Master Teacher Art Exhibition at Golden Artist Colors Loft Gallery

February 12, 2019

Golden Artist Colors has partnered with DCMO, Madison-Oneida and Herkimer County BOCES to host its third Master Teacher Art Exhibition. The Opening Reception, which will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in The Loft Gallery at Golden Artist Colors will feature artwork by 12 local art teachers who participated in the recent Master Teacher Program. The event, held at 188 Bell Road, New Berlin, is free and open to the public.

In the Summer of 2018, Golden Artist Colors partnered with DCMO, Madison-Oneida and Herkimer County BOCES to offer two professional painting instruction courses for art teachers in the local community. The 5-week professional development program began in early July 2018 and concluded mid-August 2018. It was focused on helping participants explore a range of painting media and techniques to reinforce or establish their own voice.  

The Master Teacher Program took place at the GOLDEN facility and was facilitated by professional artist Amy McKinnon.  McKinnon is a painter living and working in upstate New York.  She received a BFA from Moore College of Art and Design in painting and ceramics and an MFA from Tulane University in painting.  In addition to being a practicing and showing painter, she has also taught painting and drawing at the university level, worked in painting restoration and conservation and worked in the Lab at Golden Artist Colors answering technical questions of customers, testing and applying paints, and teaching about materials.​

In 2015 McKinnon left her job at GOLDEN to devote more of her time to painting.  She currently lives in New Lisbon with her husband, two stepchildren, two dogs and multiple chickens and when she isn’t painting, she is the other half of a successful maple syrup business and an active homesteader.

Mark Golden, CEO and Founder of Golden Artist Colors shared, “Our Master Teacher Program has been a tremendous success the last three years, and we’re really looking forward to bringing the artists back for the exhibition.  It’s a great way to celebrate all of these talented local art teachers. None of this would have been possible without the guidance and support of our local BOCES organizations. We’re incredibly grateful for all they’ve done for this Program!”

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Master Teacher Art Exhibition at Golden Artist Colors Loft Gallery