Saturday, January 13, 2007

wrapping up

As a bit of an addendum to my beacon art scene is dead post, I'm quoting the paragraph relating to Beacon in Paul Smart's year in review article on art in the region from Ulster County's the Almanac Weekly Publication:

Beacon, once the darling of the region, seemed to coalesce around two lasting Main Street sites beyond Dia: Carl Van Brunt's adventurous gallery and the Beacon artist Union's (BAU) ever-energetic championing of truly serious artists seeking to expand their scopes.

Any laudatory content of the above paragraph was, I feel, a bit overstated in recent dispatches by bau by email and in a posting on its website.

Smart did have a one line rave on an exhibit of Jake Berthot drawings at the Kleinart/ James Art Center in Woodstock curated by Woodstock/Beacon artist Carol March.

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