Young Artists in Action
Foothills ARTSociety is proud to sponsor Young Artists in Action 8, "Generations in Action" at the Alice Hyde Nursing Home. The display of Kindergarten through 5th grade art work will be on display from May 24 through June 4th during regular home hours. A closing reception hosted by Holy Family School will be from 5 - 7pm. An awards ceremony will be at 6:00pm. The exhibit will also include a generational workshop involving the children and residents of the nursing home led by local artist Nancy Child. The workshop will be during the closing reception.
Our children's exhibit has grown to be a very special show. It recognizes young artists from the Malone District, Holy Family School, Brushton-Moira and Chateaugay while encouraging community connection and involvement. Each artist is encouraged to donate their work of art to be sold fro $10. This donation is a creative way to recognize our aspiring artists as well as contribute to children's art programming in the community. The money raised will supplement the cost of "Art in the Park", a free summer series of children's art workshops sponsored by Foothills and the Malone Recreational Park.
Foothills ARTSociety Gift Shop Re-Opening in May
Foothills ARTSociety is once again accepting quality art for our Gift Shop. If you are a current member, or would like to renew or become a new member, you may drop off your art, to be juried in, during open hours (Thurs. & Fri., 10-5 and Sat., 10-3) in the month of May. Foothills volunteers will be starting to set up the gift shop on Thurs., May 2nd so that would be the best time to drop off your work if possible. A list of items and name cards must be filled out by each artist as well as the signing of a liability form.
Since our space is small please keep in mind that we can only accept limited quantities from any one artist. Change over of work must be frequent, at least every few months. If work is not picked up in a timely fashion, it will be removed from the walls to make room for new work. The gift shop needs to have a constant turnover in order to attract repeat customers.
Jewelry artists, or other artists with small items, must provide their own display rack with prices attached.
Commission will be 70% artist and 30% Foothills. We are looking forward to offering the opportunity to sell the work of Foothills artists once again.
Thirty 1 and Mandolin Concert at North Country Community College.
Foothills ARTSociety and North Country Community College are jointly sponsoring a concert this Friday night, April 26 from 7 - 9. Admission is $10 (NCCC students free) and includes light refreshments. Travis Prevee, Cory Monette and Jim Stickney were the original members of Thirty 1 and Mandolin but have since been joined by Michael Dufort and Peter Sprague. The public is invited to join in the fun of listening to the inspiring music of this local and very talented group. Jai-Michael Justice, Foothills ARTSociety's intern from NCCC interviewed three of the band members and the interview will be posted on our website soon. Check it out!
Student Work chosen for the 12th Annual Robideau/Lamitie-King Middle and High School Exhibit
Students from Brushton-Moira, Chateaugay, Franklin Academy, Holy Family, Malone Middle School, Salmon River and St. Regis Falls will have their work on display at For ARTSake from April 30th through May 16th. The exhibit is in memory of Norbert Robideau, an accomplished photographer who, for many years, had his studio located at the same address as For ARTSake. The exhibit is also in honor of retired Middle School art teacher Karen Lamitie-King, who influenced the lives of many students during her thirty plus years of teaching. It is quite an honor for students to have their work accepted for this exhibit and even more of an honor if the juror, Tina LaMour from NCCC, nominates their work for special awards in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and Mixed Media. The Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held May 16th from 6-7:30. Two scholarships to deserving art majors who plan on continuing their art studies at the collegiate level will also be awarded. For more information check out Foothills second newsletter which should be on line this week.