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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Artists/Artisans/Retailers in The News - So Many!

Online Publicly Juried 3-Dimensional Vessels
Linda Scherz-Allen has submitted three baskets to the 2008 Art in the Round Contest which is a publicly juried, online competition for fine craft artists who create 3-dimensional vessels - such as bowls, vases, teapots, platters, urns, etc. Since this competition will be judged by the public, everyone is invited to sign up for the jury pool. This online event is hosted by BeautifulBowls.com, an online gallery that offers handcrafted art bowls by a variety of emerging and professional fine craft artists. http://artintheround.wordpress.com/learn-more-about-the-artists/linda-scherz-allen/. The Arts Center in Old Forge is the community art program Linda selected as the non-profit to receive her entry fee.

The Recovery Lounge in Jay
Gallery, theatre, music now under the the Upper Jay Art Center nonprofit umbrella as of last year. And what keeps the cash flowing? Their upholstery business - they are true artists of the trade. There's something raw - elemental in this space that I just love. In Recovery Can an arts hot spot survive change? by Annie Stoltie, Adirondack Life, Sept/Oct 2008, p. 9

Painter Tim Fortune's Creative Impact
In their 10th anniversary issue, the Adirondack Explorer interviews Tim and other artists about how Saranac Lake's reputation as an arts community is due in great part to Tim's willingness to committ to projects such as the creation of the Adirondack Artists' Guild and the Third Thursday Art Walks. A town's good Fortune, by Kenneth Aaron, Adirondack Explorer, July/Aug. 2008, p. 10

Eliza DeRocker's Latest Hangbags have Equine Theme
Her high-end handbags sell the best at Saratoga Trunk in Saratoga Springs. Eliza has designed since graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC in 2003, for Ralph Lauren, Wathane Limited (a division of Chanel), Bebe, Express and Lacome. Local designer touts her line of handbags at Saratoga Trunk by Melissa Downer, Saratoga Today, Fri, Aug. 8, 2008, p. 16

Cate Mandigo At Bolton Library
Press release for her two day show includes subject description of her primitive and folk-art paintings and major events in her life as an artist ,ie, the Disney TV program, "Sister Sister" features Cate's print "Daily Double" in the living room of the main set. Bolton Landing by William Morehouse, Adirondack Journal/Denton Publications, Sat., Aug. 9, 2008, p. 5

LARAC Features Works of Internationally Acclaimed Artist Woodward
Ann Woodward, a part-year resident of Warrensburg, is one of five artists exhibiting in the "XS Through XL' show which started Aug. 15 at the Lapham Gallery at LARAC in Glens Falls. Her mixed media collage work is inspired from her stay in Venice, Italy, a year ago. Acclaimed local painter Woodward to exhibit, Adirondack Journal/Denton Publications, Sat., Aug. 9, 2008, p. 10

History of Main Street Ice Cream Parlor and Restaurant Building
First built in 1913 as the area's public high school, the building, on the National Historic Register, looks remarkably the same yet bustles with activity from the downstairs restaurant and the upstairs gift shop with clothing and home furnishings. Bruce and Helena Robbins and family say that customers love the historic atmosphere and that they enjoy working with family. Chestertown History Ice Cream Parlor once hosted school, town offices, glove factory, Adirondack Journal/Denton Publications, Sat., Aug. 9, 2008, p. 15

Peter Winter Making Furniture Out of Local Woods in New Gloversville Studio
Peter says Susan Casey's invitation to rent space in her 52 N. Main St. building was very influential in him deciding to move to Gloversville. He says she is really trying to promote art in the area. Branch Manager Furniture maker turns local wood into art at studio, by J. Jude Hazard, The Sunday Schenectady Gazette, Aug, 10, 2008, Business p.1

Ken Gadway Demonstrates Making Bowls out of Burls
People protected by screens were able to watch woodworker Ken carve bowls out of burls on a small lathe that he uses at farmers' markets, craft shows and fairs. Whirling burls, by Mike Lynch, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, July 28, 2008. p. 1

AN Original Jewelry is Sophisticated Edges and "Organic Lines"
Ashley Nizolek is currently colloborating with the Lakeshore Gallery in Bolton Landing. She relies heavily on her website, internet traffic and workd of mouth. Ashley Nizolek: Young Jeweler Takes Inspiration From the Adirondacks, by Michelle DeRossi, The Lake George Mirror, Aug. 8, 2008, p. 24.

Hand-painted Glassware With Adirondack Theme Does Well for Stephanie Richards
Stephanie's Little Luxuries in Ausable Forks has been this artist's storefront for 4 years. One of her specialities is reversed painted glassware that depicts the silhouette of a moose, deer or bear surrounded by a blaze of color. Adirondacks captured in glass, by Robin Caudell, Press Republican, Aug. 18, 2008, Home and Garden p. A6

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