Posted by: David Giacalone | September 11, 2011

showing off artfully in the Stockade

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 – the judges at yesterday’s 60th Annual Stockade Villagers’ Outdoor Art Show liked Linda Kollar’s depiction of the special window at 29 N. Ferry St., as do Ernie the Muppet, Lawrence the Indian, and I.  (In yesterday’s post we have over 30 photos of the winning art and artists.) –

. . . click for the list of winners (pdf. version) :  

  As usual, I took a lot of photos yesterday, strolling, schmoozing and snapping shots for over 6 hours before and during the annual Stockade Outdoor Art Show.  Despite our recent weather woes, the Stockade neighborhood and architecture played their traditional role as a beautiful outdoor art museum for this special event.

 In the body of this post, I’ve featured over sixty photos of art, sights and people that caught my eye; three dozen more are also included in the Gallery beneath the fold, depicting additional artists and exhibits.  Click on any of the photos in this post for a larger version and scroll over it for a description.  Please let me know with a Comment or email if I’ve misidentified anyone; I’d also very much appreciate receiving any names that are missing for artists or volunteers.

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It was a treat to have nonagenarian and native Stockadian Frank Duci, the legendary former mayor of Schenectady, at this year’s Outdoor Art Show.  We know Frank Duci is a man of many talents and interests, but it was a nice surprise to see that one of those talents is sketching portraits of famous people:

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With Arthur’s Market gone, Gwendolyn Lett set up shop across the front of the old store, right behind the Duci Exhibit. Ms. Lett told me some people have called her an undisciplined artist — and it’s taken her many years to achieve that status:

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. . Catercorner to Arthur’s Market, Alec Acevedo set up his tent:

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 Roxy Becofsky and Jacob paid Alec a visit  . . .

 Around the corner from Acevedo, on Front St., I found not only Barry K. Tinkler‘s exhibit, but a row of impressive wooden sculptures, and other artists with paintings and more:

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. . . west of the Circle on Front St., I discovered, among other treasures:

– Sally Walker’s barns and flowers –

Carolyn Taylor‘s tent-full of art in front of 39 Front St., along with

 smiling photographers Molly Biggers [R] & Sandra Gray


and, Linda Biggers‘ eggshell mosaics:

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. . . plus Jim Miller‘s tent and more . .

. . . .   Faces in the crowd – whether of strangers or friends — always attract my eye, and there were quite a few interesting ones around Lawrence Circle during the award ceremony:

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– artists Emma Boers (L) and Nancy Magnell and Eric Laffer

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– Lydia Eis (L) and faces I don’t recognize (R) –

– two winners-circle regulars: smiling Robin Rosenthal and stoic Lawrence the Indian

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– Nancy Denofio and others  (L), and neighbor Mike Vallely and friend (R) –

. . . and honorably mentioned artists . . .

L to R: Rear: Hana E. Panek, Bonnie White, John Elliott

Front: Sandra Gray & Linda Biggers

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L to R: Rear: Barry Tinkler & Mabel Leon

Front: Betty Bumgarner, Marjorie Ward, Tony Murray

–  and Bonnie White away from the winners’ circle –

  Before the judging tent was emptied, I captured green eyes by Meg Phoenix, and a green dress by Gwendolyn Lett:

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  . . .  Of course, in addition to Steve Kowalski and his shapes, I saw a lot of art and a gaggle of artists while strolling the Show:

Nancy Magnell‘s exhibit stopped a lot of traffic –

Lawrence seems to attract winning art:

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On N. Ferry St, I stopped to snap:

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– photographer Natalie Cartz (L) and the artist-proprietor of Kilaarts – 

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– the art of Linda Kollar (L) and William Haney at St. George’s –

 

– and winning corn chowder, too –

. . . plus, Peggy Schindler’s painting, and more:

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Meanwhile, despite appearances, my rusty mediator skills were not needed when art show organizers Connie Colangelo and (son-in-law) Matt Volks started pointing fingers at eachother (at my request; with apologies to Michelangelo):

. . . and I had fun bumping into friends and their occasionally fussy dogs:

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  From start to finish, the sun gave us a palette of bright light and shadow:

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   Thanks for stopping by suns along the Mohawk. Click here to see our coverage of last year’s Outdoor Art Show.

Sharing: Artists are free to use any of the photos in this posting, and others may use them for any noncommercial purpose, with an attribution to “suns along the Mohawk” and the photographer, David Giacalone.

The Gallery below contains the above photos, plus two dozen additional pictures of art and artists.  Scroll over each for a description and click on it for a larger version.


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