Before & After

Friday, June 7th - Friday, June 28th 2024
Betsy Jo Williams

Amy Williams McLaren and Erin Hotscher Almazan

For the month of June The Cooperative Gallery 213 on State Street is featuring the exciting work of a trio of artists. Betsy Williams, an Exhibiting Member of the gallery, has invited her daughter Amy Williams McLaren and Erin Hotscher Almazan to show with her. Both Amy and Erin are established artists and teachers of art. Amy teaches drawing and printmaking art the Rochester Institute of Technology and Erin teaches printmaking at the University of Dayton.

The exhibit will open on First Friday, June 7th from 5 to 9 pm. The gallery will be open on Fridays from 5-8 pm and on Saturdays from 11 to 3 pm. There will be a Third Thursday Artist Talk at the Gallery on June 20th at 7 pm. A Closing Party will be held. on June 28th from 5-8 pm.

For this show. Amy and Erin, who met in graduate school, will collaborate to create a series of collages. Betsy always works in several mediums: paint, printmaking, drawing and clay. This exhibit will feature some “fresh out of the kiln” clay work and mono prints and drawings.

All three artists agree with Erin who believes that their artwork “strives to convey the duality embedded within our identity—that we are complex and multi-dimensional, capable of good and bad, built from light and dark and molded by nature, influence and self-awareness.”