Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Great Catch

Fish are coming in all over the Arts Center!

Lake Ceramics has delivered fish to us that will be on display during the "Exaggerate!" exhibition from May 9 - June 6.
They create these beautifully crafted fish like the one you see below by creating molds from fish that they catch themselves, as well as fish caught by others. The combination of their master craftsmanship in casting and glazing these fish produces a breathtaking variety that are even more beautiful than the fish that they come from.

We have also been receiving fish for "Decked Out Trout and Bass With Class" . Fifty blank fish have been transformed by local artists into unique works of art. These fish will be on display during "Exaggerate!" and throughout our village in the summer until the Plein Air Paint Out on Sunday, September 5, where they will be auctioned along with the paintings. The one below is by Abenaki Indian Artist Andree Dennis Newton.

Even the Kinderwood pre-school seems to be fish-minded. This past week they created fish of their own.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Take a Culinary Journey with Taste of Home

Get ready. It’s coming soon. It’s new and fresh. It will tantalize your senses with a smorgasbord of mouthwatering sights and fresh picked flavors. What you ask? The Taste of Home Cooking School, the #1 culinary demonstration in the country, sponsored by the Arts Center/Old Forge and presented live at the Town of Webb School Auditorium in Old Forge, NY on May 15, 2010. Doors open at noon, show time at 3 pm.

General Admission Tickets are $15 and available first come-first serve. Visit 20 vendors! Lots of door prizes!! Fun for all!! Lunch and snacks available for purchase from Town of Webb School Key Club and Northwoods Women's Club.

In today’s downsized economy, consumers are turning to home cooking in large numbers. Food provides a “feel good” atmosphere. When coupled with family participation, meal preparation becomes a fun activity. Taste of Home Cooking School has a springtime garden of recipes that will bring family and friends together for rewarding mealtime gatherings. Check out the Taste of Home website www.TasteofHome.com.

Our culinary team knows consumers are looking for simpler, greener, and cleaner recipes. Simpler meaning using only a few ingredients. Greener denoting local and sustainable, using fresh seasonal produce. Cleaner being more natural and providing health benefits. The Taste of Home Cooking School Brand Name Cookbook, published specifically for the Cooking Schools, will include these current trends as well as timeless favorites. This $5.99 value will be presented to every guest who attends the show.

Come join our springtime food adventure. You may not be able to travel as far or often these days, but we’ll help you experience new and exotic tastes. Imagine yourself at a French bistro. You culminate your dining experience with a fruit clafouti. Clafouti, pronounced kla-foo-tee is a country-French dessert made by topping a layer of fresh fruit with batter. It is served hot and sometimes topped with cream. Culinary Specialist, Michael Barna will be creating a mushroom variation of this unique dish that pairs well with a salad to become a light, satisfying springtime meal. Expand your cooking techiques as you watch Michael prepare a monter au beurre and learn how it differs from a beurre blanc sauce. The program will showcase ten delightful recipes, new food products, kitchen shortcuts, and plating techniques. Sprinkled in between recipes will be opportunities for lucky winners to receive special door prizes.

Cooks Who Care
Cooks Who Care is a pro-social effort created by Taste of Home to celebrate acts of caring by home cooks and communities across the country. Introduced as a magazine feature in 2007, Cooks who care unites compassionate, real people across the country who give back through food, and share their stories of kindness in print and online at www.tasteofhome.com.

Join Cooks Who Care, by bringing a non-perishable food item to the show for donation to our local food pantry. Your name will be entered into a special drawing to be held during the show.

It’s an afternoon you don’t want to miss! See you soon!
It’s an evening you don’t want to miss! Tickets are $15 General Admission.
Purchase In Person:
Arts Center/Old Forge
Select Kinney Drugs: Old Forge, Boonville, Lowville, Whitesboro, Tupper Lake, and Watertown-1729 State Street

Purchase By mail:
Send a self-addressed stamped envelope with payment to
Arts Center/Old Forge
PO Box 1144
3260 State Route 28
Old Forge, NY 13420
Attn: Taste of Home

Purchase Online at https://app.etapestry.com/cart/ArtsGuidofOldForge/default/index.php

For additional information please contact the Arts Center/Old Forge at 315-369-6411 or e-mail info@artscenteroldforge.org.
See you soon!