Frank Hochreiter, “Chicago 2,” Photograph, Available for Purchase

PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce photographer Frank Hochreiter as the featured artist in their Gallery Cooperative. This forthcoming exhibit, will take place in The Strand Center Community Gallery on Friday, January 5 and a free reception will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. that evening.

The Gallery Cooperative is a collection of artists, each expert at their chosen medium. This means that as well as the featured artist, Frank Hochreiter, painters Marilyn Kretser, Lorrie Mandigo, Judy Guglielmo, Gordon LeClaire, Louise Patinelli, and Carol Hochreiter will be present. In addition, these artists will be joined by pastel artist Kimberly Provost, ceramist Nancy Armitage, as well as photographers Ron Nolland and Denise Duprey.

Frank Hochreiter developed an appreciation of the visual arts during his teaching career at the New Paltz Middle School. He found the work of his colleagues in the art department intriguing, and enjoyed the extremely diverse and thought-provoking art exhibits at SUNY New Paltz and other art museums and galleries. At the same time, his interest in photography was strengthened during his travels where he made it a goal to create a photo record of the many sights he had always hoped to see as a result of his interest in the social sciences. After retiring, he spent three summers attending weeklong digital photography workshops taught by Arnie Silverstone at the Star Island Conference Center on Star Island, New Hampshire.

Hochreiter’s photos encompass an eclectic mix of images ranging from representational scenes to the abstract.  Many photos are of sculptural and geometric subjects with an emphasis on the overlapping shadows and reflections they produce.

Gallery Director at The Strand Center for the Arts, David Monette, stated; “It’s really great to have Frank in our gallery as a member of the Cooperative. His photography is truly one of a kind, especially in the way that it juxtaposes hard-edged, modern shapes with their warbled reflections or the reflection of more organic, natural elements. It’s terrific to have his work in the gallery along with these other, talented artists.”

This unique exhibit will be on view in The Strand Center Community Gallery at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh from January 5 to January 26, 2018. The exhibition opening is Friday, January 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on these exhibits, upcoming events, concerts, or classes happening at The Strand Center for the Arts, please call 518-563-1604 or visit strandcenter.org.

The Strand Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a high caliber arts center and theatre, providing the best of visual arts, music, dance, and theatre to the community.  The SCA is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the United Way, The Adirondack Foundation, Stewart’s Shops, and the Cloudsplitter Foundation.

The Strand Center for the Arts’ Diamond Sponsor is NBC 5; Platinum Circle Sponsors are The University of Vermont Health Network, Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital, Meadowbrook Healthcare, and Twinstate Technologies. The Strand Center for the Arts’ Gold Sponsors are Northern Insuring Agency, Inc., Boire Benner Group, Best Western Plus – The Inn at Smithfield, Casella, 97.5 Eagle Country, and Jeffords Steel and Engineering Company.