We have just the thing to lift your spirits during these difficult times: an opening reception of the Holiday Show at the Riverfront Studios, 96 Broad Street on Saturday, the 7th, from 5:00 till 7:00, complete with munchies and music by Ria Curley and her band. The West Gallery will feature small works by artists from past shows and exhibits. In the East Gallery, Laura Von Rosk and Deb Hall will present new work. Come meet the artists and enjoy an evening of great jazz!
We probably fail to fully appreciate what this wonderful gallery has accomplished in its relentlesss pursuit of the finest artists from the area, and beyond, to exhibit and demonstrate their skills for us. The recent live demonstrations by Skidmore faculty artists got rave reviews from the SRO crowd. Next time you read about an artist's demonstration at the gallery, do yourself a favor and come to be inspired.
Schuylerville is fortunate to have many prominent artists and craftsmen living and working here. Doug Klein, of Saratoga Clayworks, has his home and studio across from the monument, and offers classes, workshops, and group tours and demonstrations. Ivy Associates, a relatively new gallery on Broad Street, features continuing exhibits of outstanding artists. Sue Reynolds, an artist herself, although some of us remember her best as My Fair Lady, runs the Gallery on the Hudson, upstairs at 92 Broad Street, featuring local artists. Schuylerville resident Noah Savett is a sculptor of national renown, and his daughter Cassandra is a recent honor graduate of Alfred and a fine potter and artist in her own right.
These are but a few of the artists in our midst. Though Schuylerville has been known in the past as a battleground or hub of river transportation, it always has and always will have the beauty of its riverfront location. Current museum exhibits of Hudson River art, commemorating its 400th anniversary, attest to that. Small wonder artists are attracted to the area. Come join some of them on Saturday, or any other day the galleries are open.