Ross Carangelo, an accomplished artist who studies art in Lexington’s Creative Expressions program, has had his original painting “Architectural Design” accepted into the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie’s Annual Juried Art Show. Carangelo is a very meticulous artist, giving great thought to each brush stroke. His artwork is created over a period of time, as he will first work up a design in pencil and then bring it to life through paint and multi-media effects. He has created many one-of-a-kind works, sometimes selling them before he’s had an opportunity to exhibit them.
He was the proud recipient of The Curators Award at the 2013 “Through My Eyes” exhibit at Saratoga Bridges. Artists from all over New York State submitted work and 37 were chosen by Juror Joel Chapin to display their art in The Arkell’s annual exhibit. Chapin is a professor of Fine Art at Fulton-Montgomery Community College (FMCC) and curator of over 57 exhibitions at FMCC’s Perrella Gallery whose art can be seen in permanent collections at the State University of New York and The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls.
The Juried Art Show will be on view in the Arkell Museum’s Community Gallery from December 5, 2014 through January 25, 2015 with an opening reception that is open to the public on Friday, December 5 from 5-7pm. The Arkell Museum is located at 2 Erie Boulevard in Canajoharie, New York and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 5pm through the month of December and Tuesday through Friday from 11:00am – 4:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 4pm through the month of January.
The Arkell Museum has an extensive collection of American paintings, primarily from 1860–1940. Almost all of the paintings in the permanent collection were purchased by Bartlett Arkell for the people of Canajoharie. The American painting collection includes 21 works by Winslow Homer, and significant paintings by many distinguished artists, including George Inness, William M. Chase, Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Henri, and other members of The Eight. Permanent and changing exhibitions also feature selections from the museum’s Mohawk Valley History collection as well as the Beech-Nut archives of early twentieth-century advertising material.