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Best Bets: Visual Arts

Best Bets: Visual Arts

Gazette visual arts writer Karen Bjornland gives her Best Bets for the late winter/early spring arts

Michael Oatman and Thomas Lail at Hudson Valley Community College, Troy — Set your clocks for “The Oatman-Lail News Hour,” the first-ever collaboration of two talented artists/professors, who create large-scale collages. Opens Jan. 29.

Oliver Herring at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs — Oliver Herring, a German-born Brooklyn artist who was featured on the PBS series “Art 21,” presents a 15-year survey of his work. Opens Jan. 31.

Hudson River exhibit at the Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany — “Hudson River Panorama” marks the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s 1609 discovery of the river that bears his name with a major year-long exhibit of history, art and culture featuring 200 objects and documents. Opens Feb. 7. Also: The New York State Museum will explore the Hudson with “1609,” a mega exhibit put together by state historians, librarians and the best-selling author Russell Shorto. Opens late April.

Maritime exhibit at the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls — The water theme keeps on flowing with “Thomas Chambers 1809-1819,” a show about the American seascape painter that sails into Glens Falls from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Opens Feb. 8.

Photo Regional at Opalka Gallery, Albany — The Photo Regional returns to Sage Colleges, where, for the second time, it’s an invitational instead of the traditional juried group show. Elizabeth Dubben of Albany’s Amrose & Sable Gallery is the curator. Opens March 6.

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