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<i>Maple tapping in the early spring</i>, butternut, Tom Cote. Photo:  Todd Moe
Maple tapping in the early spring, butternut, Tom Cote. Photo: Todd Moe

Artists who look to the forest for ideas, inspiration

Considered America's oldest working woodlands, the Northern Forest -- stretching from the Tug Hill through the Adirondacks to the coast of Maine -- is also home to a remarkable range of traditional artists. This month, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, opened a new exhibit that features art from among the trees.

TAUNY executive director Jill Breit says the concept behind Artists of the Forest is to showcase how artists are using the resources that are growing around them in the woods. The pieces featured in the show come from northern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.  Go to full article
<i>Goddess of Earth and Nature</i>, by Jordan Snyder, 7th grade, is one of the pieces in the annual middle and high school art exhibit at the Remington through Sunday.  Photo: Todd Moe
Goddess of Earth and Nature, by Jordan Snyder, 7th grade, is one of the pieces in the annual middle and high school art exhibit at the Remington through Sunday. Photo: Todd Moe

Young artists get creative in Remington exhibit

Artwork from middle and high school students around St. Lawrence County is on display this week at the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg. The 16th annual middle and high school art exhibit continues through Sunday in the Richard E. Winter Gallery.

Todd Moe stopped by for a tour with curator Laura Foster, who says the annual show allows the museum to showcase the creative process happening in arts programs at local public schools. There's also art on display created by home schooled students who use the Remington for art classes.  Go to full article
<i>Goodwill from Sharon</i> by Sharon Cheng is part of the "New Work for a New Year" exhibit in Potsdam.
Goodwill from Sharon by Sharon Cheng is part of the "New Work for a New Year" exhibit in Potsdam.

New art for the new year

Artwork by more than 30 North Country artists is featured in a new exhibit at the St. Lawrence County Arts Council in Potsdam. New Work for a New Year features art produced over the last 12 months.

Todd Moe spoke with Arts Council executive director Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton about the show, which will be on display in the gallery through mid-March.  Go to full article
Sam Gilliam, <i>Asking</i>, 1972, acrylic on canvas.  Photo: Hyde Collection
Sam Gilliam, Asking, 1972, acrylic on canvas. Photo: Hyde Collection

Fifty years of collecting art at the Hyde

The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a public museum this year. Todd Moe talks with Hyde chief curator and interim co-director Erin Coe about the museum's legacy and some of the pieces in its golden anniversary exhibition.

About three hundred people attended an opening reception for the exhibit, 50 at 50: Five Decades of Collecting at The Hyde, last Saturday night. Coe says she had a lot of fun exploring the archives of the permanent collection and hanging the commemorative show.  Go to full article
Steven Pedersen's <i>Eaux D' Artifice</i> is on display at Creative Spirit Community Arts Center in Potsdam through February 9th.  Photo courtesy the artist
Steven Pedersen's Eaux D' Artifice is on display at Creative Spirit Community Arts Center in Potsdam through February 9th. Photo courtesy the artist

Potsdam toilets: blight or art?

Drive through the village of Potsdam and you can't miss a small plot that's filled with old toilets. The property owner says it's art, while village leaders wish it would just disappear. A Clarkson University digital arts professor has used the idea as inspiration for a new exhibit.

Todd Moe talks with Clarkson's Steven Pedersen about Eaux D' Artifice at Creative Spirit Community Arts Center in Potsdam. Pedersen's show uses video, interactive art, and images based on the public toilet display to explore ideas of place and what it means to make art.  Go to full article
Charlie Green.  (photo: Adk Artists' Guild)
Charlie Green. (photo: Adk Artists' Guild)

Saranac Lake artists remember grocer Charlie Green

The Adirondack Artists' Guild opens The Market Show: The Guild Celebrates Charlie Green, at a reception in Saranac Lake tonight. The new exhibit features interpretations of markets far and wide.

The exhibit revolves around Charlie Green, the proprietor of the former Greens Market for 60 years -- from 1927 until just before he passed away in January 1987. Todd Moe spoke with artist Diane Leifheit, who says there will be an installation of stories, photos and artifacts recalling their hometown grocer.  Go to full article
Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton.  (photo courtesy the artist)
Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton. (photo courtesy the artist)

An artistic interest in building community

The new year marks the start of a new chapter for the St. Lawrence County Arts Council. The group's new executive director, Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton, who began her new duties this week in Potsdam. Hilary Oak, former executive director of the Arts Council, stepped down at the end of December to pursue other interests.

Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton is a photographer and graphic designer with a keen interest in fostering working relationships between artists and their communities. She spoke with Todd Moe about her arts career that has taken her from teaching high school visual art in Colorado to serving in the Peace Corps in Southwest China for the past two years.  Go to full article
One of the images from the <i>"Tsi Nón:we Tewèn:teron"</i> or <i>Where My Home Is</i> exhibit at BluSeed studios in Saranac Lake.
One of the images from the "Tsi Nn:we Tewn:teron" or Where My Home Is exhibit at BluSeed studios in Saranac Lake.

BluSeed exhibit features work by young Mohawk printmakers

A new art exhibit that connects First Nations history and culture in Quebec with a variety of printmaking techniques opens at BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake on Friday night. Todd Moe talks with Kahnawake Mohawk artist Martin Loft about the exhibit titled, "Tsi Nn:we Tewn:teron" or Where My Home Is. The show includes a wide range of works on paper created by thirteen young Mohawk artists.  Go to full article
The Rockwell Kent collections at SLU consist of over 100 pieces of correspondence, prints, books, drawings and ephemera.  (Photo: Special Collections)
The Rockwell Kent collections at SLU consist of over 100 pieces of correspondence, prints, books, drawings and ephemera. (Photo: Special Collections)

Rockwell Kent as gifted printmaker, book artist, author

Part of an exhibition of Rockwell Kent's work at St. Lawrence University explores his literary side. Kent was one of America's most famous 20th century artists, and owned a dairy farm in the eastern Adirondacks. Two exhibits of his work are on display through December 15 in St. Lawrence's Brush Art Gallery and the Owen D. Young Library's Special Collections.

Rockwell Kent: The Once Most Popular American Artist is a display of dozens of works in a variety of media. Kent's prominence as an artist, author, adventurer and socio-political activist made him a media phenomenon. He died in 1971.

In this second of a two-part series of conversations, Todd Moe toured the exhibit in Special Collections in the ODY Library. He spoke with Cathy Tedford, Brush Art Gallery Director and Special Collections Curator and Archivist Mark McMurray about the university's collection of Kent correspondence, original prints, books and other ephemera -- including some recent acquisitions.  Go to full article
<em>Peace Oath</em>, ca. 1967, wood engraving, private collection
Peace Oath, ca. 1967, wood engraving, private collection

Rockwell Kent's enduring art, legacy

An exhibition of one of America's most famous 20th century artists, and an Adirondack farmer, is on display through mid-December at St. Lawrence University. Rockwell Kent: The Once Most Popular American Artist is a display of more than 75 works in a variety of media, including some recent acquisitions by the university, in the Brush Art Gallery and at the Owen D. Young Library Special Collections.  Go to full article

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