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Artist Gerri Moore poses beside one of her more abstract pieces in her Niskayuna home. Wednesday August 3, 2016.

Artist Spotlight: Gerri Moore

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- In the fourth grade, Gerri Moore said her father stamped her with what would become her ultimate passion later in life: creating art. “I went to Woodlawn school and my teacher in fourth grade…





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Betty Bumgarner poses with one of her paintings in her Niskayuna home. June 29, 2016.

Artist Spotlight: Betty Bumgarner

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- Artist Betty Bumgarner apologized for taking a few extra seconds to answer the doorbell, because, as she puts it, she’s no longer as spry as she used to be. But there is no sign of…


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Artist Mary Ellen Riell poses in her backyard and art studio in Schenectady. Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

Artist Spotlight: Mary Ellen Riell

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — The well-tended garden, the arbor with plants wending throughout its nooks and crannies and the large tent covering a corner of the backyard are the first clues to where artist Mary Ellen Riell…



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Republicans Amongst Democrats during one of their last meetings of the year. Friday, May 20, 2016.

Republicans Amongst Democrats

By INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — “We felt like this club might gives us more of a voice,” said Diana Pinchuk, Niskayuna high school junior and vice president of the school’s recently formed Republicans Amongst Democrats club. Several students…


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Members of the Ferrara Dancers perform in the Niska-Day Parade along Nott Street in Niskayuna last year.

Looking Ahead to Niska Day

By INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- The 35 Niska-Day, the largest celebration seen in town all year, will take place on May 21, ‘rain, shine, or wind’ according to Bill and Denise Leader of the Niska-Day committee. The couple has…



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Helga Prichard in her home studio in Niskayuna. April 12th, 2016.

Artist Spotlight: Helga Prichard

By Indiana Nash Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The path to becoming an artist isn’t always straight, or circular, or even linear. For Helga Prichard, who was a dance teacher for many years, art is another type of physical expression. Prichard…