On Exhibit in July 2015
Walls: Paintings by Robert Bode
“Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?” is a series of 20 paintings focused on people serving people in East Greenbush. The paintings are portraits of people in different careers- teacher, doctor, barber, librarian, etc. – all working in the town of East Greenbush.
The works are collage paintings on hardboard with water-soluble oil paints and digital underprints. The artist, Robert Bode, is a retired DEC biologist and long-time resident of East Greenbush. He paints primarily in water-soluble oils.
Cases: Paintings by Milton M. McPherson
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, BWI and immigrated to the US in 1947 to Brooklyn, NY. He enlisted in the US Army in 1954 and was transferred to the 1010st Airborne Division Paratroopers in 1956 when it was reactivated.
Mack attended Catan-Rose Institute of Arts in Queens, NY on the GI Bill after leaving the service, majoring in advertising/illustration. He has been a graphic artist since 1958 where he started his career with the Long Island Press followed by Lafayette Radio Electronics in Syosset, NY. Seven years later he started Studio M in Westbury, LI where he was the owner/art director.
Married to the former Ellen Connolly, they have six children. The family moved upstate to Delaware County, NY where he was eventually employed the NYS Department of Transportation in 1977. Mack later took and ranked 1st on all four of the NYS Artist/Designer series tests. After transferring to the NYS Office of General Services in Albany in 1982, he retired as the Graphic Artist supervisor in 1999. Fine Art experiences include portraits and landscapes in oils, acrylics and watercolor. Some of his other works include sculpture in wood and metal.