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Above is a painting by Corky Gates.

Editor’s note: This article is being run today because last week’s article had transposed the biographical information and left much of it out. The information here has been corrected to properly credit the artists.

Two artists are being featured in August at Dragonfly Art Gallery in Harrisville.

Kathryn Cubalo is Dragonfly Art Gallery’s artist of the month. The gallery held a reception for her at 116 E. Main Street on Aug. 3. Cubalo has been a member of the gallery since its inception, and this month is the gallery’s 10th anniversary.

Corky Gates is the gallery’s visiting artist for the month of August. A reception is not planned for her, but her artwork will be on display at the gallery all month.

Kathryn Cubalo

Corky Gates

Cubalo studied art at Schoolcraft College with Dr. Robert DuFort and Lincoln Loa, and at art workshops with nationally-known artists Helga Flowers, Brigit Austin, Robert Salo and Roland Roycroft.

“Art has always been a part of my life,” Cubalo said. “As my family responsibilities have lessened, my involvement with art has grown. This has been enhanced by my association with artist friends and the opportunity to participate in classes and workshops.”

Her professional memberships include the Northeast Michigan Artists’ Guild, the East Shore Art Guild and the Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan. She exhibits at the Dragonfly Gallery in Harrisville, and has been a member since its inception 10 years ago.

“The medium I like best is pastel, but have enjoyed classes in oil painting and watercolor,” Cubalo said. “I particularly like watercolor for more experimental work, so I try not to limit myself to any one means of expression.”

Many of her paintings are serene, focusing on nature.

“Most of my paintings reflect the peace and tranquility of landscapes or flowers,” Cubalo said. “I also like to paint objects of historical significance, especially lighthouses….

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