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Fall Arts preview: Visual arts (with schedule)

Fall Arts preview: Visual arts (with schedule)

Best bets at local galleries from writer Karen Bjornland.

-- Saturday was opening day at Union College's Mandeville Gallery for an exhibit by acclaimed Native American artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (pictured inset). Smith, a member of the Flathead Nation who has French, Cree and Shoshone ancestors, uses humor and satire to look at myths, stereotypes and paradoxes in Native American life.

-- The Mohawk Hudson Regional will celebrate its 78th year at the Albany Institute of History & Art. The show opens Sept. 27, and the juror is Stephen Westfall, a painter, critic and co-chair of the painting department at Bard College's Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.

-- On Sept. 28, The Hyde Collection unveils “Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art,” paintings and sculpture from the pre-Revolutionary War era to early Modernism. In the Wood Gallery, you'll find works by Mary Cassatt, John Singleton Copley, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, George Inness and John Sloane. In the Hoopes Gallery, Anne Diggory of Saratoga Springs will show landscapes that blend paint, photographs and digital manipulation.

-- Artist Daniella Dooling looks back on the hallucinogenic drug days of her adolescence in an mixed-media installation opening Oct. 10 in the Esther Massry Art Gallery at The College of Saint Rose. “Bloody Dick Road in the Big Hole Valley: The Girl in Room 10” opens Oct. 10. Dooling will do a performance/reading on Nov. 7.

-- On Oct. 21, the Sage Colleges' Opalka Gallery will present “Meander, Because You Don't See Much at a March: Mike Glier, 1979-2013.”

In the 1980s, Glier became known for paintings that explore white male identity. This show of 80 works will include his series “White Male Power,” “Exploding Refrigerators,” “Men at Home,” and “The Alphabet of Lili.” The Williams College art professor is a Guggenheim Fellow, lives in Hoosick Falls and is married to artist Jenny Holzer. He'll give a lecture on Oct. 24.

-- The Arts Center of the Capital Region has a Halloween treat: an exhibit by Troy artists Colin Boyd and Michael Oatman. Opening Oct. 31, “Abecedarius” will turn the gallery into a cautionary tale about humanity and where we might be going. Expect to be frightened, in a cerebral kind of way.

-- In the early 1950s, American artist Ellsworth Kelly lived in France, where he took great interest in the work of Claude Monet. On Nov. 23, the Clark Art Institute opens “Monet/Kelly,” a show that pairs two paintings and 18 drawings by Kelly with nine paintings by Monet. The 91-year-old Kelly now lives in Spencertown.

— Gazette arts writer Karen Bjornland


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

Through Sept. 27: “Diversity,” juried photography show. Reception: 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 27

Oct. 2-Nov. 8: “Nils Caperson: Paintings,” “James Murray: Mixed Media” and “Val Wolf: Photography.” Reception: 5:30-7 p.m. Nov. 8

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

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

Sept. 27-Jan. 19, 2015: 2014 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region

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 Parke Harrison, Amy Podmore, Lin Price

Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, Canajoharie. 673-2314,

Sept. 2-Jan. 4: “Winslow Homer: The Nature and Rhythm of Life from the Arkell Collections”

Through Nov. 15: “George Inness: The Arkell Collection”

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

Through Sept. 27: “SIGHTS + SOUNDS of the Saratoga Region,” juried group show.

Oct.4-Nov. 8: Laurel Garcia Colvin, Kathy Greenwood. Artists talk: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4, reception: 6 p.m. Oct. 4

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

Through Sept. 14: “Farms, Food + Photography,”

Sept. 12-Oct. 11: East Coast National Screenprint Biennial. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Sept. 12

Sept. 19-Oct. 19: “Armando Soto” and “Displayed,” juried student photography exhibit. Reception: 5-9 p.m. Sept. 26.

Through Sept. 28: “Malady,” Fence 2013 Best in Show, Philip J. Palmieri

Oct. 31-Dec. 23: “Abecedarius: Colin Boyd + Michael Oatman,” Center for Disability Services, “Faheem Haider: Political Art Installation.” 5-9 p.m. Oct. 31

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

Through Sept. 14: “Impressions of New England”

Through Dec. 21: “Portraying the Human Spirit” and Laumeister Fine Art Competition

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

Through Oct. 13: 1863 Jane Stickle Quilt

Through Nov. 2: “Alice Neel/Erastus Salisbury Field: Painting the People”

Through Dec. 30: “Patsy Santo: A Growing Celebration”

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

Through Oct. 26: “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,

Through Oct. 13: “Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood: Selected Works by Albert Paley” 11 large-scale abstract sculptures, and “An Oasis of Beauty: Photographs by Julie McCarthy”

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

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

Sept. 26-Oct. 24: OPERA-tion Arts and “Strangers in Class,” John Magnan. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Sept. 26

Oct. 26: Pumpkin Glow

Nov. 14-Dec. 22 Holiday Show & Sale, members show. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Nov. 14

Nov. 29: Adorn-A-Door Wreath Festival

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

Sept. 13-Oct. 17: John Van Alstine and Caroline Ramsdorfer

Nov. 15-Dec. 19: Elizabeth Coyne

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

Sept. 5-21: Art & Design Faculty Show. Reception: 5-9 p.m. Sept. 5

Sept. 5-Feb. 25, 2015: “Brian Cirmo: Black.” Reception: 5-7 p.m. Sept. 5

Oct. 10-Dec. 7: “Daniella Dooling: Bloody Dick Road in the Big Hole Valley.” Reception: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 10, lecture: 7 p.m. Oct. 10, St. Joseph Auditorium

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

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

Through Sept. 21: “Madame Butterfly’s World: Woodblock Prints of a Changing Japan”

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.”

Hudson Valley Community College, Teaching Gallery, Troy. 629-8006,

Through Sept. 19: “Out of Print,” artists look at books

Sept. 18-Oct. 25: “Following a Line: The Work of Susan Hartung,” paintings, drawings and prints. Artist’s talk: 3-4 p.m. Sept. 18, Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. Reception: 4-6 p.m. Sept. 18.

The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls. 792-1761,

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

Sept. 28-Jan. 4, 2015: “Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art” and “Anne Diggory: Hybrid Visions”

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

Oct. 3-31: “define: Color,” juried group exhibit

The Laffer Gallery, Schuylerville. 695-3181,

Through Sept. 4: “Visions,” Victoria Cromwell, David Gordon, Donald Saaf and Julia Zane

Sept. 22-Oct. 26: Harry Orlyk. Reception: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 22

Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial, Union College, Schenectady. 388-6000,

Through Nov. 30: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Native American artist. Reception and artist’s talk: 5-7 p.m. Sept. 16

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

(Closes for winter on Nov. 2)

Through Nov. 2: “Tiaras and Tutus”

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

New York State Museum, Albany. 474-5877,

Through Aug. 31: 2014 Best of SUNY Student Art

Oct. 18-March 22, 2015: “Along His Own Lines: A Retrospective of New York Realist Eugene Speicher”

Nov. 15-March 6, 2016: “The Shakers: America’s Quiet Revolutionaries”

Through 2014: The Binghamton University Paleobotany Collection and “The Passenger Pigeon: From Billions to Zero”

Dec. 13-2015: “REPRESENT: Contemporary Native American 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 Oct. 26: “The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator”

Nov. 8-March 8, 2015: “Mort Kunstler: The Art of Adventure

Oakroom Artists, Schenectady First Unitarian Society, Schenectady. 399-4049,

Sept. 6-Oct. 31: Exhibit by 18 members at Experience and Creative Design, Schenectady

Sept. 15-Oct. 28: David Francis and Jon Gernon. Reception: Oct. 5

Nov. 1-30: George Dirolf and David Arsenault

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

Through Oct. 5: Regis Brodie. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 5, demonstration: 3 p.m. Sept. 28

Oct. 21-Dec. 21: “Meander, Because You Don’t See Much at a March: Mike Glier, 1979-2013.” Artist’s talk: 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 7

Saratoga Automobile Museum, Saratoga Springs. 587-1935,

Through Nov. 2: “Mustang” and “RUSH: Photography by Frank Whitney”

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

Sept. 11-Oct. 19: 2014 Selected Art Faculty: Kate Leavitt, Janet Sorensen, Joanne Vella, Sarah Sweeney. Reception: 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 11; Gallery talk: 4-5 p.m. Sept. 30

Nov. 7-Dec. 19: “Craft Matters,” 20 artists, including Wendell Castle, Sharon Church, Albert Paley, Anne Wilson, Betty Woodman. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Nov. 7.

Slate Valley Museum, Granville. 642-1417,

Through Nov. 7: “Slate as Muse National Art Exhibition”

Dec. 5: Slate Valley Festival of Trees

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

Sept. 6-Nov. 2: “Radical Words: The Magna Carta to the Constitution”

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

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

Through Oct. 19: “Raw Color: The Circles of David Smith”

Nov. 23-Feb. 14, 2015: “Monet/Kelly,” Ellsworth Kelly drawings and paintings, Monet paintings

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

Through Jan. 4, 2015: “I Am Double,” “Opener 26: Jeff Sonhouse” and “Opener 27: Beverly Semmes FRP”

Through Nov. 16: “Opener 28: Erika Verzutti: Mineral”

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

Through Oct. 18: “Mary Reid Kelley: Working Objects and Videos”

Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. 694-3090,

Sept. 5-30: Members show

Oct. 3-24: Outside the Line

Nov. 7-28: Where the Wild Things Are

Dec. 5-21: Marketplace

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

Through Sept. 13: “Walls”

Sept. 27-Jan. 4, 2015: “Musical Garlands: Ragamala”

Oct. 24-Jan. 4, 2015: “Angelica Mesiti: Citizens Band”

Through Oct. 26: “Mitchell, Benglis, Wilke”

Through Jan. 25, 2015: “Franz West” and “Material Friction: Americana and American Art”

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

Through Oct. 26: “Brian Sweetland’s Nature: A Vermont Artist’s Journey

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