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Arts Explorer 4/1-4/5

MONDAY

Screening: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”

Head to Skidmore for this free screening of the recent Fred Rogers biopic by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville looking behind the scenes of “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood” at “the creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.” The screening will follow a local resource fair and be followed by a panel discussion. If you can’t make Monday’s showing, catch it at The Linda in Albany on Thursday, April 4 at 6 PM or Albany Barn on Tuesday, April 9 at 6 PM, hosted by WMHT’s Indie Lens Pop-Up.

@ Skidmore College (Palamountain Hall, Gannet Auditorium), Saratoga Springs | 6 PM | Free

TUESDAY

Art Lecture: “Louise Nevelson: Modernist Drag

University of California, Berkely modern and contemporary art professor Julia Bryan-Wilson’s talk investigates the work of sculptor Louise Nevelson with a focus on Nevelson’s all-black wood-based reliefs arguing for a politics of queer commitment, persistence, and excess.

@ Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass. | 5:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

Frog Alley supports Common Roots

In support of Common Roots Brewing Company, who recently suffered a fire in their Glens Falls brewery, Frog Alley will run a $6 pint special all night along with $1 of every pint donated to Common Roots.

@ Frog Alley Brewing, Schenectady | 4 PM

CapCity Slam

Formerly Nitty Gritty Slam, you’ll find world-class, award-winning spoken word talent here. Every first Wednesday at Albany Barn.

@ Albany Barn | April 3, 7 PM | Free

Thou & Emma Ruth Rundle, Chained To The Bottom Of The Ocean, Strange Fate

Thou continue to break the mold with each successive release. Their tour with sheogaze songstress Emma Ruth Rundle has produced a number of anthems (and a Cranberries cover) that may or may not wind up in an upcoming album.

@ Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton, Mass. | 7:30 PM | $12

Experience Hendrix

A slew of legendary axemen pay tribute to one of the greatest ever. Featuring Billy Cox, Joe Satriani, Dave Mustaine, Dweezil Zappa and more, this is going to be heaven those who worship at the altar of shred.

@ Palace Theatre, Albany | 8 PM | $43.75

THURSDAY

James Richards: In Conversation

Artist in residence James Richards will talk with curator Vic Brooks, discussing his approach to production and collaboration. Richards will share excerpts of his previous videos, sound installations and past exhibitions, as well as previews of his multimedia work-in-progress at EMPAC––working with theatrical lighting and video to create an intimate encounter with private worlds and queer communities––premiering spring 2020.

@ EMPAC, Troy | 6 PM | Free

Spontaneous Noir

MOPCO has taken on a new format. See the first-ever performance of an improvisational full-length, noir-style “movie” on stage.

@ MOPCO Improv Theatre, Schenectady | 7:30 PM | $5

Mars Williams’ Boneshaker, Radio Wonderland, Timothée Quost

Enjoy some avant-jazz from Chicago’s Boneshaker (Mars Williams of Psychedelic Furs) and French improvisational trumpeter Timothée Quost, with the live radio-warping solo avant-dance project Radio Wonderland, by NYC-based “musical trickster” Joshua Fried.

@ Desperate Annie’s, Saratoga Springs | 9 PM | Free

Paul Reiser: The Creative Life Series

Comedian Paul Reiser will discuss his work in television and film with Joe Donahue of WAMC. Reiser will also perform at The Egg on Friday.

@ Page Hall, University at Albany | 8 PM |

Screening: “Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People”

Adam Driver narrates the story of the virtually unknown American icon. Liev Schreiber, Molly Brosnahan and Tim Blake Nelson add voicework to bring the story to life.

@ Time and Space Limited, Hudson | 6 PM | $9

Friday

Rocky Velvet Meets Surger Joe!

Local legends Rocky Velvet will reunite for one night only to share the stage with Italian surf music ambassador Surfer Joe! @The Hangar on the Hudson, Troy | 8 PM | $15

OPPORTUNITIES

Call for art: In-faux-structures at Opalka Gallery

This exhibition aims to spread awareness of inequities related to infrastructure, its planning, its building, and its public face. The project is open to  all forms of media as well as both new and existing work. Proposals for site-specific and related projects—including projects outside the gallery and expanding into the community—are encouraged, as are collaborations responding to social, emotional or physical issues related to infrastructure. Collaborations may include other artists, people working in the trades, engineers, architects, poets, social activists and more. Opalka welcome humor, irony and creative interpretations and has prepared a Google Doc for those interested in collaborative projects. Email a request for access to: infauxstructure@gmail.com.

Proposals must be submitted by midnight April 1 to infauxstructure@gmail.com and should respond to the following or related ideas:

  • The planning and/ or naming of infrastructure
  • Connection (physical, social, etc.)
  • The relationship of power to gender, racial, or other identities
  • “Fixing” problems related to structures
  • The maintenance of infrastructure
  • Erosion of infrastructure
  • Reimagining existing structures or networks

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Documents should be compiled into one PDF document; please include the last name of the lead applicant in the file name of the attachment. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Submissions must include

  • Name(s) of artist/participant
  • Statement of Purpose or Artist Statement
  • Resume or CV
  • Project Description: No more than one page description of your proposed project. *Note if the artwork is intended for indoor or outdoor installation.
  • Project budget
  • Names and contact information of three (3) references able to speak to your participation in a collaborative setting. *References will only be contacted if your project advances to the semi-finalist round.
  • Up to 6 work samples/images. You may include video samples (2 minutes max, total). *Work should demonstrate the proposed concept.

 

Story Submissions: WMHT’s “THE SCENE”

Share your stories and memories of Capital Region music venues and bands of the ‘60s and ‘70s with WMHT for “THE SCENE,” a documentary and digital storytelling project that will premiere this summer. To submit photos, email webmaster@wmht.org with the subject line “The Scene.”

The Tom Nattell Peace Poetry Prize submissions open

Before his death in 2005, Albany poet and human rights activist Tom Nattell established a fund with the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region to provide an annual award to a student-poet at Albany High School for a poem they had written. Two prizes of $200 will be awarded. To find out more information visit albanypoets.com. To submit work, email dwlcx@earthlink.net by May 10.

 

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