Friday, April 27, 2007

Tony Moore talks tomorrow in Brooklyn

"In The Age of The Innocents" photo by Tony Moore

Tony Moore will be giving an artist's talk tomorrow, April 28 at 4pm at Galeria Janet Kurnatowski to coincide with his exhibit there through May 5. The gallery is located at 205 Norman Ave in Brooklyn.

There is a review of Tony's exhibit by D. Dominick Lombardi at

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

"For Artists Only" at The Aldrich, April 28

The Aldrich Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT will be hosting its For Artists Only event Saturday April 28 from 6:30 to 8:30. The open house mixer for artists is the kick off for the 10th annual program of Radius: Emerging Artists from Connecticut and Southeastern New York.
Peter Iannarelli, Elia Gurna, Angelika, I and soccer mom Curry Mendes piled into Curry's Mom's minivan and headed over to last year's For Artist's Only event. We had an excellent time - we didn't mix with as many folks as we should have, but it was a chance to get to the museum, which we don't do enough. Last year's event was very well attended, and there is an opportunity to show your portfolio, and see the portfolios of many regional artists.

Beacon Art Salon's first meeting tonight

Chthonic Clash Coffeehouse at 418 Main St. will host the first meeting of the Beacon Artist's Salon tonight from 6-7:30pm. The Salon will be a monthly opportunity for artists to get together, discuss their work and connect with other artists. For more information on the salon, contact Stacey Ward Kelly at 845-401-8798.

I am in the middle of a month long stint out in Denver currently, so if anyone is able to attend the salon tonight and wants to report back on it, I would welcome that very much.

The same holds true for the events of the April Second Saturday. If anyone has images of openings or events, like the Cafe Chronogram held at the Muddy Cup, or Keisendahl and Calhoun's return to Beacon with an exhibit at the Next Level Gallery at Hudson Beach Glass, let me know.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Encore Performance of "Rounding Third" by TrueNorth Theater Project

The TrueNorth Theater Project has announced an encore performance of Rounding Third by Richard Dresser, on Saturday April 28 at 7:30 at the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries at 199 Main St.

Gallery Talk at Dia:Beacon this Saturday at 1pm

Photo: Louise Bourgeois, Spider, 1997. Collection of the artist. Photo: Michael Govan.

This month's Gallery Talk at Dia:Beacon on April 28th will feature Clair Barliant speaking on Louise Bourgeois.

Claire Barliant is an associate editor of Modern Painters. Her writing has appeared in a number of publications including Artforum, Art on Paper, ArtNews, and Food & Wine. A 2004 graduate of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, she has curated exhibitions at CCS, the Glassell School of Art in Houston, and, most recently, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs in New York ("The Fact, Abstract," April 23-June 30). From 2004 to 2005 she was a critic-in-residence at the Core Program of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Current hours at Dia:Beacon are 11 am to 6 pm, Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday, and Wednesday). Admission to the museum is $10 general, $7 for students and seniors, and free for Dia members and children under 12. The museum is easily reachable via Metro-North Railroad (the MTA's Hudson Line station in Beacon is within walking distance of the museum). On Saturdays, the 10:51 am train from Grand Central arrives in Beacon at 12:17. Full schedules are available on the MTA's website at The museum is also reachable by major roadways. Driving directions are available on Dia's website at

This series is made possible through the generosity of The Dyson Foundation, The Karan-Weiss Foundation, Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

NYTimes reviews Sol Lewitt's Wall Drawings at Dia:Beacon

In today's NYTimes, art critic Roberta Smith has penned a rightly enthusiastic review of the selection of 14 of Sol Lewitt's wall drawings on view through Sept. 10 at Dia:Beacon.

On a different Sol Lewitt tangent, it's been several months since the artist's cinderblock forms were deinstalled from the lawn of Max Protetch Gallery's 'Sculpture Beacon' location. Some time back, I inquired via email whether the gallery planned any future installations, but I received no reply. The webpage dedicated to the Beacon outpost on the gallery's website no longer exists, although there is a mention of the 2003 creation of the site on the gallery's history page

Friday, April 20, 2007

Images: Karlos Carcamo at Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning

Karlos sent in some image of his work included in the "It's a Jamaica Thing..." show at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning.
I'll see if Karlos will send me the titles and such for the work.

Images from Momento Mori Opening at Go North

Dakin Roy and Karlos Carcamo sent in these images from the opening reception on April 7 of Dakin's exhibit with his wife Sonia

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Karlos Carcamo in Jamaica Queens

Karlos Carcamo is participating in a group show at the Jamaica Center for Arts Learning.
The exhibit, "A Jamaica Queens Thing: Rap and the Crack Era in South Jamaica, Queens" is curated by Herb Tam, Associate Curator at the Queens Museum.
The show runs from April 14-June 2. There will be a reception this Saturday from 4-7pm, and an artists and curator talk will take place on June 2 from 4-7pm.
Other participating artists are: Corey D'Augustine, Jocelin Donahue, Joshua Abram Howard, Daragh Reeves, Greg Santos, Sol'Sax, Xavier Simmons, Nick Stillman.

Tony Moore at Galerie Janet Kurnatowski in Brooklyn

Tony Moore's installation "In the Age of Innocents" will be on exhibit beginning tomorrow through May 5 at the Galerie Janet Kurnatowski.

“Tony Moore: Sculpture, In the Age of the Innocents” at Galeria Janet
Kurnatowski from Friday April 13 to Saturday May 5, 2007.

opening reception is Friday April 13 from 7 – 9pm. There will be an
Artist’s Talk on Saturday April 28 at 4pm. The public is invited and
admission is free.
Gallery hours are Thu/Sat 1 – 7 and by
Galeria Janet Kurnatowski is located at 205 Norman Ave. Brooklyn, NY
Directions: G Train to Nassau Ave. Walk to Norman Ave. and SW corner
of Humboldt St. Gallery on lower level. For information contact
Janet Kurnatowski at (718) 383 9380 or

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Cremaster Film screening at Vassar College

Tonight is the first of a series of screenings of Matthew Barney's Cremaster film cycle. Tonight's screening feature Cremaster 1 and 2.

If your interested, Cremaster 3 will be screened tomorrow, thursday the 12th at 7pm.
Cremaster 4 and 5 will be shown on Sunday, the 15th starting at 7pm.
Screenings will be held at the Blodgett Auditorium on campus.

I don't know where Blodgett Auditorium is - I couldn't find any location info on Vassar's website, but I'm sure it's not hard to find.

Peter Iannarelli exhibit at Albany Center Gallery, Albany

Peter Iannarelli's most recent work is currently on exhibit in the three person show, "Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational 2007" at the Albany Center Gallery in Albany. The exhibit opened April 3 and will run through May 12. There will be an opening reception at 6-8pm on Friday April 13.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

TrueNorth Theatre Project's staged readings in April

The TrueNorth Theatre Project will be holding two staged readings of Rounding Third by Richard Dresser. The readings will be presented on Friday April 20th and Saturday April 21 at 7:30pm on both evenings at the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries at 199 Main St.

The story of two mismatched "Little League Dads" with opposing philosophies
toward competition and success, Rounding Third is a comedy about parenthood and
America's cultural values.

Playwright Richard Dresser began writing Rounding Third when his son's Little
League coach suggested that a slower player fake an injury as part of the team's
strategy for winning. "I was horrified," Dresser wrote in an Introduction to the
play. "Is this how our children are being trained to deal with competition? How
many future Enrons are brewing on our Little League fields and in our school
gyms under the watchful eyes of over-zealous coaches? What about building
character and encouraging fair play? Or are such notions laughable in this
country at this point in history? At that moment I knew that I had to write
Rounding Third."

TrueNorth Theatre Project was founded in February of 2005 by professional
actors, writers and designers who wanted to bring theatre to their own
backyard. The co-founders are Brad Bellamy and Suzanna Hay of Beacon, Lynn
Hawley and Michael Heintzman of Cold Spring, Kurt Rhoads and Nance Williamson of Garrison and resident designer David Birn of Cold Spring. The company has
been performing staged readings at various venues in and around Beacon and
Garrison. They will be producing an original festival of short plays this
Fall with their 1st Annual River Play Festival. All plays will embrace the
theme “river.” The contest attracted works from 76 playwrights from around
the country with three being chosen as winners. The other four plays were
commissioned by TrueNorth and were written by celebrated playwrights, John
Pielmeier (Agnes of God), Irene O’Garden (Women on Fire), Quincy Long (Lively
Lad, Joy of Going Somewhere Definite) and resident playwright Michael Heintzman.

For more details on the readings, please email True North at

Van Brunt Gallery opening on April 7, from 6-9 pm.

"First Saturdays" in Beacon have become a mini cross-curb "Second Saturday" of recent months, as Van Brunt Gallery and Go North have, as of late, been holding simultaneous openings on those evenings, thereby smashing to bits the notion that there's only enough cultural life in Beacon to fill one evening a month. It's now clear to see that we can easily sustain two solid nights of going out per month.
Van Brunt Gallery's next exhibit will be opening this coming Saturday, and include shows by Stanford Kay, D. Dominick Lombardi and Stephen Niccolls. The opening reception runs from 6-9pm.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Opening April 7: Sonia Roy and Dakin Roy at Go North

Sonia Roy

Dakin Roy

Memento Mori
Sonia Roy - Works on paper
Dakin Roy - Photographs
April 7 – April 29, 2007 Opening Reception: Saturday,
April 7th, 6 – 9pm.

GO NORTH is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of
Sonia and Dakin Roy’s show “Memento Mori”. The exhibition runs from April 7th
through April 29th, 2007. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday,
April 7th, 6 - 9 pm. In Memento Mori, Sonia and Dakin Roy explore issues of
mortality and the way various people from different backgrounds, ethnicities,
religions, and demographics deal with death. Through photographs and works on
paper, the Roy’s have taken pieces of the past and combined them with the
present. Creating new memories and homage’s out of the remnants of those who
have come before us. To re-examine, and re-define what it is to be alive and how
we choose to remember those that are gone. Sonia and Dakin Roy live and work in
Beacon, NY.

Sonia Roy

Dakin Roy

Founded in September of 2006 by artists Gregory Slick and
Karlos C├írcamo, Go North’s mission is to support, exhibit, and promote art by
local, national, and international artists. Our focus is contemporary art that
is dedicated to exploring cutting edge cultural and artistic issues by pushing
the boundaries of traditional media. Staging monthly exhibitions on a rotating
basis gives artists the opportunity to expand and explore new dimensions in
their work. Enabling us to keep our exhibitions fresh and updated, while
providing a place in the Hudson Valley for contemplation, dialog and exchange of

GO NORTH - A Space for Contemporary Art 469 Main St.,
Beacon, NY 12508
Gallery hours: 12 - 6 pm, Friday - Sunday

Images: Simon Draper at Van Brunt Gallery

Here's a sampling of images sent in by Simon Draper from his exhibition that just finished it's run at Van Brunt Gallery this weekend.