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Gaviria’s ‘Rooster Study’ Opens At March Gallery


Gaviria’s ‘Rooster Study’

Opens At March Gallery

An opening reception for “Rooster Study,” a one-man show by Devin Gaviria, left, of Cooperstown and Tempe, Ariz., is underway until 8:30 this evening at the Henry March Gallery, 83 Main St., Cooperstown.  The gallery proprietor is James Matson, at right.  This one-man show follows a sell-out of Gaviria’s work at the inaugural exhibit at Matson’s gallery last September.  (Jim Kevlin/
Cooperstown Gallery Features Works By Young Local Artists

Cooperstown Gallery Features

Works By Young Local Artists

James Matson – assisted by Natalie Wrubleski – has opened the Henry March Gallery at 183 Main St. in the former Paterno Bros. baseball store, featuring works by young local artists, such as Brendon Hall, photo at right.  Other artists now displaying their works include Devin Gaviria, John Aborn and Nate Katz, as well as Matson himself, who was raised in Cooperstown and is studying for a master’s degree at the Cooperstown Graduate Program in Museum Studies.   “On these walls, we can see the conflict between our rural environment and the much larger, crowded world we experience through an iPhone’s screen,” Matson says on  “We can see popular media and televised imagery, layered on top of a knowledge of the natural world.”   The gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.  (Parker Fish/


3 Local Artists Recognized With ‘Art By Lake’ Awards

3 Local Artists Recognized

With ‘Art By Lake’ Awards

Artist Tatiana Rhinevault poses with Victoria Wyeth and Fenimore Art Museum President Paul D’Ambrosio after winning the Fenimore Award.

COOPERSTOWN – Brent Delanoy of Oneonta, James Matson of Cooperstown and Wladek Putrycz of Franklin were local winners at the 10th annual Art by the Lake juried art invitational yesterday at The Fenimore Art Museum.

The winner of the top Fenimore Award went to Hyde Park artist Tatiana Rhinevault.  Sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. William Streck of Cooperstown, the award “recognizes the one work of art that can be considered museum quality.”

The other winners are:

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