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Celebrating art outdoors along Lake Champlain

Artists are invited to take part in this summer's Plein Air Event in the Champlain Valley. "Plein air" began with 19th century French Impressionists who took the act of painting out of the studio and into the world. In July, artists will draw, paint or photograph their favorite Champlain Valley scenes, and the works will be included in an art show and silent auction. The Westport Chamber of Commerce and the Arts Council of the Northern Adirondacks are sponsoring the event. Todd Moe spoke with the Chamber's Dee Carroll.  Go to full article

Art "word of the month": revise

This month's word gives artists a chance to look critically at what was written or created. The Roman poet Horace thought one should wait nine years before revising a work, but that's a bit much. Some artists make dozens of changes before unveiling a creation. A local composer helps us understand how composers, like Beethoven, made changes in their scores.  Go to full article
Adirondack Artists Guild members: Peter Shrope, Diane Leifheit,   Barry Lobdell, Eleanor Sweeney and Sandra Hildreth.
Adirondack Artists Guild members: Peter Shrope, Diane Leifheit, Barry Lobdell, Eleanor Sweeney and Sandra Hildreth.

Still creating after all these years

The Adirondack Artists' Guild is a cooperative retail art gallery that includes a diverse group of artists residing and working in the northern Adirondacks. It's a space on Saranac Lake's Main Street that's used to show and market artwork created in the region. The Guild promotes development of the arts in the community year-round by featuring the work of guest artists and other events. Todd Moe sat down at the Adirondack Artists Guild to talk with some of the members - Eleanor Sweeney, Barry Lobdell, Sandra Hildreth, Peter Shrope and Diane Leifheit. This weekend, the group celebrates it's 10th anniversary with a gala reception Friday night (5-7 pm) open to everyone. Eleanor Sweeney, a charter member, says the Guild is a result of the efforts of the Saranac Lake Downtown Revitalization Project Arts Committee.  Go to full article

Preview: Remington Arts Fest in Canton

NCPR is media sponsor for the sixth annual Remington Arts Festival in Canton. It starts today and continues through Saturday with many special events including music, a juried art show on the village green, horse-drawn wagon rides of historic Canton, a farmer's market, food and special exhibits. Todd Moe talks with Canton's Economic Development Director Linda McQuinn about the village's "native son".  Go to full article

Preview: artist at work studio tour

NCPR is media sponsor for the first annual "Artist at Work Studio Tour," taking place in the tri-lakes region this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event features free self-guided tours of 23 artist studios in and around Saranac Lake, Lake Placid and Tupper Lake. Todd Moe talks with artist Donna Foley, one of the co-organizers of the studio tour about this weekend's event and her artwork.  Go to full article
Hundreds of treasures were hidden behind this gate
Hundreds of treasures were hidden behind this gate

Historic Follensby auction draws hundreds to Tupper Lake

You never really know what the North Country's big events of the summer will be. This year, hands down, the attention grabbers were a couple of big auctions. Fox Island, near Cape Vincent, sold over the weekend for $3.78 million to New Jersey resident Vance Wilson. In Tupper Lake, more than four hundred buyers turned out for the sale of antiques and other treasures from Follensby Park, one of the Adirondacks' most extravagant, private great camps. Brian Mann joined the crowd on Saturday and sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

ALCA celebrates 40 years of arts in the Adirondacks

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

An art stroll in Saranac Lake

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
High art -- Donald Gallagher near the ceiling of the Meeting House Museum in East DeKalb
High art -- Donald Gallagher near the ceiling of the Meeting House Museum in East DeKalb

Hand painted history: restoring a 19th century interior

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

Dancing through life: Ruth Jones Ryan?s artwork in Lake Placid

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

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