Linda Hinkle to be featured artist

GLOVERSVILLE — Linda Hinkle will be Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery’s featured artist for January and February. Her show is titled “Artwork Never Quite the Same.” Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, Micropolis will be unable to hold a Meet the Artists reception, but everyone is invited to visit the gallery to see the Hinkle collection of art, as well as new work by all Micropolis artists.

Educated at the University of Michigan, Hinkle earned a BFA in Design and began her career as art director at WOUB-TV, the PBS affiliate at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. For more than 45 years Linda worked in Fulton County as a freelance designer, developing materials for print, products for manufacture and sites for the web. Just a few years ago, she began to study mixed water media. Learning to be free with paint rather than controlling with a computer was a challenge for her.

Hinkle is a member of the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network and Saratoga Arts Council. More than a decade ago, with the support of the Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce, she opened the SVAN Artists’ Gallery at the Fulton County Visitor Center in Vail Mills. In 2011, she worked with a group of artists to open Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery in downtown Gloversville.

In her artist’s statement, Hinkle states “Design surrounds us all, but it is the artist who takes joy in the basic elements he or she sees and uses it for inspiration. Cropping an image down to its core elements, then enhancing color, shape and pattern discovered within those boundaries is critical to my work. Employing a variety of techniques and media, layering them into a single graphic design or painting is the result of my current level of analysis. Texture is the underlayment and line work is the finishing touch. The subject matter is only a starting point and not necessarily evident in the finished work.”

The show, which runs through the end of February, also includes the artwork of all Micropolis artists. Paintings, drawings, pastels, photographs, fiber art, mixed media, art glass, digital art, jewelry, pottery, woodland collages, baskets and fine art cards can be found in the gallery.

The gallery, located inside Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, 30 N. Main St., is open seven days a week — Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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