GLOVERSVILLE — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts has unveiled its annual Fall/Winter Art Show, featuring works in a variety of media by artists from across New York State. The show will be on display until January 22, 2021, with a public opening reception on November 19.
The show includes a special collection of work from featured artist Linda Finch, a Northville artist whose folk art-inspired paintings depict the Sacandaga area in historic context. The body of work she is displaying represents actual scenes from the region, with details extensively researched for historical accuracy. The 13 paintings pay homage both to everyday scenes and to the historic process of clearing the Sacandaga Valley of seven villages to make way for damming the area to create the Great Sacandaga reservoir. Finch’s exhibition was made possible by Saratoga Arts, with an Individual Artist Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
In addition to works by the featured artist, the show will display 91 pieces by 31 artists.
Through the generous donations of supporters, the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is able to offer awards and prizes to outstanding submissions. All winners will also receive a membership to the arts center, which grants them access to special events and discounts on classes, workshops and future gallery submissions. Award winners will be announced on the Nigra Arts Center Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PaulNigraCenter. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, awards are not able to be presented publically.
A Meet the Artists Opening Reception is scheduled for Thursday, November 19, 3-7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free reception to view the show and speak to some of the featured artists. There will be new policies in place to ensure safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, including mandatory mask-wearing, social distancing measures and a limit of 50 visitors at a time inside the building.
The public is also welcome to view the show at any time during its run. The Nigra Arts Center is located at 2736 State Highway 30, Gloversville, and its hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Gallery admission is a suggested $5 donation. Members of the Nigra Arts Center, children under the age of 18 and participating artists are admitted for free. The show will also be available to view virtually on the Nigra Arts Center Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PaulNigraCenter, and website, www.pncreativeartscenter.org.
The Nigra Arts Center offers annual memberships to anyone who seeks to support the arts and community events at the Center. Membership levels start at just $25 per year and carry benefits such as discounted admission to classes and art exhibitions, mailing list access, invitations to special events, charitable tax deductions and more. For additional information about memberships and to sign up for one, please visit www.pncreativeartscenter.org/membership or call (518) 661-9932.
For more information about this exhibition or the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, call (518) 661-9932 or visit www.pncreativeartscenter.org.
About the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts:
The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts is a beautiful, year-round arts center open to the public. It houses premium art venues, hosts fun family events and provides educational opportunities for persons of all ages and levels of ability. The Nigra Arts Center also offers exceptional spaces for private parties or business events. The Nigra Arts Center was founded in 2015 by Lexington, a Chapter of The Arc New York, an accredited, award-winning provider of disability services. For more information, visit www.pncreativeartscenter.org.