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October Art Hilights

Through November- LEGACY IN LIGHT: the Art of Rudie Berkhout, at Union Mills Gallery, Catskill—To most folks, holography has always been more of a “gee whiz” thing; gosh, that looks just like a three-dimensional mouse in there! But there’s another layer of untapped potential there, using holographic techniques to explore more abstract and non-representational forms. Dutch-born artist Rudie Berkhout—a long time Catskill resident who unexpectedly passed away recently—is internationally known for his unique technical approaches and use of hand-held lasers, the results being strangely interactively galactic. Fellow holographic artist and friend Linda Law is keeping Berkhout’s legacy alive, with the Center for 4D Arts (460 Main St., Catskill, 845.510.8081), and this exhibition. Union Mills Gallery, 361 Main St., Catskill, 845.510.8081. Call for exhibition hours.

10/10 through 11/8- NEW PAINTINGS OF THE OLD WORLD, paintings by Grey Zeien, at Beacon Artist Union (BAU), Beacon—Where most painters would be careful not to expose their carefully created works to bad weather, Grey Zeien actually leaves some of his paintings outdoors to be lashed by the rain and scorched by the sun. The multi-layered and deconstructed pieces endure an accelerated aging process which yields interesting results, grounding the works with textures that suggest potential histories. This selection of abstract paintings was inspired by the walls, structures, and murals of the ancient cities of Europe, and the artist also premieres his photographic work, which apparently shows his “uniquely myopic view of the world.” BAU 58, 161 Main St., Beacon,, 845.440.7584. Opening reception Sa 10/10 6-9 PM

Fr 10/16- Artist Talk with MARTIN PURYEAR, at Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock—Winner of the Grand Prize, representing the United States in the São Paolo Bienal (sculpture) in 1989. Recipient of numerous awards, including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant, and the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture. Elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1992. Time Magazine, PBS documentary . . . Hudson Valley-based artist Martin Puryear is definitely in the top echelon of contemporary sculptors. This rare exhibition, through October 16 at Kleinert/James—courtesy of the Woodstock Guild—is actually of Puryear’s print works, curated by Phyllis Gilbert. The artist will give a short slide show of his work, and then have a conversation with the audience. And though, yes, it’s free, a small donation is much appreciated. Kleinert/James Arts Center, 34 Tinker St., Woodstock,, 845.679.2079. 7 PM

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