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Phone: (518) ***-****  HQ Phone
Lake George Arts Project
1 Amherst Street
Lake George , New York 12845
United States

Company Description: The Lake George Arts Project provides a variety of stimulating and enriching arts programs which are offered to all who live in and visit our area. If you are not...   more
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According to Lake George Courthouse Gallery Director Laura VonRosk, the People's Pixel Project continues to attract experienced and novice directors. Each year filmmakers within a 100-mile radius of Lake George may submit their original video short in a variety of genres including music video, documentary, narrative, and animation.
"This year there are 18 winners that will be screened during the award presentation," says VonRosk. "The » Continue Reading.
Laura Von Rosk, Adirondack ...
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Laura Von Rosk, Adirondack artist and Lake George Arts Project curator, joins a team of... More >
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Invitation to Voyage: The Paintings of Laura Von Rosk Lake George Races Produced an American Champion, A Young Andy Rooney Told the Tale
From those submissions, juror Laura ...
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From those submissions, juror Laura Von Rosk of the Lake George Arts Project selected 95 works, representing 69 artists, to compete for prizes. Von Rosk, who is not a member of the guild, was also tasked with choosing the winners.
"Our gallery committee was reviewing ...
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"Our gallery committee was reviewing slides, and here's this wonderful work from Thurman," said gallery director Laura Von Rosk. "We didn't get it. There's an artist from Thurman I don't know about?"
Actually, Von Rosk said, she knew Golden from her visits to the Courthouse Gallery.
"I knew she was an artist, and probably a good one, but I didn't make the connection," said Von Rosk.
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Von Rosk asked her.
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"You and every other artist," noted Laura Von Rosk.
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Laura Von Rosk, Adirondack artist and Lake George Arts Project curator, joins a team of scientists at the end of the world
The ends of the earth and the Adirondacks must have something in common (other than the fact that we sometimes feel as though we live in the antipodes), because artists are drawn to both.
The most famous of these, of course, is Rockwell Kent, who traveled to Greenland and Tierra del Fuego in the 1920s and 30s.
But another Adirondack artist is now eligible for membership in the Explorers' Club: Laura Von Rosk.
Von Rosk, who lives in Paradox, is also the director of the Lake George Arts Project's Courthouse Gallery, where she organizes several exhibitions of contemporary art every year.
But she's best known for her own haunting paintings, which novelist Douglas Glover describes as playful dialogues with the Hudson River School, illuminated manuscripts and the early Renaissance Italians.
In December, Von Rosk returned from Antarctica, where she spent eight weeks assisting a team of divers and biologists studying single-cell organisms known as Foraminifera.
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"Since I knew that Sam worked with artists, I asked him to consider me if there was ever another project where one was needed," said Von Rosk.
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Laura Von Rosk and Dr. Sam Bowser in Lake George
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Before traveling to Explorers Cove, Von Rosk received orientation training at McMurdo Station, where she was taught survival tactics, camped on the Ross Ice Shelf and learned to operate a snowmobile.
"A week later, we boarded a helicopter for the 40 minute ride across McMurdo Sound to our camp, which consisted of two large, connected tents for sleeping and living, a lab hut, a bathroom shack, solar panels and wind generator near the generator shack. The shore is just a short walk to the east, but it was hard to tell where the sea began and ended because snow and ice cover both land and sea," said Von Rosk.
"I didn't know what to expect," said Von Rosk.
But since it's expensive to maintain one person for one day, surely she was not along just for the ride.
Apart from an invitation to incorporate this experience into her own work as a visual artist, Von Rosk's job was to assist with the scientific research and dive teams in one way or another.
"The first two weeks, we focused on melting dive holes, troubleshooting and repairing equipment. Just about every muscle in my body grew sore from the heavy lifting and from performing tasks or using equipment I was unaccustomed to," said Von Rosk. "Every task took longer there, because we were always bundled up or had to take precautions because of the extreme weather."
Her most stressful job (but, she emphasizes, among the most rewarding), was assisting the divers who disappear into holes cut through eight feet of ice.
"I was there to be alert to any signs of danger, but I was also limited in my ability to help if someone was in danger. A rescue team was at least an hour away by helicopter," she said.
Von Rosk said she was encouraged to devote time to her art, but resisted the urge.
"I would have felt like a slacker," she said. "Everyone else was so busy."
Living in close proximity to others while isolated from the rest of the world (though email and internet connections were maintained) was itself an education, said Von Rosk.
"You learn to be tolerant, because you're depending upon others for your safety. But that's easier than you might think, because a situation like that can bring out the best in people," said Von Rosk.
The beauty of the landscape was sometimes overwhelming, said Von Rosk.
"Sometimes the distant icebergs were very pronounced white shapes in a blue-ish landscape, other times they look ten times the size from the day before, transformed into gigantic dark towering craggy hills," she said.
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"Laura can't predict what I'll draw from her experience.
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This is a great show and gallery director Laura Von Rosk has done a wonderful job in bringing together not just these two artist but many others who regularly exhibit at the Court House Gallery. The Adirondacks region has historically been an inspiration and showcase for contemporary artist of their time and the Lake George Arts Project should be commended and supported.
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Laura Von Rosk, the director of the Lake George Arts Project's Courthouse Gallery, confesses that she was nervous about pairing the two artists whose work is now on view at the gallery through June 10.
On the surface, their work is radically different, and Von Rosk feared the artists would clash rather than complement one another.
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At the opening of the exhibition on May 7, however, Von Rosk was relieved, and with good reason.
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Boden's painterly hand, and Denyer's intricate graphite marks lure us in; revealing more than meets the eye, with a great deal of complexity beneath the surface," said Von Rosk.
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"The distorted figures, the claustrophobic space, and color of bruised flesh, are a bold, unflinching examination of victims caught in a nightmare," says Von Rosk.
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Invitation to Voyage: The Paintings of Laura Von Rosk
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Von Rosk began painting landscapes while still living and working in New York.
"After a trip to Maine, my senses were reawakened; I just wanted to get out of the city, to become engaged with nature," she says. "My first landscapes were painted from the memory of that trip."
Those first landscapes were denser, more detailed, with more textured surfaces than recent work, she says.
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People frequently "read" Von Rosk's paintings, as though she is trying to tell them a story.
"I have no interest in determing what people's response to the work should be," Von Rosk says. "But light, color, shape, can't help but to evoke feelings. The paintings' deep space draws you in; there's something familiar about the landscape. You're at the edge of being allowed in. No; I'm inviting you in."
Tags: Adirondack Art, Art, Art in the Public Eye, Arts & Leisure, Gallery 99, Invitation to Voyage, Lake George, Lake George Arts Project, Laura Von Rosk, Paintings
Lake George Village | Lake George Mirror Magazine
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Laura Von Rosk, the director of the Lake George Arts Project's Courthouse Gallery, confesses that she was nervous about pairing the two artists whose work is now on view at the gallery through June 10.
On the surface, their work is radically different, and Von Rosk feared the artists would clash rather than complement one another.
...
At the opening of the exhibition on May 7, however, Von Rosk was relieved, and with good reason.
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Boden's painterly hand, and Denyer's intricate graphite marks lure us in; revealing more than meets the eye, with a great deal of complexity beneath the surface," said Von Rosk.
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"The distorted figures, the claustrophobic space, and color of bruised flesh, are a bold, unflinching examination of victims caught in a nightmare," says Von Rosk.
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