View is dedicated to national exhibitions


OLD FORGE — Some of the upcoming workshops and exhibits slated for 2018 at View arts center, 3273 Route 28, include:

Upcoming workshops 

Pre-registration is required for most events. To register and for more information call 315-369-6411 or go online to

  • Free Yoga Workshop: Saturday, Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon. 
  • Yoga Classes: Monday and Friday mornings at 8:30 a.m. and every Monday and Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 p.m.  Hours and days will change after Memorial Day. 
  • Adirondack Photography with Kurt Gardner: March 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and March 4, from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Silk Marbling and Painting Workshop: March 3 at 10 a.m.
  • Friday Night Ballroom Dancing: An eight-week ballroom dance class starts March 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
  • Homeschool Day: March 28. Variety of art and ceramic workshops, group activities, a scavenger hunt through View’s art galleries, and the Young Entrepreneurial Fair. 
  • Zumba: An eight-week session meeting in Gould Hall, Thursdays starting April 5, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  
  • Silver Jewelry Class with Robert Moore: Six sessions starting April 5, 6-9 p.m. 
  • Stain Glass Class with Mary Pokentowski: April 14,10 a.m.- 4 p.m. 
  • Beginner to Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery with Marie Imundo: April 16-May 21, Monday nights, 6-9 p.m. Summer session July 9-Aug. 13. Fall session Sept. 9-Oct. 15.
  • Linda Bigness Encaustic Workshop: April 28 and 29, 2-day introductory workshop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 
  • Intro to The Art of Glass Fusing: Saturday classes, May 5-26, 10 a.m.- noon. 
  • Writing Workshops with David Hazard:  May 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; June 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Adirondack Themed Pottery Dishes with Wendy Seifried: May 5 and June 2, 10 a.m.- noon.
  • Intro to The Art of Glass Fusing: Four sessions, June 6-June 27, 4-6 p.m. 
  • Children’s Ceramic Camp: June 25- 28. Ages 5-7, 9-11 a.m.; ages 8-12, noon-1 p.m.
  • Summer Drop In Classes: July 2-Aug. 24, daily 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Mondays paint on pottery, Tuesdays glass fusing class, Wednesdays kid’s “Maker’s Space” project, Thursdays batiking and tie dying, Fridays Family craft day.

Current exhibits

“Wood Transformed” on display through March 17

Since the beginning of human experience trees have been venerated in cultures and mythologies and inspired wooden carved or sculpted objects of great beauty and meaning. Participating artists include Barney Bellinger, Patrick Kana, Rachel Lamb, Tom Slocum, Matt Tommey. Micheal Trivieri, and Amy Wendland.

“Near & Far: Landscape Paintings by Stephen Horne” on display through March 17

After a 40-year career as an editorial cartoonist, illustrator and museum exhibit designer, Stephen Horne has returned to paints and canvas. Working in acrylic and oil, Horne has spent the last few years traveling: marveling at the forest floors on trails near his home in Paul Smiths, to the roiling seascapes of Nova Scotia and beach dunes and sunsets of Florida.

“Kathryn Vajda — Snow Cities” on display through March 31

The Snow Cities are simulated cities constructed of snow and ice using plastic packaging containers as molds. All the cities are constructed for the purpose of being photographed and printed as large format digital prints. Vivid color is used to lure the viewer in to confront these fragile cities. The Cities reference the identifiable play that children engage in when building sand castles and cities to understand the world around them.

“Myths & Legends of Upstate New York Vol. 2” on display through March 17

Exhibit features work by Suzanne Firsching, John Golden, Doug Jamieson, Stephen Fletcher, Greg Klein and Peter Seward.

“Joanne DeStefano and Sandra Devisser: And, Here We Are” on display through March 17

“This particular exhibit includes some paintings done the ‘conventional’ way indicative of when I started painting with a little more control, and the rest are rendered on Yupo paper which has a super slick surface that I feel is so conducive to the spontaneity that watercolors deserve.”

“Haley Nannig: Gathered Windows” on display through March 11

“My paintings are process-based, through them I experiment with the physical relationship between canvas and paint.  Beyond working with the materiality of liquid color, I use my work to replace words— regurgitating my experiences and many moments layered on top of each other.”

Upcoming exhibits

“From Plein Air to Still Life: Watercolors by Mary P. Murphy”

March 16 - May 20

Mary P. Murphy has a studio in Barneveld, New York, the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The natural beauty of the surrounding landscape inspires many of her works, which have been described as having a “beautifully felt poetry” and “imaginative use of color” by Syracuse artist Barbara Kellogg. 

“Linda Bigness: Spring Thaw” 

April 7 - May 13

Take a journey through nature and explore luminous paintings that employ beeswax, pigments, and metal leaf in process laden artworks. The work reflects our fragile natural surroundings and the process of using heated wax simulates the effect that temperature change has had upon our environment.

2018 Central Adirondack Art Show 

April 14 - June 10

The Central Adirondack Art show showcases some of the finest artists from throughout the Central Adirondack Region and beyond. Held for the first time in 1952, by View founder Miriam Kashiwa in her front yard, the Central Adirondack Art Show “is a testament to the significant place the arts hold within the hearts and minds of the residents and visitors to the Adirondacks.”

2018 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition

June 23 - July 29

View welcomes the return of a favorite from the past: The 2018 Northeast National Pastel Exhibition celebrates one of our most accessible and loved media — the art of pastel—made by artists across the nation. The broad range of bright colors and effects achieved by skillful application have made pastel an enduring method for artistic expression. 

2018 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors

Aug. 4 - Sept. 30

Each year View holds the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, which is open to all artists working in water based media. This includes transparent and opaque watercolors, acrylics, casein, egg tempera, gouache and ink. 


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