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A new year for the arts

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
Georgeanne Gaffney's holiday window display
Georgeanne Gaffney's holiday window display

Saranac Lake hosts winter Art Walk

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

A passion for blues and brush

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
Frederic Remington was born in Canton in 1861
Frederic Remington was born in Canton in 1861

Music from Remington's era

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
Watch for the bold yellow and black Studio Tour signs
Watch for the bold yellow and black Studio Tour signs

Preview: Tri-Lakes Studio Tour

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

Empowering art online

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

Preview: Hobofest 2009 in Saranac Lake

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
"Crooked Tamarack and Cotton Grass Three" by Georgeanne Gaffney. Used with permission.
"Crooked Tamarack and Cotton Grass Three" by Georgeanne Gaffney. Used with permission.

Creating and sharing art in a favorite place

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

Exploring art, science and history underwater

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
Sandra Hildreth painting "plein air" in the Adirondacks
Sandra Hildreth painting "plein air" in the Adirondacks

Art outdoors in Saranac Lake

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

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