Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond October 23 to October 31 plus

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ADDENDA

Ongoing Exhibitions

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS are listed near the end, in no particular order.  Call the gallery 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 Presumptive   – 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

Calling all Veterans

Questar III invites local veterans to a free Veterans Day Lunch prepared by the Culinary Arts Program to be held on Thursday, November 2 – Information at 518-828-4157 or by email to lseftner@questar.org – All veterans are invited to bring a guest – Reservations are necessary and may be made at 518-828-4157 – There will be two seatings:  from 11 am to 12 noon, and from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm – Questar III, Columbia-Greene Educational Center, 131 Union Turnpike (Route 66)

ELLEN’S PICKS

Monday, October 23

Hudson Democrats Third Ward Reception to meet Peter Volkmann, County Sheriff candidate; Rick Rector, candidate for Mayor; Michael Chameides, Third Ward Supervisor candidate; and Calvin Lewis, candidate for Third Ward Alderman – 6:30 pm to 8 pm – House Rules Café, 757 Columbia Street (corner of Eighth Street)

Monday-Sunday, October 23-29

FilmColumbia – The eighteenth annual film festival produced and presented by the Chatham Film Club began with a two-day tribute to actor Frank Langella.  The festival film screenings run through Sunday, October 29 and include a sneak preview, a children’s program, a shorts program, and animation for grownups – Over the course of 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 – The films in which you are interested may be sold out at this late date, but try anyway!  – 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, Chatham

> Films at TSL

> Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait – The personal life and public career of the celebrated painter and filmmaker …whose acclaimed work has turned him into a superstar in the international art world.

> Kill, Baby…Kill! (1966) – A new restoration of director Mario Bava’s horror masterpiece – In Italian with English subtitles

> Extraordinary Ordinary People – At a time when the National Endowment for the Arts has never been more threatened, this documentary focuses on one of its least known and most enduring programs; the National Heritage Fellowship, awarded annually since 1982.  Featuring a breathtaking array of men and women who have been awarded fellowships,  including musicians, dancers, quilters, wood-carvers and more, the film demonstrates the importance of the folk and traditional arts in shaping the fabric of America….

> 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.”

> 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

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

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

TuesdaySaturday, October 24-28

This week at House Rules Café
Tuesday at 6 pm: Free Movie Night – A screening of Beetlejuice
Saturday at 1 pm: Halloween Game Day
Saturday at 5 pm – Halloween Party
Information by email to @houseruleshudson or call 518-828-5938House Rules Café, 757 Columbia Street (corner of Eighth St.

Wednesday, October 25

Upstreet Market – Bringing food mid-week to Hudson – By the local, of the local, for the local! – 4 to 7 pmSeventh Street Park (between Warren and Columbia Streets)

On the Fly Story Slam – Tell a story, volunteer to judge, or simply enjoy the show – This week’s theme is “Spooky Stories.” – On the Fly stories are told, not read.  No notes are allowed on stage.  Storytellers are selected at random on the night of the story slam. Come early to put your name in the hat. – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Sign-up at 6 pm; show at 7 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Thursday, October 26

Historian Peter Cipkowski, Hillsdale Supervisor and President of the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society, presents an illustrated talk called “A Brief History of Hudson’s Experience with Urban Renewal.”   The talk will focus on Hudson’s experience in the 1970’s, when a massive urban renewal undertaking impacted hundreds of families and changed the city forever.  –Part of the Hudson Area Library History Room’s Local History Speaker Series –  Free and open to all – Information at 518-828-1792 x101 or hudsonarealibrary.org6 pm – Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

Public Meeting – The Local Planning Committee of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (the program that is giving Hudson $10 million dollars) holds its first public meeting specifically to hear comments from the public and answer their questions.  Open to all – 6 pm – Auditorium, John L. Edwards Primary School, behind the old library building at 400 State Street

ProJam #21 – A night of the region’s best blues musicians – Featuring Pat O’Shea, Jeremy Baum, Jay Collins, Pat Perkinson, and Sonny Rock, with Hudson Valley pro touring musicians sitting in – A Sonny Rock Production  – A bi-monthly event – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com8 pm Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday, October 27

SUSAN B LISTEN TO ME – An Open Rehearsal of Virgil Thomson/Gertrude Stein’s opera, The Mother of Us All  –– Free and open to the public – This is the first in a series of events leading up to five performances of the rarely performed opera at Hudson Hall in mid-November –  Information at 518-822-14382 to 5 pmHudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

HWM Free Friday Tasting – The local food purveyor Atina Foods will be i offering tastings of selected Indian chutneys – HWM will be pairing a white, a red, and a sparkling wine to complement the chutneys. – Yum! – Information at hudsonwinemerchants.com or call 518-828-64115 to 7 pmHudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

Hope On the Hudson – Basilica Hudson, in collaboration with the Good Work Institute and Hudson River Stories, presents an evening of celebration and success to recognize the positive effort to preserve the Hudson River and the beautiful region that surrounds us.  Meet organizations and people committed to protecting the environment in the Hudson River Valley, including Riverkeeper, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Schooner Apollonia, Columbia Land Conservancy, the SS Columbia project, and Clearwater – Watch a special preview screening of two new films from Ocean’s 8 Films, Hudson River Stories web series.  All films are directed by filmmaker Jon Bowermaster.  The series reports on a handful of serious and growing threats to the river.  – Information at basilicahudson.org/hope-on-the-hudson/Social hour at 6 pm; Program at 7 pm – Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front Street

Willie Watson / Suzanne Santo  *For nearly two decades, Willie Watson has made modern folk music rooted in older traditions.  He is a folksinger in the classic sense: a singer, storyteller, and traveler with a catalog of songs that bridge the gap between the past and present.  On his most recent album, he acts as a modern interpreter of older songs, passing along his own version of the music that came long before him.  Southern gospel, railroad songs, Delta blues, Irish fiddle tunes, Appalachian music–he does it all.  *Caught halfway between the dark swoon of pop-noir, the raw rasp of soul music, and the honest punch of Americana, Suzanne Santo’s album Ruby Red, tells the story of a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who, more than ten years into an acclaimed career, is turning a new corner. .> Information at  518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com –Doors at 6 pm; show at 9 pm  – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Friday-Saturday, October 27-28

Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours – Take a tour of the Clermont mansion decorated as it was for Halloween in 1921.  Something goes wrong and the house is filled with ghosts from the Livingston family’s past. Separated lovers, servants, pirates, and more will all be uncovered in this lively evening.  Some ghosts are scary and some are funny, but all of them tell true stories!  Tours are followed by toasted marshmallows and a rare “Clermont After Dark” tour featuring dozens of hand-carved flickering jack-o-lanterns – Reservations are required – Information and reservations at 518-537-4240 – Tours start every half hour from 6 to 9 pm – Clermont State Historic Site, 87 Clermont Avenue, Off Route 9G, Germantown

Saturday, October 28

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 pmParking lot at Sixth & Columbia Streets

The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflote – Live in HD – Information at 518-822-8448 or www.timeandspace.org – 1 pmTime & Space Limited., 434 Columbia Street

Syrup Tasting – Fall is time for waffles and ice cream and roast pork and roasted vegetables and milk shakes and stewed fruit, and on and on to anything that requires delicious varieties of syrup. Come taste  L’Epicerie Fig Syrup, L’Epicerie Rose Syrup, Trees Knees Spicy Syrup, and Crown Maple Syrup.  Syrup—it’s not just for pancakes. – Information at www.VerdigrisTea.com or call 518-828-3139Verdigris Tea, 135 Warren Street (corner of Second Street).

Tousey Winery Halloween Vintage Release Party at a new venue—The Tin Barn – Taste four new vintages including the Grim Reaper; prizes for the best costume (encouraged but not required), live music, dinner menu available for purchase – Party starts at 6:30 pm, Costume contest at 8:30 pm, followed by live music and a spooky dance party – Information and tickets, which may be purchased in advance at https://www.touseywinery.com/summer-party — Tickets also available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-vintage-release-party-tickets-36936544198 – 6:30 pm – Tousey Winery, 1783 Route 9, Germantown

Halloween Party with And The Kids + Hammydown – Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com or call 518-828-15628 pm The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street

Saturday-Sunday, October 28-29

Stair Galleries’ Fine Auction of English, Continental & American fine art, furniture, porcelain, silver, and  jewelry including property from the Collection of Princess Frederika Ann Guiry, whose father, Sir Frederick Sigrist, built the famous Sigrist House in Nassau in 1936; and other collections of note – Absentee and phone bidding accepted for this sale – Previews Monday through Thursday, October 23 through 26 from 10 am to 5 pm; Friday, October 27 from 10 am to 8 pm; and Saturday and Sunday, October 28 & 29 from 9 am until Auction at 11 am  – Online catalogue at stairgalleries.com – Information at 518-751-100011 am Stair Galleries, 549 Warren Street

Sunday, October 29

Hudson Halloween:

> 2 to 4 pm – Trick or Treat – Hudson kids make the rounds to Warren Street businesses.

> 4 pm – Gather at Seventh Street Park for a Halloween Parade down Warren Street to Hudson Hall at the Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street – Parade steps off at 4:05 pm

> 4:30 pm – Judging of the Costume Contest at Hudson Hall.

Nest Tuesday, October 31

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

The Spotty Dog Trivia Night – A bi-weekly all-nerd throwdown, held at Spotty since 2006! – Information at 518-671-6006 – 630 pm – Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

FUN & GAMES

Hudson Halloween on Sunday this year – Trick or Treat on Warren Street, a Halloween Parade, and a Costume Contest – (See above under Sunday!)

House Rules Café – Hudson’s first board game café offers a variety of games at a number of levels, for both children and adults. Here is this week’s schedule:

Tuesday at 6 pm: Free Movie Night – A screening of Beetlejuice

Saturday at 1 pm: Halloween Game Day

Saturday at 5 pm – Halloween Party

Information by email to @houseruleshudson or call 518-828-5938 – House Rules Café, 757 Columbia Street (corner of Eighth Street)

Legends by Candlelight Ghost Tours – An annual event featuring a tour through the spooky ghost-populated  Clermont Mansion – (See Legends by Candlelight Ghost tours under FridaySaturday above.)

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

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 Saturday afternoons – 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 917-902-6667 Third 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 518-822-1438Hudson Hall, Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street

* Identity in America: Who are we?: Two Solo Exhibitions and a Portfolio Showcase – The gallery presents four artists who address the conversation with  vibrant portraits of young American Muslims, video portraits of older Bangladeshi women who fought in their country’s war for independence, a Peruvian-American artist’s journal of her life story in photocollage, and light-filled photographs of Quaker Meetinghouse interiors that convey the artist’s love for the religion’s tenets. All on view through November 12.
America 2.0 – Mark Bennigton, photography
 Women Fighters, Hidden Memories – Carlos Saavedra, video portraits and photography> Portfolio Showcase:
The Journey (el vieje) –   Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson, photocollage
The Witness Within – Jean Schnell, photographs

> 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 646-483-9109 –FRG 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 518-828-1915 – 5 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 – 5 to 8 pm – 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 518-828-6680 Jeff 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.com – 4 to 6 pm – Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main Street, Chatham

A Show of Heads – Works by 25 artists on view through November 11 – Information at www.limnergallery.com or call 518-828-2343 – 6 to 8 pm – Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street

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