Friday, January 15
Micropolis “Meet the Artists” Reception 05:00 PM– 07:00 PM
Where: Micropolis Art Gallery, Micropolis Cooperative Gallery, 30 N. Main St., Gloversville 12078
Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery, 30 N. Main St., Gloversville, will hold a Meet the Artists Reception with special guest George Dirolf, painter and printmaker. The reception will be held in the gallery between 5 and 7pm on Friday, January 15.
Printmaking will be the focus of Dirolf’s show. It is the art form he has done the longest and that has evolved the most over his lifetime. The exhibit will include his series of nine relief prints titled A Suite for St. Francis. These wood engravings, cut using end-grain maple blocks, were inspired by birds and insects. This series was printed on Magnani Pescia paper in oil base ink on his Golding proof press which dates to 1889.
Dirolf also creates large scale charcoal drawings on mylar. While hiking locally, in the Adirondacks, Catskills, Colorado and California, he photographs trees, waterfalls and roads. These images are the resource material for his drawings.
Dirolf of Loudonville, NY has been a high school art teacher for Bethlehem Central Schools for 26 years and a member of The Oakroom Artists for 20 years.
Also on display will be new artwork by Micropolis artists Julie Branch, Dan Bridge, Laurie Cerasia, Carol Law Conklin, Ruth Crotty, James Dempsey, Constance Dodge, Nancy Dunn, Susy Easterly, Katherine Ehle, Cheryl Gutmaker, Michelle Harring, Linda Hinkle, Lynda Naske, Ellen Rae Panero, Judith Plotner, Sandra Grace Smith, Patsy Suydam, Eileen Testo and Christopher Yusko. The show includes paintings, drawings, photos, fiber art, batik, mixed media, woodwork, glass, digital art, floral art, sculpture, jewelry, and pottery. It will run through the end of February.
During the reception music will be provided by by Kelly Breczka (oboe) and Joshua Thompson (horn)— members of Gloversville Community Music.
The gallery is open seven days a week. (MON-FRI / 8AM-7PM — SAT / 8AM-5PM — SUN / 9AM-4PM)
For more information please go to www.MicropolisGallery.com.