The Snows of Canajoharie; photo by Phil Scalia

Photography in the Regional Art Galleries

Start date: March 3, 2023
End date: April 30, 2023
All-day event
Location: 2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY 13317
Organizer: The Arkell Museum
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Phone: (518) 673-2314
Arkell Museum Exhibits

Three Solo Shows • Friday, March 3 – April 30

Frame of Mind by Robert Coppola
The Snows of Canajoharie by Phil Scalia
Steeples Along the Mohawk and Schoharie by Todd Boebel

Three photographers who were juried into the Art of New York: Annual Juried Art Show 2022 exhibit their work, each offering a different perspective on the New York State scene.

Todd Boebel – Steeples along the Mohawk and Schoharie

“What happens to an old church once its doors are closed?” Using black & white views of discreet church exteriors, Boebel traces the development of church architecture in the region through the nineteenth century while shedding light on its Protestant past and present. There are examples of churches abandoned, churches that have taken on diminished roles or have been repurposed, and others that remain open and reflect the simplicity of rural believers. 

Robert Coppola – Frame of Mind

Robert Coppola’s urban upbringing is reflected in his approach to photography; “My landscapes are nostalgic. Photographed in multiple locations, the urban landscapes depict the present reimagined. The rural landscapes betray my awe of the natural beauty of open spaces where farms dot the landscape.”

Phil Scalia – The Snows of Canajoharie

Phil Scalia’s photographs celebrate the raw intensity, danger, and sparse beauty of the rural landscape in winter. “I like to go out in the worst weather, it gives an edge to the shooting. It’s scary, it’s addictive. A mistake can kill you. I spend as much time gear-tweaking clothing and snow tires as photo gear.” 

Admission to the Regional Art Galleries is free. Museum admission is free for members and children under 11; $9 adults, $6.50 seniors & students. The Museum, Regional Art Galleries, and Library are open Tues – Fri, 10 am-5 pm, Sat & Sun, Noon-5 pm. The Regional Art Galleries and Library remain open until 6 pm on Wednesdays. For more information contact the Museum at (518)-673-2314