Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
CCCA Brings Out The Artists And Art Lovers In Hudson
Lisa Green reports from Hudson. “You can really tell the arts are alive in Columbia County,” said Jack Shear, who served as the curator for the Columbia County Council on the Arts 18th Annual Juried Art Show. Out of 300 pieces of artwork submitted, he chose the 54 that were exhibited at the opening reception on Saturday, January 17. The long lobby and adjoining rooms in the Hudson Opera House that served as gallery space filled up quickly with many of the artists and art supporters. Prior to announcing the Best of Show winner and runners up, Cynthia Mulvaney, executive director of CCCA, praised not only the magnificent artwork but also Jack Shear’s contribution to the show (he is the director of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation and a photographer). “Jack’s vision of what he wanted the show to be is a masterpiece,” she said. The show runs through February 15. Shown, above: Cynthia Mulvaney and Keith Batten, an exhibiting artist.
Troy residents Chris Strom and Marilee Sousie, who had a work in the exhibit; Wearing a dramatic cape, artist Ana Maria Rollins was accompanied by Jenny Nesterovich and Nadia Kovaleva, the artist’s business director.
Stephen Gersztuff and Annie Gersztuff, both librarians in Albany, flank participating artist Brian Buono; Gail Giles, an artist, with Fran Heaney, who is president of the Council.
Robert Burns, director of the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT; Tambra Dillon, co-director of the Hudson Opera House, Jack Shear, the show’s curator and juror, and Gary Schiro, executive director of the Hudson Opera House.
Exhibiting artists Peter Keitel and Arlene Boehm, with Bill Sinclair, a board member of the CCCA; Linda Horn’s plaster cast form merited the show’s third prize.