RIP: Nadia Trinkala, 1966-2011

April 11th, 2011, 10:00 am by Greg
Nadia Trinkala

Nadia Trinkala

We are so very saddened by the death of Nadia Trinkala, one of the brightest rays of light on the Nippertown art scene. She was 44 years old.

Trinkala was an artist, as well as a former arts gallery owner. Back in 2002, she opened the Trink Gallery on the second floor of her spacious retro furniture/home furnishing store on Remsen Street in Cohoes. Although the gallery was short-lived, it hosted the stellar exhibition “Visions and Vibrations: The Visual Art of Musicians,” featuring work by George Frayne (aka Commander Cody), Tom D’Ambrose, John Caldwell, Buck Malen, Chip Fasciana, Sergio Sericolo, Theresa Burns Parkhurst and others.

A beautiful woman and a most supportive and encouraging spirit, Trink will be deeply missed.

UPDATED 4/18: There’s a wonderful new Nadia Trinkala Memorial Site.

UPDATED 4/14: A Celebration of Life service will be held for Nadia at 2pm on Saturday, April 30 at the Cohoes Music Hall in Cohoes. Friends and relatives are welcome. For those wishing to remember Nadia in a special way, donations in her memory may be made to Rensselaer County ARC, Residential Services, 79 102nd St., Troy, NY 12180 or to Living Resources, Carriage House Arts Program, 300 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12203.

Obituary at The Times Union
Lauren Stanforth’s story in The Times Union
David Brickman’s story at Get Visual
Stephen Leon’s story at Metroland

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