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Arthur Brooks Ensemble VSaratoga Springs, NY (August 23, 2018) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College invites the public to the final concert of the 2018 Upbeat on the Roof concert season, at 7 pm Thursday, August 30, with the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V.

The Arthur Brooks Ensemble V is an improvisational jazz group led by musician, composer, trumpeter/flugelhornist Arthur Brooks. Founded at Bennington College in 1973, its current members are recognized professionals who have performed nationally and internationally.

Courtney LoveThe multidisciplinary arts center will celebrate Love’s work with an evening of performance, readings and tributes at its biennial Pioneering People Basilica Benefit

Hudson, N.Y. - Basilica Hudson is thrilled to announce its honoree and preliminary lineup of hosts and performers for Pioneering People, the organization’s biennial benefit set to take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018. This year’s event will celebrate the achievements and legacy of musician, songwriter, actor, performer and incomparable cultural force Courtney Love and will be creative directed by Basilica Hudson Co-Founder and Director Melissa Auf der Maur and artist, creative director, and Basilica Hudson collaborator Joe Mama-Nitzberg.

Tang Teaching Museum - wirsum_armpits-pressSaratoga Springs, N.Y. (August 22, 2018) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces its fall exhibitions and events. From the groundbreaking work of the Chicago Imagists to the latest by artist, musician, and writer Tim Davis, the Tang’s fall programming features influential artists and artworks, talks on today’s most urgent issues, screenings of experimental films, tours, dance, concerts, and more.

Highlights include:

  • 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964–198, the first exhibition devoted to the three-dimensional work of the Chicago Imagists.

Albany Pine Bush logoAlbany, N.Y. – The Karner Kids Film Festival will take place on Wednesday August 29, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Albany Pine Bush Discover Center. “Join us to see some amazingly creative Pine Bush films made by young people,” said Education Program Manager, Sara Poggi-Decker. The Karner Kids Film Festival features Pine Bush-themed films made by kids ages 10-17. The films are original creations of 5 minutes or less and all feature the Pine Bush.

Joseph Lin- photo by Koichi MiuraCooperstown, N.Y. – Violinist Joseph Lin will lead the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Chamber Ensemble in a performance of four of Bach’s Brandenburg concertos at 7:30pm on Sunday, August 26 at the Otesaga Resort Hotel ballroom.

Mr. Lin, the former first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet and a musician known for his passionate music-making and dazzling virtuosic skill, delighted Cooperstown audiences with his Vivaldi/Piazzolla Four Seasons performance last season.

NHP logo 2Seneca Falls, N.Y. –Women’s Rights National Historical Park is proud to announce an exhibit from artist Carol Flueckiger.  Beginning on September 1, 2018, visitors to the park will be able to view “The Solitude of Selfie,” a portfolio of mixed media drawings that visually revises “Solitude of Self,” one of the most well-known speeches delivered by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. 

Working for suffrage throughout her life, Stanton believed “The Solitude of Self” to be one of her greatest achievements. …

Museum of the Moving Image - PROTOTYPEAugust 31–September 9, 2018

Astoria, New York, August 15, 2017—Museum of the Moving Image will present the U.S. theatrical premiere of PROTOTYPE, the visceral 3-D experimental film by American-born Canadian filmmaker Blake Williams. "PROTOTYPE is as mysterious as it is mesmerizing, a film that feels like a speculative sci-fi history of moving image technology," said Chief Curator David Schwartz. The Museum’s exclusive engagement is also a U.S. theatrical premiere. View Trailer

Hyde Community DayNoon to 5 pm Sunday, August 12

Glens Falls, N.Y.—For this year's Community Day, The Hyde Collection is taking fine art to the streets, then back to the Museum. From noon to 5 pm Sunday, August 12, Community Day includes a friendly family competition, a scavenger hunt adventure, tours, and more — and serves as the culmination of the Museum’s inaugural Plein Air Festival, three days of artists painting al fresco throughout downtown Glens Falls.

Jane Peterson - Gloucester FleetJane Peterson: At Home and Abroad; Changing the Landscape: Women Impressionists from the Thomas Clark Collection

Glens Falls, N.Y.—Jane Peterson (1876-1965) was born to Scandinavian immigrants in a Midwestern town just a decade after the Civil War. Ideas of women pursuing higher education and even careers were just gaining traction when the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago featured The Woman's Building.

Syracuse - Do Your ThingSyracuse, N.Y.  - The Teddy Bear Artist Invitational is one of the premier events showcasing soft sculpture artists in the United States. This year the showcase returns to Syracuse on August 16th with the theme “A Hallmark Moment.” The event will also serve as a fundraiser in support of the endangered species programs at the Rosemond Gifford Zoo.

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