(Hamilton, NY – Feb. 2012) All are invited to enjoy “The Artful Palate,” an evening of local art, gourmet foods and drink on Feb. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Broad Street Gallery at 20 Broad St. in Hamilton.

Local Good Nature beer, Owera wine, Gouda cheese, honey, green, grass-fed butter, pork, jams, homemade salsa, and more will be available for free tasting and purchase from eight family farms.

The 21 participating professional artists of the Broad Street Cooperative Gallery will open a new exhibition of their paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, baskets, bone carvings, gourd art, felting, and quilts.

Next door in The Hamilton Center for the Arts, Anthony Thompson will open his solo exhibition of drawings, paintings and collages heavily influenced by street art and his recent life threatening illness. Admission to all of these events is free.

Madison County’s Agricultural Economic Development program, whose mission is to maintain, develop and promote a viable agricultural economy, has brought together the farms for this event.

The Broad Street Gallery opened in December of 2011 to provide a showcase for area professional artists working in a variety of media. Styles range from poetic realism to abstraction involving unusual materials and techniques. Artists will be present to explain their work.

Thompson is a participant in the Broad Street Gallery who explores a personal imagery and surreal urban imagery, using screen printing, spray paint, and paint marker on surfaces that are predominantly found objects.

The Hamilton Center for the Arts is dedicated to providing art enrichment to children, teens, and adults through a diverse offering of classes, programs, performances, and exhibits. It is desired that we may grow to understand ourselves and each other better through the expression of diverse thoughts, ideas and beliefs.

For more information, please call Beth McKellips of Madison County Agricultural Economic Development at 684-3001, extension 126, or Kathy Herold at the Hamilton Center for the Arts at 825-5235.


By martha

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