Courthouse Gallery

Michael Millspaugh, May 8 - June 11
Opening reception Saturday, May 8, 4 - 6 pm.


Michael Millspaugh’s
current work relies on iconic military imagery which he translates into hand-carved sculptures, dioramas, and drawings as “Gestures of Resistance”.  These “gestures” are sometimes whimsical, sometimes satirical, and often personal and autobiographical.  He ironically combines images of weapons with flowers. Millspaugh’s arsenal is stocked with gardening tools and art supplies: rifles are transformed into garden hoes, cartridge/bullet belts into pencil holders.  He says: “I think it is possible to have a sense of humor but still be disciplined and serious about making work.”

Michael Millspaugh was born in Amsterdam, NY and raised in Schenectady, NY.  He received his B.S. in Fine Art-Sculpture from the College of St. Rose, and also attended the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.  His work has been shown in many exhibitions, including “Fresh”, at North Main Gallery, Salem, NY; “American Bliss” at the Saratoga County Arts Council; “Armed”, at the Mandeville Gallery at Union College, as well as group shows at Albany Center Galleries, and Rusty Mat Cutter Gallery, Glens Falls.  His awards include a S.O.S. Grant form the NY Foundation for the Arts. He currently lives and works in Schenectady.


This exhibition is funded in part by Glens Falls National Bank and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. The Courthouse Gallery hours during exhibitions are Tuesday through Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 12 – 4 pm, and all other times by appointment.  The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George, NY For more information call (518) 668-2616, email:, or visit

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