Adirondack Program Focuses on Art and Life of Rockwell Kent
Event features readings, interactions with artists
ESF's Adirondack Interpretive Center will celebrate the work of Adirondack artist Rockwell Kent with a daylong event Oct. 20.
Caroline Welsh, director emeritus of the Adirondack Museum, will present a program on Kent's artistic legacy, including many images of his work. Paul Hai, program director for ESF's Northern Forest Institute, which manages the Interpretive Center, and Marianne Patinelli-Dubay, environmental philosopher with NFI, will provide readings and insights on Kent's physical and personal adventures.
Kent was born in New York City in 1882. He was a painter, illustrator, architect, author, traveler, and humanist whose reputation was widely known in the early 20th century. In his mid-40s, he moved to an Adirondack farm he named Asgaard near Ausable Forks, where he designed and built a home and artist's studio. Kent died at Asgaard in 1971.
In addition to the presentation about Kent, the AIC will host two regional artists, Diane Leifheit of Gabriels, N.Y. and William Elkins of Syracuse, who will be painting and drawing along the trails. Participants are invited to see the artists' work, talk with them about tips and techniques, and bring a journal to practice alongside them.
The day will conclude with an informal art show and light reception.
The program, titled, "They Broke the Mold after Making Him," will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no charge to attend the event but participants are encouraged to register in advance by calling the Adirondack Interpretive Center at 518-582-2000 or by sending an email to email@example.com.
The AIC is located on Route 28N on ESF's Newcomb Campus.
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