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Ever since I returned from my stay as an artist-in-residence at the Claude Monet Foundation in Giverny, France, I have been on a relentless pursuit of painting: light reflections, transparencies, translucencies, glitter, sparkle, shimmer. How light affects natural surfaces, such as flowers, shells and water; and artificial surfaces, such as patent leather, foil, Mylar, transparent ribbons, glass, crystal, and silver. For awhile the more elusive and impossible the image was to paint the more it interested me. Read more here.
Mark Tougias began painting when he was about nine years old and was busy drawing prior to that. Growing up as a teenager he studied the masters from library books and often copied their drawings and several paintings, which he still has. He studied art history at the University of Massachusetts and began his annual travels abroad at age 20, where he visited the great museums of Europe. Later in his travels, he sought out lesser-known museums and galleries. Discovering new and little known masterful artists has always been a joy for him. He is particularly fond of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century painters.
J.S. Wooley, Adirondack Photographer
August 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
At the Hyde Collection
J.S. Wooley (1867–1943) lived and worked in the Adirondack foothills throughout his life. From 1908 to 1923, he served as the official photographer of Silver Bay, during which time he created iconic images of Lake George and the surrounding Adirondack mountains. This exhibition offers a glimpse into the region’s past and its sustaining beauty.
Jacob Houston is an enthusiastic participant in the field of art, creating unique paintings as well as building a busy art business. Houston has made an impressive imprint on the regional art field, with feature articles in the Saratoga Living magazine, the Albany Times Union, the Schenectady Daily Gazette, the Post Star, The Greenwich Journal & Salem Press, the Hill Country Observer, The Transcript in Williamstown, Massachusetts and The Chronicle.
Erin received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Castleton University in Vermont with an extensive study in Painting at the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, Ireland (2000), where her work took a more personal and intimate role. A Fine Arts education gave Erin the foundation necessary for conceptual exploration into her own artwork and gave her the curiosity into the intimate corners of her own self and that of the relationships around her. The spaces where uncomfortable peace lives…
Elizabeth Cockey is an art therapist who has achieved national acclaim for her work with long term and palliative care facilities. The focus of her art therapy programs has been in geriatrics working with individuals who are recovering from stroke dementia, depression, and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and Parkinson’s.
She holds BA degrees in both Art and Psychology and a Master’s degree in Art therapy. Elizabeth has created recreational art therapy programs in the Baltimore area for over 17 years and is the author of two books. Her memoir Drawn From Memory is an account of her work with individuals recovering from memory loss and grief, and her most recent book Upstate New York: Towns That We Love is an illustrative history about the upper Hudson River Valley in New York.