MyChamplainValley (ABC 22/FOX 44) morning reporter Alaina Pinto (myChamplainValley, Facebook, Twitter) stopped by the Adirondack Art Association on Thursday, June 9 to discover firsthand why everyone is so excited about the new art season in Essex.
Alaina Pinto interviewed Ric Feeney who is now a watercolorist, but in the past he had previously worked on abstract acrylics. He decided to begin working with watercolors because they scared him, and he wanted to tackle that fear. They discussed his watercolor landscape featuring the “Wadhams Power Plant,” and he said that it is one of 25 local scenes he completed over the winter season. He said it took him about 20 hours to complete this particular work. When not painting Ric is a part-time pastor in Willsboro and part-time art teacher.
Visit myChamplainValley’s archive to see the full video interview with Ric Feeney (and videos of other interviews that day) here: “Art With a View in the Adirondacks.”
Here’s the excerpt about the Adirondack Art Association from the MyChamplainValley (ABC 22/FOX 44) archive from the day of interviews:
The Adirondack Art Association is open for the season. More than 60 local artists from surrounding counties showcase their work in the galleries and workshops are offered for all ages.
It’s located right on the water next to the Essex, NY and Charlotte, VT ferry. The nonprofit is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm. Classes for children are free this summer and more can be found on the Facebook and website. (Source: Art With a View in the Adirondacks – Story | myChamplainValley)