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Gloversville's new arts venue
October 8, 2009 - Bill Ackerbauer
If you read the print edition of the Sunday Leader, you probably noticed the story we ran a few weeks ago about SkyHeart Studio, a new multi-use arts space in downtown Gloversville.
What's a 'multi-use arts space,' you ask?
Hannah Hanlon and Michael McAllister took over one of the loft-style apartments recently rennovated by Sue Casey in the building next to the old Baptist Church on South Main Street, and they've turned it into a perfomance venue, art gallery, spa and bakery. The grand opening event at SkyHeart was a performance of the Intermountain Trio, which is the current incarnation of a band that includes Tim Keegan and Don Golden, formerly of the Foothills Trio, along with Mike McAllister and John Birchler.
I haven't been to the studio yet, but I'm looking forward to checking it out this weekend. Tom Wadsworth, a musician from Cobleskill whose paths have crossed mine many times, will be performing in concert there at 7 p.m. Saturday. I'm excited about this performance space because it offers something that Gloversville hasn't had consistently — a place where solo musicians and small ensembles can play and people can listen to them without the distractions associated with the bar/nightclub scene.
If this sort of thing floats your boat, contact the folks at SkyHeart to reserve a ticket for Saturday's show. The cost is $15, which includes drinks and desserts (did I mention there's a boutique bakery on the premises?) The space is small — it's more of a coffeehouse than a Carnegie Hall — so seating is limited, and they don't take walk-ins. For those who can't make it but are interested, I'll share some photos and impressions of the venue and the performance here on the blog next week (stay tuned).
For more information, see www.skyheartstudio.com or call 774-0582.
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