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Science, Art, and Music Festival in Paul Smiths:
The SAMFest Exhibition: Art Exploring Climate Change
17 - 21 April 2015

Lee Ann Sporn: Emergence.  Detail of an encaustic collage Lee Ann Sporn: Emergence. Detail of an encaustic collage.

The Paul Smiths VIC is hosting an exhibit of visual arts exploring climate change; the exhibit coincides with the Science, Art and Music Festival on 18 April 2015. Regional visual artists interested in climate change have been asked to experiment with embodying a thought, concept, emotion, or insight. The exhibit is an experiment in how the visual arts can be used in communicating about climate change through a variety of media: pencil drawings, monotype prints, and collage, as well as oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings in a variety of styles – some very innovative. The regional artists participating in this exhibit all live here in the Adirondacks and draw inspiration from these surroundings.

The exhibit hangs from 17 to 21 April 2015. The exhibit will then move to NorthWind Fine Arts on 11 Woodruff Street in Saranac Lake, New York, and will hang there from 1 May to 31 May, with an opening reception on 1 May from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.