Art Events in Hudson NY and beyond November 6 to 14 plus

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Ongoing Exhibitions

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS are listed near the end, in no particular order.  Call the gallery to learn when the gallery is open.

Where to Take the Kids

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

Monday-Sunday, November 6-12

> Films at TSL:

> Rat Film – – “’There’s never been a rat problem in Baltimore.  It’s always been a people problem.’ Across walls, fences, and alleys, rats not only expose our boundaries of separation but they make homes in them.  Rat Film is a feature-length documentary that uses the rat—as well as the humans that love them, live with them, and kill them—to explore the history of Baltimore. ‘A brilliantly imaginative and formally experimental essay on how Baltimore has dealt with its rat problem and manipulated its black population.’”—The New York Times, 2017 – Directed by Theo Anthony

The Sacrifice – (1986) – A new restoration of famed Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky’s final film.  As a wealthy Swedish family celebrates the birthday of their patriarch, news of the outbreak of World War Three reaches their remote Baltic island and the happy mood turns to horror – In Swedish with English subtitles

> Faces Places – Eighty-nine-year-old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to direct this enchanting documentary…Together they travel the villages of France in JR’s truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them.  The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts, and trains, revealing the humanity in their subjects and themselves.  – In French with English subtitles.

> Columbus – When an architecture scholar falls ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus Indiana, a small Midwestern city, celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings.  Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey, a young architecture enthusiast who works at the library.  As their intimacy develops Jin and Casey explore both the town and their conflicted emotions—Jin’s estranged relationship with his father and Casey’s reluctance to leave Columbus and her mother.  Columbus is a showcase for Director Kogonada whose striking eye translates how physical space can affect emotions –

> Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World – Many artists and musical forms played a role in the creation of rock, but arguably, no single piece of music was more influential than the 1958 instrumental Rumble by American Indian rock guitarist and singer/songwriter Link Wray.  This is the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence.  Featuring musical icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, and others.  Rumbles shows how these talented Native musicians shaped the soundtracks of our lives.

> The Departure – Ittetsu Nemoto, a former punk-turned-Buddhist-priest in Japan, has made a career out of helping suicidal people find reasons to live. But his work has come increasingly at the cost of his own family and health, as he refuses to draw lines between those he counsels and himself.  The film captures Nemoto at a crossroads, when his growing self-destructive tendencies lead him to confront the same question his patients ask him: what makes life worth living?  This is the second documentary by award-winning director Lana Wilson.  It is a poetic and deeply moving film that contemplates death as a way of better understanding how we should live.  – In Japanese with English subtitles

> Jane Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen-footage that was tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of Jane Goodall, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.  Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Goodall, a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists.

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

Thursday, November 9 and Saturday, November 18

A Thousand Splendid Suns: The Opera by composer Sheila Silver with libretto by Stephen Kitsakos – Based on the international best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini – The opera is set in contemporary Afghanistan, “…more than a story of survival in the face of what seems to be insurmountable odds….it is a story of the unconquerable spirit of a people and individuals seen through the eyes of two indomitable women.”—Contemporary Literature –– WetterauerZeitung Germany said of Sheila Silver: “Only a few composers in any generation will enliven the art form with their musical language and herald new directions in music.  Sheila Silver is such a visionary.”

> Thursday, November 9  – Film of Act I – The film shows a workshop performance of Act I that took place in Key West, Florida, and was filmed by John Feldman of Hummingbird Films. (See reservation information below.) – 6 pm – Community Room, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

> Saturday, November 18 – Live Workshop Performances of Act II  – at 1 pm and 4 pm – Performers include Katy Pracht, Lucy Fitz Gibbon, Ron Lloyd, Ian McCuen, Michael Scarcelle, with an ensemble of seven instruments including Steve Gorn on bansuri and Jonathan Singer on tablas.  Music direction by Sara Jobin, and stage direction by Leslie Swackhamer.  The world premiere will be presented by Seattle Opera in 2020. – 1 pm & 4 pm – Community Room, Hudson Area Library, 51 North Fifth Street (corner of State Street)

> This two-part program is an opera in progress.  It is presented by the Hudson Area Library in collaboration with American Opera Projects and is free and open to the public.  Donations are accepted. – Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.  Information and reservations at 518-828-1792 x101 or by email to brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org

Friday, November 10

HWM Free Friday Tasting – Sample several selections from Blue Danube Wine – HWM’s Ellen Boyce will be opening interesting, natural wines from Georgia and Austria – (Also see Sunday tasting below) – Information at hudsonwinemerchants.com or call 518-828-64115 to 7 pmHudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

Hudson Parks Conservancy Meeting – This is the second meeting of this fledgling grassroots (pun intended) group eager to help improve Hudson parks.  All are welcome – Join in and see how you can become involved – This meeting’s agenda includes Jeevan Goff from Lotus Energy who will present his ideas for upgrading the Seventh Street Park fountain with updated technology – 6 pmColumbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street

Lydia Loveless:  Ballroom Session – Sarah Borges opens – A “firebrand alt-country singer …[who]…combines the honky tonk sound and style of classic country stars like Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline with the no-quarter attitude and spunk of punk rock divas…” – .She was born in Coschocton, Ohio and raised on a farm, but her father was also a music fan who booked bands at a local bar, and Lydia became accustomed early on to seeing bands play and discovering an out-of-town act asleep on the living room floor in the morning.  By the time she was 13, she had taken up songwriting and was doing shows with local bands. – Sarah Borges has been entertaining audiences for years with her diverse brand of punk-inflected noir-rock.  She cuts an alluring figure on stage, and was seemingly born to play rock ‘n’ roll. – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com – Doors open at 6 pm; show at 9 pmClub Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

The famous Wickers Creek Band is back at the Philmont Pub – Great food and great bluegrass equals a great time!  – Information at wickerscreekband.com or 518-672-73468 to 10 pm – Main Street Pub, 12 Main Street, Route 217, Philmont

Saturday, November 11

Veterans’ Day

Hudson Farmers’ Market – There are still plenty of reasons to go to the market this weekend –  Apples, pumpkins, peppers,  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 final market of the 2017 outdoor season will be November 18 – Information at hudsonfarmersmarketny.com9 am to 1 pmParking lot at Sixth & Columbia Streets

Open Studio with Resident Artists at Drop Forge & Tool – Stop by and meet the artists currently in residence – See some of their work and their works in progress. This week’s residents include six talented women from far and wide, working in a wide range of mediums.  They are Jenny Lee Fowler and Caitlin Parker, CoCo Harris and Brady Fern, and Ellen Adams and Yang Leyi – Refreshments are provided. – Information by email to Katharine@dropforgeandtool.com2 to 6 pmDrop Forge & Tool, 442 Warren Street

Hudson River Harvest Concerts 2017 series – Andrew Appel and The Four Nations Ensemble present the third and final concert in the series celebrating beautiful music and the season, and look to the landmark workshops of Venice, Paris, Meissen, and London for inspiration.  This  concert—Wedgewood: Gainsborough’s Musicians- features the music of J.C. Bach, J. Abel, F. J. Haydn, and theater songs by Linley, Chilcott, & Jackson  – Information by email to fournationsinc@aol.com or call 212-928-5708 or go to www.Fournations.org – Begins at 3:30 pm with wine and cider to enjoy the grounds – Concert at 4 pm with reception following the concert, at a private home in the County.

Author’s Reading – Author Paula Josa-Jones  will read from her book, Our Horses Our Selves, Finding our Common Body – The reading will be followed by a conversation with Tom Chulak, owner of the Chatham Bookstore – This is part of the Gallery’s Celebration of Light – 4:30 pm – Ellen Lynch Photography, 34A Main Street, Chatham

Exhibition Opening – Like and Unlike: Pamela Blum – On view through December 3 – The Carriage House will be closed for the winter months – Information by email to art@johndavisgallery.com or call 518-828-59076 to 8 pm John Davis Gallery, 362 ½ Warren Street

VOLUME – A free reading and music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set, held every second Saturday at Spotty Dog Books & Ale – This month featuring D. Foy, Shanekia McIntosh, and Peter Fiore

> D. Foy is the author of the novels Made to Break, Patricide and Absolutely Golden.  His stories, poems, and essays have appeared in Guernica, Literary Hub, Salon, Hazlitt, Post Road, Electric Literature, BOMB, The Literary Review, and the Georgia Review.

> Shanekia McIntosh is a writer, poet, programmer, and educator born and raised in Brooklyn, NY.  She has performed her writing at The New Museum, Portland Institute of Contemporary Arts TBA Festival, September Gallery, Powrplnt, and Basilica Hudson.

> Peter Fiore is the author of text messages, a book of tanka poetry; flowers to the torch, a book of tanka prose; and when angels speak of love, a novella.  His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Rattle, Atlas Poetica, Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere.

>The readings are followed by book signings and DJ Ariel Hellwitz

>VOLUME is hosted by Hallie Goodman and Dani Grammerstorf  French. – Information at www.facebook.com/volumehudson7 pm– Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street

The Alexis P. Suter Band – This band first gained regional fame when the late drummer/vocalist Levon Helm invited them to warm up the crowds at the Midnight Ramble in Woodstock, NY – Helm then brought them on the road as the opening act for his band, where they won new fans at the Beacon Theater and the Central Park Summerstage in NY City, Bethel Woods outside of Boston, and the Paramount in Asbury Park, NJ – Since then the group has been a fixture on the blues festival circuit, where Suter stands out from the pack with her extraordinary voice and powerful stage presence.  The kudos go on and on, but this one, from the Brewster, MA “Wicked Local” tops them all:  “If Alexis P. Suter had been at the Battle of Jericho, Joshua could have put his ram’s horn away.” – Extraordinary! – Information at 518-828-4800 or helsinkihudson.com –  9 pm  – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

SaturdaySunday, November 11-12

Wednesday, November 15 &

Saturday-Sunday, November 18 -19

*PICK OF THE WEEK* – Opera at the Opera House! – To celebrate the opening of its second floor performance hall and the 100th year anniversary of women’s right to vote in New York State, Hudson Hall at the Hudson Opera House is producing Virgil Thomson’s rarely performed opera, The Mother of Us All, about the famous suffragette Susan B. Anthony and her struggles to get the vote for women.  The opera has a libretto by Gertrude Stein. and is directed by R. B. Schlather with music direction  by Tony Kieraldo, and a vocal and instrumental ensemble of over 30 Hudson Valley residents.  Mezzo-soprano Michaela Martens plays the lead role of Susan B. Anthony.  Not only are the cast and directors  local, but the lighting, set and costume design are all the work of talented local individuals as well.  The entire cast and crew is a reflection of the community of artistic talent that resides in the Hudson Valley, and draws attention to the Hudson Opera House, and its history as a cultural and civic beacon in the City of Hudson .

> To accompany the performances of the opera, Hudson Hall is offering a series of free pre-and post-performance gatherings called the “Not Talk Back Salon Series,” which invite the public to hear from creative thinkers, local historians and contemporary artists to explore the opera’s themes that are increasingly relevant today.  Some of these gatherings are included in the opera ticket price, while others are free and open to the public.  Brochure available at the Opera House. – Other highlights include a pop-up canteen by local Hudson restaurant/installation/performance project, Lil’Deb’s Oasis, and a mobile Experimental Reading Room where visitors and cast can immerse themselves in Stein’s world through the written and spoken word.

> The Mother of Us All runs for five performances only on November 11, 12, 15, 18, and 19.  The tickets for the Wednesday performance are sold at a reduced rate.  Opening night is already sold out, and other performances are going fast.  In order to make the opera accessible to as many members of the community as possible, a limited number of “General Admission-Standing” tickets for every performance have just been put on sale. Standing Room ticket holders are invited to stand on the periphery of the performance area, to sit on the carpeted floor, or a combination of both. – All performances start at 4 pm. To purchase tickets, go online to www.hudsonhall.org or call 518-822-1438.

Sunday, November 12

HWM Free Tasting – Jillian Muller from Blueprint Spirits will be in the store pouring tastes of bourbon, rye, and barrel-aged gin from F.E.W Spirits, distilled in Evanston, Illinois  (Also see Friday tasting above) – Information at hudsonwinemerchants.com or call 518-828-6411 – 2 pm to 3:30 pm – Hudson Wine Merchants, 341 Warren Street

Taylor Mali brings his tender and funny spoken word art to the Rogovoy Salon, a music, literary,  and art series curated and hosted by cultural journalist Seth Rogovoy – Mali’s incisive work is often about family, masculinity, marriage, divorce, fatherhood, race, and education.  He is perhaps best known for the poem “What Teachers Make,” a question he expands in his bestselling book, What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World – Add to his accomplishments, several published books and poetry collections, and a jury prize for “the best solo performance”  for his one-man show about poetry, teaching, and math  at the 2001 Comedy Arts Festival – Information at helsinkihudson.com or call 518-828-4800–   Doors open at 5 pm; show at 7 pm  – Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street

Concerts in the Village presents Handel’s Israel in Egypt: High Drama from the Baroque in England – with the Broad Street Chorale, Cantilena Chamber Choir from Lenox, the Broad Street Orchestra, and Countertenor Daniel Moody – Conducted by David Smith – Information at www.concertsinthevillage.org3 pm – Kinderhook Reformed Church, 21 Broad Street, Kinderhook

Next Monday, November 13

Crafting Night – Yarncraft, Papercraft, Anycraft! – Every other Monday, join a group at the House Rules Café for a session of crafting and discussion of our favorite topics—be it nerdy, books, movies, local events, national events, or personal events—anything is up for grabs – Drop cloths will be put down for any potentially messy activity – Information at 518-828-5938 or go to www.facebook.com/events6 pm – House Rules Café, 757 Columbia Street (corner of 8th St.)

Next Tuesday, November 14

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

Plastic Crimewave Syndicate / Bunnybrains – Information at thehalfmoonhudson.com or call 518-828-15628 pm – The Half Moon, 48 South Front Street 

FUN & GAMES

House Rules CaféHudson’s first board game café offers a variety of games at a number of levels, for both children and adults. — Information by email to @houseruleshudson or call 518-828-5938 House Rules Café, 757 Columbia Street (corner of Eighth Street)

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 518-822-1438To accommodate demand, classes take place at the Hudson Youth Center, 18 South Third 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  email  Kristen@septembergallery.com6 to 8 pm – September Gallery, 449 Warren Street, #3.

* 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)

*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 city of Hudson in upstate New York (population 6,700 est.), home of the Davis Orton Gallery, is a diverse community. Twenty-five percent of our population is African American, 7% Asian (predominantly from Bangladesh), and 8% Hispanic.  In 2016, the Davis Orton Gallery presented its first show highlighting questions of identity in America. Now, a year later, 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.

> Two Exhibitions: America 2.0 – Muslim American Youth, Mark Bennigton, photography

 Women Fighters, Hidden Memories – Bangladeshi women who fought in 1971 war for independence, 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 518-828-19155 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. 101Hudson 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

*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.com4 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 518-828-23436 to 8 pmLimner Gallery, 123 Warren Street

*Influences and Next Steps: New paintings by Karen Roth – Guest Artist Matt Bua – Also showing gallery artists – On view through November 26 – Information at 518-822-0510or www.510warrenstreetgallery.com  – 3 to 6 pm – 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren Street

* Sheila Gallagher: Gone Here – The exhibition is described as “a meditation on healing and haunting, things that go away and come back—the recipe for concrete, the stories of the dead, crafts and cures—Gallagher draws upon diverse sources including Shaker gift drawings, Aesclipion temples of ancient Greece, and recent archeological findings of mass graves at Irish orphanages, to create an installation of dedicatory phenomenon, petition and remembrance.” – On view through December 23 – Information by email to Kristen@septembergallery.com6 to 8 pmSeptember Gallery, 449 Warren Street, # 3 (Third Floor)

*Susan Wanklyn: New Paintings – A solo exhibition – On view through December 10 – Information at 518-828-1677 or by email to info@grisnewyork.com6 to 8 pmGalerie Gris, 621 Warren Street

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