HOURS for the Tupper Arts Center
Wednesday-Sunday, 12-4 p.m.
Tupper Arts extending shows through August 16!
Due to their popularity, the 47th Annual Art Show and the Adirondack Woodcrafts Show have been extended to run through August 16! The gallery is located at 106 Park Street in Tupper Lake.
The combined shows feature the work of local artists and artisans for sale, including paintings in various mediums, photography, and a variety of unique woodcrafts. Face masks are required, and the volunteers on staff at the Arts Center are ensuring that the number of visitors inside the gallery is limited at any one time to allow for appropriate social distancing. Hours are Wednesdays through Sundays, 12-4 p.m.
Also coming up ...
Tupper Arts is excited to announce its upcoming exhibit by sculptor Peter Thomas, opening Saturday, August 1, at the Tupper Arts Center, 106 Park St., Tupper Lake. Peter is an accomplished wildlife sculptor from New York City who also has a residence in Tupper Lake, where he has spent many summers enjoying the Adirondacks. This will be his first-ever one-man show, and it means a lot to him that it will happen in Tupper Lake. Peter's work includes clay and bronze sculptures and other mediums. He will be at the Arts Center 2-4 p.m. on August 1 and August 2 to meet with visitors and demonstrate his process for creating his pieces. Viewing hours for the show will be Wednesdays through Sundays, 12-4 p.m., August 1-16. Admission is free!
Burnett/Ketcham Family Art Show
Four artists plan to show their work at the Tupper Arts Center from August 19 through September 7. Matt Burnett, Melissa Grant (Burnett), Amy Coddington-Burnett, and Randy Ketcham are all local to the Adirondacks!
Because of a delay in opening the Tupper Arts Center due to COVID-19 precautions, the dates for Randy Jones' One Man Show, originally scheduled for May 23-June 14, are now September 8-28.
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.