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This untitled painting is by Frances Boone Seaman. (Photo submitted)

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Library exhibits works by deceased local artists

Saturday, August 31, 2013 - Updated: 9:53 PM

LONG LAKE- -One never knows what one may find in a closet, and it is not necessarily skeletons.

The Adirondack region is extraordinarily rich in its artistic heritage. From the work of Winslow Homer to Harold Weston, the area is the muse of many artists.

It is the very nature of this mountainous paradise that has inspired great artists as well as homespun ones, yet undiscovered.

The Long Lake Public Library put the call out to local residents to search for the work of deceased family members who delighted in their artistic pursuits. The fruit of their hunts make up the display on exhibit through September at the library, called Artists of the Ages.

Some of the artists were university educated but most were self-taught or worked with others in small "art clubs." All the work is delightful and gives a glimpse of the inherent beauty of the area.

A reception for the families of the artists (as the artists themselves are indisposed) and the public will be held Wednesday, Sept. 4, starting at 7 p.m. This will be a celebration to honor the achievements and artistic endeavors of the local and often uncelebrated artists.

Susan Rohrey, owner of Flavor in Long Lake, will provide light refreshments.

     

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