Albany Center Gallery on Columbia Street in downtown Albany is celebrating its 35th year of showcasing the work of artists in the capital region. This Saturday is their Annual Masquerade Gala and next week they open their annual member show.
We learn more about the gallery from Executive Director, Tony Iadicicco.
Edward and Jo Hopper first discovered Vermont in 1927, making day trips from the Whitney Studio Club's summer retreat for New York artists in Charlestown, New Hampshire. In 1935 and 1936 the Hoppers again traveled to Vermont, this time from their summer home in Cape Cod, in Edward's continuing search for new places to paint.
During these quests they identified the White River and what Edward considered to be Vermont's "finest" river valley, and they returned there for longer visits in 1937 and 1938, boarding at Robert and Irene Slater's Wagon Wheels farm in South Royalton.
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild presents its first annual Festival of the Arts this weekend at the Bydcliffe Arts Colony and Kleinart/James Center for the Arts. The festival involves 17 arts organizations presenting a variety of arts events throughout the weekend. We learn more from Paul Green - founder of the School of Rock and now Woodstock-er.
The Arkell Museum in Canajoharie, NY and the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY are both showing American Impressionist paintings from the Arkell collections this summer. "American Impressionism: Paintings of Light and Life” is the exhibition at The Fenimore. “American Impressionism: Masterworks in Watercolor and Pastel” at the Arkell. We are joined by Diane Forsberg, the Arkell Museum's Chief Curator and Chris Rossi, the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at the Fenimore.
We are joined in studio by Cydney Cross (President of Out of the Pits, Inc.), Helene Goldberger (board member), and Helen of Troy - a rescue-turned-therapy dog, to discuss the work that Out of the Pits does to save pitbulls and help their public image. The Artful Canine Show at the Way Out Gallery is a fundraiser for Out of the Pits - with artwork from Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Sue Coe, Dorothy McDevitt, and many others.
Pulitzer-prize winner Richard Russo's latest book is a tribute to the printed word. In what many perceive as a coldly relentless digital age, Russo has teamed up with his daughter, artist Kate Russo, to create Interventions, their tribute to the printed book. For it, they chose three stories, Horseman, High and Dry, The Whore’s Child and the title novella, Intervention.