Posts Tagged ‘Georgia O’Keeffe’

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Wiawaka Center for Women: A rich, historic gem along Lake George

A few days ago, the Ethel Gathering Group (a group of women who meet for lunch and other activities) posted on Facebook that Wiawaka needed volunteers for spring cleanup in anticipation of opening for the season.
This caught my attention because I remembered that last year Lake George’s Minne-Ha-Ha captain pulled close to shore and specifically pointed out Wiawaka, briefly explaining that it’s a center for women.

After reading the Facebook post, I checked the center’s website. When I saw that one of this summer’s events will be about Katrina Trask, I knew I had to visit. A few years ago, I was able to take a 3-hour, in depth tour of the very private Yaddo where we heard about Katrina’s amazing (and tragic) life.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Fashion show marks 120 years of extraordinary women

Wiawaka Fundraiser Celebrates Retreat’s History


Step back in time (in grand finery, of course) to celebrate Wiawaka Center for Women’s 120th year with the “History of Fashion Show.”
Re-enactors portraying Wiawaka founders Katrina Trask (1853-1922) and Mary Fuller (1862-1943) will welcome guests from 2 to 4 p.m. July 23 to celebrate the evolution of
women’s fashions from the philanthropists’ era. Spend the afternoon at the newly renovated Fort William Henry Carriage House, mingling with actresses portraying Trask, Fuller, iconic artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), intrepid journalist Nellie Bly (1864-1922), abolitionist Harriet Tubman (1822-1913), education activist Emma Willard (1787-1870) and several of their peers — all dressed in the fashion of their time.

“History of Fashion” is a collaboration of Wiawaka, Warren County Historical Society, The Chapman Museum and Fashion Follies. Victorian jewelry will be available for purchase, with 10 percent of proceeds benefiting Wiawaka. Tickets — which are $65 and include a luncheon of lite sandwiches, scones, sweets and iced tea, lemonade, and a special signature drink. Tickets are available at or by calling (518) 668-9690. You can also reach out to Executive Director, Doreen Kelly at for more information.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Save the Date: Georgia O’Keeffe musical, Nearby Faraway, set for July in Lake George

Save the Date: This summer, Georgia O’Keeffe will sing and dance in Lake George! Nearby Faraway, the brand-new Georgia O’Keeffe musical, will premiere July 22-24 and July 29-31, 2022, at the Carriage House Theater at Fort William Henry in Lake George, NY. The intimate musical will feature music by local composer Catherine Reid, and book and lyrics by Neal Herr. On the centennial anniversary of O’Keeffe’s breakthrough summers in Lake George, this dramatic tour-de-force is bound to be the centerpiece of what Mayor Robert Blais calls an “O’Keeffe-Fest,” with related activities by art and historical groups celebrating the life and art of “America’s Favorite Painter.” Adirondack Institute’s production of Nearby Faraway is made possible with generous grants from both the Touba Family Foundation and Warren County Tourism/ More details, including a full press release, to follow as we inch closer to the premiere date.

Photo at top: Courtesy of Kate Austin-Avon.



Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hyde Acquires Lake George Watercolor by Modernist John Marin

John Marin, watercolor titled Lake GeorgeThe Hyde Collection in Glens Falls has acquired a watercolor by the leading early American Modernist John Marin (1872-1953) titled “Lake George.” The painting, which depicts a view from Bolton Landing, was purchased at Sotheby’s auction house in June with support from the Museum’s Charles R. Wood Acquisition Fund, and it marks the first major outright purchase of a work of art by The Hyde in a generation.

It is also the first work by John Marin to enter the permanent collection. Marin was a major figure in early American Modernism, best known for his inventive watercolors. His work is held in private collections and prestigious museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Blanton Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. » Continue Reading.