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Curator Laura Foster in the Remington Museum's vault.
Curator Laura Foster in the Remington Museum's vault.

An expert eye for finding fakes

How does a museum determine an original work of art from a fake? At the Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, part of curator Laura Foster's job is to make sure Frederic Remington's legacy and reputation are secure.

Laura Foster recently gave Todd Moe a tour of the vault in the lower level of the museum in Ogdensburg--not a stop on the usual guided tours of the Remington. It's where the museum stores original art when not on public display. It's also a place for research, a starting point where art sleuths will find resources for determining if a Remington work is the real deal.  Go to full article
<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

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