May 31 Wednesday
Thrown Together celebrates the art of salt glazed stoneware, and includes pieces with vibrant images in a variety of shapes. Developed by the Arkell Museum with pieces borrowed from The Farmers’ and Fenimore Art Museums in Cooperstown, NY, this exhibition discusses production, use, and design, and the importance of the Erie Canal in raw material and product transportation. The exhibition also identifies many of the potters and discusses the importance of the utilitarian pieces they created.
Exhibition Dates: May 28, 2022 through August 20, 2023
Museum Hours: Tues - Fri: 10am-5pm, Sat & Sun: 12pm-5pm, closed Mondays
Museum Admission: Adults: $9, Senior Citizens & Students: $6.50, children 11 and under free when accompanied by adult
Locally made glass, jewelry, greeting cards, textiles, ceramics, wood products, prints, paintings, home decorating items and more!
Perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduations, Birthdays, Weddings, and more with over 60 artists and makers from the Hudson Valley.
Opening Night Mixer - Wednesday, May 3 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Award-winning artist Nora Krug’s powerful graphic memoir, Belonging: A German Reckons With History and Home, and her most recent book publication, an illustrated edition of Yale historian Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, will be the focus of an exhibition at Norman Rockwell Museum from March 18 through June 18, 2023. Each book takes inspiration from the artist’s personal experiences as well as the events of history through engagement with deep topical research, museum artifacts and flea market finds, vintage photography, oral histories, and personal conversations, with the goal of trying to understand, reckon with, and depict the past in order to take something revelatory and useful away from it.
Related EventNora Krug in Conversation, March 18th, 4:30pm - 5:30pmhttps://www.nrm.org/events/nora-krug-in-conversation/
Three photographers who exhibited in the Art of New York: Annual Juried Art Show in 2022 will have solo shows in the Regional Art Galleries of the Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library; Todd Boebel, Steeples Along the Mohawk and Schoharie; Robert Coppola, Frame of Mind; and Phil Scalia,The Snows of Canajoharie.
In Steeples, Todd Boebel asks, “What happens to an old church once its doors are closed?” Using black & white views of discreet church exteriors, he traces the development of church architecture in the region through the nineteenth century while shedding light on its Protestant past and present. There are examples of churches abandoned, churches that have taken on diminished roles, or have been repurposed and others that remain open and reflect the simplicity of rural believers. Robert Coppola’s urban upbringing is reflected in his approach to photography; “My landscapes are nostalgic. Photographed in multiple locations, the urban landscapes depict the present reimagined. The rural landscapes betray my awe of the natural beauty of open spaces where farms dot the landscape.”
Phil Scalia’s photographs celebrate the intensity, danger, and sparse beauty of the rural landscape in winter. “I like to go out in the worst weather, it gives an edge to the shooting. It's scary, it's addictive. A mistake can kill you. I spend as much time gear-tweaking clothing and snow tires as photo gear.”
The shows open on Friday, March 3 and are on exhibit through April 30, 2023. Admission to the Regional Art Galleries is free. Museum admission is free for members and children under 11; $9 adults, $6.50 seniors & students. The Museum, Regional Art Galleries, and Library are open Tues - Fri, 10 am-5 pm, Sat & Sun, Noon-5 pm. The Regional Art Galleries and Library remain open until 6 pm on Wednesdays. For more information contact the Museum at (518)-673-2314.
Image Credit: Robert Coppola, photograph
Art of New York: Annual Juried Art Show opens in the Regional Art Galleries of the Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library on Friday, May 12. The show features a wide variety of artistic styles and mediums; oil, acrylic, gouache, and watercolor paintings, photography, and sculpture. Juror Eden Compton of Saratoga Springs selected forty-two pieces by thirty-seven artists from across New York State. The show runs through July 23 with a public reception and awards presented on Saturday, May 20, from 1-4 pm. Awards are sponsored by Golden Artist Colors and Blick Art Materials. For more information, visit arkellmuseum.org or call 518-673-2314.
Visitor Information: Free admission to the Regional Art Galleries, Museum admission free for members and children under 11; $9 adults, $6.50 seniors & students. The Museum, Regional Art Galleries, and Library are open Tues - Fri, 10 am-5 pm; Sat & Sun, noon-5 pm. The Regional Art Galleries and Library remain open until 6:00 pm on Wednesdays. The Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library are located at 2 Erie Boulevard. The building has off-street parking and is wheelchair accessible.
Image credit: Kathryn Shaffer, Ice Cream in the Rain, oil
Western Massachusetts photographer Carin Teresa came to photography by an unusual route- through the management of multiple medical conditions and the extreme pain and discomfort they brought.
Finding relief (spiritual and physical) with cold water therapy in the wild brooks and rivers of western Massachusetts, Carin began offering her photographic services to others in the name of emotional healing, belonging, embodied self-love, and naked empowerment. This exhibit features portraits of bodies in nature, the result of the documentation of this healing.
Rosa Beryl is a visual artist based in Greenfield, Massachusetts. As a New England native, her life’s work has been deeply inspired and influenced by the lush, green forests and plant life that she spends so much time with. Her educational background in permaculture and environmental design has continued to inspire the way she sees and interacts with the natural world, which is evident in the composition of many of her paintings.
According to the artist, “Painting is a way for me to escape to my imaginary utopias. I weave together the beauty that I find in nature with the visions that I see in my head to create colorful, peaceful moments of joy transcribed onto canvas. As a way to bring more light into my and the viewer’s life, my paintings have a heavy emphasis on light and the way it interacts with the color spectrum. The plant queendom has guided me through some of life’s hardest lessons, and for that, I feel that I owe her my deepest devotion. At a time when I am witnessing our society disconnect more and more from nature, I pray that my art can inspire people to honor this land, and return to her with gratitude. Let us go back to the land with care, reverence, and inspiration.”
"You told me earlier in the year that some day you wanted a fine Inness…"– Robert Macbeth to Bartlett Arkell, March 8, 1917
The Macbeth Gallery had a profound impact on the development of American art. It was the first gallery in New York City to focus on work by American artists, and held many ground-breaking exhibits. Today, the gallery is recognized for raising an interest in and creating a market for American art during its sixty-plus years as an influential firm (1892-1953).
Our founder Bartlett Arkell made many important purchases at the Macbeth Gallery, and worked closely with gallery directors to build our extraordinary collection. This exhibit is a small tribute to his vision for the future, and the early work of the Macbeth Gallery.
The 2023 BFA exhibition includes student work from the Art + Extended Media, Graphic + Media Design, and Interior + Spatial Design programs. Reception is on May 5, 5-8pm. Visit art.sage.edu for details.