Browsing posts in Art

Art Omi at Night

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Art Omi at Night

Fall is knocking hard on our doors right now, and if you are new to the Capital District you are in for a treat. I have a soft spot for contemporary art so let me recommend three open air museums that combine foliage and creativity: Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, Art Omi in Ghent, and A Rising Tide in Athens. I've mentioned Art Omi earlier this year, but I recently unearthed a few photos I took... around 1AM. What looks ... Continue Reading

Back to Storm King

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 11:51 pm

Back to Storm King

What better way to spend a gorgeous October weekend than strolling a 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands filled with more than 100 carefully sited sculptures. This large collection, created by acclaimed international artists, is what the Storm King Art Center has been offering for 50 years in the lower Hudson Valley. Should our benevolent Flying Spaghetti Monster grace us with another 80°F weekend I invite you to check this beautiful open air museum Wednesday to Sunday until November ... Continue Reading

Living Walls in Albany

Posted on September 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Living Walls in Albany

It's alive! Rise and shine, giant elk. Wait, what are you doing here? A few weeks ago I decided to “donate” my building, above, to Living Walls: Albany. The project, spearheaded by the ubiquitous Samson Contompasis, is designed to raise awareness about the use of public space, explore the options that a smaller city like Albany has to offer, and give the people a chance to interact with public art. I'm glad I had the opportunity to offer the artists ... Continue Reading

Material World, Nimoy, Coyne and LeWitt at MASS MoCA

Posted on August 23, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Material World, Nimoy, Coyne and LeWitt at MASS MoCA

Rain rain rain. Last Sunday was a great day to spend a few hours at MASS MoCA, one of my favorite art institutions within driving distance. The current exhibitions at The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art include work by Leonard Nimoy, Petah Coyne, Sol LeWitt & Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle to name only a few, though a couple of installations are worth the trip alone. I don’t think my English is good enough to articulate what I feel about modern art, but ... Continue Reading

“Heavy” at St. Joseph’s Church

Posted on July 24, 2010 at 10:13 pm

“Heavy” at St. Joseph’s Church

Who knew St. Joseph's Church would turn out to be one of the largest art gallery in Albany? I paid a visit to “Heavy”, the latest show organized by The Marketplace Gallery and the Historic Albany Foundation at 38 Ten Broeck St., and brought back a slew of photos. “Heavy” is a multicultural arts and music event to benefit the restoration of St. Joseph’s Church. The three five-day show features about 40 artists, musicians, poets, and dancers showing and performing ... Continue Reading

Seward Johnson Sculpture Walking Tour

Posted on June 23, 2010 at 1:10 am

Seward Johnson Sculpture Walking Tour

The Downtown Albany BID is bringing 16 life-sized human statues and one monumental sculpture to the streets of downtown Albany from June through October 2010. This body of work by J. Seward Johnson, an American artist known for his hyper-realistic imagery, is part of a collection of 250 cast bronze figures depicting people of all ages engaged in day-to-day activities. I invite you to take a nice, long walk downtown Albany and take a closer look at these sculptures. Bring ... Continue Reading

Community Balloon

Posted on June 5, 2010 at 1:52 am

Community Balloon

Local singer/producer and all-around talented guy Matthew Carefully has a new album out, “Community Ballon”. I invite you to check his work, it will bring a smile to your face and raise your karma. Contributing to this adventure with my photographer buddy Bennett “Valerie” Campbell was a great pleasure, and honest fun. I do not believe in creating contents in a vacuum; while I have the chance to share my photos on this blog, there are only a few opportunities ... Continue Reading