Staff May 15, 2013


  Brookfield Renewable Energy Company’s recent return of 100 acres of sacred land at Cohoes Falls to the Haudenosaunee, League of Iroquois, is celebrated in the new exhibit at the Foundry, Re-place Kahon:ios. A solo exhibit of ...

Foundry for Art Design + Culture

Readers’ Poll: Arts

by The Staff March 13, 2013


    Best Movie Theater 1. Spectrum 8 Theatres 2. Regal Colonie Center Cinema 13 3. Bow Tie Cinemas Movieland Your love for the Spectrum has only gotten stronger with age: The venerable arthouse won by more than 300 votes this ...



by The Staff March 6, 2013


  Beginning tomorrow (Friday), Albany’s Sorelle Gallery will showcase two artists who “stand apart from the norm,” Ann Larsen and Catherine Minnery. On her website, Larsen explains what she’s doing in her landscapes: “I want my viewers ...

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Art Opening at The Foundry

by Ann Morrow February 28, 2013


  Last Friday (Feb. 22), art lovers checked out Paper, Plastic and Concrete, the new exhibit of works by Terry James Conrad, at an opening reception at The Foundry for Art Design + Culture (119 Remsen ...

Foundry for Art Design + Culture

Spring Arts Preview

by The Staff February 28, 2013


    Pop Music Bearsville Theatre 291 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 679-446. March 8: Adam Ezra Group. March 9: Booker T. March 10: Frack Action Benefit featuring Natalie Merchant, John Medeski, Marco Benevento, Tracy Bonham, Jack DeJohnette, Amy Helm, Bethany ...

Eugene Ludins: An American Fantasist

by The Staff February 14, 2013


  This exhibit, opening this weekend at the New York State Museum, shines a light on 20th-century Woodstock artist Eugene Ludins, a painter of “realist and fantastical landscapes, provocative political allegories, and insightful portraits.” Ludins was associated ...

New York State Museum

Some Assembly Required

by The Staff February 14, 2013


  According to the exhibit notes, the Albany International Airport Gallery wants you to think of the tradition of making art via collage when you view their latest show, Some Assembly Required: “Today, access to a ...

Albany International Airport Gallery

Why Hudson?

by The Staff October 17, 2012

Hudson Opera House Movable Feast

  House Beautiful How the historic Hudson Opera House paralleled—and  propelled—the city’s cultural renaissance The arched entranceway on Warren Street opens into a “grand hall” large enough to hold art exhibits and small performances. Larger performances are held ...

Jerry’s Map

by The Staff October 4, 2012


Visual artist Jerry Gretzinger has been working on his map for 49 years. It began with a doodle, and became a cartographic project of unprecedented imagination. And, beginning today (Thursday), it will be on display ...

Mass Moca

The Eternal Return

by The Staff August 23, 2012


The Eternal Return: Portraits by Stephanie Rose will be the first solo museum exhibition by the acclaimed abstract painter. The show will include 23 portraits of “distinguished poets, novelists, art critics, filmmakers, photographers, performers, art ...

Albany Institute of History & Art

Best of Arts

by The Staff July 19, 2012


  Best Arts Complex Proctors 432 State St., Schenectady Quality programming across genres in multiple venues, simultaneously: Proctors set a high standard for themselves, and meet it. Broadway shows, independent and classic cinema, internationally renowned pop, classical, soul, rock ...


Output Graphics

by The Staff April 12, 2012


Thirty-five years: That’s the anniversary being celebrated in 2012 by one of Albany’s best-loved visual art institutions, Albany Center Gallery. Les Urbach’s downtown art outpost was nurtured not far from the gallery’s current location. And ...

Albany Center Gallery

Paul Hamann: Photography

by The Staff March 29, 2012


Paul Hamann has been experimenting with various size cameras and a variety of photographic and printing formats for over 40 years. The self-taught lensman has sought “clarity and definition” in his pursuit of capturing images ...

John Davis Gallery