Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond October 16 to October 24 plus

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Sightseeing Tours

Hudson River Sightseeing Cruises, including fall foliage tours, are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays until the end of October.   See details under HUDSON CRUISES below.

Ongoing Exhibitions

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS are listed near the end, in no particular order.  Call to find out gallery hours.

Where to Take the Kids

An occasional section called FUN & GAMES can be found near the end of this edition.

Hudson Ward Meetings

Coming Soon to Your Ward – Meet the Hudson Mayor Elect – Though he is not yet officially our Mayor, Rick Rector has been endorsed by the Democrats, the Republicans, and the Conservative Parties, and he is running unopposed, so his chances are pretty good!.  Looking ahead to when he is Mayor, he has announced a series of five conversational meetings –one in each ward— Meetings in the First, Third and Fourth Wards have already taken place. The Fifth Ward meeting is Tuesday, October 24 at 6 pm at the Crosswinds complex on Harry Howard Avenue; and the Second Ward meeting is Monday, October 30 at 6 pm at the Chamber of Commerce building at 1 North Front Street – Feel free to go to either one of these meetings, even though they may not be held in your ward.

MondayFriday, October 16-20

Free Double Feature Screenings of Twilight Zone Monday through Thursday, with a Quadruple Feature Screening on Friday – Information by email to @houseruleshudson or call 518-828-5938House Rules Café, 757 Columbia Street (corner of Eighth Street)

Monday-Sunday, October 16-22

> Films at TSL

> Lucky – “The spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist (played by Harry Dean Stanton) and the quirky characters who inhabit his off-the-map desert town.”

> Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge – A sweeping biographical film about the first woman to win the Nobel Prize.  In French with English subtitles

> Two Trains Runnin’ – In June, 1964—Freedom Summer—hundreds of college students, eager to join the civil rights movement, traveled to Mississippi.  That same month, another group of musicians, students and record collectors also traveled to MS.  Unaware of each other, the two groups had come with the same goal—to find an old blues singer and coax him out of retirement.  Thirty years before, Son House and Skip James had recorded some of the most memorable music of their era – The film pays tribute to a pioneering generation of musicians, offering a crucial vantage from which to view the evolving dynamics of race in current day America.

> Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards – An in-depth portrait of legendary shoe designer Manolo Blahnik, whose impeccable dedication to his craft set a fashion standard among celebrities, stylists, and industry icons.

> Dries – For the first time fashion designer Dries Van Noten allows a filmmaker to accompany him in his creative process and rich home life…This film offers an insight into the life, mind and creative heart of a Master Fashion Designer who, for more than 25 years, has remained independent in a landscape of fashion consolidation and globalization.” – In English and Dutch with subtitles

> Kakehashi: A Portrait of Chef Nobuo Fukuda – Born of a strict culture, the Chef had the desire to bridge the gap between Japan and the rest of the world (known as kakehashi) –Facing many challenges, he started as a dishwasher at Benihana and went on to create a cuisine that bridged the gap

> My Brothers and Sisters in the NorthWhat do we know about the citizens of North Korea?  The country seems to be inhabited by robotic soldiers and its leader’s hysterically loyal subjects.  But what about the everyday life of the people?  Award-winning documentary filmmaker Sung-Hyung Cho was the first South Korean director to receive an official permit to film in North Korea.  Traveling the country, she accompanies ordinary people during their everyday lives and work routines, talking to them about their hopes and dreams.  In German and Korean with English subtitles

> Information and tickets at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.orgTime & Space Limited., 434 Columbia Street

Tuesday, October 17

The Spotty Dog Trivia Night – A bi-weekly all-nerd throwdown, held at the Spotty since 2006 – Free admission – Information at 518-671-60066:30 pmSpotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Wednesday, October 18

Taconic Toastmasters Open House – All are welcome – Meet club members and learn how Toastmasters can help you gain confidence and find your voice when speaking in public – Experience a sample meeting, followed by Q&A and refreshments – Information at taconic.toastmastersclubs.org or 518-828-75205:30 pm – Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street

Cyrus Gengras / Kinsey – Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com or call 518-828-15628 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Thursday, October 19

The first meeting of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Local Planning Committee takes place in the auditorium at John L. Edwards Primary School (behind 400 State Street). This meeting is intended to be a working meeting for the twenty-three member Planning Committee. The agenda includes an overview of the DRI program, process, roles and responsibilities, and schedule.  There will also be a review of Hudson’s DRI application.  This meeting is intended to be a working meeting for the members of the LPC. There will be opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting. – 6 pm – Auditorium, John L. Edwards Primary School, behind 400 State Street

Friday, October 20

Mrs. Greenthumbs Calls a Meeting – Last month a small informal group calling itself the Mrs. Greenthumbs Hedge Fund announced an initiative to turn the Fund into a full-blown Hudson Parks Conservancy to support the preservation and enhancement of Hudson’s parks.  Since then, a Facebook group–ninety-two members strong at last count–has been formed and great interest and support for the idea has been voiced.  This inaugural meeting has been scheduled to talk about a long-term vision and to explore what immediate projects might be undertaken.  All those who care about Hudson’s parks and want to help maintain, preserve, and improve them are invited to attend – Information and RSVP by going to Facebook and searching for “Hudson Parks Conservancy” – 6 pmConference Room, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street

 Artists & Friends Community Potluck Dinner – Visual artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and others come together to share thoughts, conversation, artwork, and a meal.  All are welcome.  This week Sue Cornell, aka Deja Sue, will be sharing her new quilt work.  Sue says: “A lot of my work is done with items that are sentimental to the people who bring them to me.  They cannot be used for one reason or another, but there’s an attachment to them…that is very personal and unique.” – Also sharing their work will be Helen and Karl Wolff of Camphill Village in Copake – All are welcome – Please bring a dish to share – Anyone who wishes to share their work at the next meeting can contact artistpotluck@gmail.com– The Potluck is held the third Friday of each month – 6 pmHudson Senior Center, Second Floor, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Friday-Sunday, October 20-22

Ghent Playhouse’s presents Greater Tuna, directed by Brian Wagner  – “A hilarious send-up of small town morals and mores.  Two actors portray 20 characters—men, women, children, and animals—all wacky citizens of Tuna–Texas’s third smallest town.”  Reservations and information at 392-6264 or www.ghentplayhouse.org – Runs on weekends through October 22 – Fri/Sat at 8 pm, Sun at 2 pm – Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Road, off Route 66, Ghent

Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 29

FilmColumbia – The eighteenth annual film festival produced and presented by the Chatham Film Club begins with a two-day tribute to actor Frank Langella.  Four of Langella’s films will be shown and followed by Q&A with the honoree – A cocktail party in Mr. Langella’s honor follows the Q&A on Saturday – The festival film screenings begin on Sunday, October 22 and run through Sunday, October 29and include a sneak preview, a children’s program, a shorts program, and animation for grownups – Over the eight days, the festival screens over seventy major studio and independent features, award-winning foreign films, documentaries, animation and meet-the-filmmaker events  – Screenwriting workshops led by Scott Cohen and Anastasia Traina are also offered – Information, tickets, and schedule at filmcolumbia.org  – All screenings are in Chatham Village at the Crandell Theatre, 48 Main Street; Morris Memorial, 17 Park Row; or Tracy Memorial, 77 Main Street

Saturday, October 21

Hudson Farmers’ Market –The market is still going strong. – Apples, including historic varieties; pumpkins, peppers in all colors—sweet, mild, hot, and hotter; potatoes of all kinds, colors and sizes; and greens, squash, pesto, cookies, cheeses, eggs, bread, fair trade coffee, pies and tarts, meats and fish, and beautiful cut flowers! – The Wickers Creek Band performs in the Music Tent from 10 am to 12 noon – The Hudson Library Story Time On-the-Go will be in the Community Tent – Information at hudsonfarmersmarketny.com9 am to 1 pm – Parking lot at Sixth & Columbia Streets

The Metropolitan Opera production of Bellini’s Norma Live in HD – Information at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – 1 pm – Time & Space Limited., 434 Columbia Street

Hudson Bed Races – This traditional Hudson frolic moves to Front Street – 3 pm Starts around William Farmer & Sons (22 South Front Street) and ends at The Half Moon (48 South Front Street

A Show of Heads -Reception – Works by 25 artists on view through November 11 – Information at www.limnergallery.com or call 518-828-23436 to 8 pm – Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street

A Musical Salute to Marvin Hamlisch –– Pianist Peter Dugan and violinist Charles Yang are highly sought-after crossover artists, equally at home in classical,  jazz, and pop idioms.  Yang’s masterful improvisational skills on violin, electric violin, and as a vocalist, have led him to perform with artists such as Twyla Tharp and Misty Copeland, and to the stages of the Aspen Music Festival and the Moab Music Festival.  Dugan has performed in tributes to Marvin Hamlisch with violinists Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell, and his collaborations with Charles Yang have been hailed by The Wall Street Journal as a “classical-meets-rockstar duo,” earning critical acclaim across the United States – A prolific composer, Marvin Hamlisch wrote the music for more than forty motion picture scores including The Way We Were, The Sting, and Sophie’s Choice –His Broadway musical A Chorus Line won him a Pulitzer – This concert follows an exhibition of photographs by Len Prince which paid tribute to Hamlisch – Information at hudsonhall.org or call 518-822-14387 pmHudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

Elvis Perkins – “Of all the legions of world-class musicians who call Hudson home, psychedelic-folk singer Elvis Perkins has to be numbered near the top….Come out to cheer on a hometown hero.” – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – 9 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Pyramid Power presents a dance floor explosion featuring DJ sets by Legendary Bishop and SVB with visuals by Logan R. Visscher – Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com or call 518-828-156210 pmThe Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Sunday, October 22

The Ghostly Gallop in support of the Hudson Area Library starts at 10:30 am with the judging of a pre-race Costume Contest, followed by the  Kids Fun Run at 11 am and the 5K Run/Walk at 11:30 am Cash prizes will be awarded to the top adult runners. –– Refreshments are available at the High School at the end of the race – The race course, certified by USA Track & Field, can be seen at www.GhostlyGallop.info The course will be closed to traffic for the duration of the race – Pre-registrants can pick up their bib numbers and timing chips at Steiner’s Sports, 301 Warren Street on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm On race day, costume judging starts promptly at 10:30 am followed by the races –  All races start and end at Hudson High School on Harry Howard Avenue

The Bolshoi Ballet’s production of Le Corsaire in HD – Information at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org  – 1 pm Time & Space Limited., 434 Columbia Street

Multi-instrumentalist, singer and visual artist Natalia Zukerman, daughter of flutist Eugenia Zukerman and violinist Pinchas Zukerman, premieres her new multimedia program called The Women Who Rode Away: Songs and Portraits as part of the monthly Rogovoy Salon series, hosted by music journalist Seth Rogovoy.  The program features a new body of work in which her songs and paintings engage in a dialogue.  Some of her artwork is inspired by her songs; and some of her music is inspired by her paintings, and in this project, both are inspired by women who define and defy boundaries – The women portrayed include Jane Avril, a dancer made famous by French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec; black feminist poet Andre Lorde; and the American artist Georgia O’Keeffe, among others – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com7 pm – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Diane Cluck and Sam Moss – Returning as part of their 2017 Northeast tour – Information at 518-671-6006 – 8 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street 

Nest Tuesday, October 24

Helsinki Open Mic – Try out new material on the big Helsinki stage – Hosted by Cameron Melville and Ryder Cooley – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up begins at 6:30 pm – Performance from 7 to 10 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

FUN & GAMES

House Rules Café – Hudson’s first board game café offers a variety of games at a number of levels, for both children and adults. – Information at 518-828-5938 – House Rules Café, 757 Columbia Street (corner of Eighth Street)

Samascott’s Corn Maze – Now that the corn is as high as an elephant’s eye, its time to find your way through Samascott’s seven-acre corn maze.  Bring a friend to keep you company and help find all hidden stations.  Get a punch on your card at every station, and win a free ice cream!  The path can be muddy, so be prepared – Information at 518-758-929211 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday through October 29– Samascott’s Garden Market, 66 Chatham Street, (Route 9), Kinderhook

Think Ahead to Halloween – Hudson Halloween festivities will happen on Sunday, October 29:

> Trick or Treating at businesses on Warren Street from 2 to 4 pm

> Gathering in Seventh Street Park at 4 pm for a Halloween Parade down Warren Street to the Hudson Opera House at 327 Warren Street

> A Costume Contest at Hudson Hall at the Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street at 4:30 pm.

The Hudson Area Library’s Ghostly Gallop race, (See above under Sunday) also involves a Costume Contest.   Find all the details at http://www.ghostlygallop.info/

Apple Picking – The “U-Pick” signs are up in Columbia County, so its time for a family trip to the orchard.  Look for pumpkins along the way. – Here are two suggestions:
> Philip Orchards at Route 9H, Claverack, 9 am to 5:30 pm daily through October – Phone 518-851-6351
> Fix Brothers Fruit Farm, 215 White Birch Road, – Open now through the end of October – Phone 518-828-4401

Hip-Hop Dance – The Hudson Opera House and Operation Unite NY offer an ever-popular weekly hip hop dance workshop taught by Alicia Salvatore on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm for ages 6 and up.  No experience necessary.  Information at 518-822-1438 – To accommodate demand, classes take place at the Hudson Youth Center, 18 South Third Street

HUDSON CRUISES, INC.

*Hudson-Athens Ferry – Hudson Cruises has suspended its ferry runs until next spring

*Hudson Cruises’ Sightseeing Cruises are offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays through the month of October. – Views of the Catskills, Mount Merino, Olana and the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse are on the route.– Fall foliage tours will be offered as soon as the leaves turn.  Information and tickets at www.HudsonCruises.com or call 888-804-9716 – Tickets may be purchased on board, if there is room – Boarding at 12:30 pm, cruise from 1 pm to 2:30 pm – City dock behind the gazebo, Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, Water Street, access via Broad Street grade crossing past the Amtrak Station on Front Street.

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

*Sanford R. Gifford  In The Catskills – Explores the work of the Hudson River School artist, Sanford R. Gifford – Curated by Kevin J. Avery, Senior Research Scholar at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.  It explores the artist’s creative process and for the first time brings the original paintings to a venue just a few miles from the sites that inspired them. – Information at http://thomascole.org/events/ – New Studio Gallery, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

* The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness at Jack Shainman Gallery / The School – , Two inter-related shows at the gallery’s Chelsea location and The School, located in Kinderhook. –“ Serving as the centerpiece of the large-scale exhibition, The Gold Coast Slave Castles of Paa Joe honor the Ghanaian legacy of  abebuu adekai, or fantasy coffins. The ornate sarcophagi celebrate death and the afterlife, sculpted in the form of objects representative of the deceased and their interests….” –– Information at theschool@jackshainman.com – Open Saturdays from 11 am to 6 pm – The School, 25 Broad Street, Kinderhook

*Incident Report: Reports Incident Report is an experimental viewing station that has been located in Hudson for the past ten years.  It offers an interface between the many publics on the street, and the concepts and issues generated by visual thinkers.  It engages in formally arranged projects, as well as improvised situations.  In this exhibition September Gallery presents a framework for looking at Incident Report overall.  IR has been an unpredictable series of projects; a storefront space that is sensitive to a constantly shifting town.  For this exhibition, IR migrates up the street and into the gallery to present new works and the entire archive of all past 100 projects.  Artist Tyler Rowland has constructed a replica of the storefront to scale, and incorporated his original project within it. Reports also includes works by IR artists  Nancy Shaver, Allyson Strafella, Maximilian Goldfarb, Tyler Rowland, Carla Herrera-Prats, Taylor Davis, Joan Linder, Nick Tobier, Edna Arloween, Chris Lee, and Helen Mirra, and an accompanying publication documenting this project and including all participants and projects over the course of ten years.  Concurrently, Incident No.101 will be installed by Bruce Dow in the IR viewing station at 348 Warren Street.  Dow installed Incident No.1 in 2007.  The exhibitions will be on view through October 27.  Events will be programmed at September Gallery for subsequent Saturdayafternoons – For information about the exhibitions visit SEPTEMBER or send email to Kristen@septembergallery.com6 to 8 pm – September Gallery, 449 Warren Street, #3.

*Kiki Smith: From the Creek – This is the second annual exhibition in the series “OPEN HOUSE: Contemporary Art in Conversation with Cole” which connects artists and ideas across centuries.  This year, the internationally acclaimed contemporary artist Kiki Smith creates a unique multidisciplinary exhibition inside and out of the 200-year old home of the artist Thomas Cole.  Across time, both artists are responding to the Catskills, which so captivated Cole and inspired America’s first major art movement, the Hudson River School of landscape painting.  The exhibition is curated by Kate Menconeri in collaboration with the artist and will be on view at the historic site through Sunday, October 29 –Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring Street, Catskill

*Catherine Howe: Monoprints An exhibition exploring the artist’s recent collagraphic monoprints and the objects they have inspired. – While this body of work is process-based, it emerges from Howe’s expressionistic brushwork that balances both abstraction and representation.  The works potentially resemble still life references such as Dutch flower painting, botanical illustrations and American post-war abstraction.  These sources eventually take on a life of their own. – On view through November 19 – Information at 518-610-5549 or info@inkyeditions.com5 to 7 pmInky Editions, Door 21, 112 South Front Street (large white building behind the Basilica)

*Overlook: Teresita Fernandez Confronts Frederic Church at OlanaAn innovative collaboration between The Olana Partnership and the Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, artist Teresita Fernandez examines Fredric Church and his contemporaries’ response to the cultures and landscapes they experienced during their 19th century Latin American travels.  Visitors will have the opportunity to explore Fernandez’s perspective and respond to her provocative installation in Olana’s Sharp Family Gallery – On view through November 5 – Information at 518-828-1872 x103 – Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson

*David Eustace: notes from the sky and other material –– Curated by Victoria Anstead – David Eustace is a Canadian artist currently living and working in the Hudson Valley.  For this work, Eustace prepared his canvases by exposing them to three years’ worth of local wind and weather.  He “works the canvases as is they were hides, scraping and beating them…and then adds materials including salt, ammonia, oil and iron filings before exposing them to the natural elements.  Intention and accident collide during this ‘curing’ process….” – On view by appointment  through October 29 – Information at 917-902-6667Third Floor Gallery, 341 Warren Street (above Hudson Wine Merchants

*Not Just Flowers: New Photography by John Lipkowitz – Also exhibiting gallery artists – On view through October 29 – Information at 518-822-0510 or www.510warrenstreetgallery.com – – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

*Remembering Marvin Hamlisch: The People’s Composer: Photographs by Len Prince – Len Prince’s photographs of the composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch chronicle the life and work of one of America’s cultural icons.  Hamlisch is one of only twelve people to win all four major U.S. performing awards.  His score for A Chorus Line earned him a Pulitzer, making him one of two (the other being Richard Rodgers) to have won a “PEGOT” (Pulitzer, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award.)  A prolific composer, Hamlisch wrote the music for more than forty motion picture scores including The Way We Were, The Sting, and Sophie’s Choice.  –Exhibition on view through November 26 – A musical salute to Marvin Hamlisch takes place on October 21 – Information at 518-822-1438 Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

* Mixed Media: Painting & Sculpture – James O’Shea’s abstract paintings will be the focus of Carrie Haddad Gallery’s front room this fall, as part of Mixed Media: Painting & Sculpture, an exhibit that also includes paintings by Adam Cohen and Ginny Fox, with encaustic pieces by Susan Stover and wall sculptures by Dai Ban. – On view through November 12 – Information at http://carriehaddadgallery.com/or 518-828-1915 Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

* Identity in America: Who are we?: Two Solo Exhibitions and a Portfolio Showcase – The city of Hudson in upstate New York (population 6,700 est.) is a diverse community. Twenty-five percent of our population is African American, 7% Asian (predominantly from Bangladesh), and 8% Hispanic.  The gallery presents four artists who address the conversation with  
>Vibrant portraits of young American Muslims,   >America 2.0 – Mark Bennigton, photography
>Video portraits of older Bangladeshi women who fought in their country’s war for independence: Women Fighters, Hidden Memories – Carlos Saavedra, video portraits and photography
>a Peruvian-American artist’s journal of her life story in photocollage,  The Journey (el vieje) –   Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson, photocollage
>Light-filled photographs of Quaker Meetinghouse interiors.     The Witness Within – Jean Schnell, photographs
All on view through November 12 > Information at davisortongallery.com or 518-567-4056Davis Orton Gallery, 114 Warren Street

* BRESCHI: Acrylic Paintings on Canvas “Crisp geometric shapes and a Mondrian-like emphasis on negative space are at the core of Breschi’s non-objective compositions, softened by meticulously executed gently shifting color spectra.” – On view through November – Information at frgdesignart.com or 646-483-9109FRG Objects & Design Gallery/Art, Second Floor, 217 Warren Street

*Mixed Media: Painting & Sculpture – James O’Shea’s abstract paintings will be the focus of Carrie Haddad Gallery’s front room this fall, as part of Mixed Media: Painting & Sculpture, an exhibit that also includes paintings by Adam Cohen and Ginny Fox, with encaustic pieces by Susan Stover and wall sculptures by Dai Ban. – On view through November 12 – Information at http://carriehaddadgallery.com/or 518-828-19155 to 7 pm Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren Street

*All Roads to the River: The 1799 Columbia Turnpike and Historic Tollhouses – The summer exhibition of the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society, comprised of an exhibition and video installation – The exhibition tells the story of the Columbia Turnpike and its role in the development of early Hudson and Columbia County.  It was the first turnpike in Columbia County and became part of a giant network of roads designed to promote commerce after the American Revolution. – The video installation consists of a presentation on the same topic, given by Peter Cipkowski, President of the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society. – Both are on view through the month of November and are viewable during library hours – Information by email to brends.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792, ext. 101 – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street

*Selection ’17  – Concepto Hudson presents the first juried exhibition of its six-year run in Hudson – Twenty artists were chosen from an extensive number of submissions – The quality of the submitted works was exciting and unexpected, with a diversity of emerging, mid-career and self-taught artists.  The result is an exciting representation of present artists from in and around our region. – On view through November 19 – Information at concepto.gallery@gmail.com – Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren Street

John Davis Gallery presents the work of six artists in its Main Galleries, Sculpture Garden and Carriage House, including constructions by the featured artist–La Wilson – This is the 16th exhibition of Ms. Wilson’s work that the artist and dealer have presented together.  It also marks Ms. Wilson’s eighth exhibition in Hudson.  She visits Hudson, New York from Hudson, Ohio where she lives. Her work has been shown extensively in the mid-west and in New York City. The other works being shown are: recent work by Brandt Junceau, photographs by Paul Hamann, and paintings by Brian Rego, Tine Lundsfryd, and Priscilla Derven. All on view through November 5 – John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

* Life’s Rich Pageant, a group exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photographs by 33 artists – On view through November 26 – Information by email to info@baileygallery.com or call 518-828-6680Jeff Bailey Gallery, 127 Warren Street

*Eric Rhein: 360 Moons Eric Rhein has gained international recognition as a significant and widely exhibited artist, whose artwork embodies themes of love, sexuality, and identity through his ever-evolving experience of HIV.  Rhein tested positive in 1987 at age 27; 360 Moons now honors his three decades of creating artwork through this profound experience.  The selected works of photography, sculpture, and wire drawings evoke the physical, ethereal, and mystic, and his personal connection to the natural world.  Resilience and vulnerability, loss and survival co-exist in these light and shadowed works, reflecting Rhein’s spiritually driven understanding of being human. – Also on view is Ribbon Corner, a site specific installation by Lynn Itzkowitz, made of 23 graphite ribbons, floor to ceiling in a confined space, creating interplay of illusion and reality. – Work of gallery artists is also being shown – All on view through November 19 – Information by e-mail to brucecbergmann@hotmail.com or call 518-828-4539BCB ART, 116 Warren Street

*Paintings by Joseph Yetto – Yetto’s paintings have been included in many group shows at the gallery.  This is his first solo show and provides a unique opportunity to view the full range and depth of his talent and artistic concerns.  Yetto is “fascinated by beautiful deterioration.”  – For example, he paints sunflowers in the process of withering and drying—“ghosts of their former, radiant selves but no less worthy of appreciation.” – “Along with his sunflowers, the work in this show depicts other natural and man-made objects transformed by time and their surroundings.  Yetto’s willingness to be fully present with his subjects—seeing them as they are, as well as how they were, illuminates the commonplace to reveal the sublime.” – On view through November 26 – Information at 518-392-3336 or thompsongirouxgallery.com4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

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