Thursday, August 2, 2018

Field Sketching In Newcomb With Artist Neil Rizos

Neil RizosThe Adirondack Interpretive Center’s (AIC) summer Artist in Residence Neil Rizos  will lead a free workshop on Saturday August 11th from 9 am to 3 pm, during which participants will use both classroom and field components to learn to observe and record information to create field sketches with confidence.

Neil Rizos is an award winning artist specializing in birds and landscapes who recently had a solo exhibit at the Roger Tory Institute of Natural History that included 75 paintings, prints and sculptures. His art work is in the permanent collection of the United State Library of Congress, the George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.  Neil Rizos has ties to the North Country, having graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh and having previously completed a residency at the Paul Smiths VIC.

The public has also been invited to visit Rizos from noon to four during his open studio dates; Wednesdays until August 29th, Saturday August 18th and Sunday August 26th.

The AIC residency, now in its 5th year, is a component of the outreach program of the Northern Forest Institute which is part of the SUNY ESF Newcomb Campus. The goal of the Artist in Residence program is to highlight the inspirational role of nature in art and to encourage AIC users to see both art and nature in new ways.

The Adirondack Interpretive Center is located at 5922 NY-28N, Newcomb. Registration for the workshop is required. For more information or to register, call (518) 582-2000 or email

Photo of Neil Rizos provided by Adirondack Interpretive Center.

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