The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts will unveil its 2017 Winter/Spring Art Show with a Meet the Artists Opening Reception on Thursday, February 16, 6-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served at the reception, which will be attended by some of the featured artists. All are invited to view the pieces and talk to the artists about their work.
The Winter/Spring Art Show features paintings, photography, mosaics, fiber art and mixed media pieces by artists from all over New York State as well as Minnesota, Michigan, California and Utah. The show explores the theme of “Elements.” The elements of art and design are just as crucial to the human experience as the elements in science and nature. While the elements in science and nature form the building blocks of our world, making life possible, the elements of art and design govern how we perceive and interact with it, making life beautiful. Each artist presented a different interpretation of “elements,” proving that the theme is as limitless as the things we see and experience every day.
Through the generous support of donors, the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is able to offer monetary awards and prizes for the participating artists. The grand prize winner will receive $100, while the second prize winner will receive $50 and the third prize winner $35. Each winner will also receive a membership to the Nigra Arts Center.
Thirty-nine artists and 85 pieces are featured in this show, including more than 14 created by artists with disabilities. The featured artists include Barney Bellinger, Linda Biggers, Lacy Brower, Doreen Calhoun, Ross Carangelo, Douglas Countryman, Francis Dempsey, Ron Dennis, Richard Freeman, Larry Grossbeck, Jamie Hayner, Carol M Hesselink, Alexandra Higgins, Michael Hine, Linda Hinkle, Dennis Hoyer, Philip Jaros, Nancie Johnson, Gail Kessler, Linda Kollar, Faith LaFountain, Eva Marie Loucks, Greg Maklae, Richard Mittelstadt, Lynda Naske, Christian O’Callaghan, Kathleen Oughton, Ellen Rae Panero, Ana Pendlebury, Chip Perone, Adrienne Phillips, Terre Ritchie, Thelma Senecal, Dorothy Shepherd, Chance Steele, Kim Stewart, Paul Valovic, Setsuko Yoshida and Mikyle Woodward.
The show will hang until April 19. The public is welcome to view the artwork in the Nigra Arts Center’s Community Gallery Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is located at 2736 State Highway 30, Gloversville. For more information, please call (518) 661-9932 or visit www.pncreativeartscenter.org.