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Monday, Nov 1, 2010

Hyde to host gallery talks by Mohawk-Hudson artists

The Hyde Collection announces that it will host gallery talks by four artists currently exhibiting works in the 2010 Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region juried exhibition at the Museum. The gallery talks are designed to provide an avenue for exhibiting artists to discuss their work and interact via question and answer sessions with visitors.

From 5:30 – 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 18, 2010, presenting artists will be Naomi Lewis of Albany, NY and John Hampshire of Troy, NY. Lewis, whose exhibition work is titled Wallpaper: Crib Sheet, received her MFA from the University at Albany and her BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College. She has had a series of solo exhibitions in the area and her works have been selected for a number of other juried shows, including Miniprint Finland. She is the Exhibition and Outreach Coordinator for the University at Albany Art Museum.

Hampshire will discuss his work, Labyrinth 229, the winner of the University at Albany Alumni Association’s Dr. Arthur C. Collins ’48 Purchase Award in the current exhibition. Hampshire, an Associate Professor of Studio Art at SUNY Adirondack, earned his MFA at the University at Albany and his BS in Art at Skidmore College. His work has been shown in one- and two-person exhibitions throughout the region.

The second set of gallery talks will be held at The Hyde on Thursday, December 16 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Artists speaking that evening are Gina Occhiogrosso of Troy, NY and Katie DeGroot of Fort Edward, NY. Occhiogrosso will discuss her work, Homework (Phase 1), winner of the Maryann Bell Juror’s Award. She holds an MFA from SUNY Buffalo and her BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. In addition to national group exhibitions, she has had several one-person shows in the Capital Region.

DeGroot, whose exhibition work titled Hottie won the Marijo Dougherty and Norman Bauman Juror’s Award, attended New York University and earned her BA at Illinois State University. She has been the recipient of th


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