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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Adirondacks National Watercolors Exhibition at VIEW

View, a multi-media arts center located in Old Forge, has announced the opening reception for the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors on Friday August 3rd, 2018, from 5 to 7 pm. A free public reception will feature hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and the opportunity to meet with several of the exhibiting artists. Each year, View holds the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, which is open to all artists working in water-based media. This includes transparent and opaque watercolors, acrylics, casein, egg tempera, gouache and ink. Recognized across the United States and Canada, this year’s exhibition features 90 artworks >>More


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Lake Champlain Bridge Guided Walk July 22

A guided walk focusing on the history of the area around the Lake Champlain Bridge has been set for Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 1 pm. This event is the first of two “Points of Interest” guided bridge walks offered this year by the Chimney Point State Historic Site in Addison, Vermont, and Crown Point State Historic Site in Crown Point, New York. Site administrator Elsa Gilbertson (VT) and Thomas Hughes (NY), historian and president of the Crown Point State Historic Site friends group, lead the tour. Attendees will meet at the Crown Point State Historic Site museum on the >>More


Sunday, July 15, 2018

AARCH to Honor Preservation at Hotel Saranac

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is set to celebrate preservation successes with a reception at the Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake on Tuesday, July 17 from 3 to 6 pm. The event will honor the region’s historic architecture, the power of thoughtful preservation to revitalize communities, and the work of many individuals who have helped used this power to make the Adirondacks a special place to live, work and visit. Guests will have a chance to meet with VIPs (Very Important Preservationists), architects, builders, and chat with regional authors. Individual tickets are $125 per person. Young Preservationist tickets are $40 (ages >>More


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Natural Homes: Nests, Burrows, Caves and Trees Art Sought

View, a multi-media arts center in Old Forge, has announced they are seeking artists working in all mediums for the 2018 Natural Homes: Nests, Burrows, Caves & Trees exhibition. Artists are encouraged to creatively interpret the theme of natural homes and will have the chance to receive over $1,000 in awards. This year’s juror is Jean Stephens, a Rochester, New York native. Jean Stephens received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master’s degree in Art Education from Rochester Institute of Technology. Stephen’s paintings have been selected for national juried exhibitions and are included in private and corporate collections. » >>More


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Adirondack Plein Air Festival Marking 10 Years

Who organizes a major event, without ever having taken part in a similar one? An artist would…. we create new things on a blank canvas all the time! I heard about something called Plein Air Festivals over 10 years ago and one day had a brainstorm. It seemed that if you had a scenic location, you could set the dates, invite a bunch of artists, give them a couple days to paint and then hold an exhibit. So without ever having participated in one, I organized the first Adirondack Plein Air Fesitval in Saranac Lake in August » Continue Reading. >>More


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Adirondack Art History: John Casilear’s Commercial Success

In the mid-1850s, John Casilear’s career of more than 30 years as an engraver was gradually coming to an end, leaving him financially comfortable and free to focus on painting. He did just that by taking a second trip to Europe in 1857 to compile a fresh collection of ideas and sketches for future subjects, and to paint. While he was away, pieces of his artwork appeared in the 1858 National Academy of Design (NAD) Exhibition in New York City and earned praise from high sources. Harper’s Weekly glowed: “Mr. Casilear’s power is in exquisitely delicate, vignette-like sketching…. A dreamy >>More


Saturday, July 14, 2018

‘Horse and Rider’ Exhibit: Sport, Pleasure, and Work

Coinciding with the Saratoga Race Course’s 2018 meet, The Hyde Collection will present a new exhibition, Horse and Rider, in its Rotunda Gallery from July 20 through September 9. Americans have long romanticized their relationship with horses: the majesty of wild mustangs galloping through the plains, the allure of cowboys on horseback driving a herd, the utility of farmers tending their fields with horse-drawn plough, and the grace of racehorses. Horse and Rider explores the human relationship with horses in the contexts of sport, pleasure, and work. The exhibition comprises ten works from the permanent collection by artists such as >>More


Friday, July 13, 2018

Puppets For Kids, Adults, Performing At Blue Mtn Lake

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake makes part of its mission to bring arts to the public. Through their traveling Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival, The Arts Center will bring romantic comedy, the annual free Shakespearean production, and a musical to select Central Adirondack communities. According to Executive Director Christine Pouch providing art around the Adirondacks is just part of their summer scheduling. At the Blue Mountain Lake Art Center, the summer is packed with craft workshops, live music, and even a fun puppet show with a kid-friendly and adult-friendly version. “The unique part of >>More


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Farm, Canoe Tours Set For Camp Santanoni’s 125th Anniversary

Great Camp Santanoni, a National Historic Landmark and New York State Historic Area in Newcomb, is celebrating its 125th anniversary this summer with special events. This weekend, the Friends of Camp Santanoni will host hourly tours at the historic farm. In August, the Friends are collaborating with Cloudsplitter Outfitters in Newcomb to offer canoe tours on Newcomb Lake. Santanoni Farm Days, on July 14-15, will focus on the history of the 200-acre gentleman farm that once operated in this remote wilderness setting. Tours will be held at 11, 12, 1, 2, and 3 both days to explore the farm’s buildings >>More


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Adirondack RR President: Implement 1996 Management Plan

What follows is a statement to the press from the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. “A Freedom of Information filing by the attorney for a supporter of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad provided the public comments received by the APA in response to their DSEIS amendment to the Remsen-Lake Placid travel corridor,” said Bill Branson, President of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. “By a significant majority, the response favored Alternative 1, take no action,” he added. The comments in favor of Alternative 1 are compelling and well reasoned. A consequence of taking no action in this matter is that the 1996 UMP governing this >>More