Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Dorothy Albertini, Nate Pritts and Alan Semerdjian

Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 2pm

The Gallery at R&F Handmade Paints
84 Ten Broeck Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401

A $5 donation is suggested.

For directions please visit R&F’s website.

Dorothy Albertini received her MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts in 2008 and has been a Fellow at the MacDowell Arts Colony and Wellspring House. Her fiction and poetry appear in Chronogram, Shifter, textsound, Tantalum, Dog Under Porch, Milk Money, and the current issue of NANO Fiction, where she was the winner of the first annual NANO fiction contest. The winning piece was also nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She teaches at Bard College's satellite campuses in New York State prisons and co-curates the Bard Roving Reading Series.

Nate Pritts is the author of three full-length collections of poetry - The Wonderfull Yeare (Cooper Dillon Books, 2010), Honorary Astronaut (Ghost Road Press, 2008) and Sensational Spectacular (BlazeVOX, 2007). The founder & principal editor of H_NGM_N, Nate teaches poetry for the Downtown Writer's Center/YMCA in Syracuse, NY. Find him online at

Writer/musician Alan Semerdjian’s poems and essays have appeared in several print and online publications and anthologies including Chain, The Lyric Review, Adbusters, Arson, Ararat, and Diagram. He released a chapbook of poems called An Improvised Device (Lock n Load Press) in 2005 and his first full-length book In the Architecture of Bone (GenPop Books) in 2009. His songs have appeared in television and film and charted on CMJ. Alan has performed and read all over North America. He currently teaches English at Herricks High School in New Hyde Park, NY, writes a monthly column for the LI Pulse, and resides in New York City’s East Village. You can visit him digitally at,, or Google away.

In the Gallery at R&F:

Barbara Ellmann's exhibit Foreign Affairs runs through March 20, 2010.

Barbara Ellmann, painter, has had two works recently collected by the City of New York. The Cambria Heights Public Library in Queens has an expanse of 55 encaustic painted panels, ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE, which was commissioned as a part of the Percent for Art Program administered by New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs. An elevated subway platform on the J Z line in Brooklyn, is now a permanent home to seven of her abstract glass windscreens, THE VIEW FROM HERE.

"My interest has always been about repetitions, patterns and their inconsistencies, in complex arrangements. I notice the ethnic garment of a person walking in front of me, the stripes of buildings overlapping in the view from my studio, the horizontal bands of color as I drive through the landscape, the intricately embroidered textile at the street fair, and the syncopated rhythm of rectangles lit up in a residential high-rise at night. I take these observations from my lived experience, and through the language of abstraction, line, color and shape, I refer to the world out there."


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