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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...
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...
News stories tagged with "art"
Jul 20, 2007 — The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is celebrating 40 years of bringing art to Blue Mountain Lake this summer. A Retrospective Show this Sunday night will sample work from the scores of artists who have been involved with the center as teachers and artists in residence. Betsy Folwell was Director there from 1980-88, third in the "dynasty" that began with Jim and Sheila Hutt. She spoke with Todd Moe. Go to full article
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Jul 19, 2007 — There are lots of opportunities to view art around the region this summer - art fairs, classes and studio tours. Visual, performance and literary artists in Saranac Lake will open their doors again tonight (4:30-7:00) for another Third-Thursday Art Walk in the downtown area. Last month, Open Studio's Beth Robinson spoke with artists and visitors on the Art Walk. Go to full article
Jun 15, 2007 — Earlier this month, a "Photo of the Day" on our website showed an artist painting the interior of the Old Methodist Meeting House in the St. Lawrence County town of DeKalb. It's part of ongoing restoration work on the building that's now the town museum. Todd Moe stopped by to talk with the artist about milk paint, trompe l'oeil and painting lots of lines. Go to full article
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