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Joint show celebrates Oakroom Artists’ history

Joint show celebrates Oakroom Artists’ history

The Oakroom Artists, the oldest juried artists’ group in the Capital Region, is celebrating its 60th
Joint show celebrates Oakroom Artists’ history
Painter Doretta Miller's 'Five Alarm Fire' is part of the Oakroom Artists' show at the Unitarian Universalist Society in Schenectady.

The Oakroom Artists, the oldest juried artists’ group in the Capital Region, is celebrating its 60th year.

And on Sunday, for the fifth time, sculptor Tom Schottman and painter Doretta Miller will be exhibiting their work together.

The show opens with a reception from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Oakroom Artists’ gallery at the Unitarian Universalist Society, 1221 Wendell Ave., Schenectady.

Miller and Schottman are both deeply connected to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.

Miller has taught painting there for 37 years, and Schottman has been a student in a continuing education course for community members, taught by Regis Brodie, for more than 25 years.

The exhibit runs through April 26.

For more information, visit oakroomartists@wordpress.com, where you can see work by all the Oakroom Artists.

Iroquois & Fenimore

After a long winter nap, the Iroquois Indian Museum and the Fenimore Art Museum both open their doors on Friday.

In Howes Cave, the big exhibit is “35 Years of Iroquois Art: A Retrospective,” a look back at contemporary shows that were mounted over the past three decades.

In Cooperstown, the Fenimore will open “Ansel Adams: Early Works” and four other exhibits: “Traditions of Celebration and Ritual: The Thaw Collection of American Indian Art,” “A New York View: Country Landscapes by Robert Schneider,” “Project 562: Portraits of Native America Now” and “The Clothing Project,” ballgowns, corsets and children’s outfits from the collections of the Fenimore and Farmers’ Museum.

You’ll have to wait until May 28 to see “Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in Bohemian Paris” and “The Perfection of Harmony: The Art of James Abbott McNeill Whistler.”

Artists at the Nott

Head to Union College’s Nott Memorial on Wednesday for an artists’ talk about “Recurrence,” an exhibit about the idea of repetition.

There are 22 works, from oil and watercolor paintings to collage, by Kira Nam Greene, Juan Hinojosa, Simone Meltesen, Karen Schiff, Sam Vernon and Rachael Wren, in the Mandeville Gallery on the second floor of the Nott.

The talk is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

“Recurrence” runs through Sunday, April 10.

Last chance

With the spring weather upon us, make an art trip to Glens Falls or Troy, where exhibits are in their final days.

At The Hyde Collection, Sunday is closing day for the “60 from the ’60s” from the George Eastman Museum and “Norman Rockwell in the 1960s.”

In Troy, Saturday is the last day for the 38th annual Photography Regional at the Fulton Street Gallery.

Reach Gazette reporter Karen Bjornland at 395-3197, kbjornland@dailygazette.net or @bjorngazette on Twitter.

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