Art in the Adirondacks

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The Adirondacks is such a mythical place, isn’t it?  The last time I ventured into that neck of the woods I was a child meeting the real Santa Claus, because as you must know, the North Pole is an actual place in New York State…in the Adirondacks.

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So imagine my surprise (and major lack of geography knowledge) to realize that Old Forge’s View Art Center is only an hour and a half drive from my house!  Like what? Seriously, I did not realize it.  Thought it was further north, lol.

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Penny Santy won an award – best landscape painting – at the juried exhibition, 2016 Central Adirondack Show on view until June 12, 2016 at View.

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According to the literature, this show is “a long-standing Old Forge tradition, showcasing some of the finest artists from throughout the Central Adirondack region and beyond.  Held for the first time in 1952, by View founder Miriam Kashiwa, the Central Adirondack Art Show is a testament to the significant place the arts hold within the hearts and minds of the residents and visitors to the Adirondacks.”

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There are seventy-six artists represented here in varied media – ceramics, glass, mixed media, paintings, drawings, pastels and photographs.  Most of the work is representational with landscapes making up the majority.  Sandra Hildreth was the juror.

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If you have never been to this gallery, you will be surprised by its modern elegance.  It is a hop, skip and a jump from Enchanted Forest.  (Seeing that sign again after all these years was like something out of a dream!)

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I love these road trips to see art!  I was more than happy to be at the opening to support my friend, and grateful to have my cousin Jackie as a carpool mate for the friendship and great conversation, and to watch out for numerous deer hovering at both sides of the highway on the way home!

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View is located at 3273 Route 28 (P.O. Box 1144) Old Forge, NY 13420.  Find them on the web at www.viewarts.org or call 315-369-6411 for gallery hours.  They have numerous events coming up – lectures, workshops and more exhibitions!

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