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News stories tagged with "creative-spirit"

<i>Guitar</i> is "found art" and composed of pieces from Rauscher's dilapidated car.<br /><br />
Guitar is "found art" and composed of pieces from Rauscher's dilapidated car.

Home again: Potsdam artist comes full circle

Artist Matthew Rauscher grew up in Potsdam, earned a Fine Arts degree from SUNY Potsdam and soon found himself underemployed. He took a job at a local coffeehouse and often wondered, "What now?" He says it was fate that led him to graduate school at William Paterson University in New Jersey. A few years later, the 28-year old had two art degrees under his belt and entered the job market just as the economy fizzled. So did the plan to follow his heart to Alabama. Without a job, Rauscher moved back to his parents' house in Potsdam and began volunteering at Creative Spirit Community Art Center. Rauscher says the return to his roots has rekindled his creativity. His exhibit, Triumphant Return, opens at Creative Spirit next week. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Arts Advocates Get Creative About Funding

Martha Foley talks with Hilary Oak about funding the arts in new and sustainable ways. Oak manages the Creative Spirit Art Center in Potsdam and has been instrumental in re-energizing the St. Lawrence County Arts Council.  Go to full article

The House of Image Gallery: Creating a Crossroads for the Arts

Todd Moe visits the House of Image Gallery—a new art and craft gallery in Potsdam.

See work from the current and previous exhibitions at the House of Image Gallery at the link below.  Go to full article

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