What’s going on…?

Your semi-faithful blogmistress is still being held in captivity, but has been released briefly to touch base here and go trick or treating.  Then it’s back to the dungeon.
As usual, lots of stuff has been going on at the WAAM; talks, concerts, exhibits – and lots more is coming up.  This coming Thursday, Nov 4, there will be a gallery talk with Sharon Bates, who curated our current members’ show.  Details follow.  Last weekend Nick Taylor spoke about his book, American Made, The  Enduring Legacy of the WPA, and although it’s too late to hear him, books are available at the WAAM.  Esopus Musicalia began its new season with a well-attended performance on Friday evening, and we’ll announce their next concert.   Drop in  – costumes welcome – to see the current members’ show, “In My Backyard,” Yale Epstein’s  beautiful calligraphic paintings in the solo room, work by Douglas Ross on the Active Members’ Wall, the Poetry and Art Project continuing in the Youth Exhibition Space, and The Third Eye: Exploratory Photography, in the Towbin Wing, and Small Works in the Founders Gallery.

We are most pleased to announce that 250 works from the WAAM and other permanent collections can now be viewed online at http://www.hrvh.org/hvvacc. Other collections are from the Center for Photography, the Samuel Dorsky Museum, Women’s Studio Workshop, and the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild.  This is a pilot project providig a sampling of about 50 works from each collection.  It begins a multi-year digitization process.

They’ve come to put my chains back on; back down the dark creepy spidery stairs I go.  Happy Halloween!

GALLERY TALK: Sharon Bates, Thursday Nov. 4, 6:30 PM.  Free for members, $5 for others.  Ms. Bates is a visual artist and is Founding Director of The Albany International Airport Art & Culture Program.  The Albany International Airport Gallery, a dedicated 2500 square foot space, has become a destination for more than 150,000 visitors  annually and one of the premier exhibition venues in the Capital Region, Southern Vermont and Western Massachusetts.
Since its inception in 1998, the Art & Culture Program director and staff have curated exhibitions that are wide-ranging in thematic content and appeal, provide a rewarding experience for people of all ages and background, and have gained a reputation for excellence among travelers and the regional arts community. The Program, and the Gallery in particular, has been recognized in local and national publications for the innovative content and quality of its exhibitions.

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