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Roots and Branches: Work by Betsy Krebs
June 22, 2018 - June 30, 2018
June 22 – 30, 2018
Opening Reception Friday, June 22, 5 – 7 pm.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri 12 – 5 pm, Sat 12 – 4 pm
Roots & Branches: Work by Betsy Krebs
A visual conversation about an unassuming building in Lake George, NY, and its impact on the community.
Betsy Krebs says the genesis of the exhibit “Roots and Branches” evolved from a strong desire to bring attention to the unique humanitarian history and events that have taken place at the Old Stone School House,a historic building located in the Town of Lake George, and her former place of residence. Krebs says this “stoic folk Victorian structure exudes strength and protection as a community strong hold. While teaching locally and living in the school house, my dream was to find out more about the space, since a lot of information was undocumented oral history. Notable Metropolitan opera singer Madam Homer was known to sing at the school house every Sunday during summer months. Georgia O’Keeffe was known to take walks on Middle road, as told by local, Clara Mae Norton. Another notable neighbor was Edward Morse Shepard, the man that Shepard Park, in the Village of Lake George, is named after. He also built and lived in what is known as Erlowest,right down the hill from the school house. The works in the exhibition are a spin off from a recipe book compiled in 1910 by the ladies of the ‘Lend a hand’ club that used the building as a meeting place after hours and on weekends, working to find ways to help the community. The recipes they compiled were the catalyst for each image in the exhibit. Recipes were submitted by local community members, as well as seasonal residents.”
Betsy Krebs earned her M.S. in Art Education from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Her work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the NY North Country, including the Albany Boys Academy in Albany, NY; the College of Saint Rose; the Gibson Gallery in Potsdam College, Potsdam, NY; the Cool Beans Cafe Gallery in Queensbury NY; Valley Artisans Gallery in Cambridge, NY; The Hyde Museum in Glens Falls, NY; the Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga, NY; Adirondack Community College, Queensbury, The Lake Placid Center for the Arts and L.A.R.A.C. Arts Gallery in Glens Falls, NY.
The Courthouse Gallery is located at the side entrance of the Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets, Lake George, NY. The Courthouse Gallery hours during exhibitions are Tuesday through Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 12 – 4 pm, and all other times by appointment. This exhibition is funded in part by The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust and the New York State Council on The Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.