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May 31, 2014

The PRIDE Show artist Poppy

Category: Pride,Programs,Upcoming Events — Tags: , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 8:26 pm

David Rustin is the artist known as Poppy.

He is a life long resident of the capital district. David’s style of art is a combination of paper and acrylic, joint compound and acrylic or found objects.

He uses color to make a bold statement in some pieces and others to show movement.
In addition to the Romaine Brooks, Poppy has  show was in Boiceville, NY at the Boiceville Flower shop and Gallery, as well as in Troy and Schenectady,NY at local venues.

He feels that the most important part of his art is that it makes you feel something. If you like it, love it, hate it. It does its job as long as you walk away with an emotion.

Poppy was featured in It’s Men magazine’s February 27, 2014 edition.


The PRIDE Show + Fire & Flow

1st Friday | 6/6/14 | 5-9pm | FREE!

The Romaine Brooks Gallery at the Pride Center

 332 Hudson Ave, Albany | 1st Floor

#CapitalPRIDE  #PRIDEweek


PRIDE Show + Fire & Flow poster

The Romaine Brooks Gallery is the Pride Center’s very own art gallery. The gallery features a new show every month to coincide with Albany’s popular 1st Friday.

The Pride Show will highlight some of the amazing LGBTQA artists featured during the gallery’s 2013 season.

In addition to this special gallery show, we welcome members of the Fire and Flow Arts Collective of Albany. Fire spinning with props of many kinds and flowing with a bright glow into the night come out and meet some very different local talent all while supporting Capital PRIDE.

 


AFTER 1st FRIDAY | #PRIDEweek

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The PRIDE Show artist Mary Pierce LaFleur

Category: Pride,Programs,Upcoming Events — Tags: , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 1:46 pm

Mary Pierce LaFleur

     I began making pottery 35 years ago at the BostonCenter for Adult Education.  I studied for 3 years with Dorothy Mayzel.    In 1975, I moved back to Troy, NY when I married my husband, Bob.  One of our first purchases was a potter’s wheel, followed the next year by an electric kiln and I was in business.  Pinewoods Potters was established in 1977 on Pinewoods Avenue in Troy.

     I enjoy making functional pottery with a quirky twist.  My education background is in music education.  The forms and patterns that I like to use remind me of the movement and ornamentation in music.  Another influence has been my gardens which bloom with vibrant color and unique textures.

Going to my studio every day is an adventure.  I love creating new, one-of-a-kind pieces.  My new work is influenced by the classes I’ve taken in the last few years.  I studied hand building at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina taught by Lana Wilson, using the extruder in hand building taught by Hayne Bayless at Arrowmont, two raku workshops at Sugar Maples taught by Randy  Brodnax, and a saggar class at Snow Farm taught by Bob Green.  In October I traveled back to Arrowmont to take a hand building class with Sandy Blain.

Recently I have become very interested in saggar and raku firings.  The results are so unique, but also very random.  I find it exciting.  I have just begun mixing my pit fired pieces with wood and wire.  I love the mixed media textures and the organic feeling of combining different media.

I teach hand building and raku classes at the new Northeast Ceramics/Monroe Clayworks at 10 Monroe Street in South Troy.  I also volunteer in the pottery program at Roarke Center in Troy.

My work can be seen at The Broken Mold in Troy, Great Finds in Valatie, Departure at the Albany Airport, The Albany Institute of History and Art in Albany, Bennington Potters at Sterrup Square in Pittstown, Elissa Halloran on Lark Street,   the shop at Cherry Hill in Albany, Art de Cure in Albany, and the Albany Art Room.


 

The PRIDE Show + Fire & Flow

1st Friday | 6/6/14 | 5-9pm | FREE!

The Romaine Brooks Gallery at the Pride Center

 332 Hudson Ave, Albany | 1st Floor

#CapitalPRIDE  #PRIDEweek


PRIDE Show + Fire & Flow poster

The Romaine Brooks Gallery is the Pride Center’s very own art gallery. The gallery features a new show every month to coincide with Albany’s popular 1st Friday.

The Pride Show will highlight some of the amazing LGBTQA artists featured during the gallery’s 2013 season.

In addition to this special gallery show, we welcome members of the Fire and Flow Arts Collective of Albany. Fire spinning with props of many kinds and flowing with a bright glow into the night come out and meet some very different local talent all while supporting Capital PRIDE.

 


AFTER 1st FRIDAY | #PRIDEweek

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The PRIDE Show artist Carole Fults

Category: Pride,Programs,Upcoming Events — Tags: , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 1:42 pm

   Carole Fults

I am originally from Michigan but have lived very happily in upstate New York for the last 20 plus years. I am a graduate of Nazareth College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with a concentration in Art. My career has been fairly varied, initially in painting then moving to sculpture, back to painting and most recently photography.

I love color and the natural world, and I love joining with others in making art and exhibiting. As I continue to grow in my artistic expression I  am also acquiring a long list of projects and subjects I would like to explore and accomplish through both solo and group exhibits.

I am very pleased to be included in this particular show, featuring the genius and talents of so many gifted artists, where our individual ways of seeing combine to create a grand vision of beauty, uniqueness, and hope for our world.

My goal as an artist is to suggest things to the viewer that they may not have thought of or seen before, or to present a new view on an old subject. I hope to get better at seeing more truly and clearly, thereby increasing my skill as a reporter of things in the natural world.

 

Carole’s website: http://www.insideoutart-poetry.com


The PRIDE Show + Fire & Flow

1st Friday | 6/6/14 | 5-9pm | FREE!

The Romaine Brooks Gallery at the Pride Center

 332 Hudson Ave, Albany | 1st Floor

#CapitalPRIDE  #PRIDEweek


PRIDE Show + Fire & Flow poster

The Romaine Brooks Gallery is the Pride Center’s very own art gallery. The gallery features a new show every month to coincide with Albany’s popular 1st Friday.

The Pride Show will highlight some of the amazing LGBTQA artists featured during the gallery’s 2013 season.

In addition to this special gallery show, we welcome members of the Fire and Flow Arts Collective of Albany. Fire spinning with props of many kinds and flowing with a bright glow into the night come out and meet some very different local talent all while supporting Capital PRIDE.

 


AFTER 1st FRIDAY | #PRIDEweek

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The PRIDE Show artist Lisa Mclain

Category: Pride,Programs,Upcoming Events — Tags: , , , — Pride Center of the Capital Region @ 1:37 pm

Lisa McLain

arsenic.and.old.ones@gmail.com

 

On the whole, I believe I possess a pretty non-descript crunchy candy shell—I grew up in Clifton Park, NY, hold degrees in Fine Arts and Art History, work for the State of New York, and have a wonderful and very precocious daughter.

The things that occasionally tiptoe their way into my active thoughts, however, lead me to believe I contain a sort of creamy nougat center comprised of dark humor and misanthropy, blended with my own special brand of neurosis.

To provide you with an example: currently, I am examining the theory that both the Weedy and Leafy varieties of seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus & Phycodurus eques – relatives of the seahorse) are the reincarnated souls of evil drag queens.  Not that that is a bad thing, mind you…I admire their flair.  The rest of us cynics could conceivably spend perpetuity as unremarkable seahorses adorning some waiting room aquarium (let’s just hope the water PH is ok.  And get ready for karmic payback for all the times you tapped on the glass even after they told you not to).

The above “nougat” theory is, of course, only that—to truly test that hypothesis would, no doubt, involve some from of electrical current and rather painful poking.

Please, however, don’t poke.  I have sharper poking implements than you.


The PRIDE Show + Fire & Flow

1st Friday | 6/6/14 | 5-9pm | FREE!

The Romaine Brooks Gallery at the Pride Center

 332 Hudson Ave, Albany | 1st Floor

#CapitalPRIDE  #PRIDEweek


PRIDE Show + Fire & Flow poster

The Romaine Brooks Gallery is the Pride Center’s very own art gallery. The gallery features a new show every month to coincide with Albany’s popular 1st Friday.

The Pride Show will highlight some of the amazing LGBTQA artists featured during the gallery’s 2013 season.

In addition to this special gallery show, we welcome members of the Fire and Flow Arts Collective of Albany. Fire spinning with props of many kinds and flowing with a bright glow into the night come out and meet some very different local talent all while supporting Capital PRIDE.

 


AFTER 1st FRIDAY | #PRIDEweek

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