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Special artists attain enough fame to draw crowds on their reputation alone. You know, ones like Picasso, Rembrandt, da Vinci or Monet. Others are also important, but just don’t have the right name recognition. Take Gustave Doré. Sure,...
OK, talking about Easter eggs now is a just a little ahead of the game. But there’s no time like the present if you want to make any by Easter Sunday. Matter of fact, if anyone is tempted to turn his or her apple tree into something like this...
There is an alarming amount of hunger in the United States, despite our collective wealth. This fact has been cited so often that it has lost some of its power. Income inequality is old news, but it’s important not to take this for granted....
New rules came out last month from the U.S. Department of the Interior designed to help stomp out the illegal trade which led to the slaughter of an estimated 35,000 elephants in 2012 alone. Rhino are killed for their horns too and...
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...
News stories tagged with "art"
Jan 15, 2010 — 2010 is the "Year of the Arts" in New York, and marks the 50th anniversary of the state arts council. Hilary Oak, director of the St. Lawrence County Arts Council, talks with Todd Moe about what's on the minds of artists in the North Country and the role the arts will continue to play this year in making communities vital. Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Dec 04, 2009 — Today and tomorrow, Saranac Lake artists will welcome visitors to check out their studios and galleries during the first Holiday Art Walk. Todd Moe talks with artist Georgeanne Gaffney about exploring art in downtown Saranac Lake this weekend. The regular "3rd Thursday" Art Walks have been going on in the village for over 10 years. Gaffney says the idea for a winter version was inspired by "Saranac Lake Art Works", a collaboration of artists dedicated to the community and art. Go to full article
Ray Brook, NY, Dec 03, 2009 — Kim Simmonds is heading into four decades of playing the Blues. He founded legendary British Blues band, Savoy Brown, in 1965. He recently finished a solo cd, and has been quietly and passionately painting and drawing for the last ten years. Simmonds hosts an exhibit of his guitar paintings and a concert at Saranac Village at Will Rogers, Saturday at 7:00 pm. Todd Moe spoke with him about connections between making music and the visual arts. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Sep 25, 2009 — NCPR is media sponsor for the 8th annual Remington Arts Festival in Canton this weekend. The event celebrates local art and pays tribute to native son Frederic Remington. Special exhibits and events around the village will include a juried art show in the park, quilt display, games for kids, historic tours and music. Todd Moe talks with David Katz of the Northern Lights Orchestra. The ensemble will present a series of concerts that showcase both music that Remington might have heard during his lifetime, and music by North Country composers. Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Sep 24, 2009 — NCPR is media sponsor for the third annual Tri-Lakes "Artist at Work" Studio Tour this weekend. The self-guided walking and driving tour starts Friday and features over 36 artists showing and selling their works at more than 30 locations across the Tri-Lakes region. It gives visitors an insider's view of the creative process. Todd Moe spoke with Lake Placid artist Jackie Altman about her art and the studio tour. Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Sep 11, 2009 — Artist Susan Olsen grew up in the Adirondacks. She's an arts organizer, and owns and runs Borealis Color, an art and hobby supply shop in Saranac Lake. She's also created an arts blog, called "Art Throb", where she shares art news, events, profiles and ideas online. Susan spoke with Todd Moe about using her blog and business to encourage more art in her community and the world. Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Sep 03, 2009 — Music, stories, art and food are all part of "Hobofest 2009" in Saranac Lake on Sunday afternoon. The event will be held outside of 7444 Gallery on Depot Street. Artist Peter Seward tells Todd Moe that the event "embraces the railroad as a dormant resource" in the Adirondacks. Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, Sep 01, 2009 — A new exhibit at the Paul Smiths Visitor Interpretive Center features artwork based on hikes at the VIC throughout the seasons. Todd Moe talks with artist Georgeanne Gaffney about her show, "Meander". She says most of the eleven new pieces are based on trips through the woods at the VIC. Go to full article
Lake George, NY, Aug 28, 2009 — A new art exhibit in Lake George combines shipwrecks, the visual arts and science. The "Raising the Fleet" exhibition is truly in the lake - viewable on land and 40 feet below the surface. Underwater easels near the sunken wrecks of 18th century vessels hold artwork by Elinor Mossop. They include microscopic images of amoebae with sketches of military shipwrecks. Todd Moe spoke with biologist Sam Bowser about this art/science collaborative exhibit. Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Aug 19, 2009 — NCPR is media sponsor for the Adirondack Plein Air Festival in Saranac Lake this weekend. Join artists and photographers in and around Saranac Lake for a weekend of creating art outdoors. Artist and organizer Susan Olsen told Todd Moe that events will include a walking tour, meet the artist receptions, silent auctions, and more. Go to full article