Nigra Arts Center Unveils 2020 Fall/Winter Art Show

FRoots & Shoots Streams: 2 Blue Saturday, November 21, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Join us for a live-stream of 2 Blue, straight from the Academy stage! This powerhouse duo features Amy Ryan (guitar and vocals) and Richard Green (guitar and vocals) of the renowned Capital Region blues act, the Amy Ryan Band. Formed in 2016, the duo went on to win that year’s local qualifying competition to represent the Capital Region Blues Network at the 33rd International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. The 2 Blue musical partnership melds Ryan’s acoustic blues mojo and Green’s urban blues and rock sensibilities. With a repertoire that includes originals, adaptations of Amy Ryan Band tunes, and select covers, 2 Blue brings a bluesy feel to the duo format. Free. No registration necessary. Stay tuned for the YouTube link. Free, Saturday, November 21, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., https://spencertownacademy.org/event/root-shoots-streams-2-blue/ Your Own Home November 22 Food Truck Pop Up Sunday, November 22, noon - 5 p.m. Cozy up with hot cocktails, tasting flight, or another drink from our menu under one of our new propane heaters or at the fire pit. This and That Food Truck is back! Menu includes quesadillas, tacos, nachos, falafel salad/wrap, burgers + fries and more (V and GF options). Sunday, November 22, noon - 5 p.m., https://www.facebook.com/events/367859391127393 Cooper’s Daughter Spirits at Olde York, 284 State Rouite 23, Claverack, 845-480-1237, https://oldeyorkfarm.com/ ART & SOUL Exhibition Sunday, November 22, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. A group show & intentional listening installation curated by Reggie Madison Exhibition Hours: Fridays – Sundays 1 – 5pm (Timed entry on the hour. Reservation only, 10 reservations max/hour). For artist and curator Reginald Madison, music and the creative process are inextricably connected. “Music always inspires me,” he says. “I would be totally lost without it.” In this special Hudson Jazz Festival group exhibition, Madison has invited his friends and neighbors to contribute their own visual solos. Each piece chosen is a riff on their own body of work, which together sing a song of an artistic community inextricably connected in a time of global anxiety and collective isolation. FEATURED ARTISTS: Reginald Madison, David Hammons, Bijan Mahmoodi, Marlene Marshall, Kris Perry, Richard Sandler, Tschabalala Self, Kianja Strobert WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN ARTIST AT HOME? In addition to the art exhibition in the first-floor galleries, Reggie Madison has scoured Hudson’s dozens of antiques, interiors and design shops to transform Hudson Hall’s grand performance venue into a series of intimate home pods for daytime intentional listening and learning. In a time of uncertainty and isolation, the notion of what home means has dramatically changed. Not just a place to find solace or rest, our private spaces have been working overtime to function as offices, schools, and digital meeting rooms. These spaces are also home to innovative impulses, and while many individuals are taking time to bond with family members, they’re also tapping into their creativity, which can often take a back seat to the demands of everyday life. For John and Alice Coltrane, home was always a place to experiment with their artistry. Their family home in Long Island, New York, was the birthplace of some of their most celebrated work. To listen to John and Alice’s work is to be invited into their home. In this spirit, this November we invite you to experience the Hudson Jazz Festival and the Coltrane legacy from your own home and safely in ours. Free, Sunday, November 22, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., https://hudsonhall.org/event/art-soul/ Hudson Hall, 327 Warren St, Hudson, 518-822-1438, https://hudsonhall.org/ November 23 Season 2: Bindlestiff Open Stage Quarantine Edition Monday, November 23, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Get a first look at emerging talents around the world — all from the comfort of your own home! Circus • Sideshow • Vaudeville • Burlesque • Dance • Music Livestreamed right here on Facebook or on our YouTube channel! facebook.com/Bindlestiff.Cirkus youtube.com/bindlestiffcirkus at 8 p.m. ET Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show is breaking out of the confines of a theater, and coming to you in the comfort of your own home. Jump online for a night of variety that will include much more than a simple song and dance. Enjoy a non-stop variety show experience that may include world famous magicians, gender bending jugglers, circus legends, trained rats, novelty musicians, aerial artists, wire walkers, sideshow performers, puppeteers, living cartoons, physical comedy, contortionists, performance artists, and more. Hosted by Keith “Bindlestiff” Nelson, the special Quarantine Edition deals with social distance and isolation head on. Using the tools of video conferencing, Bindlestiff’s Open Stage will feature each act live in their own location. The Quarantine Edition is free to all, however we will be “passing the hat” for contributions. Also featuring circus historian, retired NYU professor, burlesque & circus performer, polar bear promoter, and Chairman of the Board of Bindlestiff, Hovey Burgess! “Ask Hovey” your circus history questions at bindlestiff.org/askhovey. He’ll answer one lucky inquirer’s inquiry every Monday night! Monday, November 23, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m., https://www.facebook.com/events/2780859302172024 Your Own Home November 25 Farm-to-Table Bento Box Pop Up! Wednesday, November 25, noon - 5 p.m. Introducing a new farm-to-table food vendor on the block- Ku-Ki, featuring Japanese bento boxes! Vegan and GF options available. Wednesday, November 25, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm, https://www.facebook.com/events/359601491953698 Cooper’s Daughter Spirits at Olde York, 284 State Rouite 23, Claverack, 845-480-1237 https://oldeyorkfarm.com/ 1st NYS Pint Days Wednesday, November 25, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. We are so excited to be participating in the 1st Annual New York State Pint Day! Visit our brewery November 25-29 to get the limited edition 2020 NYS Pint Days glass while supply lasts. -NYSPintDays is a statewide fundraising event where $1 per glass directly supports the New York State Brewers Association’s mission to unify, protect, and propel the state’s 430+ independent craft breweries through advocacy, education, and promotion. Each year moving forward will feature a different design, so be sure to get the first edition collectors glass on what will be an annual event! Once they’re gone, they are gone and will not be reproduced Wednesday, November 25, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., https://www.facebook.com/events/360115075213247/? Chatham Brewing, 59 Main Street, Chatham, 518-697-0202, www.chathambrewing.com November 26 1st Annual NYS Pint Days Thursday, November 26, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. We are so excited to be participating in the 1st Annual New York State Pint Day! Visit our brewery November 25-29 to get the limited edition 2020 NYS Pint Days glass while supply lasts. -NYSPintDays is a statewide fundraising event where $1 per glass directly supports the New York State Brewers Association’s mission to unify, protect, and propel the state’s 430+ independent craft breweries through advocacy, education, and promotion. Each year moving forward will feature a different design, so be sure to get the first edition collectors glass on what will be an annual event! Once they’re gone, they are gone and will not be reproduced Thursday, November 26, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m., https://www.facebook.com/events/360115075213247/? Chatham Brewing, 59 Main Street, Chatham, 518-697-0202, www.chathambrewing.com

GLOVERSVILLE — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts has unveiled its annual Fall/Winter Art Show, featuring works in a variety of media by artists from across New York State. The show will be on display until January 22, 2021, with a public opening reception on November 19.

The show includes a special collection of work from featured artist Linda Finch, a Northville artist whose folk art-inspired paintings depict the Sacandaga area in historic context. The body of work she is displaying represents actual scenes from the region, with details extensively researched for historical accuracy. The 13 paintings pay homage both to everyday scenes and to the historic process of clearing the Sacandaga Valley of seven villages to make way for damming the area to create the Great Sacandaga reservoir. Finch’s exhibition was made possible by Saratoga Arts, with an Individual Artist Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

In addition to works by the featured artist, the show will display 91 pieces by 31 artists.

Through the generous donations of supporters, the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is able to offer awards and prizes to outstanding submissions. All winners will also receive a membership to the arts center, which grants them access to special events and discounts on classes, workshops and future gallery submissions. Award winners will be announced on the Nigra Arts Center Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PaulNigraCenter. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, awards are not able to be presented publically.

A Meet the Artists Opening Reception is scheduled for Thursday, November 19, 3-7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free reception to view the show and speak to some of the featured artists. There will be new policies in place to ensure safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, including mandatory mask-wearing, social distancing measures and a limit of 50 visitors at a time inside the building.

The public is also welcome to view the show at any time during its run. The Nigra Arts Center is located at 2736 State Highway 30, Gloversville, and its hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Gallery admission is a suggested $5 donation. Members of the Nigra Arts Center, children under the age of 18 and participating artists are admitted for free. The show will also be available to view virtually on the Nigra Arts Center Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PaulNigraCenter, and website, www.pncreativeartscenter.org.

The Nigra Arts Center offers annual memberships to anyone who seeks to support the arts and community events at the Center. Membership levels start at just $25 per year and carry benefits such as discounted admission to classes and art exhibitions, mailing list access, invitations to special events, charitable tax deductions and more. For additional information about memberships and to sign up for one, please visit www.pncreativeartscenter.org/membership or call (518) 661-9932.

For more information about this exhibition or the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, call (518) 661-9932 or visit www.pncreativeartscenter.org.

About the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts:

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is a beautiful, year-round arts center open to the public. It houses premium art venues, hosts fun family events and provides educational opportunities for persons of all ages and levels of ability. The Nigra Arts Center also offers exceptional spaces for private parties or business events. The Nigra Arts Center was founded in 2015 by Lexington, a Chapter of The Arc New York, an accredited, award-winning provider of disability services. For more information, visit www.pncreativeartscenter.org.

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