The Gallery Cooperative is a collection of artists, each expert at their chosen medium. This means that as well as the featured artist, Louise Patinelli, painters Marilyn Kretser, Lorrie Mandigo, Judy Guglielmo, Kimberly Provost, Gordon LeClaire, and Carol Hochreiter will be present. In addition, these artists will be joined by ceramicist Nancy Armitage, and photographers Ron Nolland, Denise Duprey, and Frank Hochreiter.
Nancy Armitage was born and raised in the Adirondacks and currently resides in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Armitage received her BFA in Ceramics and Printmaking in 2015 at SUNY Plattsburgh. From there she was introduced to the Clay Studio at the Strand Center for the Arts. At present she the Clay Studio Facilitator, running kilns and ensuring members and students all have positive experiences creating their art pieces.
In Armitage’s own work, she is intrigued by her natural surroundings. She is always experimenting and trying something new while staying true to her beliefs concerning the interplay of form and function. These crucial characteristics of pottery are always butting heads. It’s a constant battle in favoring one side versus the other. For herself, she enjoys the challenging form but it’s never left without function.
This unique exhibit will be on view in The Strand Center Community Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh from December 1 to December 29, 2017. The exhibition opening is Friday, December 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. This event is free to the public and refreshments will be served. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information on these exhibits, upcoming events, concerts, or classes happening at The Strand Center for the Arts, please call 518-563-1604 or visit strandcenter.org.
The Strand Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a high caliber arts center and theatre, providing the best of visual arts, music, dance, and theatre to the community. The SCA is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the United Way, The Adirondack Foundation and the Cloudsplitter Foundation.
The Strand Center for the Arts’ Diamond Sponsor is NBC 5; Platinum Circle Sponsors are The University of Vermont Health Network, Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital, Meadowbrook Healthcare, and Twinstate Technologies. The Strand Center for the Arts’ Gold Sponsors are Northern Insuring/Northern Benefits, Boire Benner Group, Best Western Plus – The Inn at Smithfield, Casella, Clute Wealth Management, and Jeffords Steel and Engineering Company.