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"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

Lake Champlain as artists? muse

More than sixty original works by visual artists from northern New York, Vermont, Quebec and New England are in a new book that celebrates Lake Champlain and the lands that surround it. "The Art of Lake Champlain" was published this year as part of the quadricentennial of the lake's discovery. The book includes oils, watercolors, pastels, photos and poetry. Publisher Gary Chassman told Todd Moe that it demonstrates that the lake continues to offer inspiration for artists.  Go to full article
Degas' "Dancer with Red Stockings"
Degas' "Dancer with Red Stockings"

Preview: "Degas and Music" in Glens Falls

The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls unveiled an art-world first this month. The exhibition, Degas and Music, focuses on the French Impressionist's fascination with music. Todd Moe talks with Hyde Collection curator Erin Coe about the show. The 35 paintings and other works will remain on display into October.  Go to full article
Sandy Maine hopes to break into mass market retail with "Bug Off."
Sandy Maine hopes to break into mass market retail with "Bug Off."

A Year of Hard Choices: SunFeather Soap - tough times, hope for the future

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
Co-instructor Troy Headrick explains how stone walls are constructed. The wooden frame and strings help guide builders on the correct taper. Most double-faced walls will have an A shape. Photo by Jane Lindholm
Co-instructor Troy Headrick explains how stone walls are constructed. The wooden frame and strings help guide builders on the correct taper. Most double-faced walls will have an A shape. Photo by Jane Lindholm

Rebuilding old stone walls

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

Reviving an arts group

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
Charlotte King works on a painting in her home studio.
Charlotte King works on a painting in her home studio.

An artist out to promote her culture

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

Painting spectacular views on the Tug Hill

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

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