Batchelor’s work featured at meet-the-artist reception

Pictured is an example of Elizabeth “Betsy” Batchelor’s artwork on display at Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery in Gloversville. (Photo submitted)

GLOVERSVILLE — Elizabeth “Betsy” Batchelor will be the featured artist at a meet-the-artist reception on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery, which is inside Mohawk Cooperative Market, 30 N. Main St.

The gallery will be kicking off a celebration of its seventh anniversary during the first Downtown Gloversville Twilight Market of the summer.

Batchelor, featured artist for July and August, will be on hand to introduce a collection of her three-dimensional collages made from flora and fauna that she has collected over many years. She is a founding member of Micropolis and has been in its leadership since its beginning. She is now expanding her involvement by showing her artwork.

“What interests me in these found objects is surface variations and textures, colors, and shapes,” Batchelor.

“My goal with each piece is to create a three-dimensional object which functions as a whole but which upon careful observation reveals the uniqueness of each natural element.

“I want the viewer to see form within each piece without my work becoming representational.”

A new show of artwork by Micropolis member artists will also be on display. Work will include paintings, drawings, photographs, fiber art, batik, mixed media, woodwork, glass, digital art, sculpture, jewelry and pottery.

The free public show runs through August. The gallery is open seven days a week Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, go to www.MicropolisGallery.com

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