Cranberry Lake Art Show
August 6 and 7 from 10am to 4pm
Clifton Community Center on Route 3 in Cranberry Lake
OPENING ARTISTS RECEPTION: Honoring Painter Jeannie Reynolds
August 5 from 7:30 to 9, Artists in Show Will Be Present, Refreshments Served
Cranberry Lake Fire Hall Community Room on Route 3 in Cranberry Lake
Both events are open to the Community and FREE OF CHARGE
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Cranberry Lake Regional Arts Show
This summer will mark the first annual art show in Cranberry Lake featuring the works of artists in the towns of Clifton and Fine.
“We wanted to do something to honor the talent here but also spark more visitors to this absolutely beautiful and often unsung part of the Adirondack Park. The news from here is usually difficult — the paper mill fails, the grocery store closes, our young people leave to find work. “
“In spite of the difficulties, a unique and rich artist community has flourished here — chronicling the beauty and wild nature of our lakes, rivers and wild forest”, said Gail Gotham, Co-Chair of the Art Show. Famous artists Frederic Remington and Marc Chagall both spent time in Cranberry Lake and returned to be inspired by the peace, quiet and wilderness here.
Showcased will be works including pottery thrown with the waters of Cranberry Lake, paintings of the wild places, rugs hooked telling the stories of simple things - the beauty in a rack of logs on a truck, loons, and water lilies. “The artwork in this show ranges from artisan furniture to quilts to pottery to stained glass,” said Gotham. We were inspired by all the beauty we had the privilege to witness and ultimately incorporate into the show.” Much of the work will be for sale and a silent auction will accompany the exhibition to raise funds for next year’s show.
“A group of dynamic volunteers has organized this first ever art show this summer — working diligently and joyfully in celebration of this place we love,” said Marilyn Zimber, Co-Chair of the show.
“We will have a two day show (free of charge) and a reception honoring Jeannie Reynolds — over sixty years of paintings celebrating the region,” Zimber said. The reception will kick off the show on Friday evening from 7:30 to 9pm and will feature a display of her lifetime of work.