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"An Adventure": Mixed Reviews for NYC Street Fair from North Country Artisans

17 artisans from the North Country caravanned to New York City this weekend. They set up booths at one of the largest one day street fairs in the country. The fair stretched for 20 blocks down 2nd avenue in Manhattan. Woodworker Dave Crosby called in by cell phone just after the fair ended.

Dave and the other artisans are part of the Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative; a project organized by the St Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. The cooperative is an international finalist for a World Chamber award for micro-enterprise initiatives.  Go to full article
Canadian War Museum (CWM)
Canadian War Museum (CWM)

In Ottawa, New War Museum Asks Painful Questions

This weekend, Canadians will get their first look at a new national war museum in Ottawa. The massive structure has a bunker-like faade that stands out in a city famous for its graceful architecture. Inside, exhibitions offer a stark and sometimes painful look at Canada's military history, from the bloody campaigns of the French and Indian Wars, to peacekeeping operations now underway in Afghanistan. As Brian Mann reports, the museum is being unveiled at a time when many Canadians are ambivalent about war in general -- and skeptical of America's war on terror.  Go to full article
Workers unwrap a 12-ton block of snow at the start of the contest in Glens Falls.
Workers unwrap a 12-ton block of snow at the start of the contest in Glens Falls.

Glens Falls Hosts 2005 Snow Sculpture Contest

Despite sub-zero temperatures this week, eight teams from across the state are busy carving 12-ton blocks of snow during a 72 hour sculpt-a-thon that began yesterday afternoon in Glens Falls and wraps up Sunday afternoon. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the New York State Snow Sculpting Contest. Teams include groups of friends, families, and co-workers from Manhattan, Rochester and throughout the North Country. Todd Moe talks with event organizer Michael Robbins.  Go to full article
Helen Condon works in the studio of her restored 19th century home in Parishville
Helen Condon works in the studio of her restored 19th century home in Parishville

People: Helen Condon, Traditional Rug Braider

This Sunday, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, or "TAUNY", will honor three "North Country Legends". Helen Taylor Condon, traditional rug braider from Parishville; Ralph Morrow, builder of traditional Adirondack guideboats in Saranac Lake; and the New Bremen Ice Harvest, a community tradition of the Lewis County hamlet's volunteer fire department, will receive North Country Heritage Awards. Todd Moe profiles rug maker Helen Condon.  Go to full article

Preview: Art Hop in Burlington

Wild and whimsical outdoor art is drawing attention along Burlington's Pine Street corridor and Flynn Avenue. The outdoor installations are part of this weekend's 12th Annual South End Art Hop. The event begins Friday night (5pm) with performances, open studios, galleries and free workshops. It features the works of over 250 of the region's best artists and is sponsored by the South End Arts and Business Owners Association. Spokesman Rick Norcross told Todd Moe that the Art Hop is an extraordinary celebration of community, expression, culture and commerce.  Go to full article
Filmmaker Matt Heineman in his preferred form of transportation
Filmmaker Matt Heineman in his preferred form of transportation

"Rolling on the River" in a St. Lawrence Skiff

Summer in the Thousand Islands is filled with the sound of boats. The throaty rumble of a Gar Wood run-about, the roar of a cigarette boat, the throbbing diesels of a Seaway freighter. This weekend in Clayton, the 7th Annual Festival of Oar, Paddle & Sail celebrates the boats that don't make noise. People-powered boats.
But though motorized craft aren't featured at the festival, they ARE invited to drop by the museum for a "boat-in" movie, a marine version of a "drive-in". The featured film is a movie that honors the natural and cultural heritage of the St. Lawrence. David Sommerstein spent a day in a skiff with the film's director and has our story.  Go to full article
The Hyde House in Glens Falls has been an important art and cultural destination for decades
The Hyde House in Glens Falls has been an important art and cultural destination for decades

Historic Hyde House Reopens in Glens Falls

After 18 months of expansion, renovation and restoration, the Hyde House in Glens Falls reopens to the public Saturday. Built in 1912, by Charlotte and Louis Hyde, the home has been a centerpiece of the Hyde Collection of fine art and antiques for decades. Todd Moe tours the restored home with Museum Director Randall Suffolk.  Go to full article
Scene from Micheaux's "Within Our Gates"
Scene from Micheaux's "Within Our Gates"

Choosing Films for LP Festival, an Art in Itself

The Lake Placid Film Festival has unveiled a schedule of more than sixty features and documentaries, including twelve world premieres. The cornerstone event will be the appearance of acclaimed director Martin Scorcese. There will also be plenty of independent and foreign films. The Festival's program director, Alan Hofmanis, says the unique line-up reflects a kind of personal intuition. Hofmanis spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article
Ruth Besio's cookie cottage (above). Building skills (below).
Ruth Besio's cookie cottage (above). Building skills (below).

Home Sweet Home: The Art of Gingerbread Houses

Just as the oven begins to cool from the Thanksgiving feast, comes another seasonal favorite - Holiday baking. Fruitcakes, cookies and sweets are an annual tradition in many households this time of year. During the month of December, visitors to the Traditional Arts In Upstate New York, or TAUNY, gallery in Canton will be asked to vote for their favorite gingerbread house. Late last month a group of eager gingerbread bakers gathered in Canton to learn some secrets of making gingerbread houses - from cabins to castles. As Todd Moe reports, these novices got a head start on their edible real estate.  Go to full article

Remembering Arto Monaco

Martha Foley talks with photographer Ben Stichschulte of Keene Valley, a friend of Arto Monaco, about the artist's life work and legacy.  Go to full article

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