Press-Republican

Out & About

January 2, 2014

The farming life inspires exhibition

'Down on the Farm' opens Jan. 10 at Adirondack Artists' Guild

SARANAC LAKE — “Abandoned Ray Brook Farm,” a photograph on metal by Eleanor Sweeney, is among the works in a new exhibition, “Down on the Farm,” which features Adirondack Artists’ Guild members.

The show opens Friday, Jan. 10.

“It’s an old, abandoned farm in Ray Brook,” Sweeney said. “Someone told me it was a pig farm once. I personally just like old barns.”

She printed the image on aluminum and manipulated the color a tiny bit.

“I print it on transfer film and transfer it on aluminum,” Sweeney said. “I coat it with special goo.”

Each artist could submit two works for the exhibition coordinated by Sandra Hildreth.

“It’s all of our guild members,” Hildreth said. “We’re each producing pieces that have some connection to farming, agricultural or farmers market … whatever people come up with. That’s the fun of it. What’s interesting about the show, it’s always a unique combination of different styles and media as each of us interprets that in our own way.”

Hildreth came up with the idea for the show.

“Because I thought it might be nice to bring recognition to those who do try to raise produce and animals in the Adirondacks. That is not the world’s most pleasant place to have a farm because we have such a harsh environment and short growing season.”

Hildreth’s submissions are two barn-themed oil paintings.

“They are both plein air paintings,” she said. “One, I happened to be driving down this road and glanced over at this old barn and the door was off the barn and the back door was off the barn and I could see straight through it and see the farm fields behind it.”

She called it “Barn with a View.” The barn is the main subject with a view of the fields.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

Steve Ouellette's Movie Reviews
Entertainment
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Entertainment Videos
Adam Levine Launches Clothing Line for Women Paul Wesley Sinks His Teeth Into Directing Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Josh Thompson Streams Album to Hook New Fans Franco Leads Star-studded Broadway Cast ShowBiz Minute: Singer, Young, Poehler Sparks Fly With Derulo and Jordin on New Album Nas Movie Opens Tribeca Film Festival Zooey Deschanel Adds Designing to Her Repertoire Miley Cyrus Still in Hospital, Cancels 2nd Show 'Half of a Yellow Sun' Hits the Big Screen Diaz Gets Physical for New Comedy Swift's Bus Drives Into Country Hall of Fame ShowBiz Minute: Cyrus, Walker, Combs Pedro Pascal Plays 'Game of Thrones'' Red Viper Deeley Shows Acting Chops in Hulu's 'Deadbeat' Ora Strips Efron at MTV Awards ShowBiz Minute: MTV Awards, Lopez, Royals Stars Hit Red Carpet for MTV Movie Awards Conan Backs Colbert, Hosts MTV Movie Awards
CVPH Job Opportunities