Arkell exhibit spotlights work of New York artists

Heading west on the Thruway during the holiday season?

Heading west on the Thruway during the holiday season? Consider a stop at the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library to see “The Art of New York,” the 20th annual juried exhibit of regional art.

J. Bruce Schwabach, associate professor emeritus at Herkimer County Community College, selected 42 works, including paintings, mixed-media, photography and sculpture.

From 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday, the library will be holding its Artisan Holiday Gift Fair. Ceramics, quilts, photography, paintings, lathe-turned items, honey, wreaths and stained glass will be available.

“The Art of New York” runs through Jan. 4. Go to or phone 673-2314 for more info.


Artist Michael Oatman, juror of the 80th annual Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, will give a talk at 6:30 tonight at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls.

This year’s Regional, which runs through Dec. 31 at the Hyde, is a sprawling, groundbreaking show that features video, collage, mixed media, photography, oil, watercolor, indoor and outdoor sculpture plus installations in the historic Hyde House.

Admission to the Hyde Night Out event is priced at $10. To RSVP, contact Colette at 792-1761 ext. 310 or [email protected].

The Regional catalog, a 186-page commemorative edition featuring essays by Oatman and Hyde director Erin Coe will be available for purchase for $30.


Last weekend, Albany Center Gallery vacated the Columbia Street space it has inhabited for the last decade and moved into its new home in the first floor of the five-story Arcade Building on Broadway.

The Arcade, which was built in 1928, underwent a $10 million renovation that created 60 luxury apartments and restored an interior first-floor walkway with Art Deco details.

The first exhibit in the new space is the 12th annual Members Show, which opens on Jan. 6.


Sunday is the last day that you can see “Contrary to What Sometimes Happens,” an exhibit of Charles Steckler’s dioramas in the Nott Memorial at Union College.

Steckler, theater professor and designer-in-residence in Union’s theater and dance department, is retiring at the end of the academic year after more than 45 years at the college. In June, Steckler plans to become a full-time studio artist. “I’m having a fantasy about painting,” he told The Gazette.

The Nott is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

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