Featured Artist

Throughout the year, featured agency artists have their artwork displayed and are honored at a reception highlighting their work and accomplishments.

Our Featured Artist is Amanda:

Amanda is one of the original artists who began her art experience with our Artistic Realization Technologies Program in November of 2011. Amanda has used the laser system and as she grew with confidence as an artist she became very determined to paint by herself.  Amanda chooses her painting size and decides if she wants the canvas painted or raw. Amanda is very decisive, not often hesitating on her choice of colors or where she wants to paint on her canvas.  Amanda will say "Wait, “I can do this by myself”.  Her trackers are amazed at the courageous determination she uses to control the tone in her arms to place the paint on the canvas. She will often propel her body forward to slap the paint onto the canvas, which is physically demanding for her, saying “Wow” I worked hard today!"     

For more information on Artist of the month, please contact
Sue Macrina at (315) 941-4783 or susan.macrina@upstatecp.org.