Galleries & Visual Arts

Amtrak may not have a route through AuSable Forks, NY, but that hasn't deterred Louis Scavo and Carl Kokes from setting up their tracks. This afternoon, I had the pleasure of talking with Louis Scavo, the day after the pair's  "Here Come the Trains" exhibit opened at The Tahawus Lodge Center (TLC) in AuSable Forks.Louis has always had a soft spot for trains, ever since he was a child. Because he grew up in a small apartment in Brooklyn, NY, his passion for trains had space limitations but his parents never got rid of his old Lionel train set and years later, when they gave it to him to share... continue reading
When an event is called W.O.W. you arrive with certain expectations, the least of which is having something to say "WOW" about.The Women of Westport art exhibit and sale at The Depot Theatre delivers nothing less than its acronym connotes. Fifteen artists are represented and their wares include a broad range of ceramics, textile arts, paintings, photographs, prints, basketry, jewelry, and more, all worthy of a resounding WOW!There is lots to see packed into the lobby of The Depot Theatre (which also serves as the Westport Train Station). Everything here is for sale, unique, and amazingly... continue reading
Whether you come to the Adirondacks to ski Whiteface Mountain, skate at the Olympic Oval, or for a sampling of the Adirondack arts, you can always find an element of magic in your visit.Today, I am struck by the magic that is being spun at The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA). The lobby is already abuzz when I arrive, and it is still a good half hour before curtain for the North Country Ballet Ensemble's (NCBE) performance of "The Nutcracker."The LPCA gallery is filled with "The Big Little Show," the art exhibit that opened yesterday and runs through December 28. According to the... continue reading
Today it's just a short walk from my home in Jay to an art opening. The Jay Entertainment & Music Society (JEMS) is hosting a regional art show just down the street at their building at the Jay Village Green.It's a great day for a hike and I wish the walk to the green was longer. But the work on the inside of the building is a delight worth interrupting my walk.Jay artist Nadine McLauglin has put this exhibit together and she is here today to welcome everyone to the opening. The show features local artists and, like many art exhibits in the North Country, it is eclectic. There are... continue reading
Once again, I am torn between art event venues. The North Country is so vast and rich with cultural events and fine artists, this time of year there is a bounty from which to choose. While the brilliant colors of the leaves transform our landscapes into artistic canvases, our local artists are unveiling their most recent works.On the east side of Whiteface Mountain, there is another artist studio tour in the Boquet Valley and on the Adirondack Coast but between work obligations and weather, it is the art opening in Saranac Lake that I am headed to on this rainy Friday evening.The Adirondack... continue reading
The fall foliage is in full swing but there are clouds over Whiteface Mountain on this third day of the Artist at Work Studio Tour that includes 45 artists who live and work anywhere from Jay to Tupper Lake and Paul Smiths.I have saved this Sunday for the tour and one of my first stops includes another take on Clouds Over Whiteface--this one a vibrant oil painting by Terrance D. Young of Young's Gallery in Jay. Young's Gallery has always been a favorite place for me. I used to meet folks there regularly some years back for meditation and my theatre troupe has given intimate performances in... continue reading
I arrive a little late for the grand opening of this new exhibit at the Tahawus Lodge Center (TLC) in AuSable Forks. And grand it is. There is quite a crowd already gathered in the main exhibit room and all are focused on a woman speaking. I crane my neck to see around and over folks who timed their day a bit better than me and realize it is the soapstone artist who is speaking. Piecing things together afterwards, I believe it is Cheyanne Doxtador whose introduction I have caught already in progress. The room is so crowded I am not able to see her as she explains... continue reading
The leaves are not yet flaming on Whiteface Mountain but it won't be long now...there are some crimsons and ambers just beginning to take hold of the mountainside, soon the mountain will indeed be aflame with color.But for tonight the most striking colors I observe are at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) where the 2012 Adirondack Juried Art Show is having its opening celebration-ceremony.This year marks the 40th anniversary of the LPCA and the final year for Art Center director Nadine Duhaime who has served this arts community for 27 years.Because Mother Nature has been so obliging... continue reading


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