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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
"Frankenpine" (above) and "The Tallest Tree" by Peter Seward
"Frankenpine" (above) and "The Tallest Tree" by Peter Seward

"Stealth Towers" show provokes cell phone discussion

A new exhibition opens tonight in Saranac Lake that looks at the increasingly popular strategy of disguising cell-phone and other communication towers. From fake pine trees to church steeples rigged with antennas, the paintings in "Stealth Towers" show how new technology can alter the look and the meaning of our most traditional symbols. Brian Mann spoke with Lake Placid painter Peter Seward as he was installing the show at Bluseed Studios this week at Bluseed Studios.  Go to full article
Harry Orlyk and his "Red trees in Salem", oil on linen.
Harry Orlyk and his "Red trees in Salem", oil on linen.

Landscape Artist Hits the Road Daily

Over the last three decades, Washington county artist Harry Orlyk has spent countless hours outdoors capturing the beauty of neighboring silos, farmhouses, fields and livestock. He lives in Salem, New York, near the Vermont border, and works out of the back of his van. Orlyk is adamant about creating a daily image. No matter what the season, no matter what the weather, he paints every day, sitting inside his truck, with the steering wheel as an easel. He says he doesn't go far because the landscape is always changing, and not always for the better. Lu Olkowski caught up with Harry Orlyk to learn what inspires his artwork.  Go to full article

SUNY Plattsburgh Receives Kent-Gorton Bequest

Plattsburgh State University says it has received a gift of artwork and money valued at more than $700,000. The gift was left to the school by Sally Kent-Gorton, who died last spring. Kent-Gorton was the widow of famed Adirondack painter Rockwell Kent. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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