Tuesday, November 18, 2008
These are just two examples of prints we offer by our good friend David "RC" Oster. "RC" is an out standing pen and ink and sometimes pencil artist. His work is most often of historical architecture, although he also does other subject matter as well. Visit our web store at abbottsstudio.com to see more of his work.
Monday, November 17, 2008
"Crown" by German artist Rainer Maria Wehner is an impressive work currently on display with six other large sculptures at the Griffiss Business Park Sculpture Garden in Rome, NY. The large scale sculptures by local, national and international artists will be on display through 2010.
Debe and I took our granddaughter Kaitlyn this past Sunday, Nov. 16. It was a cold and blustery day. Very typical for this time of year. I learned about the sculpture garden from a recent article in the Syracuse Post Standard. We had to be in the Rome area that day anyway so we decided to stop by and check it out.
I'm glad we did. The sculpture garden is yet another gem adding to the cultural richness of our Central New York region. I would be hard pressed to suggest a special trip just to see the sculptures however. Unless you are a student or real fan of contemporary sculpture, there simply are not enough to make a special trip in my opinion. That is not to say it is not worthwhile. On the contrary, I was very impressed, but if traveling any distance, try to tie it in with a trip to Munson-Williams Proctor Institute or some other business in the Utica - Rome area.
Next time I'm over that way I may stop by again to see them with a blanket of snow around them. I find that colors contrast against the white back drop of snow so that these types of sculptures look even more impressive.
Monday, November 10, 2008
TUG HILL FIELD GUIDE BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Tug Hill: A Four Season Guide to The Natural Side, illustrated and edited by local naturalist and wildlife artist Robert McNamara, is again available for use in learning and navigating the Tug Hill Region. Contributing writers include John Cecil, the late Lee B. Chamberlaine, Peter Gaskin, Glenn Johnson, Donald E. Moore, III, and Lisa St. Hilaire. The guide features a sampling of the plants and animals of ten of the major habitat types that make up the Tug Hill, and includes a narrative of natural events, organized by season. An easy-to-use source for the identification of a variety of species, the 288 pages include 64 beautifully illustrated full-color plates by McNamara.
Perfect for the student and experienced naturalist alike, the book uses a Quick Habitat Finder Guide, a color-coded edge symbol system, for quick and easy reference. This book is a must-have for every nature library, and a gift which will provide hours of enjoyment both at home and in the field.
Get your books in time for holiday gift-giving, and meet it’s creators at our book signing, scheduled for:
Saturday, November 15 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Abbott’s Fine Art & Framing
628 S. Main St.
Central Square, NY 13036
*Also available on-line at abbottsstudio.com. Click on the web store tab on our home page and then click on Misc. items on our web store.