‘Winter in Action’ exhibit reception Jan. 29 at View


OLD FORGE — A special opening reception for the current exhibit, “Winter in Action,” will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 4-7 p.m., at View, the center for arts and culture.

The reception is free and open to the public and will also highlight the exhibits “The Winter 46,” “Lawrence Van Alstyne’s Olympic Poster Series,” and “Take the Scenic Route: A Journey Through America’s National Parks.” As part of the opening, View will offer complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and live music featuring John Kelsey.

Prior to the reception, View will host an Olympian Roundtable Discussion at 3 p.m. with Bronze Medalist Erin Hamlin (Luge, ‘06, ‘10, ‘14, ‘18), Robert Esche (Hockey, 2006), and Hank Kashiwa (Alpine Skiing, ‘72). This event is also free and open to the public.

On Jan. 29, View will also provide free admission all day to View’s galleries.

“Winter In Action” is an exhibition celebrating winter sports and activities throughout the Northeast. The North Country is a winter wonderland and provides the exhilaration of traversing snow covered groomed and backcountry trails. Unplowed seasonal roads and woodland trails wind along rivers, lakes, and streams, through majestic forests capped with panoramic vistas of mountain scenery. These provide a perfect foundation for snowmobilers, skiers, hikers, ice fishing and more to enjoy. Several inspirational mountains are in the Northeast including McCauley Mountain, Whiteface, Gore and are home to Olympic Alpine and Nordic skiers and recreational skiers from upstate New York and the Northeast.

This exhibit will feature over 100 works by artists throughout the Northeast. The exhibit also features borrowed objects from Adirondack Experience, Town of Webb Historical Association, The Utica Curling Club and Olympic Athletes.

Long-time CNY musician John Kelsey will be performing between 5-7 p.m. and has a long history of versatile guitar styles as a soloist, duo partner and band-mate.

His instrumental, solo style goes back some 57 years starting with his early studies with Grammy-Award winning guitar teacher and Nashville producer, the late Gene Rice. On steel, bronze, or nylon strings, Kelsey brings a level of skill and professionalism that’s entertaining, musical and inspiring.

“Winter in Action” is an invitational exhibition, curated by Heather Caufield & The Visual Arts Committee of View and Gerald Stanton (Salisbury, Conn.).

View is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Gallery admission is $10, free for View Members.

For more information, go online to ViewArts.org or call 315-369-6411.


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