Winners are announced at Fence Salon show

The winners of the 2012 Fence Salon exhibition were announced Friday night at the Arts Center of the Capital Region during the monthly Troy Night Out. The Fence Salon, an annual exhibition open to members of the Arts Center in Troy, had a record number of submitted pieces, 511, from 241 artists. The exhibition runsContinue reading “Winners are announced at Fence Salon show”

From the Archive: Walt Whitman at The Hyde Collection

The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls is offering visitors an unprecedented opportunity to see Portrait of Walt Whitman (1887-1888) by Thomas Eakins (1844-1914). The Whitman portrait is considered one of Eakins’s finest paintings, and only rarely leaves Philadelphia, where it is a featured work in the collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA).Continue reading “From the Archive: Walt Whitman at The Hyde Collection”

EMPAC: Laurie Anderson named distinguished artist in residence

The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at RPI in Troy has announced today on its webiste and via Twitter, that performance artist Laurie Anderson has been named its first distinguished artist in residence, with a three-year term. The announcement states: “The residency provides Anderson with wide access to space, technology, and support for creativeContinue reading “EMPAC: Laurie Anderson named distinguished artist in residence”

Schenectady actor James DiSalvatore in CBS’ ‘Unforgettable’ tonight

Tonight at 10 p.m. on CBS Ch. 6, Schenectady native James DiSalvatore will appear in a small role in the crime drama “Unforgettable.” DiSalvatore will be familiar to Capital Region theatergoers, with roles in plays such as Curtain Call Theatre’s 2007 production of Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution” and Alberto Casella’s 1928 classic “DeathContinue reading “Schenectady actor James DiSalvatore in CBS’ ‘Unforgettable’ tonight”

Art feud: Hockney takes on Hirst over use of assistants

[nggallery id=2347] The painter David Hockney, who was recently honored by Queen Elizabeth with the Order of Merit, has put up a poster at a new exhibition at the Royal Academy in London that says, in part, all of the work in it was “made by the artist himself.” In an interview, Hockney is saidContinue reading “Art feud: Hockney takes on Hirst over use of assistants”