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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
• through Dec. 23: annual “Small Works Show”
• through Dec. 23:Artists for the New Century
• through Dec. 23: The Collective Members Show
• through Oct. 8: the Laumeister Fine Art Competition
• ongoing: extensive exhibit on covered bridges, Floyd Scholz Bird Carvings, Eric Sloane painting, Native American artifacts and wind sculptures


Bennington College (Usdan Gallery, VAPA)
• through Oct. 18: “Gunnar Kaldewey Artist Books 2011-2017”


Bennington Museum
• through Nov. 5: “Grandma Moses: American Modern.” It will upset your expectations and get you to look at this beloved American artist with fresh eyes. By putting her paintings side-by-side with works by such iconic Modernists as Joseph Cornell, Helen Frankenthaler, Fernand Léger, and Andy Warhol, and folk artists such as Edward Hicks and Joseph Pickett, the exhibition allows visitors to discover for themselves how all these artists drew on found images, color, collage, memory, and their own innate artistic sensibility to create original masterpieces
• Oct. 7 - Dec. 30: Photographs by Laura Gilpin and Her Circle: Gertrude Käsebier, Clarence H. White, and Clara Sipprell
• through Oct. 9: yearly display of the 1863 Jane Stickle Quilt
• 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 Botanical Garden
Leonhardt Galleries, located in the Garden’s Center House, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, MA
• Oct. 6 - Nov. 24: : “Wonder World: Three Artists Define Nature’s Magic” an exhibition of paintings by Susan Merrill and photography by Jane McWhorter and John MacGruer


Berkshire Museum
• ongoing: Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection”


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


Cambridge Historical Society & Museum
Broad St., Cambridge, NY
• opening Sept. 9: third and last exhibit of vintage quilts from the Cambridge Historical Society Museum


Canfield Gallery
Martha Canfield Memorial Free Library, 528 East Arlington Road, Arlington, VT • 802-375-6153
• October 7-31: Mixed Media featuring Dona Mara & Ellen Questel


Carrie Haddad Gallery
622 Warren, Hudson, NY 12534 • 518-828-1915 • carriehaddadgallery.com
• through Nov. 12: “Mixed Media: Painting & Sculpture” with paintings by James O’Shea, Adam Cohen and Ginny Fox, encaustic pieces by Susan Stover and wall sculptures by Dai Ban


Carving Studio and Sculpture Center
P.O. Box 495, 6456 Marble Street, West Rutland, VT, 05777 • 802-438-2097 • www.carvingstudio.org
• through Oct. 22: Sculptfest2017. This year’s theme, “The State of Hope.”


(Sterling & Francine) Clark Art Institute
• through Oct. 9: “As in Nature: Helen Frankenthaler Paintings”
• through Oct. 9, 2017: “Thomas Schütte: Crystal”


Clement Art Gallery
201 Broadway, Troy, NY • 518-272-6811 •
• Sept. 29 - Nov. 18: “Best of Both Worlds” by Elizabeth Apgar-Smith, oil paintings of Troy and new landscapes of the region


Collar Works
621 River St., Troy, NYhj • www.collarworks
• through Oct. 14: “That. Was. Epic!!!!” —
when quotidian becomes lore
• Call for Artists for several upcoming shows. For details, visit www.collarworks.org/opportunities


Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS)
P.O. Box 311, 5 Albany Avenue, Kinderhook, NY • 518-758-9265 • cchs@cchsny.org
• on view now: “Electric Park” — a term for amusement parks operated by railroad and electric companies in the turn of the 20th century. Columbia County’s celebrated Electric Park located in Niverville
on Kinderhook Lake was no different, with a carousel, dazzling bright electric lights, vaudeville entertainment, boating, and motorized trolleys. This exhibit features postcards from Electric Park that offer poignant glimpses into daily lives of Columbia County residents and visitors during the early 1900s.


Columbia Green Community College
4400 Route 23, Hudson, NY • www.sunycgcc.edu


Courthouse Gallery
in Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Sts., Lake George, NY • 518-668-2616 • www.lakegeorgearts.org
• through Oct 27: “Electron | Photon”— 3 Person Photography Exhibition: Dee Breger, Suran Song and Eleanor Sweeney


Crandall Public Library (Folklife Gallery)
7/24 - 12/31: “Rights, Race & Revolutions: A Portrait of LIFE in 1960s America” by Grey Villet


315 MASS MoCA Way
• through Oct. 7: site-specific installation by artist Thomas Jackson, “Emergent Behavior”
• through Oct. 14: Steven Siegel’s “35 Pieces,” a site-based installation of mixed media panels


Davis Orton Gallery
114 Warren St, Hudson, NY • 518-697-0266
• Oct. 7 - Nov. 12: Mark Bennington, Carlos Saavedra


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
• through Oct. 30: “Alice in Wonderland”: Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark

510 Warren Street Gallery
510 Warren St., Hudson, NY • 518-822-0510
• Oct. 7-29: John Lipkowitz, “It’s Not Just About Flowers”


(The) Gallery
34A Main St., Chatham, NY
Oct. 6 - Nov. 13: “Common Ground,” photos by Ellen Lynch pairing separate photographs of humans and horses as an invitation to seek connection between seemingly disparate subjects


1055 County Route 30, Salem, NY • 518-854-3250 • www.Gardenworksfarm.com
• through Oct. 9: “Hens & Roosters: A Flock of Artists” — includes pastels, watercolors and oils with a rural theme


Georgi on the Battenkill
Adams Lane, Shushan, NY • 518-854-3773
• Oct. 6 & 7: Grand Re-opening with The Battenkill Conservancy’s final showing of the Untold Stories art exhibit


Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA)
398 Main Street, Catskill, NY • 518-943-3400 • www.greenearts.org


Hudson Valley Community College
Teaching Gallery, Administration Building, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY • 518-629-7180
• through Oct. 14: “Studio Maquettes, “ an exhibition of large-scale sculptural models by Utica artist Jonathan Kirk
• through Oct. 6: An exhibition by alumni of Hudson Valley Community College’s Digital Media program


The Hyde Collection
• opening June 10: “To Distribute and Multiply: The Feibes & Schmitt Gift,” in the new Feibes & Schmitt Gallery
• through Sept. 17: “Ellsworth Kelly: Slow Curve” and “Ellsworth Kelly: Fruits & Flowers
• Oct. 8 - Dec. 31: “A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America” — more than sixty works made between 1800 and 1925, from the celebrated collection of Barbara L. Gordon


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


John Davis Gallery
362 1/2 Warren, Hudson, NY • 518-828-5907
• Oct. 14 - Nov. 5: La Wilson, “Constructions”

Joyce Goldstein Gallery
16 Main St., Chatham, NY • 518-764-8989
• through Oct. 21: experimental photographs of California artist Sol Hill


2642 NY Route 23 just west of NY Route 22 in Hillsdale, NY • labspaceart@gmail.com
• through Oct. 7: “Double Vision: Artists who Instagram.”


Laffer Gallery
96 Broad 3St., Schuylerville, NY • 518-695-3181 • www.thelaffergallery.com
• through Oct. 22: “Orlyk & Wickham,”


LARAC (Lower Adirondac k Regional Arts Council)
7 Lapham Place, on City Park, downtown Glens Falls • 518-798-1144 • www.larac.org
• Oct. 6 - Nov. 3: Show 6: juried show “Opposites”:


Mass. Museum of Contemporary Art
• ON VIEW NOW: B6: The Robert W. Wilson Building
• at least through 2018: Laurie Anderson
• at least through 2018: Louise Bourgeois
• at least through 2018: Jenny Holzer
• at least through 2018:Gunnar Schonbeck, “No Experience Required”
• at least through 2018: James Turrell , “Into The Light”
• at least through 2018: Robert Rauschenberg, “A Quake in Paradise (Labyrinth)”
• ON VIEW NOW: “In the Abstract”
• ON VIEW NOW: “Cavernous The Inner Life of Courage”
• at least through 2018: Dawn DeDeaux and
Lonnie Holley, “Thumbs Up for the Mothership”
• at least through 2017: Steffani Jemison “Plant You Now, Dig You Later”
• at least through 2017: Elizabeth King, “Radical Small”
• at least through 2017: Tanja Hollander, “Are you really my friend?
• ongoing: Sol LeWit: A Wall Drawing Retrospective, 105 of the artist’s large-scale wall drawings
• ongoing: “Tree Logic,” exhibit of inverted trees``
and many more


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 Nov. 19: Freedom From Fear/Yellow Bowl Project

National Museum of Dance
Saratoga Spa State Park • www.dancemuseum.org
• NEW: “National Museum of Dance: Celebrating 30 Years”
• 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 Oct. 7: “Two Worlds, the art of Dan Peterson and Christina Painter”


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 December 31: “Hudson Valley Ruins”
• through June 3, 2018: “A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War”
• through Oct. 20, 2019: Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal (Phase One)

Norman Rockwell Museum
• through Oct. 29: “Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol”
• through Oct. 29: “James Warhola: Uncle Andy and Other Stories”
• through November 19: “Learning from the Masters: The Famous Artists School”
• 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
• Oct. 6: October Art Party, at 2nd Floor Gallery at City Hall. On view through Oct. 27 will be the mixed watermedia work of Betty O’Brien and watercolor paintings of Darlene Van Sickle.
• through Nov. 4: “Viewpoint” Exhibition at NCA at the Shirt Factory Gallery, 71 Lawrence St., Suite 114, Glens Falls
• Oct. 1-31: “Last Call: A Collaborative Oratorio” inspired by the poetry of Paul Pines. The Art Exhibit Moves to Crandall Public Library’s Friends Gallery

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. TWO NEW EXHIBITS, one on Women’s Suffrage in Washington and Warren Counties and the other on Duncan Campbell


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
• through Dec. 22: “Uncle Sam: The Man in Life and Legend”
• through Jan. 14, 2018 : “From Doughboys to Dylan: Changing Times on the Rensselaer County Home Front”


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


Sandisfield Arts Center Gallery
Oct. 9-30: works by Robin Crofut-Brittingham


Sand Lake Center for the Arts
2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY • 518-674-2007 • www.slca-ctp.org
• Oct. 1 - Nov. 15: artwork by Zhong-hua Lu, Chinese brush painting


Saratoga Arts
• through Nov. 4: “Intangible Roots,”


Saunders Gallery of Fine Art
at bjsartworks Framing Gallery Studio
71 Lawrence Street Suite 105, Glens Falls, NY •
518-793-9350 • www.bjsartworks.com
• Oct. 1-31: 10th Annual Domestic Violence
Awareness Project

Shirt Factory.
71 Lawrence St, Studio 120, Glens Falls • 518-353-2121 • shirtfactorygf.com
• through Oct. 14: Robert & Susan Whiting


Slate Valley Museum
• 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
• Oct. 6 - Nov. 26: “Into the Woods” — An exhibition of photography and mixed media by John Atchley, Valda Bailey and John Clarke


Southern Vermont Arts Center (SVAC)
• through Oct. 15: “Vermont Artists Then And Now”
• through Nov. 5: Fall Solo Shows


Spencertown Academy Ats Center
• “Inspiration and influence”: The Academy’s 4th annual regional juried art show


Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill
145 E. Main Street, Poultney VT • www.stonevalleyarts.org or 802-325-2603
• Oct. 14 & 15, 10 am -5 pm: Fall Open Studio Weekend
• Oct. 14-Dec. 9: Member Show: all media “Homage.”
Artists were invited to submit work, in any media, that honors the work of an artistic predecessor.


(Frances Young) Tang Teaching Museum and Gallery (at Skidmore College)
• through Oct. 11: ” States of Incarceration” — Exhibition and Story Exchange Explores History, Future of Mass Incarceration
• through Dec. 30: “Other Side: Art, Object, Self”
• Oct. 14 - Dec. 30: solo exhibition, “Opener 30: Njideka Akunyili Crosby — Predecessors”
• through Dec. 30: “Elevator Music 34: “Tony Oursler: Talking Light”


Thompson Giroux Gallery
57 Main Street, Chatham, NY • 518-392-3336 • www.thompsongirouxgallery.com
• through Oct. 1: “New to Earth” A solo exhibition of paintings by Donna Moylan


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 Oct. 24: Lise Winne and Marina Petro: Inspired by Spirit Paintings, Digital Art and 3-d pieces

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
through Oct. 29 • 20th annual NBOSS (North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show) at 48 Main St., North Bennington, VT • www.facebook.com/NBoutdoorsculptureshow • 802-442-3328


Vermont Moss and Stone Garden
• Open Studio: Oct. 13 & 14. in West Rupert, VT


Walnut Hill Fine Art
551 Warren Street, Hudson, NY
• through Sept. 24: a 67-foot-long multimedia installation Up River: The Journey Home by Kingsley Parker


Whitney Center for the Arts
42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, MA
• Oct. 6 - end of Oct: “Not Just Pink” focusing this time not just on breast cancer awareness, but cancer awareness in general


Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)


World Awareness Children’s Museum
GO! interactive space at 89 Warren St., downtown Glens Falls • 518-793-2773 • www.worldchildrensmuseum.org
• NEW: ¡Hola Mexico! Exhibit Opening!