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2001 – 2002


The paintings and photographs of Gina Conti, Dave Walsh, and Cindy Conti, and Jenn O’Conner. December 2001 through early March.

Artist’s reception, “Slate of the Art” and other works by Jan Krystallis, March 16 from 6-8 pm. Show ran through mid April.

Interactive exhibit Stuck Inside a Red Hook Mud Bog with a Truck Full of Garbage - Artist’s reception, Tuesday, April 23 from 7 until 9 pm. Neil Brideau and David William, Show ran through mid May. Visit for some highlights of the show.

Artist’s Reception - Dave Austin semi-abstract acrylics – studies of light, Sunday, 6/2, 5 to 7 pm. Exhibit ran until July 3.

New Exhibit—Stain and Scout—Reception 9/7 at 7 pm.

Sarah Averill – Artist’s Reception, 10/13 at 1 pm.

Workshops and Classes

Introduction to Knitting Class Taught by Karin Maag-Tanchak, Class fee: $5 per class, $7.50 for adult and child pair. One time materials fee: $10. Mondays, January 14th and 28th 7:30pm – 8:30pm (every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month) Ran through June 2002.

Ukrainian Egg Decorating Class, March 14 at 7 pm, $6 class fee includes materials, call 473-7435 or e-mail Barbara2.O' to register.

Scrapbooking Workshop Saturday, April 20 from 10 am-12 noon. Ages 7 to adult. The first class is $10 and ongoing workshops are $5 each. Bring your photos and memorabilia to make your cherished memories last forever. To register, contact Trudy Ellis at 463-1381. (Every 3rd Saturday of the month.) (May 18, June 15)

One hour workshop for drummers (conga and related rhythms) and one hour Chekere workshop Sunday, April 21, 2pm - 4:30pm (reflects break between) Barry Duke has worked with traditional music and dance ensembles for over twenty years, performing in Europe, the Caribbean, and throughout the US and has a B.A. in Ethnomusicology & Cultural Studies. $25 dollars for both classes or $15 each. A potluck follows to support the community of Afro-Caribbean drumming traditions. To register, contact Suzanne "Lilya" Rancourt (518) 744-1593 email (June 23, July 21)

Poetry Workshop with Sally Rhoades April 27 from 12:30 until 3:30. How does voice play into poetry? What is scansion? To rhyme or not to rhyme? A beginning look at the voice of poetry. All levels welcome. A new series of writer's workshops offered by the Hudson Valley Writer's Guild. $15 non-members, $10 members of HVWG and The Arts Center of the Capital District. Registration encouraged. Drop ins accepted. HVWG telephone #449-8069, e-mail:

Kate Ng’s Origami Class Saturday 6/15 at 1 pm, $5, Suggested for ages 6 and up. Call 426-3570 to register.

Intro to Drawing class for adults. This class teaches techniques to draw realistically. Class begins July 8 and ends July 31 and will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm -9pm. The cost is $80 for eight 2 hour classes. Class taught by Catherine Austin. Catherine is a graduate from the college of Saint Rose and currently teaches art at Mont Pleasant Middle School. Participants will need:18 x 24 drawing paper pad, 18 x 24 drawing newsprint pad, 3 to 4 charcoal pencils- peel off type (hard, medium & soft), white plastic eraser, kneaded eraser and container for supplies. To register for classes contact Catherine Austin at 274-1181 or by email at

Breaking My Art Presents A Summer Sun Fun Piñata Workshop July 20, 1-3pm, For all ages (children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult or responsible person to help them with their piñata), Learn the history of the piñata. A.C. Everson’s piñata construction technique and tips.Decorate your own summer sun piñata. And finish the workshop breaking A.C.’s art. All for just 20$ per participant. Workshop size 10. Contact A.C. Everson at 459-7991 to sign up.Also dress to get messy. Mock smocks will be available, but….

Origami Class with Kate Ng Saturday 8/24 at 1 pm.

Knitting classes — contact Karin Maag-Tanchak at New class starting Saturday, September 14: 10 am Beginners, a six week course $ 60 plus materials $10. Starting September 14: 11 am, a four week class "Knitting in the Round", $40 plus materials between $15 and $20 depending on what you're planning to make. Learn how to knit a hat and a pair of mittens on circular and double pointed needles. Making socks also an option.

Stories in Performance an after school workshop for grades 3, 4 and 5 with Dee Ellen Lee, storyteller. Students will select a story or short play to perform in front of an audience. During each class, the students will rehearse, work on vocal techniques, facial expressions and body movement. Thursdays, from September 19th through November 21st from 4:30-5:30 pm. Performance on November 21st at 7 pm. $70 for the 10 sessions. Enrollment limited to 15. For more information or to enroll, call Dee at (518) 458-1782.

Sally Rhoades Poet and Dance/Theatre Improvisor is offering a ten-week Series of Workshops exploring the dimension of movement with words. The first five sessions will be offered at Miss Mary's Art Space Wednesdays in October from 7 P.M. to 10 P.M. The next five sessions-- location and time --TBA. Cost $300 for all ten sessions; Hudson Valley Writer's Guild members, $250. Student and starving artist discounts(negotiable based on need). Drop in fees $30/$25/student and starving artist-per arrangement. Actors and dancers welcome who want to play with words. All levels of experience invited. For Information Call: Sally Rhoades, 456-4993.

Spoken Word/Literary

Poetry Extravaganza! Saturday, April 13 at 8 pm. Local poets Mary Panza, jil hanifan (violin + words), Nancy Klepsch, Dan Wilcox, Victoria Moore & Karin Maag-Tanchak will read to celebrate National Poetry Month. Reservations for this evening of poetry, music and refreshments are encouraged, please call 426-3570 or email $3 to 5 donations are gratefully accepted.

Author and journalist Chris Ringwald reads from his new book, The Soul of Recovery: Uncovering the Spiritual Dimension in the Treatment of Addictions, May 8 at 7:30, free.

Children’s Events

A reading of A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker by Jim Quent, December 2001.

Music for Kids – a performance by Cavanaugh and Kavanaugh, March 2 at 1 pm, $3-5 sliding scale admission, reservations suggested – call 463-7103. Visit Deb Cavanaugh’s Web site at:

Free School Class Trip Fundraiser – April 6 at 7:30 pm. The Free School kids in grades 4, 5 & 6 are putting on a show to raise money for their Montreal trip. $5-10 donations are suggested. Baked goods for sale too!

Music for Kids a performance by Cavanaugh and Kavanaugh, Saturday May 4 at 1 pm. $3-5 sliding scale admission, reservations suggested – call 463-7103. Visit Deb Cavanaugh’s Web site at:

Traditional Storytelling for Children with Jack Shaefer Saturday, May 25 at 1 pm, $3 for adult and 1 child, $5 for larger families.

Storytelling for Families Saturday, 6/8 at 2 pm. Come join the fun as Dee Ellen Lee and Frank Wind tell stories of magic and wonder. $3 kids/$5 adults.

Storytelling for Families by Frank-Lee Speaking Thursday 8/29 at 7 pm.


Just Good Friends improv comedy troupe - an evening of spontaneously-created humor based on audience suggestions, 9/26 at 8 pm, $5. 225-1132,

Open Mics – spoken word, music & comedy

Blues Open Mic/Jam Hosted by Andrew Wheeler Suggested donation: $3Thursdays, January 3rd and 17th 8pm–10pm (every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month) (February 7 and 21)

Open Mic/Acoustic Jam Facilitators: Deb Cavanaugh and Dick Kavanaugh, Suggested donation: $3 Friday, January 11th 8pm –11pm (February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21 and July 19)

Blues Open Mic/Jam, March 7 and 21 from 8-10 pm hosted by blues trio Burden Street. $3 donation suggested. All levels of ability are welcome.

Mostly Blues Jam April 4 and 18 at 8 pm. Donations welcome.(May 2 and 16, June 6 and 20, August 1 and 15, September 5 and 19)

Open mic (music and poetry) with Dale Caron, Sunday April 14 and 28 at 7:30 pm. Family-friendly. Donations welcome. ((May 12 and 26, June 9 and 23, July 28, August 25)

Hyperbola Improv jazz/groove trio play and invite others to create, Saturday 6/22, 8 pm, $4.

Open Mic with Tom McDonald 7/21 at 7:30, donation accepted. (August 8 and 18, September 1, October 6)

BYO Entertainment presents… Open Mic with rythmn section and PA. Bring your band or bring your axe. We're here for you. Every Wednesday in September at 8:30.

Come out and perform, or just listen and laugh, at the Comedy Open Mic night, every Tuesday starting 10/8, at 8:30 pm. All acts are welcome, comedians, jugglers, magicians, and musicians. Call 381-9114 with questions or interest. $3.

Mixed Performances

An Evening of Music and Poetry with Chrysalis Lore (Chrys Ballerano and Laurie Pagano) & Special Guests – poet Carol Graser and Victorio Reyes, spoken word artist and author of "Rebirth of Crazy Horse,” Thurs. 1/24, 7:30 Suggested Donation: $2-10
 Musician Pam Farrell, Thursday, February 28th
 Storyteller Jack Shaefer, March 28
 A.C.Everson - homegrown poet and Victorio Reyes – spoken word artist and author of The Rebirth of Crazy Horse. April 25
 Carol Graser, poet and Andy & Andrea, folk singing duo, May 23th
 Masters of None, June 27th

Photo Slide Essay - War: What for? By Connie Frisbee Houde, Friday, April 26 at 7:30 pm. Visit to see some of Connie’s photos.

d.v.n ' t. (aka doug van nort) is an experimental/electronic musician. He will be performing new noise_beat/glitch works on October 7th at 8pm. suggested donation of $3. for these he draws from various sounds of metal, as well as from recorded urban and rural soundscapes. the materials were then composed using laptop computer and 5.1 surround system.the pieces were created, and will be performed on a customized software/hardware interface, utilizing the max/msp software environment, graphical drawing tablet and midi controllers.

In addition, video artist Ann Marie Lanesy will be showing loops of recent video works. descriptions of works: "SunSations", is a single-channel video examining female identity through self inflicted harm for the purposes of external beauty. Anguish and eroticism create the psychosis of this sun-tanning specter. The ghostly ultra-violate rays of the sun tanning unit acts as a topographic lens to the expose the deeply penetrated layers of skin while wreaking mental and physical obsession as well.
"The Swimmer", a whirling video composition of a woman treading water who goes nowhere, over and over again. A tension teaser!
"Fornicating Under the Consensus of the King", a multi-channel video installation exploring childhood sexual trauma, a strewn memory.
Bio:ann marie lanesey is an electronic media artist working with video, performance, and mixed-media installation to explore associations of body, identity and space in relation to time structures and social orders. She lives and works in Troy, NY.

Musical Performances

Annie and the Hedonists Saturday, April 20 at 8 pm. $10

Dave Kitchen Jazz Trio Saturday, April 27 at 8 pm. $10

Phil Spoor’s wide-ranging guitar style firmly rooted in the folk tradition, Saturday, May 4 at 8 pm, $6.

Musician Tom Burre Friday, May 10 at 9pm, $3.

Curragh Irish Band, May 11 at 8 pm, $8.

Strausman and Behan Saturday, May 18 at 8 pm, $6.

CHARALAMBIDES W/ Gay Tastee & the Kamikaze Hearts The Charalambides hail from Texas... creative musicians performing extended guitar and voice compositions and improvisations. Their music moves between poles of tonality and atonality, utilizing volume, space, silence, experimentation, and elements of psychedelic guitar rock and folk music. May 20th at 9 pm, $5.

Landfill Mountain Boys Friday, May 31 at 8 pm, $7.

Blues, Celtic or Ragtime – Singer/Guitar Expert Glenn Weiser can play it - Saturday, 6/1 at 8 pm, $6.

The Nisky Dixie Cats Dixieland band Sunday, 6/9 at 3 pm, $5.

Singer/Guitarist Shaun Campbell Friday 6/14 at 9 pm, $5. For a sample:

“As Yet Untitled” folk/rock group, Saturday, 6/15 at 9 pm, $5.

Indie Show – July 4th at 8 pm. (Enoch)

Kitty Little – July 10th at 9:30

Singer/Songwriter Gay Tastee The Wasted, Jason Martin, also video footage From the Demolition Derby Grand Nationals. $5 Sat. 7/20 at 9pm.

Burning Bridges and Once and for All Good old fashioned positive hardcore - ex members of Down Foundation, and Tripface Thursday, 7/25 at 7:30 pm

Musician Tom Burre w/ Joe Reinsel on laptop Friday, 7/26 at 9 pm, $3.

Rockets and Blue Lights (from Albany), The Weigh Down (Connecticut), The Switched On (Albany), Kiss Me Deadly (Montreal, Quebec) Friday 8/2 at 7 pm, $6.

To Hell and Back, Eyes of Hate, At War With Shadows, The Control Thursday 8/8 7:30, $7 I AM THE WOOLY MAMMOTH TOUR 2002 3 bands and performance art group, Saturday 8/10 at 7 pm $5.

Levy-Park AllStars (Ex-I have dreams and A New kind of American Saint), Embrace Today (Boston Straightedge), Dead Stuff, Written In Stone, Monday 8/12 at 8 pm, $5.

Nakatomi Plaza (Driving Rock n' Roll from NYC), The Chase (Rockers from Baltimore), and local band TBA Tuesday 8/13 at 7 pm.

Glitter of Cohoes, Struction, and the Stay Lows Wednesday 8/14 at 7pm, $5.

After The Fall, Fordirelifesake, Stillwell, Bucket Full Of Teeth, and hopefully At War With Shadows, Friday, 8/16 at 7pm, $5.

Police Line, Punching Judy, The Banshee Asylum and more TBA, Saturday 8/17 at 7pm, $6.

Chip Fasciana Eclectic roots rock, Thursday 8/22 at 9 pm, $3. For a taste:

Gay Tastee/Lincoln Money Shot/Troy Pohl Friday 8/23 at 9 pm, $5.

Nasdaq, The Wasted, Boneoil Sat. 9/14 at 9 pm.

Rhode Island’s very own Daughters Fri. 9/20 at 7 pm.

Struction with other bands Sat. 9/21 at 8 pm.

Knotworking Fri. 9/27

Bystanderfanzine Presents Albany DIY hardcore After the Fall, Celeberty Roast, The Funeral & Slugworth 6 bucks, Show starts at 7pm sharp Sat. 9/28

Glitter of Cohoes, Picastro, Black Cat Elliot 10/3 at 8 pm, $5.

Third 2 None, Random Road Mother, The Flight, Suspect Device 10/4 at 7, $6,


1st, 2nd and 3rd Annual Mn Mn Ng Dumpling Eating Contest, Eat as many of Kate’s mom’s homemade vegetarian or beef dumplings as you can in 5 minutes or sponsor one or more major league dumpling eaters. You’ll be helping Miss Mary’s Art Space and eating well – all at the same time! Winter 2002, February 3, 2001, Winter 2002

Miss Mary’s Presents Poet David Baratier, Steamer 10 Theatre, 500 Western Avenue, Albany Saturday April 7, 2001, 8 pm, $10

Holiday Sale featuring Local Artists & Artisans Saturdays 12/15 &12/22, 2001, 12-5 pm, 5 New Scotland Ave, Albany

Musician Dave Walsh w/ Special Guest Nelson Gage, 2/23 at 9pm, Benefit for Miss Mary’s Art Space, $10 – reservations suggested, 426-3570.

Tarot Card Readings – a fundraiser for Miss Mary’s, March 9 from 12:30 until 4:30, all readers are certified by the American Tarot Association, $10.00 for a 15 minute reading. For entertainment purposes only.

Cheap Art Sale Fundraiser for Miss Mary’s - All art sold for $10 or less. Donate or buy original art for the cause. A great way to bring your art to a larger audience and help keep the doors open to the space. If interested contact Leah Walsh at 463-5857 to find a time to drop off your work. To purchase this amazing (and affordable) artwork come to Miss Mary’s on Saturdays from 12:00-1:00 or one hour before any show.

Tarot Card Readings – a fundraiser for Miss Mary’s, July 20, 4-7 pm, all readers are certified by the American Tarot Association, $10.00 for a 15 minute reading. For entertainment purposes only.

Dave Walsh with Nelson Gage, also the world premier of Unfortunate Face Productions film 'The Poopampareno" Long awaited film produced by Dave Walsh and Scott Freedman. Saturday 8/24 at 9 pm, $10 – Fundraiser for Miss Mary’s.

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