By Dave Warner

Artist and painter Andy Weinstein, a twenty-two-year-old senior at Colgate University, had his show opening and reception on Saturday afternoon at the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts.

Weinstein said, “I graduate in about a month. I’ve been painting for almost eight years now.”

His high school had a drawing and painting course, and he thought it would be a cool thing to do. “It’s like a four-year progression. If you don’t fail the course, you keep going each year.”

He said he had an amazing teacher who gave him fantastic basic fundamentals in art, painting, and drawing. “I fell in love painting with oils and decided I would be an art major at Colgate.”

“Most of the big pieces in the show are from my senior thesis, which was last semester,” he said.

Weinstein is painting more work for his honors dissertation, which he has to present at the end of the school year.

“Being up here in Central New York for the last four years has been the most inspirational experience for my work because the landscape is just so beautiful. Every time I go for a drive or a walk-around campus, I just see paintings all over the place,” Weinstein remarked.

He said that a lot of his work is just from memory or feelings that he had about a location. “I’m really, really going to miss living up here and having that constant inspiration.”

“Every time I’ve been to Little Falls, I just think it’s such a cool little spot. I’m super thankful that this is where I’m springboarding my career with my first solo show. I’m really grateful for the community,” he said.

Remnant Landscapes runs from April 13 through May 18, 2024

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday, Noon – 4 PM
Location: 401-403 Canal Street, Little Falls, NY 13365