FONDA — The artwork of Linda Hinkle of Johnstown will be displayed this month at Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St.
Her work will be displayed during library hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, noon to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Educated at the University of Michigan, Hinkle earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in design with a concentration in two- and three-dimensional design, photography and interior architecture. She began her career as art director at WOUB-TV, the Public Broadcasting System affiliate at Ohio University in Athens.
For more than 45 years, she worked in Fulton County as a freelance designer, creating materials for print, products for manufacture and sites for the web. Travel and photography are two of her passions and, fortunately, they work well together.
Hinkle began to study mixed water media with Karen Rosasco of Duanesburg about 15 years ago. Learning to be free with paint rather than controlling with a computer has been a welcome challenge for her.
Hinkle is a member of the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network. Representing SVAN, she chaired the first Gloversville Business Improvement District/SVAN Art Fair held in June 2009. Working on behalf of the SVAN visual artists committee and, with the support of the Fulton Montgomery County Regional Chamber of Commerce, they opened the SVAN Artists’ Gallery at the Fulton County Visitor Center in Vail Mills. For the past eight years, Hinkle has been involved with Micropolis Cooperative Gallery in downtown Gloversville and was one of the founding members.
She has had work accepted in a variety of juried art shows over the years and has an array of awards to her name. However, most important to her was receiving the F-MAG Individual Artist Grant for her project Graphic Analysis of a Small City’s Architectural Assets in 2014. One goal of the project was to encourage people to become more aware of their architectural surroundings and to see things differently with, perhaps, expanded interest.
Hinkle is married to a retired associate professor of communications at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. They have two daughters and a granddaughter.