artist spotlight

Karen Woodin poses by her painting of the Mohawk River, which won first place in Niskayuna's annual Art Out event. 
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016.

Artist Spotlight: Karen Woodin

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- Karen Woodin has been a landscape painter for several years, but it wasn’t until Niskayuna’s Art Out event this summer that she really began to branch out into the Plein air method. “It’s the…

A seascape by Niskayuna artist Christine J. Lynn. 
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.

Artist Spotlight: Christine Lynn

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- Perhaps some of the best things in life happen by chance. Or come along when they’re least expected. At least that’s how Christine J. Lynn feels about art. “I call myself the Accidental Artist,”…

By Cady Kuzmich/Gazette Reporter
Marcus Anderson holds a copy of his comic Snowdaze in the Vischer's Ferry General Store Friday, December 16, 2016.

Comic book artist was inspired by early age

Cady Kuzmich Gazette Reporter Vischer’s Ferry — Transferring all that dwells in one’s imagination to paper through art is a fundamental part of childhood — one that many let fall to the wayside as adults. “As a kid, I always…

Artist and art therapist Heather Hutchison poses by her piece 'Sunflower, Moonflower."

Artist Spotlight: Heather Hutchison

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY- Heather Hutchison’s artistic lense has given her an interesting array of jobs over the years. By the end of the year, she’s hoping to help others integrate art into their lives by opening up…

Rosemary Prock (on left) with daughter Lauren (on right) at the Sow's Ear on Upper Union Street in Schenectady. 
Thursday, October 27, 2016.

Artist Spotlight on Rosemary Prock

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY- For local artist and owner of the Sow’s Ear Studio on Upper Union Street, Rosemary Prock, everything is in flux right now. When she first opened her shop, she was holding artist exhibits on…

Albany on the Hudson by local artist Nedra Newby. It is currently on exhibit at the Law Offices of Higgins, Roberts & Suprunowicz, P.C. on Balltown Road. 
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016.

Artist Spotlight: Nedra Newby

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY-  Nedra Newby’s lengthy list of exhibits she’s done and her works that have gained her national recognition could fill a novella. But that isn’t what calls her to keep working.  Currently, Newby is exhibiting…

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Niskayuna artist Michele Benton at a show in Saratoga. 
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2016

Artist Spotlight: Michele Benton

NISKAYUNA- Michele Benton readily admits that she is a basketball player first and an artist second. But considering she played professional basketball, art comes in as a close second. “I always wanted to take art classes in college, but with…

Scot Morehouse, a Schenectady resident and local artist, poses by some of his work. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.

What happens to an artist’s legacy?

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY- Schenectady resident Scot Morehouse is dealing with an artistic dilemma of a different sort. He has created almost two hundred paintings over his years as an artist and he’s now wondering where his legacy…

Local artist Mary Kilanoski sits in her Clifton Park home, with some of her abstract work hung behind her. 
Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

Artist Spotlight: Mary Kilanoski

CLIFTON PARK- Books are written to be read and art is created to be viewed. At least that’s what local artist Mary Kilanoski believes. But it took her years to apply that adage to her own work. “I’ve been an…