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Gallery News 2015
Micropolis Gallery Announces Linda Batchelor as Guest Artist
Linda Batchelor of Northampton, Massachusetts, will be the featured guest artist at Micropolis Gallery in Gloversville from July 10 through Labor Day. A “Meet the Artists” reception will be held at the gallery on Friday, July 10 from 5-7pm.
Linda is a printmaker and collage artist who has exhibited both regionally and nationally. She has won awards and prizes including a merit prize by Joann Moser, Senior Curator of Prints at the Smithsonian American Museum of Art, Washington, D.C. Linda has work represented in many collections including The Boston Public Library, Baltimore City College, and Fidelity.
With a focus on color and pattern, Batchelor creates pictorial works of stylized bottles and figures. She has been working with monotypes and collages for a number of years. This medium is well suited to her explorations in color and pattern and the emotional harmonies they create.
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Judith Plotner, fiber collage artist and Micropolis participant, has recently had work accepted into two nationally recognized shows. Judith's work Bronx Elegy won an award for "Political and Social Commentary" at Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana. This annual, juried exhibit draws works of art by artists across the United States and celebrates innovation and creative thought in the increasingly popular medium of art quilts.
Another fiber collage by Plotner, From the Number One Train, is currently on view at Quilt National '15, at the Dairy Barn Art Center, Athens,Ohio. This is the fifth consecutive time that Judith's work has been selected for this juried biennial exhibition. She was also selected to be on a panel of three artists discussing their work at the event. The show runs through September 7, 2015.
June Meet the Artists! Art on Main featuring the artists of the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network and our own Micropolis artists.
Micropolis and the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network have partnered to produce a rackcard promoting the SVAN galleries and Micropolis. This 4" X 9" card (pictured below) will be distributed at tourist destinations throughout the area. To download a PDF (printable) file, click here
Micropolis Gallery Announces Beverley Mastrianni as May Guest Artist
Sculptor Beverley Mastrianni will be the featured guest at Micropolis Cooperative Gallery in Gloversville from May 8 through June 27. A “Meet the Artists” reception will be held at the gallery on Friday, May 8 from 5-7pm. Much of Mastrianni’s sculpture, although abstract, has been landscape based. In the early part of her career her focus was painting and drawing which has always been important to her. Lately she has been exploring combinations of sculpture and drawing, using engraving on metal as a medium for expressing her ideas.
Beverley Mastrianni is an artist who lives and works in Saratoga Springs, NY. She attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and the Royal Victoria School of Nursing in Montreal. In 1976 she graduated from Skidmore College with a major in studio art and received her MA from the University of New York at Albany in 1979.
Regionally her artwork has been exhibited at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery and the Schick Gallery at Skidmore College, the Art Gallery at the State University of New York at Albany, the Albany Institute of History and Art, Adirondack Community College, the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Albany Center Galleries, as well as in many private galleries. She collaborated with two other artists on the artwork for the Saratoga Train Station. Recent work was shown at Sea Fair in Miami, Art Palm Beach, and Art Santa Fe. Her work is in corporate and private collections in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
For more information about Beverley’s work, visit www.beverleymastrianni.com
Guests enjoying our March Meet the Artists reception.
March Guest Artist
Eileen Carey-Testo, fiber artist and shepherd, will be the featured guest at Micropolis Gallery in Gloversville from March 6 through April 30. A “Meet the Artist” reception will be held at the gallery on Friday, March 13 from 5-7pm.
Eileen Carey-Testo lives on a small farm called Weston Hill in Westerlo, New York. She and her husband tend to a flock of Border Leicester, Romney and long wool crosses in an idyllic setting in the Helderberg Mountains. Eileen has been involved in fiber art for more than 25 years and works in a variety of mediums, all of which incorporate products from her own farm. Her work has been displayed at art galleries, shows and exhibitions and has won various awards, including several Best in Shows.
Eileen is especially well-known for her needle-felted characters, which she makes by hand. She brings these characters to life with nothing more than a single barbed needle, a handful of carded wool, and her imagination. These 100% wool art pieces comprise a broad range of subjects, with inspiration ranging from local people to whimsical creatures.
Even though all of Eileen’s work is based out of her Upstate New York farmstead, her creations have traveled far and wide and are cherished by collectors worldwide. Incorporating colors from nature and around the farm is a central theme in Eileen’s work. The great depth of color can be seen in her many felted or woven pieces as well as her wonderful yarns and garments. She also incorporates antique fabric and trims into her designs which provides yet another layer of richness to her finished pieces.
For more information about Eileen’s work and Weston Hill Farm, visit www.westonhillfarm.com.
Images from our January reception with Corey Pitkin, courtesy of Linda Hinkle.
Treasures Within by Corey Pitkin
Nationally recognized artist Corey Pitkin will be the featured guest at Micropolis Gallery in Gloversville from January 14 through February 28. The exhibit will include never-before seen and existing works, including Treasures Within, winner of both First Place in Oils and the People’s Choice awards at last year’s Annual Hagaman Autumn Art Show.
A reception with the artist will be held at the gallery on Friday, January 23 from 5-7pm.
Corey Pitkin, a native of Athol, NY, is a predominantly self-taught artist specializing in figurative and portraiture paintings in oil and pastel. He is a member of several local and national arts organizations including SVAN, the Oakroom Artists, the Oil Painters of America, and the Pastel Society of America. He offers portraiture workshops across the north country and capital district, with upcoming winter classes at the Saratoga Arts Center. Corey currently resides in Broadalbin with his wife Esther and children Connor and Anastasia. Images and workshop information can be found on www.coreypitkin.com.
Member Cheryl Gutmaker, aka "The Lady's Got Glass", and her husband Julie will be featured on the television show AHA! A House for Arts that will air on WMHT on January 21 at 7:30pm. AHA! features the stories of artists, makers, and creative institutions right here in our backyard and across the country — a celebration of all things creative. The Gutmakers' segment of the show primarily highlights the process they use to create their new series of glass serving pieces called River Bottom. Select pieces from that series will be on display at Micropolis beginning mid-January. Stop in the gallery to see the actual art glass!
Micropolis artist Lynda Naske will be one of four artists featured in the show Still Observations at Lapham Gallery in Glens Falls. The website of the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC), sponsor of the show, states that Still Observations presents works that explore the artistic genre of Still Life. Each artist defines the nature and beauty of everyday objects inviting the viewer to visually explore the fleeting moment captured.
The opening reception on Friday, January 16, is accompanied by a Gallery Talk with participating artists Ganna Halvorsen, Kate Hartley, Lynda Naske, and Jeri MacDonald at 5pm. The opening reception which runs from 5-7pm will feature live music by local musician Kim Skoll. Refreshments will also be available.
Still Observations will be on view in Lapham Gallery, January 16 - February 13, 2015.
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