"Winter Games" at Adirondack Artists Guild


"Winter Games" at Adirondack Artists Guild

The Adirondacks are a buzz with excitement for the Lake Placid 2023 World University Games, and the Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery will be celebrating the art of winter sports in their featured show!

Enjoy the month long show featuring works of art that depict winter sports in the Adirondacks. Adirondack Artists Guild is open 6 days a week, Tuesday - Sunday with a rotation of featured artists present at the studio to answer questions, and guide your gallery experience.

Friday, January 6, enjoy the opening reception for "Winter Games", invitational show about winter sports at Adirondack Artists Guild, celebrating the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games which will be held in Lake Placid and surrounding regions, including Saranac Lake this January. Several artists have been invited to participate, including photographers who have photographed Olympic Games and World Cup events in the past. Artists include photographers Nancie Battaglia, Rick Godin, Lou Reuter and Mark Kurtz as well as pastel artist Ingrid VanSlyke and painter Sandra Hildreth.

In reference to winter sport, pastel artist Ingrid Van Slyke commented that “the harsh environment can make people either hibernate or embrace all the wonderful winter sport activities we have here.“  Photographer Mark Kurtz has often said “If you’re going to live in the Adirondacks, you better like winter, because there is a lot of it!”

In addition to the events in Lake Placid, the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games will bring competitions to several venues around the North Country, including Saranac Lake (curling), Potsdam/Canton (hockey), Wilmington (alpine ski events at Whiteface Mountain) and North Creek (snowboard events at Gore Mountain). The curling events will take place at the newly renovated Saranac Lake Civic Center. This special winter sport exhibit will run for for the full month of January 2023, so it will be on display during the time of the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games (Jan 12-22).  There will be an opening reception at the Artists Guild on Friday, January 6 from 5:00-8:00 PM, just before the Games open.

The Adirondack Artists Guild is a cooperative retail art gallery representing a diverse group of artists residing and working in the Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondacks. The gallery is located at 52 Main St, Saranac Lake, 518 891-2615. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 until 5, and 11-3 on Sundays. The Guild is on Facebook, Instagram, and on the web at www.adirondackartistsguild .com.


Opening Reception: Friday January 6 from 5-8 pm. 52 Main St, Saranac Lake NY.

Show: Runs through the month of January.

Images shown: Whiteface Mountain, photograph by Mark Kurtz and Memories, painting by Sandra Hildreth

Whiteface Mountain, photograph by Mark KurtzMemories, painting by Sandra Hildreth