Three Masters exhibit opens in Old Forge

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OLD FORGE — View Arts Center will host an opening reception for its newest exhibition, “All Creatures Great and Small: Three Masters Three Mediums,” from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.

The exhibition features Allen Blagden, Al Jordan and Larry Master.

The event is free.  Refreshments and food will be served, including a Pad Thai vegetable and chicken station with Great Pines’ chef David Haick.

There will also be live wood carving in the courtyard by John Fillman of The Beaver Lodge.

Often compared to Winslow Homer and Andrew Wyeth, Blagden is a distinguished American contemporary realist, renowned as a painter of birds, animals, people, and the landscapes of his Connecticut home, the Adirondacks and Maine.

Jordan is a masterful sculptor and Master Falconer renowned for creating all orders of birds in his lifelike sculptures.

Hawks, owls, shorebirds, and songbirds have all been subjects of his highly sought after pieces.

Master is a conservation biologist, a zoologist, and a conservation photographer who has been photographing wildlife and natural history subjects for more than 60 years.

He spent 20 years with The Nature Conservancy and six years with NatureServe, mostly as their chief zoologist.

Gallery hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  To learn more about View programming, visit ViewArts.org or call 315-369-6411.

View is located at 3273 Route 28.

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