Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics this summer throughout the county. The vaccine is free and walk-ins are welcome. Clinics include: Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush, NY (Tuesday, August 10, 5-7 p.m., J&J); North Greenbush Town Hall, Wynantskill, NY (Sunday, August 22, 5-7 p.m., J&J); Stewart’s Shops, Nassau, NY (Tuesday, August 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Pfizer or J&J). You can also find a COVID-19 vaccine at https://www.vaccines.gov/search

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CHS Art Club at Clark Art InstituteColumbia Art Club students viewed one of the world’s finest private collections of drawings earlier this month when they saw the “Drawn to Greatness” exhibition at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass.

The spectacular exhibit showcases 150 drawings from the Eugene V. Thaw Collection, including work from:

  • Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Henri Matisse
  • Francisco de Goya
  • Odilon Redon
  • Edgar Degas
  • Vincent van Gogh
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Jackson Pollock
Columbia Art Club students view drawings at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass.

Columbia Art Club students view drawings at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass.

Students enjoyed a full day at the art museum which included a private tour and a drawing activity related to the works.

“During the drawing activity you could tell the artwork had a great impression on the students and truly inspired and reinvigorated their creativity,” said Columbia Art Club advisor Valerie Gordon.

Students were engaged, asked great questions and actively participated. They were accompanied on the field trip by Mrs. Gordon, Goff art teacher Alison Hosier and Columbia teaching assistant Ann Howe.

“It was an incredible day!” Mrs. Gordon said. “For some students, it was their first time ever going to an art museum. Just being there, seeing and experiencing the works alongside the students in such a wonderful art space was fabulous.”