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People keep sending me stuff about bees, including this from a friend in Connecticut, about an unusual art project. Go ahead and see for yourself: Artist Aganetha Dyck Collaborates with Bees to Create Sculptures Wrapped in Honeycomb. The article, in...
Say the word “knitting” and what comes to mind? My sweet cousin, your great-aunt. Placid, reliable, salt-of-the-earth types, right? Well, not so fast, buddy! It turns out those who wield knitting needles can get pretty radical – in...
Canada has one of those major anniversaries coming in in 2017. The nation will be 150 years old – or young, or however you frame that. 2017 may still seem a tad distant, but major event planning requires lead time. Of course, these days such...
The BBC just ran an item called “How great artists depict winter in 10 sublime paintings.” I’m passing that along here because I’d only seen about a third of them. My favorite among those 10 was a Monet winter scene...
This item out of Ottawa is for fans of things like Antiques Roadshow – you know, where that old vase turns out to be worth real money. The story concerns something called a “charger”, according to Jeffery Walker, co-owner of...
News stories tagged with "art"
Sep 24, 2008 — NCPR is media sponsor for the Tri-Lakes area "Artist at Work Studio Tour" this weekend. The three-day event features more than 30 artists who will open their studio doors to the public to see how a work of art begins. The annual tour is organized by the Adirondack Artists' Guild in Saranac Lake. Todd Moe talks with artist Diane Leifheit, co-organizer of the studio tour. Go to full article
Aug 29, 2008 — It's harvest season and artists across the region have been busy in the garden. Painting outdoors, or "plein air", is a time-honored tradition, particularly by artists who want to convey a sense of immediacy. They'll find a spot among flowers or along a stream, prop up an easel and paint just as they see it. Most works are competed within hours on the spot. Spontaneity is key. Bugs, rain and fleeting sunlight are challenges. Todd Moe visits a group of artists near Malone celebrating another season of creating art outdoors. Go to full article
Aug 08, 2008 — Keep a close eye on the summer Olympics coverage, not just for the athletes but the art, too. Two large, outdoor sculptures with ties to the Adirondacks are in Beijing's Olympic Sculpture Park. The stone and metal pieces are two of fifty outdoor sculptures on display. The exhibition aims to promote international cultural links. Stone sculptors John Van Alstine and Caroline Ramersdorfer visited Beijing last year to supervise the start of construction. Both have installed art in galleries and public spaces around the world. This time, they're among 50 people, 25 from China and 25 from elsewhere, displaying their artwork around Olympic venues. Todd Moe visited their southern Adirondack studio to find out what it's like for artists to make it to the Olympics. Go to full article
Jul 28, 2008 — Erin Coe, Chief Curator of the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls will talk about the cultural legacy of the Pruyn Family at the Adirondack Museum tonight (7:30). Her lecture will highlight a broad range of objects from the family's collections. She told Todd Moe that the Pruyn family had a big impact on the economic, cultural, educational and civic life of Glens Falls and the Adirondacks. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Jul 10, 2008 — NCPR presents the next UpNorth Music Concert a the Clayton Opera House on Sunday (3-5 pm). Featured performers include Scott Shipley, Cullen's Cross and Wreckloose. The day also incudes an Artisan Showcase and sale. Todd Moe spoke with Hilary Oak, Director of the St. Lawrence County Arts Council, who is coordinating Sunday's Artisan showcase. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jun 20, 2008 — The StoryCorps oral history project rolled into Saranac Lake yesterday. The mobile recording studio which is housed in an Airstream trailer offers local people a chance to record their stories and their experiences. The effort is co-sponsored by North Country Public Radio. The recordings will be archived at the Library of Congress and some of the interviews will be aired here on NCPR. Brian Mann was at yesterday's opening ceremony in Saranac Lake and sent this audio postcard. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
May 13, 2008 — Yesterday in Saranac Lake, the US Postal Service unveiled a new stamp honoring Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau. Trudeau was a pioneering physician and tuberculosis researcher. But he was also invented the community of Saranac Lake, which remains the biggest community in the Adirondacks. Trudeau's sanatorium closed a half-century ago, but as Brian Mann reports, his work continues to echo through American culture. Go to full article
May 02, 2008 — Todd Moe visits a spiritual care program at a nursing home in Kingston, Ontario, where the power of poetry is making connections with seniors. It's haiku that inspires and comforts people with dementia. The project has resulted in a book of haiku, Signs of Spring, and a series of murals in the home's garden patio. Todd talks with program coordinator Marjorie Woodbridge and Kingston haiku poet Philomene Kocher. They say it's not a cure, but the project does show the sense of humor, deep wisdom and capabilities of people with dementia. For more information about the booklet, "Signs of Spring - haiku poems by persons with dementia", contact Marjorie Woodbridge: firstname.lastname@example.org Go to full article
Mar 28, 2008 — Earlier this month the Heuvelton Central School Art Club held its fourth annual Wearable Art Show. It was a fashion program that featured clothing from found or recycled materials. Trophies were awarded for "most original", "best use of materials" and "most sophisticated". Heuvelton art teacher Sally Hartman and some of her students told Todd Moe they worked for weeks on their fashion creations. Styrofoam packing peanuts, plastic shopping bags, soda bottles and tin can lids were transformed into dresses, shirts, pants and jewelry. This was an opportunity to make something wonderful from things that are left over or thrown away. Go to full article
Mar 28, 2008 — Artists are invited to take part in this summer's Plein Air Event in the Champlain Valley. "Plein air" began with 19th century French Impressionists who took the act of painting out of the studio and into the world. In July, artists will draw, paint or photograph their favorite Champlain Valley scenes, and the works will be included in an art show and silent auction. The Westport Chamber of Commerce and the Arts Council of the Northern Adirondacks are sponsoring the event. Todd Moe spoke with the Chamber's Dee Carroll. Go to full article