Fall Foliage: Wild Sarsaparilla at the Paul Smiths VIC

Art Exhibit: Two Friends....After All These Years
15 September - 14 October 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, 15 September, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Jackie Altman: Barnum Pond RevisitedJackie Altman: "Barnum Pond Revisited"

Photographer Eleanor Sweeney and artist Jackie Altman will exhibit watercolors and photographs of local landscapes and nature at the Paul Smith's College VIC from 15 September through 14 October 2012.

Jackie Altman and Eleanor Sweeney first met in 1964 in Mott Chapin's evening ceramics class. They had both just moved to Saranac Lake. After two years teaching art here, Jackie moved back to Pennsylvania where she remained for the rest of her teaching career. Eleanor stayed In Saranac Lake, but the two friends kept in touch and saw each other every year when Jackie would come up to spend the summer painting.

Eleanor Sweeney: Lily Pads and GrassEleanor Sweeney: "Lily Pads and Grass"

Now retired, Jackie spends several months a year in Lake Placid where she continues to paint full time. Meanwhile, Eleanor has been photographing the world around her all through the years. Both are members of the Adirondack Artists' Guild. A show at the Paul Smiths College VIC, "Two Friends...After All These Years," will commemorate their long friendship.

The exhibit opens on Saturday, 15 September with a reception from 4:00 - 6:00 PM. Everyone is welcome.


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.