Gallery Cooperative: Featured Artist Judy Guglielmo

The Strand Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce painter Judy Guglielmo as the featured artist in their Gallery Cooperative. This forthcoming exhibit will take place in The Strand Center Community Gallery on Friday, September 1, 2017. A reception that is free and open will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. that evening.

The Gallery Cooperative is a collection of artists, each expert at their chosen medium. This means that as well as the featured artist, Judy Guglielmo, painters Marilyn Kretser, Lorrie Mandigo, Louise Patinelli, 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.

Judy Guglielmo has been drawing since she was a child. Her art education started in high school and continues today with workshops and college classes, where she has refined her skills in a wide variety of media, including: pottery, photography, oil paints and pastels, pen and ink, printmaking, and stone carvings. She has been fortunate to show her works in various local restaurants and in both juried and member shows in and around the North Country.

Regarding her work, Guglielmo stated, “At this point in my life, I feel most comfortable with watercolor (paints) but I have been experimenting most recently with acrylic. I love the free flow of the watercolor medium, the non-labored expression I achieve as I capture a mood. There is always an element of surprise when I paint with watercolor and because of this I try not to get too detailed in my work. I find myself happiest with a finished piece if I ‘leave something out’—a piece of the puzzle that the viewer needs to fill in. Acrylic offers me the opportunity to work in strong colors and larger paintings.”

The gallery director at The Strand Center for the Arts, David Monette, stated, “I’m very excited that Judy is a member of the Gallery Cooperative. Her work is so expressive and interesting. You can tell she has a lot of fun creating it… especially the flowers! It’s really wonderful to have her work here in conjunction with these other, talented artists.”

This unique exhibit will be on view in The Strand Center Community Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh from September 1 to September 29, 2017. The exhibition opening is Friday, September 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This event is free to the public and refreshments will be served. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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 www.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.