Art

In my last blog, I talked about the many benefits of creating art. I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention the importance and value that music brings to our lives. I started piano lessons with a local church pianist when I was 8 years old and continued them for a few years until […]

I was raised in Loudonville, NY and am an alumna of Russell Sage College and Hudson Valley Community College. I’m a former osteopathic medical student who returned to the passion of my youth, my art and my music, when health issues forced my withdrawal from medical school. I’m an avid composer of Contemporary/New Age piano […]

I have a junk drawer. Everybody does, but mine (and maybe yours) isn’t junk at all, but a collection of my own personal heirlooms, things precious to me but with nowhere else designated to hold them. And in that drawer there is a knife passed down, made by someone whose name I’ll never know. Eric […]

Last month, I found out about Hildene on a TV special shown on News10 ABC, “Off the Beaten Path with Cassie Hudson”. In this episode, Hudson took a tour though Hildene, the summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln and wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, ventured outdoors to the family garden, and viewed a special exhibition featuring […]

It’s that time of the year again for the Radio Radio X  “Top 5 Xperience”.  We asked staff, local musicians, artists ,our advertisers and sponsors, readers and listeners and now you, for a Top 5 list.   Create your own top 5 category (see below for ideas or make up a new one),   top […]

We don’t consider every painted thing art. Some of it, we call “decoration.” We don’t call every formed thing “sculpture” either; for some of it, we look at it and we designate it as “craft” So what truly is the difference between the art and the craft? Between the thing that looks pretty, and the […]

Art is the currency of meaning. The great thing about such a currency is that you don’t need to hoard it, because just one work can grow in meaning, or change meaning over time, and all you have to do is listen, or take a look in that special frame of mind. It is dug […]

Let us take a minute  talk about your favorite band. Have you ever wondered why you love  them so much? Every time they come to town you buy a ticket and go see them live. You own every single thing they have ever recorded and they never let you down! But what if one day […]

In the depths of our minds lie the figments of imagination that years, decades of popular culture has given form, and a select handful of people among us have been given the spark, and developed the skill to bring these figments an existence. They interpret, and they reveal. These people are visual artists, and of […]

Stephanie Levay has become a very recognizable artist in the Albany art-scene. She has displayed her artwork in shops in and around the Lark Street area for years. You may have even driven or walked by a mural or two that she has painted. I (Rob Smittix) have been waiting for the opportunity to speak […]


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