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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...
One of the nice things about living in a national capital is the extra quotient of museums and culture that comes with the territory. Some of the more important traveling shows end up here, even though other cities have larger populations. And...
Here’s the blurb, from a National Gallery webpage on Sakahàn: This summer, the National Gallery of Canada is staging one of the most ambitious contemporary art exhibitions in its history. With installations filling both floors of our special...
Here we are working on raising $245,000 for NCPR and the first article I see in my email this morning is about NYC’s Metropolitan Art Museum receiving a $1billion (yes, that’s billion) gift of early 20th century artwork from the estate...
As a rule, conservative governments seem less inclined to spend tax dollars on art. Their feeling seems to be: let the private sector make art happen, if art needs to happen at all. So, curious eyes are affixed to the Harper Government’s push...
News stories tagged with "art"
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
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
Mar 27, 2008 — This month's word gives artists a chance to look critically at what was written or created. The Roman poet Horace thought one should wait nine years before revising a work, but that's a bit much. Some artists make dozens of changes before unveiling a creation. A local composer helps us understand how composers, like Beethoven, made changes in their scores. Go to full article
Jan 16, 2008 — The Adirondack Artists' Guild is a cooperative retail art gallery that includes a diverse group of artists residing and working in the northern Adirondacks. It's a space on Saranac Lake's Main Street that's used to show and market artwork created in the region. The Guild promotes development of the arts in the community year-round by featuring the work of guest artists and other events. Todd Moe sat down at the Adirondack Artists Guild to talk with some of the members - Eleanor Sweeney, Barry Lobdell, Sandra Hildreth, Peter Shrope and Diane Leifheit. This weekend, the group celebrates it's 10th anniversary with a gala reception Friday night (5-7 pm) open to everyone. Eleanor Sweeney, a charter member, says the Guild is a result of the efforts of the Saranac Lake Downtown Revitalization Project Arts Committee. Go to full article
Sep 27, 2007 — NCPR is media sponsor for the sixth annual Remington Arts Festival in Canton. It starts today and continues through Saturday with many special events including music, a juried art show on the village green, horse-drawn wagon rides of historic Canton, a farmer's market, food and special exhibits. Todd Moe talks with Canton's Economic Development Director Linda McQuinn about the village's "native son". Go to full article
Sep 26, 2007 — NCPR is media sponsor for the first annual "Artist at Work Studio Tour," taking place in the tri-lakes region this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event features free self-guided tours of 23 artist studios in and around Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Tupper Lake. Todd Moe talks with artist Donna Foley, one of the co-organizers of the studio tour about this weekend's event and her artwork. Go to full article
Aug 28, 2007 — You never really know what the North Country's big events of the summer will be. This year, hands down, the attention grabbers were a couple of big auctions. Fox Island, near Cape Vincent, sold over the weekend for $3.78 million to New Jersey resident Vance Wilson. In Tupper Lake, more than four hundred buyers turned out for the sale of antiques and other treasures from Follensby Park, one of the Adirondacks' most extravagant, private great camps. Brian Mann joined the crowd on Saturday and sent this audio postcard. Go to full article