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Area Exhibitions


Bennington Arts Guild
339 Main St, Bennington, VT • 802-442-7838 • www.benningtonartsguild.com


Bennington Center for the Arts
• June 3 - July 9: “Black & White”
• June 10 - July 22: “Wildscapes”
• through Dec. 23: annual “Small Works Show”
• ongoing: extensive exhibit on covered bridges, Floyd Scholz Bird Carvings, Eric Sloane painting, Native American artifacts and wind sculptures


Bennington Museum
• June 3 - Sept. 4: “Between Past and Future: Clemens Kalischer’s Vermont”: Over thirty images including some taken during six decades of photographing the Marlboro Music Festival with images of such icons in the music industry as Van Cliburn, Rudolf Serkin, Pablo Casals — in the Works on Paper Gallery
• through June 18: “Gatherum of Quiddities”: Paintings by Pat Adams. For sixty years Pat Adams has approached painting with an empiricist’s concern for the nature of visual form and the intimist’s sensibility that addresses the layering complexity of being. With abstract paintings characterized by seductive colors and richly encrusted surfaces, she seeks to bring from her “gatherum of quiddities” – that stew of unnamed qualities – a visual situation that bestirs contemplation
• through Dec. 30: “Buy Local: Photographs from the Weichert-Isselhardt Collection
• ongoing: Bennington Pottery Gallery, Military Gallery, largest public collection of Grandma Moses paintings in the world, Early American Furniture and Art, the Martin-Wasp Antique Car, more


Berkshire Museum
• through Sept. 4: “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World”
• ongoing: Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection”
• many current exhibits such as “Berkshire Backyard” and “Aquarium”


Brill Gallery
Eclipse Mill, Studio 109, 243 Union St., North Adams • 413-664-4353 • brillgallery109.com
• through Oct. 2017: “The Mohawk Trail Nude Tattoo” Exhibition. The Tattooed Ladies along The Mohawk Trail – from Boston to Albany


Canfield Gallery
Martha Canfield Memorial Free Library, 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, VT • 802-375-6153
• June 3 - July 5: Watercolors featuring Tony Conner,
Rachel Barlow, Ned Readeq


Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren, Hudson, NY 12534 • 518-828-1915 • carriehaddadgallery.com
• through June18”: “Gathering Ground”, a group exhibit of figurative painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and works on paper that blur the lines between painting and photography


Carving Studio and Sculpture Center
P.O. Box 495, 6456 Marble Street, West Rutland, VT, 05777 • 802-438-2097 • www.carvingstudio.org
• June 10 - July 9: Annual Members’ Exhibition


Castleton University
Fine Arts Center, 45 Alumni Dr., Castleton, VT
• through June 24: The SHE Project - Part I
Kristen M. Watson and Mary Admasian, at the Bank Gallery, 104 Merchants Row, Former Lake Sunapee Bank, Rutland
• through June 24: “Notes from Underground” at Castleton Downtown Gallery, Center Street Alley, Center Street, Rutland

Chapman Historical Museum of Glens Falls
• through Sept. 3: Stoddard Mini-Exhibit: “By Stage to Lake George”
• through Oct 1: “Water & Light: S.R. Stoddard’s Photos of Lake George”
• ongoing: the DeLong House


Chatham Bookstore
27 Main, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3005 • www. chathambookstore.com
• June 9 - Aug. 6: Susan Anthony exhibits “Troy, New York: A Tarnished City Alive Again”


(Sterling & Francine) Clark Art Institute
• May 14: opening of The Lauzon Glass Study Gallery, a new gallery devoted to the Clark’s collection of early American glass
• June 4 - Sept. 4: “Orchestrating Elegance: Alma-Tadema and Design”
• June 4 - Aug. 27: “Picasso: Encounters”3
• through Sept. 17: “An Inner World: Seventeenth Century Dutch Genre Painting”
• July 1 - Oct. 9: “As in Nature: Helen Frankenthaler Paintings”
• through Oct. 9, 2017: “Thomas Schütte: Crystal”5


Clement Art Gallery
201 Broadway, Troy, NY • 518-272-6811 •
• through June 28: “Mid-Year Medley”: an array of local artist’s work together with a mix of talent from beyond our region — Bob Moylan, Harry Orlyk, LF Lantillo, John Connors, Tom Clement, George Dirolf, Carol Collette and others


Collar Works
621 River St., Troy, NY • www.collarworks
• through July 22: “Still Eden,” artists in the realm of nature


Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS)
P.O. Box 311, 5 Albany Avenue, Kinderhook, NY • 518-758-9265 • cchs@cchsny.org
• on view now: “Elegance & Strength: Stenciled Furniture and the Shell Motif”


Copper Trout Gallery @ Cambridge Lantern Works
1163 Rte 313, Cambridge, NY • 518.677.8797 • info@CambridgeLantern.com
• June 4-July 15: exhibit by Great Barrington artist Ellen Livingston-Murtagh — celebrating her love for the natural beauty of western Massachusetts


Courthouse Gallery
in Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Sts., Lake George, NY • 518-668-2616 • www.lakegeorgearts.org
• through June 9: “Linear Landscapes”: a solo exhibition of work by Rachel Kohn
• July 7 - Aug. 11: Bruce Hiscock, Marika McCoola and Jen Sattler
• Lake George Arts Project Annual Call for Exhibition Proposals. Details at Web site (above)

Crandall Public Library (Folklife Gallery)
• through July 7: Wings Falls Quilters Guild

1315 MASS MoCA Way
• through July 8: new projects by Canadian artist, Yechel Gagnon.


Davis Orton Gallery
114 Warren St, Hudson, NY • 518-697-0266
• through June 18: “Street Photography and the Urban Scene” — Richard Sandler and William Hellermann


Dorset Historical Society
P.O. Box 52 · Route 30 at Kent Hill Road, Dorset, VT • 802-867-0331 • dorsetvthistory.org
• Until Early 2017: “Heavy Metal: Blacksmiths and Foundries of Dorset,” “Images of Prentiss Pond,” “The Dorset Trail,” “Jessica Bond (1908 – 2001): Reverse Painting on Glass,” “Huntington Pratt Gilbert (1876 – 1962): Photographer”
• ongoing: Marble Gallery, exhibit of Fenton Stoneware, displays of the fine art of Dorset artists

Ferrin Contemporary 315 MASS MoCA Way, dams, MA • ferrincontemporary.com
• now on view: “Sergei Isupov: Selections from Hidden Messages”


510 Warren Street Gallery
510 Warren St., Hudson, NY • 518-822-0510
• June 2-25: Nina Lipkowitz: “All That Jazz”
Large format iPad paintings


Gallery@ 46 Green Street Studios
46 Green St., Hudson, New York • 518-303-6446 •
• opened April 1: “I Am Here”, the first solo exhibition of photographs by Sasha Sicurella, a Canadian-born artist


Good Purpose Gallery
40 Main, Lee, MA • 413-394-5045 • goodpurpose.org
• through May 15: CATA Art on Tour: Art in Bloom
• May 18 – June 26: 2nd Annual Juried Student Art Show: Artworks by Berkshire County high school students and CIP students


Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA)
398 Main Street, Catskill, NY • 518-943-3400 • www.greenearts.org
• June 3 - July 22: Members Only Summer Salon

Hudson Art
112 Water St., Williamstown, MA
• June 17 - Aug.12: Jane Hudson, “Works on Paper”


The Hyde Collection
• opening June 10: “To Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift,” in the new Feibes & Schmitt Gallery
• through June 11: “American Artists in Europe:
Selections from the Permanent Collection”
• June 25 - Sept. 17: “Ellsworth Kelly: Slow Curve” and “Ellsworth Kelly: Fruits & Flowers


Image Gallery
34 Main St., Stockbridge, MA
• photography of Clemens Kalischer


John Davis Gallery
362 1/2 Warren, Hudson, NY • 518-828-5907
• through June 18: Isidro Blasco, “ Underground Passages”
• June 24 - July 16: Farrell Brickhouse, New Work


Joyce Goldstein Gallery
16 Main St., Chatham, NY • 518-764-8989
• through June 24: “Take Your Pulse,” new works
by Cathy Diamond, Jenny Lynn McNutt, and Louisa Waber


2642 NY Route 23 just west of NY Route 22 in Hillsdale, NY • labspaceart@gmail.com
• through June 11: “Taconic North” — A Very Large Show of Very Small Works by Local Artists


Laffer Gallery
96 Broad 3St., Schuylerville, NY • 518-695-3181 • www.thelaffergallery.com
• June 17 - July 30: “Cartography & Choreography,” an exhibition of works by John Van Alstine and gallery founder, Erik Laffer


LARAC (Lower Adirondac k Regional Arts Council)
7 Lapham Place, on City Park, downtown Glens Falls • 518-798-1144 • www.larac.org
• June 17 & 18: 46th Annual June Arts Festival: About 200 exhibitors offer shoppers a variety of products such as jewelry, home items, food items, fine art, textiles, and garden decorations. 10 am-5 pm rain or shine both days, City Park, downtown Glens Falls
• through June 23: Member Show


Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield, MA • 413-499-9348 • www.culturalpittsfield.com
• June 2-24: “Face Them” — Topic images relate to Animal Cruelty; Global Warming; Gun Control; Human Trafficking and Population Explosion


Mass. Museum of Contemporary Art
• ON VIEW NOW: Steffani Jemison “Plant You Now, Dig You Later”
• ON VIEW NOW: Elizabeth King, “Radical Small”
• ON VIEW NOW: Tanja Hollander, “Are you really my friend?
• ON VIEW NOW: Spencer Finch, “Cosmic Latte”
• ON VIEW NOW: Chris Domenick: “50 Days”
• ON VIEW NOW: Barbara Takenaga: “Nebraska”
• ON VIEW NOW: Julianne Swartz In Harmonicity, the Tonal Walkway
• through May 29 at Kidspace: “Here Comes the Sun, Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe’s magical, colorful, sculptural menagerie of animals
• through Aug. 2017: Nick Cave, “Until”
• ongoing: Sol LeWit: A Wall Drawing Retrospective, 105 of the artist’s large-scale wall drawings
• ongoing: “Tree Logic,” exhibit of inverted trees``


McCartee’s Barn (The Gallery at)
23C East Broadway, Salem, NY • 518-854-3857
• Fine Art and Antiques. More than 25 artists displaying and selling at McCartee’s Barn


MCLA (Mass. College of Liberal Arts)
Gallery 51, 51 Main St. North Adams MA • 413-664-8718 • www.mcla.edu
• through June 25: “Babel’s Bricks, Cloud Headed and 3 Second Stories”


National Museum of Dance
Saratoga Spa State Park • www.dancemuseum.org
• now open: “50 Years at SPAC”
• now open: “Design for Dance: The Malcolm McCormick Collection,” the newest “Art in the Foyer” exhibition
• now open: Hall of Fame Inductee Patricia Wilde
• now open: Hall of Fame Inductee Gregory Hines
• now open: “The Dancing Athlete”
• ongoing: “Dancers in Film”
• ongoing: “Saratoga Favorites”


Neumann Fine Art
65 Cold Water Street, Hillsdale, NY • www.neumannfineart.com
• through June 24: Paintings of Kenneth Young in Solo Exhibition
• Extended into 2017: “Nine Lives 2.0” — work of nine mature artists who have persevered through severe trials and continued to make art over their long careers


New York State Military Museum
61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY
• “Battleground for Freedom: New York During the Revolutionary War”
• “Fiery Trial and Sacrifice - New York and the First World War”
• “World War II - United for Victory”
• “The Capitol Collection,” exhibit of Civil War artifacts from the museum’s extensive collection


New York State Museum
• through Sept. 3: “The People’s Art: Selections from the Empire State Plaza Art Collection”
• through December 31: “Hudson Valley Ruins”
• through June 3, 2018: “A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War”


Norman Rockwell Museum
• current exhibition: “Norman Rockwell in the Age of the Civil Rights Movement” (Google Cultural Institute)
• current exhibition: “The Art of Norman Rockwell: Highlights from the Permanent Collection”
• ongoing: “Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers”


North Country Arts
Three Glens Falls locations: Second Floor Gallery, City Hall, Ridge St. NCA at The Shirt Factory, Suite 114, 71 Lawrence Street and 190 Grille & Cinema, 190 Glen Street • www.northcountryartscenter.org
• June 5-30: watercolor paintings of Delores Marinelli at Second Floor Gallery, City Hall, Ridge St.
• June 9-July 22: “Southern Exposure” Exhibition at NCA At the Shirt Factory, 71 Lawrence St., Suite 114


Old Fort House Museum & Campus-Fort Edward Historical Association
29 Broadway, Rte 4, Fort Edward, NY. 518-747-9600 • www.oldforthousemuseum.com
Constructed in 1772 as priviate residence for Patrick Smyth, the museum now has authentic furnishings depicting lives of the occupants from 1770s to 1940s


Omi International Arts Center
Fields Sculpture Park
• new works on view for summer season: Tony Tasset, Tom Burr, Angela Bulloch, Matt Wedel


Rensselaer County Historical Society (RCHS)
57 Second Street, Troy, NY • 518-272-7232 • www.rchsonline.org
• “Rensselaer County Then and Now: Celebrating 225 years of Rensselaer County History”


Rutland Railroad Museum
at the 100 year-old Center Rutland Depot at 79 Depot Lane, Center Rutland
• open every Saturday 11 am-3 pm: ongoing exhibit of the Museum’s extensive collection of regional railroad artifacts, photos and documents as well as several operating model railroad lay-outs


Sand Lake Center for the Arts
2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY • 518-674-2007 • www.slca-ctp.org
• through end of June: Pamela Dalton’s Scherenschnitte — traditional paper cutting


Saratoga Arts
• Call for artists (including painters, photographers, ceramicists, sculptors, printmakers, silversmiths, and more) to exhibit and sell their work in Congress Park on Saturday, September 16 (10 am-4 pm) at the annual Art in the Park show. Please call 518-584-4132 or email ehuneck@saratoga-arts.org for more information.
• through June 17: “Open Spaces” — Matt Chinian, Cheryl Horning, Kelly Schoonbeck, and Takeyce Walt


Saunders Gallery of Fine Art
at bjsartworks Framing Gallery Studio
71 Lawrence Street Suite 105, Glens Falls, NY •
518-793-9350 • www.bjsartworks.com
• Call for artists for “Summer Breeze,” which runs July 1-Aug. 1. Contact the gallery for prospectus

Shirt Factory.21 Cooper Street Glens Falls • 518-353-2121 • shirtfactorygf.com


Skidmore College (Schick Art Gallery)
Saisselin Art Building, 2nd floor, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
• July 2017, specific dates TBA: 2017 Summer Art Faculty Exhibition


Slate Valley Museum
• through June 24: “Rock Work Photo Exhibit”
• “20 Objects, 20 Years of Sharing Slate Valley Stories: The Industry, The People, and The Stone”
• ongoing: “The Dream, and the Reality”
• ongoing: “Heavy Lifting”
• ongoing: “Neil Rappaport Photographs”


Sohn Fine Art Gallery
69 Church Street, Lenox, MA • 413-298-1025 • www.sohnfineart.com
• through July 9: group exhibition, SEEDS, featuring photography by John Atchley, Peter J. Baumgartner, Peggy Braun, Denise B. Chandler, John Clarke, Jenna Gazaille, Martin Greene, Katherine Gulla, Eric Korenman, Yvette Lucas, Cassandra Sohn and Kevin Sprague


Spencertown Academy Arts Center
• through June 18: “Art from Farm to Table,” an invitational multimedia exhibit featuring works by 15 accomplished regional artists
• June 24-July 16: first annual juried photography exhibit


Stockbridge Station
Schantz Galleries Contemporary Art, 3 Elm Street, Stockbridge, MA
• June 9 -Sept 4: “The River Art Project,” which features five recognized painters who work with the river as their subject matter: Bart Elsbach, Mary Sipp Green, Stephen Hannock, Scott Prior and Jim Schantz


Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill
145 E. Main Street, Poultney VT
• at www.stonevalleyarts.org or 802-325-2603
• May 26-28,June 3-4, and June 10-11: “Our Natural World in Art” — Rutland County Audubon’s first wildlife art show!


(Frances Young) Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery (at Skidmore College)
• through Aug. 27: Elevator Music 33: “Up = Out: A Sun Ra Mixtape”
• through Aug. 27: “The Young Years”
• through Sept. 24: “If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day: Collections of Claude Simard”
• through July 16: Exhibition: “Entangle–Janine Antoni and Stephen Petronio”
• through Sept. 2017: Liz Collins Energy Field — INCLUDES A WORK BY artist E.V. Day CREATED AS a direct response to the tragedy in Orlando


Thompson Giroux Gallery
57 Main Street, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3336 • www.thompsongirouxgallery.com
• through July 9: “Figure 2: The Sense of Being” — two artists, Spencer Hall and David Paulson, working with what it means to be human, in both form and context

U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site
• Now on display in the Grant Cottage Visitor Center, “A Brave and Generous Heart: The Life of Oliver Pendelton Clarke”


Valley Artisans Market
25 East Main, Cambridge, NY • 518-677-2765 • www.valleyartisansmarket.com
• through June 6: Jim Schreiner’s Rustic Adirondack Furniture and Teresa and Paul Breuer: Handmade Botanical Lightingyy
• June 9-July 4: Works by Gigi Begin

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded
Age Museum
• extended indefinitely: “Les Petite Dames de Mode,” an exhibit of 59 half-sized ladies meticulously costumed in the clothes of the Gilded Age


Vermont Arts Exchange
• opening June 2: exhibition of drawings and paintings of local artist Joey Bishop


Whiting Studio Gallery
105 Holmes Road, Argyle, NY
Whiting Studio is pleased to announce the artists to exhibit in the July 2017 event A Barn Full of Art. This year the public will see works by the following artists; oil paintings by Betsy Krebs, photography by Connie Bush, acrylic paintings by Susan Beadle and assemblages by Diane Golden. The exhibit will be held Friday, July 14th -16th from 10 am-6 pm; opening reception July 14th, 6-9 pm


Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)
• through June 4: “Ghana Think Tank”
• through Sept. 17: “Lex and Love: Meleko Mokgosi”


World Awareness Children’s Museum
GO! interactive space at 89 Warren St., downtown Glens Falls • 518-793-2773 • www.worldchildrensmuseum.org
• Numerous hands-on childrens’ exhibits including “One World Gallery” and “World Music”