Choose Cohoes for Arts: Open Studios 2011
This weekend (Friday August 5 and Saturday August 6), Choose Cohoes is hosting an Open Studio event that spotlights all forms of visual art. The event starts with an opening reception Friday evening from 4 to 10pm at the old Woolworth’s building at 109 Remsen Street. One piece of work from each of the approximately 35 artists participating in the event will be displayed at 109 Remsen for the Opening Reception. All artists either live, work, take classes in, or were born in Cohoes. This event is Cohoes’ attempt to show Remsen Street and Cohoes in general is a thriving arts community. Considering the diversity and range of artists who will be on display, it seems they can make a good case for it!
From 10am to 4pm on Saturday, the Woolworth’s will be open as the central location for the event, with information and art on display, but artists’ studios throughout Cohoes will also be open for the public to visit. Additionally, work will be on display at 130 Remsen , Ragged Edge Print Studio at 137 Remsen (whose co-owner Kathy Klompas is one of the artists and Cohoes business women organizing the event), and BeauKnits* at 182 Remsen St. All mediums of art, from fiber to printmaking to photography to sculpture will be on display.
Juan Ramos will be showcasing his artisan copper wire work at Ragged Edge Print Studio (137 Remsen Street) Friday August 5, 4-9. Also be sure to check out the Cohoes Farmer’s Market with live music Friday night while you are downtown.
*BeauKnits is doing one of my favorite things: making fiber arts in public. Last weekend they yarn bombed Cohoes (not sure what that is? Click here.). So if you are a knitter, crocheter, quilter, spinner, etc, stop by BeauKnits and join them for an Open Knitting/Fiber Arts Session Friday night. If the weather is nice, they will be outside on the street, so bring your lawn chair.