artists

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Tim Prendergast poses in his shared studio in Niskayuna. Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

‘Lucky’ Artists Share Studio Space and Advice

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- While many artists refer to themselves as ‘starving’, local artists John Morette and Tim Prendergast call themselves spoiled. Although they both live in Scotia, they’ve made the commute to their spacious studio to Niskayuna…


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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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Fumi Aizawa stands beside one of her paintings in her Clifton Park home.

Woman rekindles love of painting

BY CADY KUZMICH Gazette Reporter CLIFTON PARK — Fumi Aizawa has always been a painter. In 2011, however, she briefly put her paint brush down, too saddened by the effects of a massive earthquake which struck her homeland, Japan. After…


Brian Aunchman who suffered a stroke years ago, has been an aspiring artist for 5 years now, and talks about his adventures with his paint brush. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

Stroke leads to an artistic awakening

By KELLY DE LA ROCHA Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Before he had a stroke, Brian Aunchman never used a paintbrush for anything other than painting a wall. Now, from his brush comes bouquets, the Statue of Liberty, Picasso-inspired work and…




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2014 Art-Out

The 2014 Art-Out, an annual plein air art event, will take place Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Lions Park, rain or shine. Local artists will set up outdoors near the historic train station to create work….