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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...
Say the word “knitting” and what comes to mind? My sweet cousin, your great-aunt. Placid, reliable, salt-of-the-earth types, right? Well, not so fast, buddy! It turns out those who wield knitting needles can get pretty radical – in...
Canada has one of those major anniversaries coming in in 2017. The nation will be 150 years old – or young, or however you frame that. 2017 may still seem a tad distant, but major event planning requires lead time. Of course, these days such...
The BBC just ran an item called “How great artists depict winter in 10 sublime paintings.” I’m passing that along here because I’d only seen about a third of them. My favorite among those 10 was a Monet winter scene...
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...
News stories tagged with "art"
Jun 08, 2007 — Drawings and paintings by Malone artist Ruth Jones Ryan go on display at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts tonight. She's 98 and grew up in Malone where she still lives in her family's Victorian home. Ruth Jones Ryan is an artist and entrepreneur. She and her sister owned a gift shop for years in Malone. In 2001, Todd Moe spoke with her about life and art. Go to full article
Jun 07, 2007 — The works of an artist who spent over half his life vacationing in the Adirondacks are on display in Keene Valley this summer. Roswell M. Shurtleff was one of the major artists in the region. He arrived in the Adirondacks in 1858 and went on to play a leading role in establishing Keene Valley as a prominent gathering place for artists. Todd Moe spoke with Skylight Gallery director Mary Buschman-Kelly about the Shurtleff exhibit. Go to full article
Feb 23, 2007 — Five centuries ago, the St. Lawrence valley, from Watertown to Quebec City, was ruled by a culture that modern anthropologists call "the corn people." When the first French explorer Jacques Cartier arrived in 1534, he found bustling towns and well-ordered fields. A few decades later, when Samuel de Champlain reached the same area, the corn people were gone. Their villages were empty. Their fields were abandoned. A new exhibition in Montreal explores the mystery of their disappearance. But as Brian Mann reports, some members of the Mohawk community say the scientists and historians have the story wrong. Go to full article
Oct 31, 2006 — NCPR is media sponsor for the St. Lawrence County Arts Council annual Artists' Studio Tour this weekend. The event starts Friday and continues through Sunday afternoon. The public is invited to enjoy self-guided tours of 35 artist studios all around St. Lawrence County. Todd Moe talks with St. Lawrence County Arts Council director Hilary Oak about the studio tour. Go to full article
Sep 15, 2006 — Todd Moe talks with the curators of a new exhibit at SUNY-Potsdam that includes some of the paintings of artist, actor, dancer, poet and musician Paul Swan. The New York Times called him "America's Leonardo DaVinci," but many of his works disappeared for decades. After years of research, Colton residents Janis and Richard Londraville have uncovered some of the art and life of Paul Swan. With access to Swan's personal papers, letters and an unpublished memoir, the Londraville's have documented the story of his complicated family life, bisexuality and personal eccentricities in the book, The Most Beautiful Man in the World: Paul Swan, from Wilde to Warhol. Go to full article
Jun 19, 2006 — Members of the Herkimer County Historical Society say they've found the antique tennis racket used in the "American Tragedy" murder a century ago. The racket's authenticity was confirmed using marks from the murder trial. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
May 31, 2006 — The campaign season is officially underway in New York state. That's great news for editorial cartoonists, who use satire and caricature to poke fun at leading politicians. Here in the North Country, local cartoonists will be hard at work, looking for the humor and absurdity in regional politics. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
Apr 28, 2006 — Tonight at the Keene Central School, the group Adirondack Harvest will host the screening of a new film called "Three Farms." The documentary focuses on the daily work and rituals on three organic farms, one in Keene Valley, another in Willsboro, and a third in Keeseville. Photographer Ben Stechschulte, who spends part of each year in the Adirondacks, made the film over a period of years. He spoke with Brian Mann. Go to full article
Dec 16, 2005 — A column of black smoke rose over Lake Placid yesterday as part of a historic restaurant and resort burned to the ground. An apparent kitchen fire in an annex at the Lake Placid Lodge broke out some time after 9 o'clock. There were no injuries. The main structure also suffered smoke and water damage. The Lodge -- first built in 1882 -- was one of the Adirondacks' premier luxury hotels, attracting famous guests including Britney Spears and Bill Gates. As Brian Mann reports, the fire could leave some of the resort's employees out of work just as the busy holiday season gets underway. Go to full article
Sep 08, 2005 — Burlington's annual South End Art Hop gets underway Friday afternoon (5pm). It's a two-day celebration showcasing the works of over 300 of the region's best and brightest creative artists displayed throughout the core of Burlington's creative south end neighborhood. Art Hop Coordinator Cynthia Newton says the event is a fusion of commerce and culture. Go to full article