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Four Days of Music, Art & Entertainment: Saratoga Arts Fest

Kristin Hersh
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Saratoga Arts Fest 2012 The Return of the Four Day Celebration This year’s Saratoga Arts Fest begins its annual four day celebration on June 7th, and as always the list of activities this year is impressive. Celebrating the many different forms of arts, from music and dance to visual art, film, theater, and literature, this year’s festival will [...]

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Toulouse-Lautrec and the Annual Regional Juried High School Art Exhibition at the Hyde, Review

Hannah McCasland, Grade 10, Queensbury, Polly Dolly
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A Mix of Old and New Styles of Art in Glens Falls Toulouse-Lautrec and New Works by High School Students at the Hyde, Review The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls is currently hosting two incredibly imaginative exhibits, both in terms of their scope and originality. The 21st Annual Regional Juried High School Art Exhibition and Toulouse-Lautrec [...]

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A Gather of Glass at the Albany Institute of History and Art, Review

An Albany Glass Works Flask
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A Gather of Glass, Review A Fascinating Overview of Glassworks from the Area The Albany Institute of History and Art is always a place of variety and wonder, housing a multitude of significant artifacts from ancient times to very recent history. Toys from our childhoods, mummies, presidential displays, plus a gift shop—all packed into a [...]

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Ben Rubin: A Shakespeare Accelerator at EMPAC, Preview

Ben Rubin: Shakespeare Accelerator. Photo Courtesy of Ben Rubin
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Ben Rubin: A Shakespeare Accelerator: Experiments in Kinetic Language at EMPAC, Preview A Modern Interpretation of the Bard’s Work William Shakespeare’s plays have been perpetually performed for four hundred years; there have been so many film and TV versions (420+) that they’ve formed their own sub-genre, and the Bard’s works continue to be a part [...]

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Saratoga Arts’ Tempered by Memory Sculpture: An Apparent End to the Controversy

Tempered by Memory
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Saratoga Arts’ Tempered by Memory Sculpture The 9/11 Memorial Stirs up Controversy, and Finds a Home On August 16, 2011 as the tenth anniversary of 9/11 was fast approaching, the Saratoga Springs City Council met to decide the fate of Saratoga Arts’ 9/11 Memorial Project, “Tempered by Memory.” Initially the sculpture was to be unveiled [...]

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Boomin’ Beekman: A Look at the Beekman Street Arts District in Saratoga

The Beekman Street Fine Arts Gallery
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Beekman Street: Saratoga’s Thriving Arts District History of Beekman Street: An Artistic and Cultural Renaissance in the Heart of Saratoga Springs Not too long ago, Beekman Street had fallen victim to widespread dilapidation and underuse. Posted at the beginning of Beekman’s three block stretch is a historical marker, nicknaming it the “Dublin neighborhood” – a [...]

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First in the Hearts of His Countrymen: George Washington (Exhibit Review, Albany Institute of History & Art)

George Washington Exhibit, Albany Institute of History & Art
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First in the Hearts of His Countrymen: George Washington, Albany Institute of History & Art, Review George Washington Exhibit, Albany Institute of History & Art, Exhibit Review Firsts are nearly always memorable, whether it’s the first day of school, a first kiss, or a first job. Firsts represent precedents set, benchmarks reached, goals accomplished. Our [...]

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Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton: Jerome Liebling Exhibit, Review

Miners Wife, Hibbing Minnesota by Jerome Liebling
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Jerome Liebling Exhibit at the Smith College Museum of Art, Review An Exhibit of the Renowned Photographer’s Work in Northampton As you approach the Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) in Northampton, Massachusetts, there are large, color banners catching the wind. These banners are for the larger of the current exhibits, specifically for Cross Currents: [...]

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“I Myself Have Seen It”: Photography and Kiki Smith at the Tang; I (Too) Have Seen It, A Review

Kiki Smith
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Review of Kiki Smith’s “I Myself Have Seen It” at the Tang Museum Photographic Representations by Kiki Smith Over the past three decades Kiki Smith has made a name for herself, making art in all forms, but she is best known for her sculptures and printmaking. She has been classified as a feminist artist, but [...]

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An Exploration of Electronic and Digital Media: Wired Kingdom, Review

Willie Marlow: Maze
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Wired Kingdom, Arts Center of the Capital Region, Review An Exploration of Electronic and Digital Media in Troy The chambers of the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy echoed the murmurs of dozens of visitors and artists on Friday night, as the Wired Kingdom exhibit reception progressed. The exhibition, which ran from September [...]

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