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Experiencing Yaddo First-Hand: An Interview with Cartoonist Dean Haspiel

Dean Haspiel at the Yaddo Mansion
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Dean Haspiel on His Experience at Yaddo A Look Inside the Artists’ Community By Dave Bower The Yaddo artists’ community in Saratoga Springs has served as a retreat for close to 6,000 of America’s most celebrated artists, writers and composers, including Sylvia Plath, Philip Roth, James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Saul Bellow, Truman Capote, [...]

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Spicing Up the Art World: An Interview with Glens Falls Artist Kate Austin-Avon

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An Interview with Artist Kate Austin-Avon By Monica Sirignano Kate Austin-Avon believes in putting the fun back into art. Take a look at her artist’s statement and you’ll see it simply says “Wheeee!” It’s exactly this kind of playful and colorful attitude that also shines through her work. A talented and creative artist who’s been showing [...]

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Sculpting With Glass: An Interview with Artist Danny Camp at 42 Degrees in Glens Falls

Glass Artist Daniel Camp
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By Monica Sirignano and Dave Bower Originally from Hudson Falls, Danny Camp has been making a variety of glass art pieces for the past few years, ranging from glasses to intricately designed pipes. We recently spoke with Danny while he was giving a glass blowing   demonstration during Customer Appreciation Day at 42 Degrees Gallery, located [...]

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An Interview with Local Artist George Van Hook

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By Cora Sugarman George Van Hook is an American Impressionist painter from Cambridge, NY. He is internationally recognized for his colorful and evocative oil paintings, which he creates ‘en plein air.’ Inspired by his natural surroundings, Van Hook is a master of light and atmosphere and works directly from his own visual life. Van Hook [...]

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Capturing the Great Outdoors: An Interview with Photographer Carl Heilman II

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By Nancy O’Brien Carl Heilman II is well known for capturing the beauty of the Adirondacks in his photographs, along with images of National Parks and other areas of natural beauty. He lives in Brant Lake, on a piece of land that has been in his family since 1958, overlooking the lake itself. Heilman’s business, [...]

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A Mann’s World: An Interview with Artist Julie Anne Mann, Currently Exhibiting at the Lake George Arts Project

Julie Anne Mann, Lovers
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By Monica Sirignano and Dave Bower A Brooklyn-based artist, Julie Anne Mann’s work has appeared in galleries throughout New York, California and Pennsylvania; in 2007, she exhibited at the International Art Fair in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her work, which delicately draws on both the natural and nether-worlds, allows the viewer passage into an existence [...]

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From Nature to Politics: An Interview with Fiber Collage Artist Judith Plotner

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By Monica Sirignano and Dave Bower An Adirondack-based artist, Judith Plotner’s work has been exhibited across the US in prominent galleries and museums, including the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian, the Whistler House Museum in Massachusetts, the Museum of Art in Utica, and the NOHO Gallery in NYC, among others. Plotner is best known for [...]

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Artist Lynn Benevento on Art and Her Creative Process

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By Sarah Cramer Adirondack artist Lynn Benevento’s work has won numerous awards in the region and has hung in the State Museum and The Reagan Presidential Library. She’s participated in Saratoga’s “Art in the Park” and has been featured in Saratoga Living magazine. Lynn owns a gallery in Lake Luzerne that exclusively showcases her original [...]

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Serena Kovalosky, Gourd Artist: Reflections on Art and the World Around Her

Serena Kovalosky, Gourd Artist
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As we ascend the stairs to her second story studio, Serena Kovalosky points out the artwork on the wall. The works of her friends—photographs, painting, pen and ink drawings—provide inspiration as she walks up to her workspace. I’ve been invited to her small studio in Whitehall to discuss Serena’s upcoming exhibit, Agriculture to Art, at [...]

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