Special Summer Exhibitions

Saratoga Arts is pleased to announce PROGRESSIONS: a collaborative eight-week exhibition this summer, featuring the work of three prominent local women artists.

When we think of the act of progressing as a forward or onward movement, passing successively from one thing to the next, it describes well the creative process across various art forms. How chords or melodic tones follow each other, evolutions of dance steps strung together across the floor, or the preparatory sketches to finished works of art, they all follow a series of unique progressions which can hold as much beauty and interest as the finished pieces themselves.

Mia Westerlund Roosen, Caroline Ramersdorfer and Dorothy Dehner, have all worked and lived within an hour of Saratoga Arts for large periods of their careers and have often created monumental works in cement, marble, and metal. This exhibition allows us to see aspects of how each of these artists approach making their work with examples of drawings, prints, models, maquettes, and large-scale sculpture. Some of the work has never been publicly shown before.

This exhibition is made possible by the generous collaborations of Betty Cuningham Gallery and The Tang Teaching Museum.

For bios on each of these artists, click here.

For the Exhibition Checklist, click here.

This exhibition runs concurrent with ‘Ageless Dancers’, the immersive photography by Betti Franceschi, in the Dee Sarno Theater at 320 Broadway, sponsored by Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). 

Inspired by the retired ballerinas at a New York City Ballet gala in Paris, Franceschi’s photographs capture iconic senior dancers. As Franceschi states, “the ageless artist in each of those grand dames, and those who have followed, must be recorded and honored.” Through her work, Franceschi challenges the culture of ageism in America. While their technique is past its prime, the expressive energy, physicality, and spirit of the dancers remain triumphant.

Image courtesy of Betti Franceschi - Gus Solomons jr © Betti Franceschi

Click here for more information about the citywide collection of photographs in Dance Around Town: A Photographic Celebration.

Click here to view the online listings for the pieces included in this show.

Saratoga Arts

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 Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 12pm-4pm

Sunday: Closed

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Saratoga Arts' programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.  

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