Friday, May 22, 2015

Annual Neighbor Day at View in Old Forge

view old forge neighbor dayView in Old Forge will host their annual Neighbor Day on Sunday, June 7, from 12 pm to 4 pm. View hosts local and national exhibits, performances, workshops and special events in its LEED Silver-certified green-built and green-run building. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-building strategies and practices.

The 28,000 square foot building includes a state-of-the-art performance hall, expanded exhibition galleries, and dedicated workshop and ceramic studios, as well as a gift shop.

Neighbor Day is intended for all ages. Galleries will be open viewing, activities and crafts, demonstrations, plein air painters, information on the various clubs at View, chicken BBQ, Zumba, a poster sale, a 2015 Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors poster signing by the artist Roland Stevens, and special appearances by Little Man River, Vicky Brazell’s miniature horse, and Liam and Bing, Anne Phinney’s Moose River Farm’s, goat and donkey.

The Meyda Tiffany and Lighting Creative Arts Wing will host a number of demonstrations including basket weaving with Barbara Green of Green House Basketry, Old Forge, Raku pottery with Dennis DeStefani of Dragon’s Den Pottery in Historic Clinton, NY, stained glass with Carl Cuccaro, and hand building and wheel thrown pottery.

David Hazard, Founder of Ascent and Art*iculation, View’s Writing Program, will be leading a lecture at 1 pm for writers titled “Success at Publishing and Self-Publishing”. The workshop will provide insider information on the rapidly-changing world of publishing, and help you understand how you can break-in and become successful in publishing.  Art*iculation is a writing program designed for View, training writers to give voice to their creative writing aspirations, led by Hazard, a writing coach and bestselling author.

The galleries will be open and on view will be an annual favorite, the Central Adirondack Art Show, which features creative works in a variety of forms from the region and beyond. Including over 200 artists, the galleries include paintings, sculptures, carvings, collages, and more.

Students from the Town of Webb High School will be exhibiting artwork in their annual exhibition highlighting their creative talent under the direction of Robert Fountain. Over one hundred pieces will be on display. A reception for the artist will be held from 1-3 pm.

Also on view is Better Homes & Feeders a multi-media exhibit featuring outdoor/indoor innovative bird house and bird feeders.

Other exhibits located throughout the building include: Susan Luther Kiesel: Wild Wings; Ed Williams: Wildlife; Denis Defibaugh: Afterlives of Natural History; Abraham Ferraro: FRAGILE! Handle with Care; and Pastels and Photography by Paula Ann Ford and David Patterson.

North Woods Lodge Masons and Dewey-Old Forge Order of the Eastern Star will host a chicken barbeque. Hot dogs, drinks, and cookies will be sold by Town of Webb School Kiwanis Key Club. Proceeds will benefit these organizations.

View is a non-profit multi-arts center located in Old Forge N.Y. providing a full range of arts programming. For more information about this event and to see the upcoming schedule of events, visit ViewArts.org, email info@viewarts.org, or call View at 315-369-6411 x201.

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