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FHHL Party & Lecture on Thursday, July 2

June 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

Support the Friends of Historic Huletts Landing and hear noted Adirondack artist and scholar Anne Diggory on Painting Lake George with Artistic License, Then and Now.

The evening will benefit the many community programs of the Friends of Historic Huletts Landing and includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 pm on the porch of the 1880 camp, The Seven Pines, on Bluff Head with a fabled view of The Narrows and Black Mountain. Illustrated lecture follows at 7:00 pm.

In an exploration of the creative process, Diggory will present her ongoing research into the relationship of motif to finished work in 19th century paintings of Lake George by John Frederick Kensett and in her own work. Her research into the painting location of John Frederick Kensett’s iconic “Lake George, 1869,” was recently published in the Metropolitan Museum Journal, in an article that corrects their catalogue by placing the viewpoint on Homer Point, contrary to myth, legend and firmly held opinions by lake lovers and art history scholars. Diggory’s paddling adventures and boating trips around the lake have enabled her to locate over 20 painting locations that inspired Kensett as well as many that inspired other 19th century artists such as Asher B. Durand and David Johnson.

Saratoga-based artist Anne Diggory focuses much of her work on the waters of the Adirondacks. She creates both plein air paintings and “hybrid media” artworks that use a multi-layered process combining sections of photography, digital manipulation and painting. The hybrid works were the focus of recent solo exhibitions at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY, and the Blue Mountain Gallery in New York City. The March/April (2015) issue of Adirondack Life included an essay about her hybrid work.

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