The Cultural Connection

Artists

Adirondack Voices, Inc.

P.O. Box 4145, Queensbury, NY  12804
518-796-4648
adkvoices@yahoo.com
Facebook:  Adirondack Voices
Rehearsal Space:  Christ Church United Methodist, 54 Bay Street, Glens Falls, NY

Adirondack Voices is a non-auditioned community chorus open to adults and high school students that have a love of music and can match pitch.
Weekly rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 7-9 pm.

Anne Gregson

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Schroon Lake, NY 12870
518-532-0275
Email:  annegregson@gmail.com
Website:  www.annegregson.com
Facebook:  facebook.com/AnneGregson/LifeCoach

Anne’s etchings are realistic and playful, responding to her rural Adirondack environment.  Using solar plates, she can print from one plate in a variety of ways, adding color, combining plates, adding papers.  Anne is a certified Life Coach who includes art projects in the workshops and retreats she helps facilitate with the Bona Fide Butterflies.

Beverly Saunders

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bjsartworks Framing/Gallery/Studio
The Shirt Factory, 71 Lawrence St., Suite 105, Glens Falls, NY 12801
518-793-9350
bjsartworks@aol.com
www.bjsartworks.com

Beverly now has her Framing, Gallery and Studio in The Shirt Factory.  Her current work in pastel captures the serenity in landscapes, still life, and florals.  In an age where serenity is not found easily, her work allows the viewer to find it there.  Beverly also has experience in graphic design, art consultation, framing design, animal portraits, etc.

Hours:  10:00 am – 6:00 pm Tuesday through Friday; Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Brian Chevalier

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Glens Falls, NY 12801
518-798-2030
Contact Brian
www.songspun.com

Absolutely Adirondack:  Music performances with slide presentation.  Explore the folklore and history of our Adirondacks, CD now available
Songspun Productions:  Teaching Artist Brian Chevalier has many programs available for schools and workshops.  With Brian, your school can write and produce its own CD!  Address NYS learning standards and character education needs through music movement and art!  Brochures available.

Carol Law Conklin / Amity Farm Batik

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8958 State Route 40
Fort Ann, NY  12827
518-642-9406

carollawconklin@yahoo.com
facebook.com/Amity-Farm-Batik

www.amityfarmbatik.com

I have been a batik artist for over 38 years.  My college major was printmaking, but when I made my first batik it became my medium.  My favorite subjects are nature, the seasons, mythological themes, and farm animals.  Of all, the horse expresses the most of what I want to communicate in my art.

Chester Creek Press / Robert Walp

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PO Box 316, Chestertown, NY 12817
518-338-5238
bob@chestercreekpress.com
www.chestercreekpress.com

Chester Creek Press is involved in almost every aspect of the book arts including letterpress printing, hand bookbinding, paper making, illustration and workshop teaching.  We publish small editions of prose and poetry in carefully designed hand-printed volumes bound by hand in unusual binding styles made with handmade papers and imported book cloths.  We teach summer and fall workshops in bookbinding, letterpress printing, hand paper making, box making, book design and relief printmaking.  A workshop schedule is posted on our website.

Robert Walp has a MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama.

Chip Perone Images

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1 Cedarwood Drive, Queensbury, NY 12804
914-953-4582
www.chipperoneimages.com

I believe that digital image editing can take a good photo and make it better.  For me, photography should capture the world as it surrounds me via nature, landscapes or people.  I use digital photography to stretch my creativity and enhance what I see within my mind’s eye.

Clay Concepts Studio / Dolores Thomson

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71 Lawrence St., Glens Falls, NY 12801
518-744-2002
clayconcepts@yahoo.com
www.clayconceptspottery.com
www.facebook.com/dolores.thomson

Clay concepts offers pottery classes for children and adults.  Learn to throw on the wheel or hand build with clay to create functional and decorative works of art.  Call or email to receive a class schedule or for more information.

Crystal Paul

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Email:  crystalpaulart@yahoo.com

Crystal Paul is an Art Teacher and practicing artist living in Whitehall with her husband and twin boys.  She creates two and three dimensional art using many mediums including but not limited to colored pencil, pen and ink, acrylics and oils, fabric, wood and metal.  Animals, including pet portraits, are a favorite subject for the artist.  Crystal has been exploring the art of Zentangle, an art form that uses ink and repetitive pattern in a small format.

Daniel Way, MD

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Glens Falls, NY 12801
Contact D. Way
www.DanielWay.com

Daniel Way is an Adirondack Family Physician and amateur photographer specializing in photographing and writing about the people and places he encounters in his rural medical practice.

Danielle Monahan

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Danielle L Monahan
Glens Falls, NY 12801
www.dlouisedesigns.com

Danielle Monahan is a painter as well as a graphic artist. Her subjects vary from images found in nature to portraits.  She often combines images, distorts images or works with abstraction.  Her main focus, while creating a work of art is subject matter, color relation, and layering techniques.  Have a look at her website for more information or to contact her.

Doretta Miller

Harlem Project

102 White Street
Saratoga Springs, NY  12866
dmiller@skidmore.edu
www.firststreetgallery.net
www.oakroomartists.com

Doretta Miller, known for her gouache and watercolor paintings of China, recently returned to painting in oils on canvas.  Recent subjects include local scenes, and still life objects including portraits of chairs.  Her work is included in the permanent collections of The Albany Institute of History and Art, and The Hyde Collection, and is represented at First Street Gallery, NYC.

Elizabeth (Betty) O’Brien

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Queensbury, NY 12804
518-798-2822
Email:  emobrien@adelphia.net
Website:  www.bettyobrienwatermedia.com

Betty O’Brien is a regional artist who describes her work as “expressively realistic” in style.  Hovering somewhere between real and abstract, the subject qualities are exaggerated and reconfigured to create meaning and feeling.  Media manipulations and expressive marks further push reality beyond the descriptive.  The landscape and organic lyrical forms gleaned from nature are frequent sources of inspiration.

Endless Rainbow Gems / Regina Eldridge

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P.O. Box 187, Warrensburg, NY 12885

tamarack1@nycap.rr.com
erg41@outlook.com

Endless Rainbow Gems is a collection of gemstones set by silversmith Regina Eldridge, portraying historic styles ranging from early Celtic, through Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco periods.  Construction techniques include hand fabrication, die-struck filigrees, lost-wax casting and free-form jewelry sculpture from precious metal clay.  Many pieces incorporate all of these techniques with unusual gemstone cuts to create unique, one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and brooches.

J and J Brown Garnet Studio

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68 Casterline Rd., North River, NY 12856
jandjbrown@hotmail.com

Gemstone Jewelry specializing in Adirondack garnet.  Settings are gold and sterling silver.  They cut their own stones and will customize jewelry to your choice.

JC Parker Fine Art LLC

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7 May Apple Way
Malta, New York   12020
518-899-7311

Email:  carol@jcparkerfineart.com
Website:  www.jcparkerfineart.com
Facebook:  facebook.com/jcparker
Twitter:  @jcparker

Nationally known, painting in oils and watercolors.  Maybe it’s because of my heritage.  Maybe it’s because I’m self taught.  Maybe it’s because I was born deep in the Adirondack mountains and have traveled extensively.   Maybe it’s because a few years ago I was diagnosed with kidney cancer and an abdominal aortic aneurysm that required surgery.

However, whatever the reason, my patrons say that my art provides a glimpse of the spirit and captures moments in time.  Local images, framed exquisitely, affordably priced.

Jeffrey Anderson Photography

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The Shirt Factory, Suite 310
Corner of Lawrence & Cooper Streets
Glens Falls, NY 12801
jeffreyandersonphoto@hotmail.com
www.jeffreyandersonphoto.com

Award-winning and internationally published fine art and commercial photography.  Equine Fine Art, Natural World, Fine Art Portraiture.  Gallery located in The Shirt Factory (address above.)

Jenny Hutchinson

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Studio:  20 Ridge St., Suite 210, Glen Falls 12801
hutchinsonjenny@yahoo.com
www.jennyhutch.com

Jenny Hutchinson considers herself somewhat of an anomaly.  Her body of work features single, multiple, or conjoined forms that explore figuration in both abstract and representational modes.  Each figure is a continuous stream of consciousness that transforms and develops as a result of artistic medium, observation, and memory.  She likes to think of her use of drawing and painting materials as relative to alchemy.  The materials serve as tools to help direct and translate the simultaneous narrative to provide a more sincere sense of reality and physical representation of a human body.

John David Geery

Black River Crossing

2285 Walker Mountain Road, W. Rutland, VT   05777
www.johndavidgeery.com
jdg@vermontel.net

John David Geery has been photographing the Vermont landscape since 1984. His work is known for its ability to draw the viewer into the scene.  Each photograph evokes an emotion, as he uses light and composition to capture the mood.  He attends both LARAC festivals with his fine art photographs for sale.

Kate Boyle

glensfallsart@gmail.com
www.glensfallsart.com

21 Cooper Street
Glens Falls, NY  12801

Fine artist, specializing in portraits from life and photography.
Kate’s work has been exhibited in Art in the Public Eye’s Gallery 99 and Third Thursday Art Walk. Kate has also exhibited paintings in LARAC’s juried still-life exhibit during the Adirondack Theater Festival at The Wood Theater and also at North Country Arts Center.

Kate’s art continues to be inspired by the locations she has traveled and the people she has met along the way, from the simplicity of a small, brightly painted town in Guatemala, to the decorative wrought iron found in New Orleans. Kate’s interest in architecture has fueled her love of travel. In the spring of 2011 she made a return trip to Europe with her son, Zack, upon his completion of high school.

Kate Hartley

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PO Box 49, North River, NY 12856
518-251-2235
katehartleyvt@yahoo.com
www.katehartleyart.com

“As an artist, I have always found inspiration in close observation of the natural world, and in the ever-changing play of light and shadow over organic forms.  My recent paintings combine rounded rocks (collected in my travels), pears, wild mushrooms, seeds, and eggs.  Through my art, I seek to convey a sense of visual poetry.”  For twenty years, Kate has painted, exhibited, and taught art, with watercolors as her specialty.  She ran a small arts school in Burlington, VT before moving to North Creek and is looking forward to teaching at Tannery Pond Community Center.

Langescapes – Paul Lange

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PO Box 82, Malden Bridge, NY 12115
917-612-7364
www.paullange.com
paul@paullange.com

Paul Lange, a prominent fashion photographer in NYC for 25 years, relocated to New York’s Hudson Valley in 2004 to concentrate on portraiture and fine art photography–a natural progression from the celebrity portraits, beauty and editorial location work for which he is known.  His new work explores a variety of natural subjects:  landscape, birds, and flowers; concentration on their anthropomorphic similarities and the painterly effects that can be created in-camera from classical and realistic representation to abstraction, without exaggerated enhancements or manipulations in Photoshop.

Lise Winne

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PO Box 145, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
www.LiseWinne.com
bookings@LiseWinne.com for bookings
sales@LiseWinne.com for products

Lise Winne is known for her songwriting, guitar and angelic soprano vocals.  Winner of a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, on the playlist of the prestigious “Mists of Avalon” radio program out of NJ and the member of two bands, The Spirites Consort (classical, Renaissance, new interpretations of old songs) and Saratoga Faire (folk and originals), Lise’s style is often innovative and defies categorization.  “Winne recalls early Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell, but her sound is actually older–it’s ancient, timeless. . .” (David Malachowski, Albany Times Union, former guitarist for Shania Twain).  Lise has released 3 albums since 1996 and her 4th is to be released soon.  Lise started out as a visual artist and has a bachelors in studio art and a masters in art education and still exhibits occasionally.

Lito Allegra Abrams

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Lake George, NY  12845 (518)668-5376
Sarasota, FL  34235  (941)377-6424
litoabrams@earthlink.net

Fascinated by the “topography” of living creatures, Lito paints people and animals in acrylic and watercolor.  With an eclectic and impassioned eye for the visual, she focuses on the subject, pushes what can be done with color, moves into questions of what is real in terms of figure/ground, and references an art history background for its rich tapestry of ideas.  Works usually have a subtle play of humor, contrast between the formal and information, and an attempt to influence the viewer, whether it’s a feeling of tension or a very direct pull into the work.

Liz Parsons

Reaching to Exist

www.lizparsonsart.com
Facebook:  LizParsonsArt

My work is about the doing, about escaping into my own corner of the world for a little while, to process it and to make sense of it all in my own way.

Love is on Lake George

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518-339-6743
www.LoveisonLakeGeorge.com
Kathy@LoveisonLakeGeorge.com

Kathy Miller of Love is on Lake George has a collection of some unique metal art decor and art stationary products that capture the Lake George Region experience for our residents and visitors.  Shelf Sitters, trivets, ornaments, notepads and note cards are featured.   Personalized items are available and custom metal work can be created to your design.  Feel free to contact Kathy by phone or email.

Lynn Benevento

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Four Bridge Street, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
518-696-5702
www.lynnbenevento.com
Contact Benevento Gallery

Lynn creates realistic paintings of Adirondack scenes–mountains and lakes, wildflowers and hot air balloons.  You can also visit her gallery in scenic Lake Luzerne for limited and open editions of her work.

M. C. Huskie

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Studio 208B

Shirt Factory

Cooper & Lawrence St

Glens Falls, NY 12801

518-494-7243
www.mchuskie.com
mike@mchuskie.com

Traditional oil painter of the real and surreal.  No computer, and no projector.  Just paint and brushes.

Mandalas for Modern Meditations / Bob Nottke

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rmnottke@verizon.net

Mandalas for Modern Meditations bring an ancient art into your personal spaces.  They have a rare ability to transform chaos into ordered pattern and represent a way to find beauty in the random and confusing world we live in.  Viewers who focus on their unusual shapes and tiny details may find themselves slipping from the conscious world into the special complex and baroque environments they create.

Bob was an elementary school art educator in southern Saratoga County for 35 years and exhibited widely in the Tri-Cities area during that time.  He has photographed widely in both North America and Europe.  In 1986 he won a national fourth prize for his photograph Children of Fear in the Photographer’s Forum national competition.

Mary Paladin

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Brant Lake, NY 12815
mary@marypaladin.com
www.marypaladin.com

Art has always been an essential part of Mary’s life. At the age of two and a half she began drawing with crayons on anything she could-including her bedroom wall. At four she received her first set of “real” watercolors from a relative in Europe which inspired the animals she painted on the back of her closet door. Mary was not a mischievous child by any means; she just wanted to “make pretty things”. She has studied various forms of art throughout her life; pottery, sculpture, textile design, fiber arts and jewelry making. Painting and drawing however are her favorite forms of expression with painting being her “passion”. Mary works in pen and ink, colored pencil, acrylic, watercolor and gouache; she is the happiest when she can “make pretty things”.    Mary is also the author of “The Adirondacks that are the Other Half of Me”…

North Country Arts Center

6 Pine Street Glens Falls, NY 12801
northcountryartscenter@gmail.com
www.northcountryartscenter.org

North Country Arts Center is a non-profit cultural organization for artists, artisans, and people interested in the Arts.  Our purpose is to support emerging artists, encourage creative endeavors and to provide suitable and accessible locations for works to be exhibited.  NCAC oversees exhibition space at the 2nd Floor Gallery at the Glens Falls City Hall,  Glens Falls Post Office, and the Art in Chestertown Gallery.

We hold a Juried Art and Juried Photography Exhibit at the Crandall Public Library.  We also run workshops for artists to help them improve their technical and business skills.  Support for NCAC comes from contributions and dues from individuals and companies interested in the arts.  Benefits of membership:  quarterly newsletters, participation in Members Only Exhibits, invitation to annual meeting, art exhibits & receptions, and opportunities to serve on the Board of Directions and NCAC committees; for membership information, call Dorothy McDevitt at 518-532-9866.

Paul Chapman

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12 Morgan Drive, Hudson Falls, NY 12839
518-747-7302
www.paulmchapmanart.com
paulchapman1@mac.com
facebook/paul.chapman.752

My painting style is realistic, in a general sense. There will be areas of indistinct representation in each painting that could suggest that I am not a slave to detail. Truth be told, however, I am a slave to detail. I feel that the images I represent will have meaning to someone who has much more experience with the subject than I and I want them to be satisfied that the image is accurate – then move on to the image is interesting.

Persis Granger

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11 Clarence Russell Road, Warrensburg NY 12885
www.persisgranger.com
perkinfl@aol.com

Persis (“Perky”) Granger, a freelance writer, is the author of the young adult historical novel Adirondack Gold, its accompanying teacher’s guide and a sequel, A Summer of Strangers, most available in the LARAC shop.  She presents living history programs, conducts writing workshops for youth, and hosts The Adirondack Mountain Writers’ Retreat and The St. George Island Writers’ Retreat, both for adults.  She is also available to present Alzheimer’s programs, based on the book she edited and coauthored, Shared Stories from Daughters of Alzheimer’s: Writing a Path to Peace. Learn more at www.PersisGranger.com.

Ray Palmer

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11 Somerset Lane, Glenville, NY 12302
518-370-2921
rapalm@aol.com
www.raypalmerphotography.com
Facebook/RayPalmerPhotography

Ray Palmer resides in Glenville, NY.  Primarily a nature photographer, Ray is drawn to landscapes, wildlife, and macro imagery.  However, he looks at photography as a medium of opportunities, so any subject is fair game.  His work has appeared in publications, calendars, and various exhibitions.

Ray gets himself and his gear into some spectacular  locations.  While much of the year includes shooting the Adirondacks of New York, his website and images reflect extensive time spent in locations around the country and beyond.

Opportunity can find you on a rugged trail waiting for a break between snow squalls, or witnessing dawn on the docks of a working lobster harbor.  It is always a challenge to capture a sense of place.  It is in the lines of the land, the rapids of the river, the angle of the wildflower’s tilt.  With the right light, the right season, and some helpful weather, the photographer may get a moment of grace.

Running Ridge Studio / Diane Burk

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8 Church Hill Road, Bolton Landing, NY 12814
518-644-3166
Contact Running Ridge
www.runningridgestudio.com

All of Diane’s designs are original and hand hooked by her with 100% wool yarn and the finest backing materials.  She takes great pride in creating a high quality product.  With proper care they can become heirlooms to last many years.  She would love the opportunity to incorporate some of your ideas and interests to help you personalize your rug or wall hanging.  All of her designs can be put into kit form or you can purchase the design printed on monk’s cloth or Scottish burlap if you prefer.  Please call or email for pricing and details.

Ruth Sauer

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Salem, NY 12865
518-854-3406
ruth@artinsalem.com
www.artinsalem.com

Ruth’s colorful acrylic and pastel stylistic abstracts on canvas and paper decorate the walls of her gallery North Main in Salem, NY.  The vibrant colors in her abstract landscapes bring a special life to the pieces.  Ruth says her work comes from “day dreams and night dreams” as well as places she has visited. Ruth also teaches at the studio; for more information on classes, click here.

Sandra Keyser

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Hartford, NY  12838
518-632-5624
skeyser41569@roadrunner.com
www.sandiekeyser@fineartamerica.com

Sandie is a folk artist specializing in brightly colored acrylic paintings of local scenes in Upstate New York.  She is inspired by the beauty of the local hamlets and farms, and expresses that inspiration in her paintings.

Sara Pearsall / Polymer & Prints

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sebpearsall@verizon.net
facebook/SaraPearsallPolymer&Prints
www.polymerandprints.blogspot.com

I work with three distinct artistic mediums:  photography, printing inks and polymer clay.  My photographs and prints are vibrant images of the Adirondacks and nature.  The jewelry features handmade beads incorporating the colors and textures I find in nature into the polymer beads.

Saratoga Jewels

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Julie Leininger
Gansevoort, NY 12831

(518)792-6258

www.saratogajewels.com

Fine handcrafted sterling silver jewelry incorporating high quality gemstones and pearls sourced from around the world.  Designs are unique and timeless inspired from the natural curves and symmetry of nature.

Small Ponderings John H. Sharp

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418 County Rte. 12, Whitehall, NY 12887
518-642-2408
jhsharp@adelphia.net
www.smallponderings.com

Creating metal sculptures ranging from several inches to several feet (often way out of scale), all with just a bit of whimsy, is one of the pursuits at Small Ponderings.  Neither flora nor fauna are safe from interpretation!  What could be next?

Starr Regan DiCiurcio

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Queensbury, NY  12804
518-793-7501
StarrRegan@aol.com

Starr is a mandala artist trained by international authority, Susanne Fincher, and her collaborator, Marilyn Clark.  Starr offers mandala workshops and tutorials so others can explore the mandala as a means of self-expression and discovery.  No artistic experience is needed.  Starr is also an interfaith minister who directs retreats and offers spiritual counseling for individuals.

Suliveres Painting and Faux Finishing

Eddie Suliveres

Eddie Suliveres
914-475-4827
esuliveres@gmail.com
www.suliverespaintingandfauxfinishing.com

Suliveres Painting and Faux Finishing specializes in high-end custom painting and faux finishes.  Let me bring harmony, sophistication and elegance to your home at affordable prices.  My specialties include Venetian Plaster, Marbling, Tuscan finishes, Gilding, Tone on Tone stripping, and many other types of glazing.  I also offer interior and exterior painting and stain.  No job is too small and the sky is the limit.

 

Timothy R. Barney / AFHG Images

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45 Pyramid Pines Est., Saratoga Springs, NY  12866
518-583-2299

afhgimages@aol.com
Facebook:  afhgimages@facebook.com

 

 

Trudi Smith

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The Shirt Factory
Studio 209
71 Lawrence Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
518-587-0095
tsmith@nycap.rr.com
www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/trudi-smith.html

Portrait artist, Trudi Smith, offers workshops in painting the portrait twice yearly.  The workshops are held the first 3 Thursdays in May and October at her studio in The Shirt Factory.
Please contact Trudi for more information.

Wayne Smith

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Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-587-0095
wsmith2@nycap.rr.com
www.waynesmithceramics.com

Wayne Smith creates wheel-thrown functional work with particular care taken with form and surface.  The wheel-thrown forms are often manipulated and altered after throwing.  His interest is in evolving the form, developing surface treatments, and exploring the limits of that form’s functionality.

Wilfred’s Woodcraft / Wilfred Charbonneau Jr.

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33 Dorsman Drive, Clifton Park, NY 12065
518-371-3709
wcharbo1@nycap.rr.com
www.antlersculpture.com

My love of nature inspires unique and interesting works of art made on a scroll saw. My primary canvas is moose antler and the occasional piece of unique wood.  Antler is such a natural media to work with that one can almost feel its energy.  My goal in my art is to allow one to escape into the piece, if only for a moment, and take them to a place they may have been or wish to be, as I do while experiencing the joy of their creation.  I feel this type of art brings a little bit of the outside, inside, and allows ones imagination to take over.  I have done commissioned pieces that have a much more special meaning to the owner.  Commissions allow me the joy of tapping into someone else’s artistic vision and creating a tactile image of their art. I  am the current chairman of the Northeastern Woodworkers Scroll Saw Guild and give scroll saw presentations and instruction throughout the Capital Region.

Yesenia Martinez Photography

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Yesenia Martinez Photography
206 Glen Street, Suite 45
Glens Falls, NY  12839
518-232-1612
Website:  www.ym-photography.com
Email:  info@ym-photography.com