Artist Spotlight: Anthony DiMaggio & Chris Peterson

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Anthony DiMaggio and Chris Peterson, both hailing from the Hoosick Falls area, were brought together by a force larger than their artwork alone. The two share many of the same perspectives and philosophies, often expressed in their work, and have taken it upon themselves to make it their life mission to not only uphold the values behind what they’ve deemed Life of Worth but to share those values with other like-minded people. Life of Worth began as a simple motto and grew into an artist collective, and arguably, a lifestyle.

Not only are these gentlemen extremely talented, but it is clear that they are very humble and honored for every opportunity to be able to share their work and viewpoints with others. From hosting art nights to inspire others to create in a comfortable, collective space, to hosting group shows, Life of Worth is working on building something greater.

I took the time to talk with both founding members in advance of their group show, which is opening tonight at the Flying Chicken in Troy and features the work of a handful of locally based artists. Hit the jump to check out our full interview and be sure to stop by the Flying Chicken as part of this month’s Troy Night Out.

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2014 Altamont Fair running from Aug 12 to 17

The Altamont Fair has announced their schedule, as well as list of events for their 2014 season. There’s a crazy amount of things on their schedule, so be sure to check it out before making your visit.

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Friday July 25

Troy Night Out: You know the drill by now.

Living room concert with Eef Barzelay in Delmar: Unique, intimate concert.

Great Mutations album release at the Low Beat: With Hammer Hawk and The Firs.

The WonderBeards at Pauly’s: With Che Guevara T-Shirt, The Midnight Society.

Stephin Merritt at Helsinki Hudson: From Magnetic Fields, with Brian Dewan.

Saturday July 26

Party Boat, Kimono Dragons and Henry’s Rifle at the Hollow: Built4BBQ takeover.

Lil Durk at UCH: This is what you want.

All Weekend

The Track: It’s open. And fun.

Play Me, I’m Yours: Citywide art/sculpture/music exhibit is open.

Art Omi: Sculpture fields open now.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), The Pope of Greenwich Village, and Black Stallion at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

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Titus Andronicus, Liquor Store, and Pelican Movement at The Low Beat

Dellarocca Booking is bringing Titus Andronicus, Liquor Store and Pelican Movement to The Low Beat on Friday August 22. Tickets are on sale now are are $12 in advance.

Learn more on the event page and have a listen below.

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Friday July 18

The Track: It’s opening day.

Caffeinated Wax at Tierra Madison: All vinyl set with DJ Tall Matt.

The Firs, Broken Field Runner, Blind Mice, and Laura Murphy at the UAG: Folk/punk jams.

The Lucky Jukebox Brigade and Black Mountain Symphony at the Hollow: LJB’s record release party.

Garage Bands with Party Boat, Pony in the Pancake, and Linear North: Playing in a literal garage.

Saturday July 19

Troy Pig Out: Food, music, rib competition.

The Parlor, Pony in the Pancake, and Careers at The Hollow: Awesome show to help with The Parlors new album.

Slapshot at Bogie’s: Boston hardcore, with New Lows, EgoDestroys, Aggressive Response, Throat Culture.

Sunday July 20

Troy Pig Out: Food, music, fireworks.

Rock and Roll Brunch at the Low Beat: Music, food, booze.

Bruno Mars at the TU: Relive the half-time show.

All Weekend

Play Me, I’m Yours: Citywide art/sculpture/music exhibit is open.

Art Omi: Sculpture fields open now.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Swiss Family Robinson, Dr Strangelove at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!

(PS. There’s a few shirts left. Get yours quick.)

Talk with Illustrator Craig Frazier at The Foundry for Art Design + Culture

The Foundry is hosting another one of their awesome design talks this Thursday at 6:30pm with illustrator Craig Frazier.

From the event page

Craig Frazier, one of the leading conceptual illustrators producing editorial, corporate and publishing work worldwide, will demonstrate the discipline of developing ideas through the process of sketching and will share his outlook on the importance of sketching as the basis for great design during a presentation at
The Foundry for Art Design + Culture.

SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT THE TALK
The Foundry has been commissioned to produce a video that follows the making of Craig Frazier’s new book, “sketchy”. The book is being produced by Mohawk at their new Print Innovation Center in the port of Albany. The talk at the Foundry will be recorded to help tell the story of Craig’s process and the production of this book. Please be aware that you may visible in the completed web video as an audience member.

Watch the video above, RSVP to the event and make your way to Cohoes on Thursday.

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Friday July 11

Beat*Shot Music Festival at The Hollow: If you dont know, read up real quick.

Nightfall at the Albany Barn: Night themed artwork from many locals.

In Circles, New Red Scare and Boxer Brown at the Low Beat: Punk it up.

Snoop at UCH: With Jedi Ry, D3V and DJ Playground.

Saturday July 12

Beat*Shot Music Festival at The Hollow: If you dont know, read up real quick.

EYEHATEGOD at Bogie’s: With Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intention, Maggot Brain, Sepsis.

Haute Surveillance at Basilica Hudson: Art show featuring the works by New York based artists Valerie Keane, Andy Meerow and Daniel Peterson.

2014 Capital Region Craft Brewers Festival at Joe Bruno Stadium: Beeeeeer!

Circa Survive at UCH: Get your Anthony Green on.

Delaware Ave Street Fair: A mile of music, vendors, art and more.

Sunday July 13

Sunday Funday Reading Series at the Low Beat: “Smallbany” themed.

All Weekend

Play Me, I’m Yours: Citywide art/sculpture/music exhibit is open.

Art Omi: Sculpture fields open now.

Day trip to MASS MoCA: Pretty drive and a great museum.

The NYS Museum: Bunch of great exhibits and it’s right in your backyard.

A League of Their Own, The Muppets, Tootsie, and Thelma and Louise at the Madison Theater: Only five bucks!