Thursday, November 10, 2022

Adirondack Experience to offer two free virtual events

The Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake will be hosting two free virtual events, including A Good Time Coming: Exploring the Sporting World of The Adirondacks through the Adirondack Experience’s Art Collection on Monday, November 14, 2022, and Taking the Temperature of the Arts in the Adirondacks on Monday, December 12, 2022. Adirondack Experience has closed its doors for the 2022 season, but will continue to offer an array of online educational programs. The museum will open in the Spring of 2023, with a new exhibition – 𝐴𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑠 & 𝐼𝑛𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑊𝑖𝑙𝑑.

A Good Time Coming: Exploring the Sporting World of The Adirondacks through the Adirondack Experience’s Art Collection

Monday, November 14, 2022 from 7 to 8 p.m.

This FREE series takes place on Zoom

Register for the webinar here. 

Photo courtesy of Adirondack Experience.

About the Virtual Program:

In 1862, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait painted A Good Time Coming, a composition of the painter’s own fishing and shooting shanty on Constable Point in Raquette Lake. The now iconic painting was reproduced as a colored chromolithograph by the printmaker Currier & Ives and has since captured the imagination of generations of sporting enthusiasts and artists. The painting remains a highlight of the Adirondack Experience’s art collection. Join Claudia Pfeiffer as she examines works by Tait and other sporting painters from the 19th to the 20th centuries in the Adirondack Experience’s collection. Artists such as Frederic Sackrider Remington, Philip Russell Goodwin, and Frederick Rondel captured the scenic landscape, abundant sport, and an American pastime that still resonates with hunters and anglers today.

About the Speaker: 

Claudia Pfeiffer. Photo courtesy of Adirondack Experience.

Claudia Pfeiffer has been with the National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM), in Middleburg, VA, since her position was underwritten by the George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Foundation in 2012.  In addition to her administrative role as Deputy Director, her primary focus is the research, design, interpretation, writing, and installation of loan and permanent collection exhibitions for the fine art museum. Pfeiffer has curated over 30 exhibitions at NSLM; her projects include Munnings Out in the Open: The Open-Air Works of Alfred Munnings (English, 1878 – 1959)Clarice Smith: Power & GraceThe Chronicle of the Horse in Art, and Sidesaddle, 1690-1935. In 2020, her essay, “Ellen Emmet Rand: Artist and Equestrian” in the book, Ellen Emmet Rand: Gender Art and Business, was published by Bloomsbury Academic.

Pfeiffer has a 28-year background in fine art and exhibitions. From 1994 to 1998, she was the director of Hardcastle Gallery in Wilmington and Centreville, DE. In 1998, Pfeiffer moved to Virginia to work at Red Fox Fine Art, a gallery in Middleburg specializing in animal, sporting, and American paintings and sculpture. During her 13-year tenure, she was assistant director and then director beginning in 2005.

Additionally, Pfeiffer has a special interest in digital photography of two- and three-dimensional works, lighting, and image post-processing. She studied Biology and English at the University of Delaware and is fluent in German. Pfeiffer currently lives in Front Royal with her husband and two children.

The National Sporting Library & Museum preserves, promotes, and shares the literature, art, and culture of equestrian, angling, and other field sports. It is committed to providing education and advocacy for the conservation of open space and waterways integral to these pursuits.

Taking the Temperature of the Arts in the Adirondacks

Monday, December 12, 2022 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

This FREE series takes place on Zoom

Register for the webinar here.

 Image Credit: Weathervane, ca. 1840 (1964.132.0001A). Image provided by Adirondack Experience. 

About the Virtual Program:

The Adirondacks have long been a fertile ground for creativity across artistic disciplines. From painters to writers to dancers, the region is blossoming with intense productivity and thoughtful and creative collaborations. At the same time, both artists and the organizations that bring their works into the public sphere are navigating enduring effects of the pandemic, changing social, political, and environmental climates, and lingering economic uncertainty. In this moderated discussion, both artists and leaders of arts organizations will come together in a conversation about arts in the region today.

Program Speakers:

George Cordes (Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts)

Ed Donnelly (Tupper Arts)

Tiffany Rea-Fisher (EMERGE125)

Tony Kostecki (Seagle Festival)

James Lemons (Lake Placid Center for the Arts)

Nathalie Thill (Adirondack Center for Writing)

Catherine Underhill (View Arts)

Moderator: Mitch Teich (North Country Public Radio)


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