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Show probes relationship of humans, natural world

Show probes relationship of humans, natural world

Twenty artists explore how human society impacts planet Earth in “Future Perfect: Picturing the Anth

Twenty artists explore how human society impacts planet Earth in “Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene” at the University at Albany's University Art Museum.

From 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, you can meet the artists at a reception for this wide-ranging show, which probes our relationship with the natural world in the past, present and future and criss-crosses disciplines like science, history, literature and politics.

Co-curated by Danny Goodwin, associate professor in the department of art and art history; museum director Janet Riker; and Corinna Ripps Schaming, the museum's associate director/curator, the exhibit runs through Dec. 10 with an extensive program of related events.

On Tuesday, there are talks titled “How to Get a Job Saving the Planet” and “Republicans, Democrats and Sustainability”; on Oct. 21, there's a screening of “Snowpiercer,” a film about a fictional future Ice Age; and on Dec. 6, a Columbia University scientist will discuss climate change and its health impacts on residents of the Northeast.

Dance, poetry, artists' talks and guided exhibit tours are also on the schedule. For the complete program, visit www.albany.edu/futureperfect/.

Stockade Winners

Fifteen artists received awards last Sunday at the 65th annual Stockade Villagers’ Outdoor Art Show in Schenectady.

Peter Watrous won the first prize, which was sponsored by The Daily Gazette. Lorraine Dewey was the second place winner, and Justin Janik took third prize.

The Nicholas Colangelo Award went to Eileen Sammons, the Ernest Cohen Award was given to Jared Shaefer and the James Gilliland/George Weinheimer Oakroom Artists Award went to Debra Dixon.

Six artists received Honorable Mention: Don Cooper, Lucy Shure, Fredda Merzon, Debra Dixon, Lynn Marie Vokatis and Fred Neudorffer.

Mary Occhiogrosso won the People's Choice award. Young Artist (ages 8-18) Awards: Ethan Wilson, first place; Mia Etkin, second; and Sarah Grossman, third.

Charles Steckler and Sandy Wimer did the judging. Steve Kowalski selected the Young Artists.

Outdoor art

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Congress Park in Saratoga Springs will be the setting for Art in the Park, a fine art show and sale by dozens of Capital Region artists.

For the list of artists, go to saratoga-arts.org.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, there's a Fine Art Festival at the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site in Wilton.

David Bowie

“David Bowie Is” was a block-buster show at London's Victoria and Albert Museum in 2013, three years before the famous British rocker died in January 2016.

Next week at Proctors, you can tour the show with a special film of the exhibit that's on the big screen in the GE Theatre. Screenings are scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Monday; and 1:15 and 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Admission is $9.

Last chance

Sunday is the final day for "Ansel Adams: Early Works" at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown.

For more info, visit www.fenimoreartmuseum.org.

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

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