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Paul Nigra Center hosting its fall-winter art show

GLOVERSVILLE — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will have its annual fall-winter art show, featuring works in a variety of media by artists from across New York state.

The show will be on display until Jan. 22, 2021, with a public opening reception, according to a news release.

The show’s featured artist is Linda Finch, a Northville artist whose folk art-inspired paintings depict the Sacandaga area in historic context. The body of work she is displaying represents actual scenes from the region, with details extensively researched for historical accuracy.

The 13 paintings pay homage both to everyday scenes and to the historic process of clearing the Sacandaga Valley of seven villages to make way for damming the area to create the Great Sacandaga reservoir. Finch’s exhibition was made possible by Saratoga Arts, with an individual artist grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The show will display 91 pieces by 31 artists displaying work include Jeffrey John Ardizzone, Tiina Bockrath, Tyrel Buchanan, Ruth Crotty, Stacey DeLaney, Marilyn Fairman, Ben Fliederbaum, Katey Germain, Deborah Handy, Carol M. Hesselink, Michele Johnsen, Nancie Johnson, Marion Kratky, Gary Larsen, John Morrette, Lynda Naske, Sandra Peters, Paul Petrie Jr., Elizabeth Phillips, Timothy Prendergast, Regina Quinn, Laila Raslan, Amy Silberkleit, Anna M. Socha, Patsy Suydam, Maddie Swart, Darlene Van Sickle, Karlene VanDeusen, Sean Walmsley, Gerald Wein and Janet Marie Yeates.

Through the donations of supporters, the PNC is able to offer awards and prizes to outstanding submissions.

All winners will also receive a membership to the arts center. The award winners will be announced on the NAC Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PaulNigraCenter.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, awards are not able to be presented publically.

A meet the artists opening reception took place Thursday.

The public was invited to attend this free reception to view the show and speak to some of the featured artists.

There will be new policies in place to ensure safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, including mandatory mask-wearing, social distancing measures and a limit of 50 visitors at a time inside the building.

The public can view the show at any time during its run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the NAC.

The gallery admission is a suggested $5 donation. The NAC members, children under the age of 18 and participating artists are admitted free.

The show will also be available to view virtually on the NAC Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PaulNigraCenter, and website: www.pncreativeartscenter.org, after the opening reception.

For information about memberships and to sign up for one, visit: www.pncreativeartscenter.org/membership or call (518) 661-9932.

For more information about this exhibition or the PNC, call (518) 661-9932 or visit: www.pncreativeartscenter.org.

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