A week from today on Weds Aug 26, the Upstate AIGA is hosting another installment of their Cocktails With Creatives series. Come meet your kind, have a few drinks and even expand your professional network.
For more info check out the post from id29.
The Opalka Gallery at Sage has released their lineup of events for the fall semester.
\”From Concept to Console: Art and Aesthetics in Video Game Design\”
September 4 – December 13
Opening Reception: Friday, September 4, 6-8 p.m.
Curator\’s Tours: 5:30 p.m. Friday, October 2, Friday, November 6, Thursday, December 3
Artist Lecture Series
Co-sponsored by the Opalka Gallery and the Department of Art + Design
Tuesday, September 8, 6:30 p.m.
Dave Phillips, concept artist on Skylanders: Swap Force
Tuesday, October 6, 6:30 p.m.
Virginia Durruty, exhibition designer
Tuesday, November 10, 6:30 p.m.
Matt McElligott, author and illustrator
Tuesday, December 8, 6:30 p.m.
Fernando Orellana, new media artist
Women in Video Game Design, Sunday, October 27, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
A panel of women from across the industry, from art and design to engineering, will discuss their careers and the issues facing women in the gaming industry.
Co-moderated by Opalka Director Elizabeth Greenberg and Jennifer J. Goodall, Director of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Women in Technology Program at UAlbany
Panelists: Arzu Fallahi, Concept Artist at Vicarious Visions, Danielle Godbout, User Interface Artist at Vicarious Visions, Kathleen Ruiz, Associate Professor of Integrated Arts, RPI and Tobi Saulnier, Founder and CEO, 1st Playable Productions
Thursday, September 24, 6:30 p.m.
IndieGame: The Movie
Thursday, October 8, 6:30 p.m.
GTFO: The Movie
Thursday, October 22, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 19, 6:30 p.m.
Tilt: The Battle to Save Pinball
Thursday, December 3, 6:30 p.m.
Us and the Game Industry
Friday, October 16, 6:30
Short talks by interesting people. PechaKucha is a format in which speakers present 20 slides for 20 seconds each.
Friday, November 6, 6:30 p.m. and Friday, November 20, 6:30 p.m.
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company
Performances in response to the current exhibition
Head over to their website to get more info on these events and be sure to mark your calendars!
A unique art show and music performance is taking place this Saturday at The PostContemporary (formerly CAC Woodside) in Troy. The show, called \”Rural Violence\” looks at the work of artists \”who explore the limits of astonishment, awe, and dread\”.
\”Rural Violence\”, curated by Brandon Stosuy, features the work of the artists Matthew Barney, Cindy Daignault, Lionel Maunz, and Prurient (with John Sharian). It is a meditation on the bucolic as sinister and the quiet violence of the pastoral, along with the various rituals attached to both natural and personal cycles.
Also of interest from the event page:
There will be a Rural Violence after party next weekend, August 8, at Rare Form Brewing Company in Troy with DJ sets by Brandon Stosuy, Becka Diamond, and Caleb Braaten.
Read more on the official event page.
Tomorrow, the University Art Museum is holding the opening and artist\’s reception from 5-8pm for The 2015 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Exhibition. This show runs until September 5 and is at the University Art Museum.
Learn more about the show and artists on the event\’s website.
Volume One of a new locally-based art journal called Oh, Contraire is out. Oh, Contraire focuses on conversations with creative people. Volume One is titled \”Small is Good\” and features Laura Glazer, Bob Gullie, Jim Gaudet, Elaina Frulla, and Scott Foster. The book itself is beautiful and inside you\’ll find really inspiring and compelling conversations and stories. I just finished reading Volume One and the team at Oh, Contraire really hit the nail on the head, even with their first issue.
You can, can should grab a copy from the Oh, Contraire Shop, or locally from Fort Orange General Store, Mary Jane Books, The Book House, Market Block Books and The Open Door Bookstore. You can also follow the Oh, Contraire team on instagram and twitter, and read more about the journal on their website.
Photo courtesy of Caroline Corrigan of Fort Orange General Store.