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Summer Lecture Series: Folk Artist John Wilkinson

Written By Editor on 7/27/22 | 7/27/22

The 2022 Summer Lecture Series will continue tomorrow night, Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m., with local folk artist John Wilkinson who will talk about his folk art paintings of Schoharie County at the Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association located on Depot Lane in Schoharie.

Wilkinson has been painting scenes of life in Schoharie County for more than 20 years. He pains farm scenes, parades, special events, village scenes, and more, in his distinctive folk art style. The artist will speak about how he develops painting ideas and what attracts him to a particular subject.

In all, Wilkinson estimates he has created more than 150 paintings and he will be showing some of his favorite and most significant works in a prepared slide show. Additionally, original paintings will be on display and many of his prints, greeting cards, and his recently published book, titled “The Heart of Schoharie County,” will be available for purchase.

“I paint what I see,” said Wilkinson. “Always, it’s what people in Schoharie County are doing, or what they used to do. I choose happy themes, happy colors, and places that are familiar to those who know the county. I like to paint events, parades, everyday activities, and our beautiful farms, village, and buildings.”

Admission to the lecture is $5 for non-members and FREE for Schoharie County Historical Society members.

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