Award event slated for ‘Year of the Glove’ artwork

JOHNSTOWN — An upcoming awards ceremony for student artwork related to the “Year of the Glove” celebration was highlighted in a report given by Fulton County Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino Wednesday at the County Office Building.

Hall-Saladino noted in her monthly report to the Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment Committee that a student art show was conducted May 3 at the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce rotunda in Gloversville.

“The art was really amazing,” the county historian said.

She said the event kicked off with a reception, and the artwork was scored by judges.

“The judges of the competition have all viewed the show,” Hall-Saladino said.

An awards ceremony to be open to the public will be conducted from 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 7 at the chamber. A “People’s Choice” will be selected by popular vote from visitors to the show.

Hall-Saladino said the exhibit will be open to view from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through June.

She said she also was on hand at the “Year of the Glove” gallery during Gloversville’s recent 100 in 1 Day event, with 25 people stopping by to visit.

Elsewhere in her report, Hall-Saladino said she gave a presentation, “Fulton County in Hollywood,” May 16 at the Johnstown Public Library.

Hall-Saladino reported she met May 20 with Chris Clemens of Exploring Upstate at the Fulton County Museum in Gloversville. She said his website – exploringupstate.com – is dedicated to exploring and celebrating Upstate New York, and its culture, history, people, cities and towns, and food.

The county historian said she attended the Fulton County Historical Society’s May 17 ice cream social.

Hall-Saladino said she downloaded free software titled, “Museum Archive,’ in an effort to create a more formal database.

“It was created by a volunteer for another museum and he chose to offer it online for free to other small organizations,” she reported to supervisors. “It’s relatively simple software, but allows the option to attach photos and sorting by category. I’ve started adding a collection of photos, and will continue to work through the office to upload as much as possible.”

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at manich@leaderherald.com.

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