art en David Lang And The 13th Annual Bang On A Can Festival At MASS MoCA <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="">Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival</a> is underway at <a href="">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams for the 13th year. This year, the Festival culminates with an 8-day new music extravaganza called "Bang on a Can Plays Art" from July 26 through August 2. Fourteen concerts over this 8-day period will draw inspiration from the visual art on exhibit in the galleries at MASS MoCA.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95328 at David Lang And The 13th Annual Bang On A Can Festival At MASS MoCA The Hyde Collection <p>There is a pair of exciting exhibits at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY. Larry Kagan: Lying Shadows in the Wood Gallery and Emerging from the Shadows: Edward Hopper and his Contemporaries in the Hoopes Gallery. Both are on display through September 14th.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95532 at The Hyde Collection Big History, Small Museums - Zadock Pratt Museum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Michelle Delaney is the Director of the <a href="">Smithsonian’s Consortium for Understanding the American Experience</a> and is the author of the observation that the Catskill Region is not only the Birthplace of American Art, but she says growing research shows that it’s also the Cradle of American Art. Delaney will be speaking tomorrow at 1PM at the Pratt Museum in Prattsville.</p><p>Delaney will be giving the Keynote Address for the Pratt Museum’s 2014 Season which is titled: “Big History, Small Museums: Understanding the American Experience through Collaboration.”</p><p><em>The Paintings, Watercolors and Drawings of D. F. Hasbrouck American Impressionist</em> is the new exhibition at The Pratt Museum. Carolyn Bennett, Museum Director is here to tell us about that and big history of THIS small museum.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94643 at The Clark: Re-Thought And Re-Opened <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="">The Sterling and Francine Clark Institute</a> in Williamstown re-opened on the Fourth of July after being closed since March for a major construction project over a decade in the making.</p><p>The Clark houses a noted collection of 18th and 19th century artwork. The $145 million project includes a new building, another building rebuilt and a complete rethinking of the Clark’s 140-acre campus, with three new reflecting pools, 2 miles of hiking paths and more than 1,000 new trees.</p><p>And then there is the amazing art. To tell us more we welcome Clark Director Michael Conforti and senior curator Richard Rand.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94517 at The Clark: Re-Thought And Re-Opened Art Omi Weekend 2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="">Omi</a><a href=""> International Arts Center</a> in Ghent, NY is a not-for-profit arts organization with residency programs for international visual artists, writers, translators, musicians, and dancers. Omi seeks to foster an environment of creative exploration and exchange, professional opportunity and exposure, and a stylistically and culturally diverse community for creative artists from around the world.</p><p>30 artists from 24 countries have been at Art Omi for the past 4 weeks and their visual arts residency culminates with Art Omi Weekend on July 12-13 (that’s this coming weekend).</p><p>Here to tell us more about the work they’re doing at Art Omi and about Art Omi weekend are Ruth Adams, Director of Omi, and artists <a href="">Taro Hattori</a>, <a href="">Ira Eduardovna</a>, and <a href="">Lara Baladi</a>.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94431 at Art Omi Weekend 2014 Upstate Artists Guild <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="">Upstate Artists Guild</a> is a not-for-profit volunteer organization, open to all, which promotes the appreciation, practice, and enjoyment of art. Their mission is to promote art education and artistic endeavors throughout the community; to maintain a space in which to meet for the purpose of exhibitions, lectures, and instruction; and to work with the community to stimulate an interest in the arts.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Ray Graf 91610 at Upstate Artists Guild "Creativity: The Perfect Crime" By Philippe Petit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Since well before his epic 1974 walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Philippe Petit had become an artist who answered first and foremost to the demands of his craft—not only on the high wire, but also as a magician, street juggler, visual artist, builder, and writer.</p><p>A born rebel like many creative people, he was from an early age a voracious learner who taught himself, cultivating the attitudes, resources, and techniques to tackle even seemingly impossible feats. His outlaw sensibility spawned a unique approach to the creative process—an approach he shares, with characteristic enthusiasm, irreverence, and originality in <em>Creativity: The Perfect Crime</em>.</p><p><a href="">Philippe Petit will be at Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, NY tonight.</a></p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 91431 at "Creativity: The Perfect Crime" By Philippe Petit "Unstill Life: A Daughter's Memoir Of Art And Love In The Age Of Abstraction" By Gabrielle Selz <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Gabrielle Selz grew up in a home full of the most celebrated artists of the 1960s and 1970s: Rothko, de Kooning, Tinguely, Giacometti, and Christo.</p><p>Her father, Peter Selz, was the chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in the heyday of Abstract Expressionism. Selz's father was vibrant and freewheeling, but his enthusiasm for both women and art took its toll on their family life.</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 91037 at "Unstill Life: A Daughter's Memoir Of Art And Love In The Age Of Abstraction" By Gabrielle Selz MASS MoCA Celebrates 15 Years! <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This Saturday, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art – <a href="">MASS MoCA</a>, will celebrate their <a href="">15th&nbsp;anniversary</a> of operation in North Adams, MA with a huge blow-out party – and, of course, with an opening reception for a new exhibition, <a href=""><em>Teresita Fernández: As Above So Below</em></a>.</p><p>There will be dazzling art, live Bhangra funk dance music with house favorite Red Baraat (who will be featured on our show tomorrow), fresh jams from legendary DJ Rekha, pop-up performers you know and love, fun food truck fare, beer and creative cocktails, and a champagne toast.</p><p>Here to tell us more are our pals– MASS MoCA’s Director, Joe Thompson and their Director of Communications, Jodi Joseph.</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 18:35:51 +0000 Joe Donahue 91035 at MASS MoCA Celebrates 15 Years! The Arts Center Of The Capital Region <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="">The Arts Center of the Capital Region</a> engages people in the creative experience – they are the region’s preeminent proponent of the arts and creative education, expression, and appreciation through classes, camps, exhibits, and presentations.</p><p>This past Monday night, The Arts Center hosted a screening of the 2004 documentary - Touch the Sound: A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie, as part of the <a href="">Albany Symphony’s American Music Festival</a>.</p><p>Christopher Marblo is the President of The Arts Center of the Capital Region and he joins us now to tell us what is new and upcoming.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 14:48:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 90459 at The Arts Center Of The Capital Region