added a few comments we canít print, even in this not-quite-family
youíve made it when you inspire an adult woman at a Laurie
Anderson show to giddily enthuse like a tweener over you,
as if you were one of the Jonas Brothers.
Oatman is, officially, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Architecture
at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; heís esteemed for his
drawings, collages and installations, which have been shown
around the world. His current show at Hudson Valley Community
College, with Thomas Lail, is The Oatman-Lail News Hour.
We recommend it.
graduate (M.F.A. in 1994) Leigh Wen is known for her gorgeous
large-scale paintings; the last few years sheís been working
with the U.S. Department of State on Art in Embassies programs
in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Barbados, Taiwan, Hong
Kong and Botswana.
Orlyk is a multiple recipient of Metroland Best Local
Artist awards for his colorful and haunting landscape paintings;
contributing photographer Martin Benjamin has had many local
Holzer is one of the leading conceptual artists in the world.
We donít really need to add anything to that.
local favorites Tommy Watkins, Douglas Truth and Mark Gregory,
we tip our hat to the late American Indian artist Tom Two
Arrows, who passed in 1993; the retrospective of his work
at the Albany Institute of History and Art in 2007 was one
of the best-reviewed shows of the last few years.
respondents ranked up to 10 choices, and points were tallied
as follows: 10 for 1st place, 9 for 2nd, and so on.
Martin Benjamin (26); Harry Orlyk (26)
Mark Gregory (9); Tom Two Arrows (9)