OPENINGS & EVENTS
Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second St., Athens. ”Olivia’s Birds.” Drawings and paintings of backyard and endangered birds by the young artist and environmentalist Olivia Bouler. Opens Saturday. Artist’s reception 6-8 p.m. June 18. Through June 25.
Center Gallery @ the Commons, 6 Clifton Commons Court, Clifton Park. Caroline Love Miller: Artwork to Poetry. Free. 383-1343. “Visual Verse, Dreams, and Transcendence of Time: Caroline Love Miller, Artist” depicts paintings of personal revelations inspired by a moment in time. Gouache, paper cuts and pencils. Opens Thursday. Through June 29.
McCartee’s Barn Fine Art & Antiques, 23 E. Broadway, Salem. Works of Robert Moylan. Free. 854-3857. Artist’s reception 2 p.m. Saturday. Through July 11.
William K. Sanford Town Library,, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville. Artists Group Exhibit. Free. The annual exhibit by one of the oldest art groups in the area. Opening Thursday; reception 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Through June 29.
Albany Center Gallery, 39 Columbia St., Albany. 2016 Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational. Free. The exhibit features the work of regional artists Fern Apfel, Jess Ayotte, Roger Bisbing and Thomas Huber. Through June 12.
Carrie Haddad Gallery, 622 Warren St., Hudson. 25th Anniversary Exhibit. Free. The exhibit will feature new paintings by Leigh Palmer, color field panels by Ginny Fox, photographs by Dale Goffigon and sculpture by Leon Smith. Through June.
Clement Art Gallery, 201 Broadway, Troy. Jon Gernon. Free. Gernon’s work draws from pieces of the past. Using elements associated with symbolism, mythology and fantasy, he blends history with contemporary ideas and whimsical beauty. Through June 22.
Ferrin Contemporary, 1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Mass. Steven Young Lee & Peter Pincus: Works On View. http://ferrincontemporary.com Showcasing Lee’s contemporary interpretations of classical Asian forms and geometric designs by Pincus. Ends Sunday.
Greene County Council on the Arts, 398 Main St., Catskill. “Words and Images: The Art of Storytelling.” Free. 943-3400. Group exhibition dedicated to the art of storytelling, featuring the work of over a dozen local and international artists, including animated short films, graphic novels, illustrations, sculptures, photographs, zines and mixed media. Ends Saturday.
Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy. “Patrick Pigott: Storytelling with Sculpture.” Free. 629-7343. Noted pop-culture collectibles sculptor Patrick Pigott exhibits figures, production figures, book covers, wax originals and relief plaques, supplemented by photos and concept drawings of other creations from “Star Wars,” “Lord of the Rings,” “The Simpsons,” “Star Trek” and “Alien.” Through June 30.
John Davis Gallery, 362 1/2 Warren St., Hudson. Sara Jane Roszak, paintings. Free. Paintings by Roszak with Gail Goldsmith (sculpture), Yura Adams and Dale Emmart (paintings) and Jean Feinberg (paper). Through June 19.
Mandeville Gallery, Union College, 807 Union St., Schenectady. “Slippery Slope.” Georgie Friedman was invited to create a site-specific video installation exclusively for the atrium area of the Peter Irving Wold Center. Through November.
Morningside Gallery, Newton Plaza, 588 Loudon Road, Latham. Amy Roth Hoffman: Recent Works. Free. Oil and acrylic pieces depicting abstractions of natural landscapes. Through June 11.
Omi International Arts Center, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent. 2016 Summer Exhibition. Free. 392-4747. With artists Rob Fischer, Charley Friedman, Folkert de Jong, Freya Powell and Andreas Savva. New sculptures on view in the Fields this summer include a gang of squirrels, an interactive steel zoetrope and a floating glass house. Through July 24.
Photographic Expressions Studio & Gallery, 455 Broadway, Troy. “Photo21.” Free. Group of photographic images explores the boundaries of photographic art in the 21st century. Included are mixed-media and photographically based works by Jennifer Jeffers, Chad Kleitsch, Chris St. Cyr, Courtney Stannard, Jeremy Starn and Thom Williams. Through June 24.
Stage 1 — Albany Barn, 46-48 N. Swan St., Albany. “Paperback.” Free. An exhibition celebrating words and the pages we write them on.
Union College, Wikoff Student Gallery, 807 Union St., Schenectady. ”Society After Revolution.” Free. Photographs by Kian Nowrouzi. Through Aug. 7.
Thompson Giroux Gallery, 57 Main St., Chatham. “Here-and-Now.” 392-3336. Featuring the work of Gabe Brown, Steven Careau, Isabel Piazza and Joseph Yetto. Through July 10.
The Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, 2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie. Allen, Mastroianni and Wilcox Art Exhibit. Pastel landscapes by Neal Allen, abstract paintings by Mark Mastroianni and Frank Wilcox’s large acrylic paintings. Through June 8.
American Italian Heritage Museum, 1227 Central Ave., Albany. Vince Forte Jr. 435-1979. Fine oil paintings, mainly realistic-style paintings depicting subjects such as landscape, seascape, still life, interiors, religious themes and portraits. Through July.
Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second St., Athens. 13th Annual Members Exhibition. http://www.athensculturalcenter.org The exhibition, curated by Sara Pruiksma-Rizzo, pays tribute to Greene County, the color green or “go green” with recycled art, ranging from watercolors, oils, pastels, pencil and ink-on-paper, photographs, ceramics and image transfer.
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs. “Liz Collins — Energy Field.” Long-running installation was created as a lounge and social space for visitors and students. Through October 2017. Also, “Alma Thomas,” featuring artwork spanning the career of Thomas (1891-1978), which she focused on after retiring as a schoolteacher at age 69. Ends Sunday. Also, “Borrowed Light: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection,” photographs. Through Aug. 14. Also, “Elevator Music 30: Critter & Guitari,” unique musical instruments designed by the Brooklyn-based artists. Ends Sunday. Also, “Plinth Guest Artist Project,” featuring artwork by Nayland Blake. Ends Tuesday.
The Hyde Collection Art Museum, 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. “Christo & Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection.” This exhibition of over 125 original drawings, sculptures, collages and photographs traces the career of the artists. Through June 26. Also, Outdoor Installation, Camp Iris. Free. The outdoor installation by Glens Falls artist Victoria Palermo is a lounge-in, walk-through sculpture filled with prismatic color and light. Through Sept. 5.
Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave. “35 Years of Iroquois Art: A Retrospective.” $8. 296-8949. Features highlights from the museum’s 35 years of presenting contemporary Iroquois art and creativity. Through Sept. 30.
MASS MoCA, 87 Marshall St., North Adams, Mass. “Richard Nonas: The Man in the Empty Space.” Totemic sculptures made from earthy and industrial materials, ground-based and wall-mounted. Through Sept. 5. “Liz Deschenes: Gallery 4.1.1.” Panoptic photograms.
State Museum, 222 Madison Ave., Albany. “St. Paul’s Chapel: A Place of Refuge.” Items from the church that survived the collapse of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, and for eight months served as a relief site for police, firefighters, emergency responders and recovery workers. Through Aug. 21. Also, “Represent: Contemporary Native American Art.” Recent acquisitions to the museum’s contemporary Native American art collection from the Mohawk, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Tuscarora and Shinnecock nations include beadwork, basketry, painting, sculpture and ceramics. Through July 3. Also, “Imaging the American West: Selections from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Through bronze sculptures, paintings and works on paper, the exhibition explores the popularity of artworks with American Western themes. Through July 17.
Thomas Cole National Historic Site, 218 Spring St., Catskill. “Thomas Cole: The Artist as Architect.” http:// www.thomascole.org The central work of the exhibition is Cole’s 1840 painting “The Architects Dream,” depicting the artist overlooking a panorama of architectural styles.
Williams College Museum of Art, 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown, Mass. ”Both Sides Now: Lexa and Dan Walsh.” (413) 597-2429. Siblings Dan, a minimalist abstract painter, and Lexa, a socially engaged artist, merge their practices around a shared interest in perception and encounters. Through Sept. 25.
Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany. “Albany Pine Bush Informational Exhibit.” Free. 434-0405. The 3,200-acre Pine Bush preserve is best known for providing a habitat for the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly. It also provides homes for many plants and animals and contains 63 wildlife species designated as species of greatest conservation need. Through June 26.
Columbia High School, 962 Luther Road, East Greenbush. East Greenbush CSD Art Show. Free. Artwork by students from all seven schools in the district. This year’s event will have a superhero theme, including life-size superhero cutouts for visitors to take their picture behind.
Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center, 2 Museum Lane, Waterford. Waterford 200: “Honoring the Past.” $5. Highlighted are businesses, canal, the notorious bank robbery of 1872, sports champions and the first area woman to win Olympic gold.