Sunday, December 13, 2009

A great Note from Drayton Jones

Many of us involved in the Old Forge Plein Air Paint Out are still benefiting from the event. Of course, all of those who came home from the auction with paintings, can view daily the rewards of having artists paint our scenic town, lakes, rivers and mountains. Also, those artists who so generously donated their time and talent are getting feedback from those who won their paintings and from new fans and interested observers who met them during the two weekends that they painted.

One of the Paint Out volunteers, Paula Weal, got an especially beautiful note from one of the participating artists, Drayton Jones, who contributed a whopping four paintings in one weekend to the auction. Paula was kind enough to share the note with us. Thanks to both of them and once again to all who helped to make this event such a success.

- Linda Weal, Paint Out Committee

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

“Sounds of the Season” a musical performance at The Art Center of Old Forg

The following was written by Alan Saban about "Sounds of the Season" an event taking place this coming Saturday.

The Art Center of Old Forge is pleased to announce “Sounds of the Season” a musical recipe to celebrate the holidays. We are even throwing in a dash of poetry and a smidgen of storytelling. Several local groups and community members have joined together for this family friendly event that will take place on Saturday December 12, 2009 at 2PM at the Art Center inside the “Home for the Holidays.”

Members of Niccolls Church, St. Barts, Mountain Theatre, The Senior Moments, and more will sing and play music from traditional to contemporary. If you haven’t had a chance to enjoy “Home for the Holidays,” this is the perfect chance. We have many items on sale including furniture, clothing, toys, membership baskets, lighting, ornaments, quilts, wreaths, and much more for gift giving.

Some of the highlights include “ ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Niccolls Choir, The Senior Moments with “Silver Bells,” a duo singing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” A newly formed group from the Art Center will sing and we have a surprise trio we call the “Three Tenors” that just might complete this recipe for the holiday.

This event is free and all donations will benefit the Art Center in the hopes of bringing more performing arts to the community.