Gloversville artist featured at Fenimore

COOPERSTOWN — An exhibit of artwork by Linda Finch of Northville called “Channeling Moses: Fracking Art” opposing the natural gas industry’s infrastructure buildup in the state at the Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 Route 20.

The exhibit runs through Sept. 24. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Finch’s acrylic work in folk art genre tells stories of her own experience living in a rural hamlet, fighting a giant company while her town and county allegedly look away from citizen’s concerns but forward to promised tax revenues.

Finch began the series as inspired by Grandma Moses’ pictorial visions of life in rural New York and Vermont. “This style was perfect to tell stories of the travesties that have befallen our farming and rural communities,” said the artist. Finch is originally from Gloversville, growing up near Cayadutta Creek, the site of many brown fields targeted for clean up.

By Patricia Older

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