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Photography by Todd Boebel, Robert Coppola & Phil Scalia

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Photography by Todd Boebel, Robert Coppola & Phil Scalia

Three photographers who exhibited in the Art of New York: Annual Juried Art Show in 2022 will have solo shows in the Regional Art Galleries of the Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library; Todd Boebel, Steeples Along the Mohawk and Schoharie; Robert Coppola, Frame of Mind; and Phil Scalia,The Snows of Canajoharie.

In Steeples, Todd Boebel asks, “What happens to an old church once its doors are closed?” Using black & white views of discreet church exteriors, he 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’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’s photographs celebrate the 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.”

The shows open on Friday, March 3 and are on exhibit through April 30, 2023. 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.

Image Credit: Robert Coppola, photograph

The Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library
Every 7 weeks through Apr 30, 2023.
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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(518) 673-2314
The Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library
2 Erie Blvd
Canajoharie, New York 13317