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Artist of the Month: Carolann Hinkle

Hedonism is about all sensory pleasure and at the beginning of each month, our Chocolate and Ice Cream shops appeal to not only our senses of smell and taste, but also to that of sight through the work of local artists.

For the month of January, we have the great pleasure of featuring the watercolor artwork of Carolann Hinkle.

Hinkle was first inspired to paint when her sister, Myra, placed a canvas, acrylic paints and a brush in front of a place setting of a vase of flowers and instructed her to paint. She was just nine years old.

From that point on, Hinkle’s parents sent her from her hometown in Arizona to Chautauqua, N.Y. to stay with Myra and their stepmother, Josephine Antoine, who is a well-known opera singer and teacher at the Eastman School of Music and Chautauqua Institute.

Hinkle attended classes – piano, ballet, drawing and painting – but she quickly discovered that she wasn’t quite fit for music and dancing. Drawing and painting, however, stuck.

Hinkle has experience in painting with oils and acrylics, but lately she is dabbling in watercolor. She enjoys the outdoors and nature, which tend to be the focus of her paintings.

Hinkle’s exhibit will officially open on Friday Jan. 8 with a meet-and-greet with Hinkle and our staff from 6-9 p.m.

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