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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...
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by Martha Foley
Parishville, NY, Mar 26, 2009 — In our Year of Hard Choices series today, we go to a mainstay of the North Country's homegrown business community. You find the SunFeather Soap Company in a tidy, low building on the old state road outside Parishville, in St. Lawrence County. Martha Foley went for a tour, and got a lesson in small business 101. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Mar 17, 2009 — Old stone walls date back four centuries in the Northeast. They're the vestiges of old farm boundaries; sometimes still keeping sheep and cows from wandering too far. A number of states are considering legislation to preserve these wandering traces of history. As part of a collaboration with Northeast public radio stations, Jane Lindholm of Vermont Public Radio reports. (Northeast environmental coverage is part of the NPR Local News Initiative.) Go to full article
Feb 24, 2009 — Artists are invited to join a newly revived arts group in Jefferson County. The North Country Artists' Guild has held a couple of organizational meetings so far this year. A board meeting, open to all, will be held at the Flower Memorial Library in Watertown Thursday night. Todd Moe talks with NCAG president Kari Robertson about the group's broadened mission. Go to full article
Feb 13, 2009 — Charlotte King is an artist with a mission. She grew up on the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation near Massena and recently received an art degree from SUNY-Potsdam. Her goal now is to get more Mohawk art into mainstream galleries, and help preserve the region's strong artistic traditions. She's one of more than 300 artists on the reservation, from painters to basket weavers. Her love of art has taken her to the Smithsonian and Sante Fe. But, King draws and paints what she knows, the local environment around the St. Regis and St. Lawrence Rivers and her Native American culture. Some of her work is on display in Massena and Cornwall this month. Todd Moe has this profile. Go to full article
Holland Patent, NY, Oct 07, 2008 — Artists will hit the trail in the Tug Hill region this Saturday to capture their favorite spots along the Trenton Falls Gorge on canvas. Privately owned by a power company, the trail is only open to the public on a few weekends each year. Todd Moe previews the "Tug Hill Paint Out '08." Go to full article
by NCPR News
Sep 30, 2008 — Artwork by a Mohawk teen is part of a year-long traveling art show. Massena ninth grader Katsitsiaroroks Mitchell won a first place prize in the Native American Student Artist Competition this year. The contest is sponsored by the federal office of Indian Education. The theme this year is "Circle of Empowerment: Education, Language, Culture, Tradition." Her drawing, titled "The Gathering," will be on display at the Smithsonian Institution. St. Lawrence County Arts Council Director Hilary Oak spoke with Katsitsiaroroks Mitchell and her art teacher, Robin LaCourse. Go to full article
Sep 30, 2008 — Creative Spirit Arts Center in Potsdam hosts an exhibition of art by women with only one criteria: the art focuses on any aspect of life "Due North From New York City." It's sponsored by a group called Women in the Arts Foundation, which began in New York City in the early '70s and now includes members across the state and the world. "Due North From New York City" opens this Saturday night with a reception (7 pm). Todd Moe spoke with Ines Sanchez-Ferreira, of Brasher Falls, who came up with the idea for the show, about her life as an artist. Go to full article
Sep 25, 2008 — The 7th Annual Remington Arts Festival begins today and continues through Saturday in Canton. NCPR is media sponsor for the event. Canton is the birthplace of renowned sculptor and painter Frederic Remington. Todd Moe talks with festival co-organizer Jane Sempel about the opening event, "Bull Fighting and Bear Chasing," at the Silas Wright House in Canton this afternoon (2 pm). Go to full article
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