HOURS for the Tupper Arts Center
Wednesday-Sunday, 12-4 p.m.
Now in our gallery ...
Tupper Arts Presents Randy Jones, one-man art show, featuring wildlife and nature paintings in rustic frames! The gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday, 12-4 p.m. until Sept. 27 at 106 Park St., Tupper Lake.
Born in Syracuse,NY under a Libra sky, I was 9 years old when my parents, recognizing an art ability in me, enrolled me in art classes. I learned the basics of art development for the next three years. In college I struggled between my love of art and my love of nature, briefly majoring in art. But it was nature that won out then and I graduated with a degree in Environmental studies. After college I helped create an environmental education program in the Poconos of Pennsylvania which later won several state awards. In 1979 I met a woman on her way to Alaska. Before I knew it I was on a west bound plane. We ended up getting married in Anchorage in 1980 and living there for five years where we fished for salmon, panned for gold, sat out under the northern lights, hiked and cross country skied. Nearly forty years later we are still married and have traveled extensively throughout north America and Canada, have slept in hostels throughout Scotland, have camped in the Serengeti in Africa, seen the new year in at the Eiffel Tower in Paris and been amazed by Gaudi's creations in Barcelona. I lived for twenty years in the northern Adirondacks, restored antiques for thirty years, built houses and raised a couple sons. I was one of the founders of the Wild Center in Tupper Lake NY, an internationally known environmental education facility which educates thousands of people a year. I now live in a solar powered house I built myself on 48 acres in central New York near Cooperstown, where I make interesting things in wood and capture nature on canvas.
Samples of Randy's work: http://randyjonesfineart.com/
Previously featured in our gallery:
According to a 2008 Adirondack Life magazine article, in the early 1950s a young Kathleen Bigrow reporting for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise decided to buy her first camera when the photographer assigned to her showed up late to a press conference that she was covering. With $300 borrowed from a local bar owner (her loan request was turned down by commercial banks), she began a long career in photojournalism. Long before the age of digital photography, Kathleen’s husband built a darkroom in the basement of their home so that she could develop her films in time for press deadlines. Over the years, she honed her skills as an accomplished photographer. From comments of those who knew her, she was a gritty, no-nonsense reporter who never said no to a story.
The Kathleen Bigrow Film Conservation Project
Tupper Arts has been given a valuable resource that has historical significance to the Adirondack region. The vast photographic collection of journalist Kathleen Bigrow has been generously donated to Tupper Arts by Jim Lanthier Jr. The collection includes thousands of film images taken over the 50-plus years of Kathleen’s career. Tupper Arts has begun an effort to catalog, digitize and archive these wonderful images. In addition to protecting the collection, Tupper Arts goal is to make the collection available to the community.
This exhibition is our first attempt to share Kathleen’s unique vision and artistry. We hope that what you see here brings back many fond memories. For those of you who were not around when these images were captured, we hope you will leave with a better sense of the community’s past.
“He Paints, She Quilts”
Dick Trick, showing 40 of his paintings, grew up in Tupper Lake where he attended local schools. Lydia Middaugh uniquely quilts in wool and has won recognition on a national level for her fine quilts.