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Arts Summer Preview/Visual Arts: Clark expansion to be unveiled

Arts Summer Preview/Visual Arts: Clark expansion to be unveiled

Some art exhibits of note around the region this summer, plus a full schedule of events.

Some exhibits of note around the region this summer, plus a full schedule of events:

-- Butterflies from across the world will be flying around the Berkshire Museum this summer.

Opening Saturday, the exhibit “Butterflies” features a pavilion of colorful live insects, contemporary art and interactive displays about how they transform and migrate.

-- On June 6, Winslow Homer’s love of the sea takes center stage at the Arkell Museum of Canajoharie. In “A View from the Shore,” an exhibit from Syracuse University, visitors will see 35 original prints and learn about Homer’s career as a draftsman and printmaker.

-- More than 20 steel sculptures by artist Larry Kagan will hang on the walls of the Charles R. Wood Gallery at the Hyde Collection. The RPI professor creates artworks focused on the dual imagery of steel wire and the shadow it casts on the wall. “Lying Shadows” opens June 14.

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-- The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute unveils its major expansion project on July 4. There’s a new Visitor Center and 15 percent more gallery space plus a reflecting pool and new places to relax and grab a snack.

Summer exhibits include abstract painting from the National Gallery of Art and circle sculptures by David Smith.

-- Visitors will see and hear the works of 22 artists at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery. Opening July 5, the exhibit “Score” explores the idea of composer and performer in visual art. Co-curated by Ian Berry and David Lang, the show even has a soundtrack.

-- “Fence Select,” a group show of about 50 works juried from the “Fence Show,” opens July 19 at the Arts Center of the Capital Region.

A Troy tradition, the “Fence Show” is covering the walls of the Arts Center, with more than 500 paintings, drawings, photos, fiber arts, stained glass, made by its members exhibited in a grand salon. “Fence” runs through June 29, “Select” through Aug. 29.

-- Porcelain, stoneware, ceramics, painting. Regis Brodie, art professor emeritus at Skidmore College, will open a solo show on Aug. 19 at the Opalka Gallery at the Sage Colleges.

— Visual arts writer

Karen Bjornland


Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake. 352-7715,

June 12-July 12: “In Search of Humanity: Deconstructing Mythology,” installations, Kristina Siegel; “Relics,” paintings, Stephen Von Mason; and paintings by Leila Namin. Reception: July 12.

Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake. 352-7311,

Through Oct. 13: “Arto Monaco and the Land of Makebelieve,” “Great Wilderness, Great Expectations: Masterworks from the Adirondack Museum,” “Traveling With Stoddard” and “Let’s Eat! Adirondack Food Traditions”

Albany Center Gallery, Albany. 462-4775,

Through June 20: “T.E. Breitenbach: Then and Now,” carpentry, architecture, surrealism, musicals

Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany. 463-4478,

Through June 8: “GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies”

June 28-Sept. 7: “Summer Exposure: Photographic Works by Martin Benjamin, Carolyn Blackwood, Tom Fels, Dana Hoey and William Jaeger”

Through Sept. 28: “Small + Seductive: Contemporary Art from the Institute’s Collection”

Albany International Airport Gallery, Colonie. 242-2241,

Through Sept. 7: “Body Language,” Darcie Abbatiello, Melanie Baker, Leona Christie, Brian Cirmo, Sean Hovendick, Sergei Isupov, Paul Miyamoto, Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison, Amy Podmore, Lin Price

Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, Canajoharie. 673-2314,

Through June 1: “Ogden Pleissner: Watercolors and Oil Paintings from the Arkell Collection” and “Of Time and the Mohawk River”

June 6-Aug. 24: “A View from the Shore: Winslow Homer’s Impressions from the Coast”

Talk: June 22

June 7-Nov. 15: “George Inness: The Arkell Collection”

Arts Center Gallery, Saratoga Arts, Saratoga Springs. 584-4132,

Through May 31: Kristina Paabus, Siobhan McBride, Dara Alter.

June 7-July 26: David Miller Retrospective. Reception, artist’s talk: June 7

Aug. 2-Sept. 27: “SIGHTS + SOUNDS of the Saratoga Region,” juried group show. Reception: Aug. 2

Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. 273-0552,

Through June 1: Questar III New Visions Senior Art Exhibit.

Through June 29: Fence Show. Reception and awards: May 30

July 19-Aug. 29: Fence Select and Student Fence Select. Reception: July 25

July 19-Sept. 28: “Malady,” Fence 2013 Best in Show, Philip J. Palmieri, painting with medical images

Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vt. 902-442-7158,

June 7-July 27: Oil Painters of America National Exhibition

June 14-Aug. 24: Art of the Animal Kingdom XIV

Aug. 2-Dec. 21: “Portraying the Human Spirit”

Aug. 2-Sept. 14: “Impressions of New England”

Aug. 30-Dec. 21: Laumeister Fine Art Competition

Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vt. 802-447-1571,

Through June 17: “Three Vermont Impressionists”

July 5-Nov.2: “Alice Neel/Erastus Salisbury Field: Painting the People”

Through July 27: Angus McCullough

Aug. 30-Oct.13: 1863 Jane Stickle Quilt

Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Mass. 413-443-7171,

May 31-Sept. 1: “Butterflies,” science, contemporary art, historic and cultural artifacts from around the world. Butterfly Pavilion, live insects

Chapman Historical Museum, Glens Falls. 793-2826,

Through Sept. 1: “At the Lake,” photography of people’s experiences at Lake George

Chesterwood, Stockbridge, Mass. 413-298-3579

June 14-Oct.13: “Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood: Selected Works by Albert Paley,” 11 large-scale abstract sculptures

Through Oct. 13: “An Oasis of Beauty: Photographs by Julie McCarthy”

Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown. 607-547-9777,

Through May 30: “Essential Art,” regional show and “Color Me Fancy,” Pamela Menotti

June 6-25: Leatherstocking Brush & Palette Club

June 6-July 3: Marie DiLorenzo & Matty Brown; “What’s the Point?,” miniature show. Reception: June 6

July 11-Aug. 15: 79th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition

July 16-Aug. 15: “An American Artist: H.S. Picker at 97” Reception: July 16

Aug. 22-Sept. 19: “Made in New York: Earth, Wind & Fire,” fine craft invitational, and Catherine Hartung. Reception: Aug. 22

Aug. 30-31: Fine Arts on the Lawn

Courthouse Gallery, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George. 668-2616,

Through June 6: Gabe Brown

June 14-27: Andrew Thompson

July 12-Aug. 15: Ariana Kolins and Russell Serrianne

Esther Massry Art Gallery, Massry Center for the Arts, The College of Saint Rose, Albany. 337-4871,

June 6-Sept. 22: Art & Design Faculty Show. Reception: June 6, Sept. 5

Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. 607-547-1400,

Through May 26: “Everyday Heroes: Ralph Fasanella’s Paintings of American Life”

June 6-Aug. 24: “Winslow Homer: The Nature and Rhythm of Life, from the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie”

Through June 8: “Lake & Village: Cooperstown’s People and Places”

Through Sept. 1: “The Adirondack World of Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait”

Through Dec. 31: “Madame Butterfly: Highlights from the Metropolitan Opera,” “A Moment Past: L.F. Tantillo Paints New York’s History” and “Untamed Spirits and Wild Companions: Animals in American Indian Art”

The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. 792-1761,

Through May 31: 23rd Annual Regional Juried High School Exhibition

June 14-Sept. 14: “Emerging from the Shadows: Edward Hopper and his Contemporaries” and “Larry Kagan: Lying Shadows”

Iroquois Indian Museum, Howe Caverns. 296-8949,

Through Dec. 31: “Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014”

Lapham Gallery, Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council, Glens Falls. 798-1144,

Through June 27: Members Show

July 11-Aug. 8: “Whimsically Noted,” Jacob Houston, Melissa Hood, Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune. Reception: July 11

Aug. 22-Sept. 19: “Fragments,” Liz Parsons, Anne Stagg, Patricia Sullivan, Nick Squadere. Reception: Aug. 22

The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. 695-3181,

Through June 8: Leslie Peck and George Van Hook

June 21-Aug. 3: Erik Laffer and Randi Kish. Reception: June 21

MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass. 413-662-2111,

Through May 26: “Freedom Is Just Another Word For. . .”

June 21-Dec. 2015: Christopher Chiappa

Through Sept.: “Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil,” Building No. 5

Through Nov. 2: Franz West: Les Pommes d’Adam Hall Art Foundation

Through Jan. 4, 2015: “In Transit: Between Image and Object”

Through Jan. 2015: “The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor” and “Darren Waterston”

Through Feb. 1, 2015: “Mark Dion: The Octagon Room”

Through March 2015: “Teresita Fernandez: As Above, So Below”

Through May 26, 2015: “Gisele Amantea: Democracy”


June 14-May 25, 2015: “It’s Almost Human”

National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Springs. 584-4515,

Through Aug.: “Dance Theatre of Harlem”

Through April 2015: “Art in the Foyer” and “Tradition in Movement,” Guatemalan dance and costumes

New York State Museum, Albany. 474-5877,

May 31-Aug. 31: 2014 Best of SUNY Student Art

Through Jan. 4, 2015: “Focus on Nature XIII,” biennial exhibit of 91 illustrations from 71 artists from around the world

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Mass. 413-298-4100,

Through May 26: “Wendell Minor’s America,” historical picture book illustrator

June 7-Oct. 26: “The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator”

Through June 15: “Baseball, Rodeos and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkelman”

Oakroom Artists, Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady. 399-4049,

Through May 31: Karen Cooper and Karen Rosasco

Opalka Gallery, Sage Colleges, Albany. 292-7742,

Aug. 19-Oct. 5: Regis Brodie. Reception: Sept. 5

Saratoga Automobile Museum, Saratoga Springs. 587-1935,

June 14-Nov. 2: “Mustang”

Schick Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. 580-5049,

Through June 1: Juniors Show

July 21-Aug. 1: Summer Art Faculty Exhibition. Reception: July 24

Slate Valley Museum, Granville. 642-1417,

June 6-Nov. 7: “Slate as Muse National Art Exhibition.” Reception: June 6

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., 413-488-2303,

July 4-Sept. 21: “Cast for Eternity: Ancient Ritual Bronzes from the Shanghai Museum”

July 4-Oct. 13: “Make It New: Abstract Painting from the National Gallery of Art, 1950-1975”

July 4-Oct. 19: “Raw Color: The Circles of David Smith”

Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. 580-8080,

Through June 1: “One Work”

Through June 15: “Alumni Invitational 4”

Through June 22: “Elevator Music 26: David Greenberger: one updown”

July 5-Jan. 4, 2015: “Score,” “Opener 26: Jeff Sonhouse” and “Opener 27: Beverly Semmes FRP

July 5-Nov. 16: “Opener 28: Erika Verzutti: Mineral”

University Art Museum, University at Albany, Albany. 442-4035,

July 10-Oct. 12: “Mary Reid Kelley: Working Objects and Videos”

Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Mass. 413-597-2429,

June 7-Jan. 25, 2015: Franz West

Through June 8: heliotropes

June 12-Dec. 14, 2015: “Material Friction: Americana and American Art”

Through June 15: “Teaching with Art: Art and Identity in the Roman Near East”

Wilson Museum, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vt. 802-362-1405,

Through July 20: “A Fresh Look: The Artists of Southern Vermont,” permanent collection

Aug. 2-Oct. 26: “Brian Sweetland’s Nature: A Vermont Artist’s Journey”


Adirondack Theater Festival, Glens Falls. 798-7479.

June 23-28: “Fully Committed”

July 1-3: “Spontaneous Broadway”

July 10-19: “The Whale”

July 24-Aug. 2: “Ring of Fire — The Music of Johnny Cash”

Albany Civic Theater, Albany. 462-1297.

Aug. 29-Sep. 14: “Man From Nebraska”

Bard College Summerscape, Annandale-on-Hudson. 845-758-7900

July 10-20: “Love in the Wars”

Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, Mass. 413-236-8888.

May 21-June 14: “The Other Place”

June 11-July 12: “Kiss Me Kate”

July 17-Aug. 2: “Breaking the Code”

Aug. 7-24: “Dancing Lessons”

June 18-July 6: “Working on a Special Day”

July 16-Aug. 10: “The Golem of Havana”

Aug. 14-31: “Romance in Hard Times”

Sep. 18-28: “Character Man”

Berkshire Theatre Group: Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, Mass. 413-997-4444; Fitzpatrick Main Stage and Unicorn Theatre Stockbridge, Mass. 413-298-5576,

Fitzpatrick Main Stage:

June 24-July 19: “The Mystery of Irma Vep”

July 23-Aug 9: “Cedars”

Aug. 13-30: “A Hatful of Rain”

Unicorn Theater:

July 9-26: “Benefactors”

July 30-Aug. 16: “Design for Living”

Aug. 23-30: “A Lover’s Tale”

The Colonial:

June 30-July 19: “A Little Night Music”

Aug. 7-17: “Seussical”

Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany. 445-7469,

July 11-Aug 10: “Smokey Joe’s Cafe”

Chester Theater Company, Chester, Mass. 413-354-7771,

June 25-July 6: “Madagascar”

July 10-20: “Annapurna”

July 20-Aug. 10: “A Number”

Aug. 14-24: “The Amish Project”

Circle Players, Sand Lake Center for the Arts, West Sand Lake. 674-2007,

May 30-June 7: “Great Expectations”

Classic Theater Guild, Schenectady. 387-9150,

June TBA: “Inspired — a New Play Festival”

July 18-27, Aug. 2: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Confetti Stage, Albany.

June 6-14: “Bent”

Aug. 1-10: “The Tempest”

Curtain Call Theatre, Latham. 877-7529,

May 16-June 21: “The Dixie Swim Club”

July 11-Aug. 2: “The Outgoing Tide”

Dorset Theater Company, Dorset, Vt. 802-867-2223,

June 18-July 6: “Red”

July 10-19: “Out of the City”

July 24-Aug. 9: “All in the Timing”

Aug. 14-30: “The Mousetrap”

The Egg, Albany. 473-1845,

June 22: Tracy Morgan

Aug. 1: Cheech & Chong

Fort Salem Theater, Salem. 854-9200,

June 20-22: “The Phantom of the Opera”

June 27-29: “Echoing Back, The Lyrics of Johnny Mercer”

July 11-20: “The Women in My Life”

Aug. 1-10: “Can You Hear Me Now?”

Aug. 15-17: “Signature Songs”

Aug. 23-24: “Earthbound”

Glove Theatre, Gloversville. 773-8255,

June 20-28: “Avenue Q”

July 25-Aug. 2: “Gypsy”

Aug. 21-23: “Honk Jr.”

Mac-Haydn Theatre, Chatham. 392-9292,

May 22-June 1: “Putting it Together”

June 5-15: “The Music Man”

June 19-29: “Fiddler on the Roof”

July 3-20: “42nd Street”

July 24-Aug. 3: “Young Frankenstein”

Aug. 7-17: “Guys and Dolls”

Aug. 21-31: “The Full Monty”

New York Stage & Film, Poughkeepsie. 845-437-7400,

June 25-July 6: “The Babylon Line”

July 5-13: “In Your Arms”

July 16 -27: “The Danish Widow”

No So Common Players, Clifton Park.

July 18-27: “State Fair”

Oldcastle Theater Company, Bennington, Vt. 802-447-0564,

June 6-22: “Doubt”

July 11-27: “4000 Miles”

Aug. 15-31: “My Fair Lady”

Palace Theatre, Albany. 465-4663,

June 14: “Million Dollar Quartet”

Park Playhouse, Albany. 434-0776,

July 1-26: “Hands on a Hardbody”

Aug. 2-16: “Oliver!”

Proctors, Schenectady. 346-6204,

May 28-June 8: “The Phantom of the Opera”

Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, Mass. 413-637-1199,

Elayne P. Bernstein Theater:

May 24-Aug. 24: “Shakespeare’s Will”

June 27-Aug. 30: “Julius Caesar”

Aug. 6-Sep. 14: “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”

Tina Packer Playhouse:

June 21-Aug. 30: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

July 4-Aug. 24: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”

Aug. 2-31: “Henry IV” Parts 1 & 2

Rose Footprint Theater/Bankside:

June 20-Aug. 23: “A Servant of Two Masters”

The Dell at The Mount:

July 17-Aug. 23: “Romeo and Juliet”

The Theater Barn, New Lebanon. 794-8989,

June 27-July 6: “You Should Be So Lucky”

July 10-20: “Black Coffee”

July 24-Aug. 3: “Gutenberg The Musical”

Aug. 7-17: “I Love a Piano”

Aug. 21-31: “The Addams Family”

Weston Playhouse, Weston, Vt. 802-824-5288,

Main Stage:

June 26-July 12: “Analog and Vinyl”

July 17-26: “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”

July 31-Aug. 23: “A Chorus Line”

Aug. 28-Sep. 6: “Uncle Vanya”

Other Stages:

June 19-July 12: “The Three Little Pigs”

July 24-Aug. 3: “Stoop Stories”

Aug. 14-Sep. 7: “The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns”

Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, Mass. 413-597-3400,

Main Stage:

July 2-July 13: “June Moon”

July 16-July 26: “Living on Love”

July 31-Aug. 17: “The Visit”

Nikos Stage:

July 9-July 20: “A Great Wilderness”

July 23-Aug. 3: “Fool for Love”

Aug. 6-Aug. 17: “The Old Man and the Old Moon”

Free Theater:

July 16-25: “Robin Hood”

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