Art galleries present solo shows

CANAJOHARIE — The Regional Art Galleries of the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd., will have the following three solo shows on view Friday through Oct. 17, according to a news release.

∫ Marion Kratky of Northville, works primarily in oil and the focus has been on landscapes of the Adirondacks. She offers a color palette, brush work, and a sense of light. The recent awards she has received include first place in oil in the 2016 and 2017 annual Hagaman art show; the Art of New York: Annual juried art show at the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library, the news release stated.

∫ Kevin Kuhne of Albany, City Scenes: Albany to Canajoharie, specializes in watercolor of the Capital region. He teaches classes in Albany County. He is a Signature Member of the Northeast Watercolor Society and has shown in the Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Regional in 2014 and 2015, and the 2014 Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors, the news release stated.

∫ Doug Mess of Tonawanda, Erie County, works in oils and acrylics and is a painter of two styles. One falls between Realism and Impressionism and the other is grounded in Expressionism. Mess’ work has been exhibited at the Art of New York: Annual juried art show at the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library in 2016 and 2017.

Visitor Information: Free admission to the Regional Art Galleries; the museum admission is free for members and childrenyounger than 11; $9 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and students. The museum, regional art galleries, and library are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Regional Art Galleries and Library remain open until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The building has off street parking and is wheelchair accessible. For information, call (518) 673-2314 or visit:, the news release stated.