Sunday, September 29, 2013

New York Gallery in Saranac Lake!

Ever been to a New York City gallery? Well you can find one at 5 Broadway in downtown Saranac Lake. Mark Kurtz, to celebrate his 25th anniversary, has rented a vacant storefront and is showing photographs from his upcoming book, "New York2 (squared)". Mark is best known in this area for his outstanding Adirondack landscape photographs, as well as his editorial work. But for a number of years he has been making trips to NYC and has a great portfolio of work documenting his unique views of the city.

Using what most would consider a "primitive" Holga black and white film camera in this digital age, Mark's photos are the pure vision of the photographers eye. What he sees is what you get! No digital magic - no special effects. He has documented some of the great architecture and bridges of the city, as well as places like Central Park.

So when you walk through the door, you feel like you are stepping into a Soho gallery don't miss it. Contact Mark through his Studio to make an appointment.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Artist at Work Studio Tour
We've all been so busy with summer - going on trips, making artwork, enjoying the Adirondacks - that nobody has been writing here. Sept 27-28-29 is the Artist at Work Studio Tour! Nearly 50 artists in the area open their home studios and galleries to the public. Potters, photographers, painters, jewelers, carvers, printmakers, blacksmiths, fabric artists....

The Adirondack Artists Guild, 52 Main St., Saranac Lake, 518-891-2615, is event headquarters and there are around 20 artists right in Saranac Lake. But it's also going to be peak fall colors this weekend, the weather is gorgeous, and we have artists in Lake Placid, Wilmington, Jay, Au Sable Forks, Onchiota, Rainbow Lake, Gabriels, Paul Smiths and Lake Clear! Pick up a Studio Tour Guide Book at the Artists Guild, NorthWind Fine Arts, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, the Paul Smith's College VIC, or any gallery in the area. Browse through the pictures of each artists work, pick the ones you want to visit, and plot your route! You can also find all the information ONLINE. And watch for the bright yellow and black signs! Studios are open 10 - 4 on Friday and Saturday, and 12 - 4 on Sunday.