The Hyde has an excellent exhibit up now — MHR-80, 2016 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region — that my wife and I and our daughter, Tam, went to see on Sunday. Tam is an artist and an art studio major at College of St. Rose, and several of her professors have impressive pieces in the show. I loved the huge cityscape painting by one of those professors, Ben Schwab, that takes up major acreage on the main gallery's back wall. 

The juried show accepts submissions in all media from artists within 100 miles of the Capital Region and rotates every year among three institutions -- the Hyde, Albany Institute of History and Art and the University Art Museum at the University at Albany. 

It's a great show for gaining an appreciation of the high quality and diversity of work being done in this region, and it's a great time to go to the Hyde, because for December the museum is allowing visitors to pay what they wish.

Will Doolittle is projects editor at The Post-Star. He may be reached at will@poststar.com and followed on his blog, I think not, and on Twitter at

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