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Glenda Blake Retrospective
August 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 27, 2021
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 28, 2021
The Cooperative Gallery 213 presents a retrospective showing of the late Glenda Blake’s work. Open throughout August Fridays 5-8 pm and Saturdays 11 am – 3 pm, the Exhibit highlights art from her long career but focuses on more recent work of dancers in motion.
Glenda was a talented artist from an early age. While still in high school she won an award from the Roberson Museum for her work. After studying studio art at SUNY Oswego she returned to Binghamton where she worked as a graphic designer for several stores, publishers, Cornell Extension, and as Director of Publications at SUNY Broome.
Glenda worked in a number of media, predominately oil for her larger works and colored pencil for others. Her technique was to apply the skills she developed as a graphic designer to compose works digitally, then paint from the altered photos. While she created beautiful still life and landscapes, her favorite subject was the human form, especially in motion. Many of her best works captured her passion for Morris dancing.
The Cooperative Gallery at 213 State St. Binghamton was founded more than 21 years ago and has been one of the few galleries open during the pandemic since August, with precautions. Now that the restrictions are lifting, the gallery members are looking forward to re-connecting with the greater arts community. Information about the gallery is on the website www.cooperativegallery.com, as well as Facebook and Instagram pages. For more information contact email@example.com.