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Preview: Remington Arts Fest in Canton

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

Preview: Tri-Lakes artist studio tour

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
Diane Leifheit captures flowers and an Adirondack chair in pastels
Diane Leifheit captures flowers and an Adirondack chair in pastels

A bounty of art from the garden

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
Van Alstine's piece, "Rings of Unity - Circles of Inclusion"
Van Alstine's piece, "Rings of Unity - Circles of Inclusion"

Art fit for the Olympics

Keep a close eye on the summer Olympics coverage, not just for the athletes but the art, too. Two large, outdoor sculptures with ties to the Adirondacks are in Beijing's Olympic Sculpture Park. The stone and metal pieces are two of fifty outdoor sculptures on display. The exhibition aims to promote international cultural links. Stone sculptors John Van Alstine and Caroline Ramersdorfer visited Beijing last year to supervise the start of construction. Both have installed art in galleries and public spaces around the world. This time, they're among 50 people, 25 from China and 25 from elsewhere, displaying their artwork around Olympic venues. Todd Moe visited their southern Adirondack studio to find out what it's like for artists to make it to the Olympics.  Go to full article

Preview: The Pruyn family?s legacy

Erin Coe, Chief Curator of the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls will talk about the cultural legacy of the Pruyn Family at the Adirondack Museum tonight (7:30). Her lecture will highlight a broad range of objects from the family's collections. She told Todd Moe that the Pruyn family had a big impact on the economic, cultural, educational and civic life of Glens Falls and the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Music and artisans in Clayton

NCPR presents the next UpNorth Music Concert a the Clayton Opera House on Sunday (3-5 pm). Featured performers include Scott Shipley, Cullen's Cross and Wreckloose. The day also incudes an Artisan Showcase and sale. Todd Moe spoke with Hilary Oak, Director of the St. Lawrence County Arts Council, who is coordinating Sunday's Artisan showcase.  Go to full article
Dermot and "Dew Drop" Morgan are the first Saranac Lake interview
Dermot and "Dew Drop" Morgan are the first Saranac Lake interview

National StoryCorps project captures tales of Adirondack life

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
EL Trudeau honored with new "Distinguished Americans" stamp (Source: USPS)
EL Trudeau honored with new "Distinguished Americans" stamp (Source: USPS)

Saranac Lake TB pioneer EL Trudeau honored with "Distinguished Americans" stamp

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
Murals inspired by haiku written by seniors at Rideaucrest Home in Kingston, Ontario
Murals inspired by haiku written by seniors at Rideaucrest Home in Kingston, Ontario

Haiku and coping with dementia

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: mwoodbridge@cityofkingston.ca  Go to full article
Students hit the fashion runway in Heuvelton
Students hit the fashion runway in Heuvelton

From trash to fashion in Heuvelton

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

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