In the back of the Alpine Mall in Lake Placid, NY, rests the new Adirondack inspired arts studio, Soul Roots.
The Soul Roots Studio is a joint venture between Rachel King, photographer Shaun Ondak, and silver smith Kristina Mueller.
The inspiration for the studio’s name comes from a print hanging on the back wall.
“The black and white image, called Soul Roots, is of two trees growing on top of a boulder whose roots are intertwined. To King it represents love, unity and her place in the Adirondacks.” (The Valley News)
About Soul Roots Studio
Opening last November, this studio utilizes multiple mediums and styles to capture nature and the Adirondacks in its handcrafted artworks. Just some of the pieces include:
- Paintings and nature photography
- Sculptures made from rocks pulled from Adirondack rivers
- Journals with hand carved, wooden covers
- Rustic home furnishings
- Hand painted mugs and plates
- Jewelry (formed from silver and leather) (The Valley News)
Hours of operation: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm.
Check out Soul Roots Studio on Facebook for more information! Or call Soul Roots at (716) 696-0973.
Soul Roots is more than just a shop, it’s a place to bring local artists together. Starting in February, Soul Roots hopes to start a new bi-monthly featured artist series.
“There’s a huge artist community here,” Ondak said. “This gallery is a reflection of where they are. It’s a balance between rustic, traditional and modern art.”
Ondak and King encourage other local artists to contact them, as they are always looking for more Adirondack-styled pieces to add to the studio space. And even though they might not accept everything for display in Soul Roots Studio, they will still allow artists to have a place on their website, which they plan to have finished soon. (The Valley News)
King hopes to one day expand the studio into a working arts center where classes can be taught and people of the community can come to learn and get in touch with their creative sides.
“My ultimate goal is to expand to a bigger place and see the studio evolve into a working arts center, where people can learn to make art,” King said. “We want to get involved with our community. We want to bring the general public into our space so we can show them how important it is to make art and support your local artist.” (The Valley News)
Jason Horvath says
I am from Utica, N.Y. I had come into your studio 6/2/13. I didn’t see a lot of Adirondack pieces? I am moved by seeing Ondak’s photography and that your a self taught photographer with little or no training. As I left I was like see why did I even bother going to art school lol .