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University Art Museum Hosts 2009 Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region Juried Exhibition

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June 22, 2009



Abraham Ferraro: One Morning I Awoke with a Bright Idea, 2006

Abraham Ferraro's interactive installation, One Morning I Awoke with a Bright Idea, 2006, is among 81 works by 35 artists to be featured at the 2009 Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region Juried Exhibition opening at the University Art Museum on June 25. 

The University Art Museum will host an opening reception for the 2009 Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region Juried Exhibition on June 25 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Matthew Higgs, director and chief curator, White Columns, N.Y., is the juror. The exhibit will run until Aug. 8, and is free and open to the public.

The annual exhibition was founded in 1936 and is among the longest-running regionals in the country. It provides a leading benchmark for contemporary art activity in the Upper Hudson Valley.

"The regional is an important way the museum can help bring the artistic community of the Capital Region together," said University Art Museum Director Janet Riker. "In a time when so much information is a click away, it is amazing how everyone looks forward to the regional as a way of sharing work and catching up on what artists are doing, whether it's 80 miles away in Poughkeepsie or on the next block in Troy. I was particularly pleased to see that Matthew Higgs selected 12 UAlbany alumni for inclusion in this year's exhibition."

The 2009 Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region features 81 works by 35 artists. Chosen from 1,242 entries by 285 artists, the exhibition includes work in a variety of media and reflects the expansive range of issues and subject matter that contemporary artists are dealing with both in the Capital Region and in the larger art world.

Kyle D. Greene: Buyer's Market: 100 Abandoned Buildings in Albany City, 2009

Kyle D. Greene's Buyer's Market: 100 Abandoned Buildings in Albany City, 2009, a collection of photos, will also be shown. 

2009 Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region: Bob Augstell, Justin Baker, Sharon Bates, David Bodhi Boylan, Laura Cannamela, Monica d. Church, Brian Cirmo, Marje Derrick, Amanda Facchiano, Raymond Felix, Abraham Ferraro, Jim Flosdorf, Richard Garrison, Taylor Gillis, Kyle D. Greene, Jared Handelsman, Stephen Honicki, Jennifer Hunold, Peter Iannarelli, J.C. Jogerst, Kelly Jones, John Knecht, Gail Kort, Matt LaFleur, Harold Lohner, Melinda McDaniel, Joan C. McKeon, Wayne Montecalvo, Tom Nicol, Mark Olshansky, Lori Lupe  Pelish, Dorene Quinn, Barbara Todd, Georgia Wohnsen, Gregor Wynnyczuk. 

The exhibition is collaboratively sponsored by the University Art Museum, the University at Albany, and the Albany Institute of History and Art. The Hyde Collection of Glens Falls will sponsor this exhibit, for the first time, in 2010.


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