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June Art Hilights

6/13 through 10/12- “Ahoy! Where Lies Henry Hudson”: Byrdcliffe outdoor sculpture show, celebrating the New York Quadricentennial, Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, Woodstock—Throughout the summer and into the early fall, the Woodstock Guild has a variety of events planned to commemorate the first visit to this area by Henry Hudson, 400 years ago. “Ahoy! Where Lies Henry Hudson”—curated by Linda Weintraub—features a variety of sculpture works by architects from the Hudson Valley “imagining that Henry Hudson’s remains just washed up on the shores of Ulster County,” while “combining architecture, history, art, performance, education and ecology and reflects upon the ideals of exploration and discovery, adventure and heroism.” The grand opening of the exhibit (Sa 6/13, 4-7 PM) at the Villetta Inn (at Byrdcliffe) will host a “Sea Shanty Marathon and Sing-a-Long,” in honor of the famed mariner who, though his name is ubiquitous in New York, was not quite so popular with his own crew . . . who eventually mutinied, and set him adrift in the Canadian bay which also bears his name. Such is the price of fame. Contributing architects are Tobias Armborst, Byron Bell, Matt Bialecki, Matt Bua, John Cetra, Solange Fabião, Randy Gerner, Nicholas Goldsmith, Michael McDonough, Barry Price, Todd Rader & Amy Crews, Nancy Ruddy, Evan Stoller, Gisela Stromeyer, and Les Walker.
Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony | Upper Byrdcliffe Rd. | Woodstock | 845.679.2079
Opening reception Sa 6/13, 5-7 PM

6/25 through 7/26- “Frolic”: a mixed-media group exhibition at Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson—"Frolic" is a playful and exuberant exhibit of paintings, drawings, hooked rugs and sculpture. Veteran artist Sally Agee has created a selection of "tabloid" hooked rugs depicting scenes with Jon Benet, O.J., black lungs, and condoms. Not your typical hooked rugs. Fernando Orellana has built a large machine that cuts out little play dough dump trucks. Jeannie Weissglass will exhibit several political drawings, but not what you would expect. These portray satirical scenes with George Washington. Colleen Kiely works in graphite on little white paper doilies. Cute little still lifes? No, heavy trucks and cars on the highway are Kiely’s subjects. Painters Gabe Brown and Vincent Pomilio bring more excitement to the exhibit with their diverse, but playful styles of abstract works in oil on canvas.
Carrie Haddad Gallery | 622 Warren St. | Hudson | 518.828.1915
Artist reception Sa 6/27, 6-8 PM

Every Sa & Su through September- Rosendale Arts Squad presents the Belltower Market, at The Belltower, Rosendale—Perched in its central location in Ulster county, Rosendale seems to have real potential to be a popular destination for art, music, and great food . . . but not quite fully realized it yet. The newly-formed Rosendale Arts Squad looks to change that, starting with a weekly indoor arts and craft show at the Belltower: a church-cum-market at 398 Main Street, in the middle of town. Artists, designers, and vendors are encouraged to participate in the weekly event, with booths priced for accessibility. The mission of the Rosendale Arts Squad is to “foster organic development for the town by connecting artists, business owners, and environmental organizations via socially and environmentally conscious, arts-focused planning, to actualize their common goals for Rosendale.”
Belltower Market | Main St. | Rosendale
contact | 845.658.3181 (Ron)
Saturdays 12-7 PM, Sundays 12-5 PM

Sa 6/27 through 12/20- “Consider the Lobster,” a survey of works by Rachel Harrison, at the Center for Curatorial Studies at the Hessel Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson—This summer, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) will present the first major survey of New York based artist Rachel Harrison. Entitled “Consider the Lobster,” after an essay by the late David Foster Wallace, this survey exhibition will encompass over ten years of large-scale installations by Harrison, all of which will be reconfigured for the CCS Bard galleries, as well as a number of the autonomous sculptural and photographic works for which she is best known. In addition to the survey of Rachel Harrison’s work in the CCS Bard Galleries, five other artists have been invited, including Nayland Blake, Tom Burr, Harry Dodge, Alix Lambert, Allen Ruppersberg, and Andrea Zittel, to collaborate with her to re-install works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection. “Consider the Lobster” is also a collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery in London where the exhibition will be on view from April 27 through June 20, 2010.
Hessel Museum of Art | Bard College | Annandale-on-Hudson | 845.758.7598
We-Su 1-5 PM

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