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Lakeside Artisans Welcomes New Artist

Lakeside Artisans, 191 W. First St. in Oswego welcomes artist/photographer Kendra Matott as its newest participating local artisan.

Matott is originally from Potsdam and received her BFA from SUNY Potsdam in Photography.

Lakeside Artisans' newest artist Kendra Matott is shown with what she calls "a fantastical character" entitled "French Quarter."
Lakeside Artisans’ newest artist Kendra Matott is shown with what she calls “a fantastical character” entitled “French Quarter.”

She is a member of CNY Art Center and also displays her work in the Arts in the Heart Gallery in downtown Fulton.

Matott’s unique artwork superimposes photography and painting.

“I am inspired by fantasy and magic,” Matott said.

Her subjects dress up in costumes, masks, wings and more for the photo and then Matott adds painting to create action and textural effects.

The purpose of her mixing media is to enhance the storytelling quality of her work.

Lakeside Artisans is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays to 8 p.m. during the farmers’ market and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.