Gloversville is the place to be on Friday night, as you can stroll down North Main Street and see fine art in three interesting venues.
“Art: Food for the Soul,” a juried exhibit with a gustatory theme, celebrates the fifth anniversary of Micropolis Cooperative Gallery in the Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market.
It’s Micropolis’ biggest exhibit ever, and so the 53 paintings, drawings, photos, fiber art, batik, jewelry, pottery and more by 47 artists are being shown not only in the market but in a gallery in the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The artwork was selected by Skidmore College art professor Doretta Miller from among 150 entries.
The show opens at 5 p.m. with a meet-the-artists reception in the chamber gallery.
The third stop is the Schine Gallery on the third floor of historic Schine Memorial Hall, where you will see paintings and sculptural furniture by Adirondack artist Barney Bellinger and high-end designer gloves by Daniel Storto. Some estate quilts and memorabilia honoring local veterans are also on display. This is the final weekend for the Bellinger/Storto exhibit.
The entire “Art on Main” event is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m.
And here are the artists in “Food for the Soul”:
Amy Andujar, Nancie Johnson, John Mraz (Mayfield); Kathleen Arnold, Patrice Malatestinic (Saratoga Springs); Lauri Baram (Clifton Park); Linda Batchelor (Florence, MA); Tina Bockrath, Carolyn Kibbe, Leena Kutti (Cambridge); Robert Bode (Rensselaer); Janene Bouck, Halldor Sigurdsson (Broadalbin); Deborah Deming, Maria Licciardi, Sandra Peters, Paul Petrie Jr. (Gloversville); Constance A. Dodge, Harry Wirtz (Edinburg); Phyllis Duffy (Canajoharie); Katherine Ehle, Nicole Hauser, Linda Hinkle, Lynda Naske, Ellen Rae Panero (Johnstown); Kathryn Greenwold (Niskayuna); Cheryl Gutmaker (Scotia); Barbara Harshman (Greenwich); Virginia Hoeppner (Glenville); Justin Janik (Guilderland); Linda Kollar (Fultonville); Marion Kratky, Gary Larsen, Ann Larsen, Patricia Purtell (Northville); Phyllis Lapi (Sprakers); Carol Law Conklin (Fort Ann); Jeremy Lebediker (Ballston Spa); Caroline Locatelli (East Syracuse); Patrice Lorenz (Schoharie Spring); Maryanne Malecki, John Morrette (Schenectady); Christian O’Callaghan (Amsterdam); Betty Pieper, Timothy Prendergast (Scotia); Joanne C. Resch (Fort Plain); Jo Weatherwax (Mechanicville).
“Food for the Soul” runs through June 24. The Chamber gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market is open seven days a week. For more info, go to www.MicropolisGallery.com.
The Shine Gallery will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Reach Gazette reporter Karen Bjornland at 395-3197, [email protected] or on Twitter @bjorngazette.