GLOVERSVILLE — Painter and educator Kevin Kuhne will be the featured artist at a meet the artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on July 12, at Micropolis, which is inside Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, 30 N. Main St.
Kuhne, who lives in Latham, is interested in local history, architecture, people and conservation, and they inspire him and is the motivation for his work. While watercolor is his main medium, Kuhne also works in mixed media constructions. He is a member of organizations such as the Oakroom Artists of Schenectady and the Albany Artists Group.
In his artist’s Statement Kuhne says, “I most enjoy working plein air, throughout the year, often using my car as my studio. Formally, the beautiful shapes, color patterns, and atmosphere of everyday scenes are what attract me. Working on site allows me to convey the energy and life in the streets and neighborhoods where I find these elements.”
He goes on to say, “My teaching is my main impetus to paint, pushing me to constantly examine and explain the formal and technical problems of painting and design.”
Kuhne said he is excited to returnito show his work in Gloversville after a 40-year absence. He lived in the city from 1978 to 1980, teaching art one year at Estee Middle School, and the following year substitute teaching throughout the area.
Paintings, drawings, pastels, photographs, fiber art, mixed media, woodwork, glass, digital art, jewelry, pottery, woodland assemblages and fine art cards by Micropolis artists will also be on display.
The free show runs through August. The is open seven days a week—Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.