Saturday, May 17, 2008

SEMINAR AT SARATOGA NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK













On May 16th I presented a short seminar at the Visitors Center in the park.  It was facilitated by Linda Buerkley of Hudson Falls, who worked with the Feeder Canal Alliance and NCAC Board. The goal was to expose those interested in the Art Walks On Water project to the possibilities for local involvement.  There were attendees from Ft. Edward, Cambridge, Schuylerville, Glens Falls, Stillwater, Greenwich, Hudson Falls, Salem, Balston Lake and other surrounding towns and villages.  Linda took many photographs of sites in the area that would serve as possibilities for art installations.  Now, we must find individuals or groups that are interested in acting as stewards for this project.  I would like to add photographs of existing art to the 524 Mile Art Gallery in the Picasa Album site.  
Please send them to my email address:  skoogfarm@frontiernet.net
During this brief trip, my husband and I had three chance meetings with people who have connections to Brockport....Jack and Janet Beck have a home here (and read about the seminar in the newspaper while they are vacationing in Saratoga), James Kunstler (writer, who happened to be at the Saratoga Farm Market and was a student at Brockport many years ago), and the first mate of the Lois McClure, who we spent some time with while they were docked in Brockport (he was at the museum).  This made the trip even better.  

Also,the Hudson River was so inviting

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Lori,

Presently I'm serving on an art committee for the Transit North Historic Canalway Corridor project. I'm bubbling with excitement at the discovery of your enthusiasm and work so for public art along the Erie Canal. I really want to integrate our forces together as our project moves forward. By working together we can accomplish more. I shall contact you in the near future.

Peter Boes
Town of Lockport resident

-Putting two things together has been the basis of all art since time began

Shea said...

I found it on the blogger, next blog, where it takes you to other blogs.

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****I have created an album that you can reach through my blog. When you click on Picasa Albums, go to "524 Mile Gallery." Photos have already been sent and I will continue to add more as soon as you can get them to me. Let's see how much art is already out there along the canal AND in your communities.


****PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO THE BLOG. Include Title, Artist and Location. If there is a gallery or museum, send a photo of that too. Thanks!

****6/21/07**** On June 14th "Winston's Dream" was dedicated in Lyons, New York, where I had the pleasure speaking. The event was attended by over 250 people, there to support the Dobbins family and the debut of MURAL MANIA. Carmella Mantello, of the Canal Corporation spoke along with Frank Dean, of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Numerous letters were read from Governor Spitzer and others. An excellent example of public art along the New York State Canal System.

****9/20**** When the Lois McClure stopped in Brockport, the community really turned out. Almost 2400 people toured in two days. The crew was great and I was able to get to know many of them. We delivered fresh vegetables and lots of organic garlic (that we grow on our farm) to enhance their diets. They were kind enough to carry a poster my students made (Main St. USA - Brockport, NY) to Rome, as a gift to Mayor James Brown. He also got a bag of garlic. Hannah Blake, of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, was there for 3 days, and we had many hours to discuss the future of Art Walks On Water. She is a great supporter and has quite a vision for the future. Good things are about to happen,please stay tuned.

****1/14/2008**** I'm Back!!!! and still working toward a roundtable for late spring or early summer with Hannah Blake. Happy to announce that Clarkson, New York
will be installing a kiosk along the canal at Sansocie Park in the next month or so.
It will promote Art Walks On Water and their town. This ambitious community got the specs for the kiosk from the Canal Corporation and jumped through all the hoops (permission etc.) to make it happen. Ordinarily the state has been charging $15,000 to construct them, and they did it for $2,500 in supplies and inkind service to have it installed. If they can do it, other communities can too. A print of the Clarkson School House will be displayed along with a bio for artist Helen Smagorinsky.