Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Well, I guess there's still time for a few of them. The Garrison Art Center organized a Sculpture Tour with works placed on the grounds of Boscobel, Manitoga, Garrison's Landing, and the Desomond Fish Library which ended two weeks ago. I caught a glimpse of a tall slender red sculpture at the library as I buzzed by several times on Rt 9D. I have to say, planting some self contained self concious artwork in a landscape generally does so little for me anymore. I viewed a couple other pieces by Judy Sigunick, Karl Saliter and Grace Knowlton when we took a tour of Manitoga in July. When asked about the sculptures, our tour guide did not want to discuss the sculpture as it was outside the purview of the tour in relation to Wright's manipulation of the quarry environment, and I think that was appropriate. What I found funny was her disdain for the work as it represented an interruption of the singular vision of the master's own utopia, besides the fact that some of the vegetation was trampled when some of the pieces were installed.
Then, there is the Kingston Biennial is going on through - Today.
Ok, so some of the gist of this post is, if you haven't seen many of these things. You're just about s.o.l.
Alright, on to the Ellenville 10 x 10 x 10 exhibit of art installations in storefront windows. Karlos Carcamo and Emil Alzamora are both participants. You have until tomorrow to make it to this exhibit.
On the other hand, Beacon's Windows on Main St will be open through Sept 8.
Collaborative Concepts Saunder's Farm outdoor exhibition will be opening next weekend. I'll be posting details on this show today or tomorrow.
Don't forget Storm King's exhibit of Louise Bourgeouis through Nov. 15. Now I know I'll be able to make to that one.
Beth Wilson reviews other outdoor offerings at the Woodstock Artist Guild and Art Omi in the August issue of Chronogram.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Audio from the talk will soon be on hand at the gallery for those who are interested.
On Monday night, A and I attended the final Porcine Preview Readings held by Flying Swine at the Howland Center for the Summer. This was the first of the readings that we had attended, and it was fun. Deborah Brevoort's Signs of Life was the subject of the reading. The first two scenes of this play were among those previewed as part of the ' Swine's Taste of Bacon fundraiser shindig last May. Dan Da Silva was back again in the role of the male lead, and he has simply metabolized this role. It's not often that I make it out to see theatre and I know I haven't seen much GOOD theater, but, Dan seems like the kind of actor that takes the medium, and humps it over the fence into something really visceral. It's a fun play, and Da Silva sells it completely.
One thing I missed (by that much) was the monthly critique on Tuesday night. The group started at Spire, then headed down to Main St. to talk about Steve Rossi's, and Peter Iannarelli's WOMS installations. Maider Bilbao Echevarria, the current Artist in Residence at HVCCA. came up for the critique. Maider's exhibit will be opening at the museum in Peekskill on Sept. 16. The next critique is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept 18 at 7:30, if you are interested in discussing your work, contact Sara at email@example.com. Sara has layed out an extended schedule for the critiques (which I'll be posting soon) to allow for easy scheduling for everone. I'll have a section in the sidebar with current information on meeting places for each critique.
I did manage, for the first time. to attend a meeting of the Beacon Art Salon at Chthonic Clash on Wednesday. About 10 people were in attendance. The discussion revolved around the upcoming show of BAS members at Chthonic called "Interpreting Beacon" will will be opening on Second Saturday in Sept. (the 8th.) There was some talk about the next city wide open studio the group will be planning in December, and discussion regarding what sorts of activities the group may get into in order to fill the needs of the members. If you are interested in finding out more about BAS, hit the link above. It's free to join, and there is a yahoo group you can sign on to to receive info on opportunities or activities.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
All of the award recipients are listed below.
Natalie Merchant, Individual Artist
Pawling Concert Series, Arts Organization
Howland Library Mural, Art in Public Places
Sam and Joanne Rein, Individual Patrons
Adams Fairacre Farms, Business/Corporation
Grace Lalicki with the Rhinebeck School District, Arts in Education
Sara Pasti, Special Citation
Malika Chatlapalli and Emily Holohan, Youth with Exceptional Promise in the Arts
An awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 18 at the Dutchess County Golf & Country Club. More information can be found at the Dutchess County Arts Council website, www.artsmidhudson.org.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
photo by angelika rinnhofer
In order to be included on the ballot, Robert must submit a petition signed by Beacon residents who are registered to vote. There will be some folks collecting signatures in front of the Key Food throughout the day tomorrow. If you can't make it over, but would like to have your name included on the petition, email me and I'll get you in touch with him.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
The talk "Drafting a Common (Abstract) Language: Seismosis as Conversation" will be conducted by John Keene and Christopher Stackhouse.
“Drafting a Common (Abstract) Language:
Seismosis as Conversation”. Co-authors of the book Seismosis (1913 Press, 2006),
John Keene and Christopher Stackhouse will explore the process and practice of
conversation across and through distinctive generic lines--visual art and
literature--by discussing and reading poems from and selected texts related to
this collaborative project. Issues they hope to touch upon include the question
of formal and thematic abstraction in specific genres, its relation to questions
of race, identification, and authorial agency and autonomy, and the problematics
of interpretation. How can the artist and poet speak to each other, and are
there languages other than the ones they enact through which to enter their
The Porcine Previews are Free to the Public, and yes, donations are welcome.
Reservations can be made by calling: (845) 454-3222
You are asked to telephone the Council ahead of time at (845) 454-3222 if you plan on attending the workshop. More info is also at DCAC's website, www.artsmidhudson.org
Sunday, August 12, 2007
The letter urges the City to consider buying the property and keeping the building in the public domain as a possible mixed use facility that might serve as community center, home base for local non profit and city services as well as the Howland Public Library and leasing office and studio space.
The City Council Workshop will take place at the Municipal Center starting at 7pm. The workshop is open to the Public, although there is no opportunity for public opinion. Information on City Council Meeting and Workshop agendas and minutes are available at www.cityofbeacon.org.
Friday, August 10, 2007
Earlier in the day, the kids can enjoy building and flying homemade kites with the Flyit event happening on the corner of Main and Cross, in the grassy lot next to RiverWinds.
Later in the evening, in the same location, Fovea, which has a program of events tomorrow will be presenting a slide show.
Don't forget the weekly wine tastings that happen at Artisan Wine Shop.
Receptions are happening at Go North, Van Brunt, bau, RiverWinds, Bannerman Island Gallery, Wildwood gallery, and undoubtedly more. You can find the appropriate links in the sidebar.
Also opening tomorrow is the Windows on Main St. There will be a walking tour of the artist windows beginning at 3pm at the Muddy Cup. Come by and enjoy a little fresh air before the openings kick off later in the afternoon and evening.
The museum offers such Community Free Days throughout the year for residents of area counties. The upcoming schedule for Community Free Days is as follows.
October 13, 2007: Rockland County
December 8, 2007: Westchester County
February 9, 2008: Dutchess County
April 12, 2008: Columbia County
June 14, 2008: Orange County
August 9, 2008: Putnam County
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
The panel discussion, "Media, Military, and Censorship" will include Todd Heisler, Chris Hondros, Suzanne Opton, Captain Thomas Sowers of West Point, and Jamie Wellford, of Newsweek Magazine.
Pulitzer prize winning photojournalist Todd Heisler of the New York Times, Getty Images photographer Chris Hondros, and photographer Suzanne Opton discuss the circumstances behind their powerful photographic stories with Captain Thomas Sowers of West Point. The panel will be moderated by Jamie Wellford, International Photo Editor of Newsweek Magazine.
At 8pm, the panel will be followed by an outdoor slide show presented by Seen Unseen, featuring essays by photojournalists on international topics.
The slide show will be shown at the northeast corner of Main and Cross Streets, one block east of the gallery. Bring blankets for seating on grass. Both events are free and open to the public.
"It is Our War” Exhibit is showing through August 31, 2007. Fovea is open Thursday to Sunday throughout the summer, 11am to 6pm, and by appointment.
Tours available, please call 845 765 2199
Fractured Atlas has programs that provide low cost health insurance for artists in the NYC area, and the organization is in talks with GHI to establish a similar options for upstate. GHI has asked the group to demonstrate a need for such a program by submitting names and zip codes of artists who would take advantage of such an option if it were offered. Fractured Atlas is hoping to gather 2,000-3,000 names, and the more the better.
The collection of names will act as a petition for the purpose of demonstrating the need for low cost health insurance for upstate artists. Neither Fractured Atlas or GHI will contact you.
If you are interested in adding your name to the list, email Mary Ortiz at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line reading: "Upstate NY Healthcare Initiative"
Also, if you're reading this, please pass it along to your contacts.
Friday, August 03, 2007
This exhibit is an invitational group show featuring work by:
Lori ADAMS, Roberta ALLEN, Nava ATLAS, Dick CRENSON, Stacie FLINT, Lowell HANDLER, Kris HEDLEY, Jeep JOHNSON, Jeff JOHNSON, MEADOW, Mark MacKINNON, Leslie PELINO, Karen ROFF and Tilly STRAUSS
The show runs through Sept 9, and tomorrow's reception will be held from 5-8pm.