Georgia O’Keeffe Week

Join us as we celebrate Georgia’s time as a young artist here at Wiawaka. We are a unique and honored location here on Lake George that can provide proof of her early days on Lake George. 

This popular week will be held from July 11th – 15th, 2022.

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“This series is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.”

Before Yaddo was founded in Saratoga Springs, Katrina and Spencer Trask built their first artists’ retreat at Amitola – an Adirondack lodge known as Wakonda where students from the Art Students League of New York held their first retreat. Georgia O’Keeffe (pictured at Wiawaka) was a registered guest-artist in 1908. In honor of her stay we have put together a week filled with programs all about Georgia. Be sure to register early this week is very popular.

Stop by the Front Desk if you are interested in seeing Wakonda where Georgia stayed with the NY City League of Art Students, the historical marker, signage and the sitting room dedicated to Georgia’s stay here at Wiawaka. We will need to know in advance if you are not an overnight guest. Thank You.

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Georgia O’Keeffe Movie Night
July 11th, 2022
7:00-8:30 pm
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Come join us for a free showing of the Georgia O’Keeffe movie!

Georgia O’Keeffe is a 2009 American television biographical film, produced by City Entertainment in association with Sony Television, about noted American painter Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz.

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Georgia Inspired Painting Flowers
Poppy
July 11th, 2022
2:00 – 4:00 pm

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Patrice Jarvis-Weber is presently coordinator and leader of paint classes for children, families, and adults to help enrich their lives through art. She is a art teacher at World Awareness Childrens Museum. Freelance paint class instructor in multiple area venues.  She has been a Program Planner for the Stony Creek Youth Program and the Stony Creek Free Library Program Coordinator. A Program Coordinator, Gallery Assistant, and Shop Manager at Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.  She has taught calligraphy, drawing classes, jewelry and clay classes across Warren and Saratoga Counties. Served as a Board of Director for Lake George Arts. For several years Patrice planned art shows, photography contests, Plein Air events and gallery openings for the community. She also gave opportunity for children and adults in her hometown to learn art skills and enjoy hands on crafts. Along with that she has worked in and for local art and educational facilities for over 20 years, leading artistic workshops for adults and children in art centers, libraries, senior centers, and schools. Among them are Saratoga Arts, World Awareness Childrens Museum, Glens Falls YMCA, Lake George Land Conservancy, SUNY Adirondack, BOCES, Double H Ranch, and Girl Scouts of Northeastern NY.

Cost of the workshop is $25
Make it a day pass for $35
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Georgia O’Keeffe
Kate Dudding
July 12th, 2022
7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Visit Kate’s web site http://www.KateDudding.com to watch her tell some of her stories.
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Georgia Inspired Painting Flowers
Morning Glory
July 13th, 2022
2:00 – 4:00 pm
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Patrice Jarvis-Weber is presently coordinator and leader of paint classes for children, families, and adults to help enrich their lives through art. She is a art teacher at World Awareness Childrens Museum. Freelance paint class instructor in multiple area venues.  She has been a Program Planner for the Stony Creek Youth Program and the Stony Creek Free Library Program Coordinator. A Program Coordinator, Gallery Assistant, and Shop Manager at Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.  She has taught calligraphy, drawing classes, jewelry and clay classes across Warren and Saratoga Counties. Served as a Board of Director for Lake George Arts. For several years Patrice planned art shows, photography contests, Plein Air events and gallery openings for the community. She also gave opportunity for children and adults in her hometown to learn art skills and enjoy hands on crafts. Along with that she has worked in and for local art and educational facilities for over 20 years, leading artistic workshops for adults and children in art centers, libraries, senior centers, and schools. Among them are Saratoga Arts, World Awareness Childrens Museum, Glens Falls YMCA, Lake George Land Conservancy, SUNY Adirondack, BOCES, Double H Ranch, and Girl Scouts of Northeastern NY.

Cost of the workshop is $25
Make it a day pass for $35
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Red Canna Trio

July 13th, 2022
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Red Canna

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Lake George through the senses, with Georgia O’Keefe
July 14th, 2022
1:30 – 3:30 pm
Instructor: Johannah Spero

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In this fun, interactive workshop, we will focus on imagery as a literary device, taking inspiration from majestic Lake George—in person and as seen in Georgia O’Keefe’s artwork. From journaling to guided meditation to exploration of the outdoors, participants will transpose their interaction with nature into sensory descriptions—which will become lines of poetry. The workshop will culminate in an individual and group poem to memorialize Lake George, as O’Keefe has done in the canon of American art.

About the instructor: With a BA in English literature from UMass Amherst and a Masters in Teaching from Simmons College, Johannah Davies Spero was a high school English teacher for over a decade before becoming a full-time writer—and is the author of 6 award-winning novels under the name JD Spero. Still, when given the opportunity to teach, she enjoys connecting with new writers, young and old. She has done author visits in school classrooms across the Northeast and has taught writing workshops locally at the Hyde Collection and Chingachgook’s Women’s Retreat and, most notably, following the footsteps of Stephen King at Exeter High in New Hampshire. After living in the Boston area for over twenty years, she returned to her hometown of Lake George to raise her three sons—although her family will always root for Boston sports teams.

Cost: $30 for the workshop only
$40 for the workshop and a day pass
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July 14th, 2022
Nearby Faraway/A Georgia O’Keeffe Musical Preview Performance by Neil Herr and Catherine Reid
7:00 – 8:30 pm

This will be an hour-long preview concert of songs from our new Georgia O’Keeffe musical Nearby Faraway, with narration by Neil Herr and piano accompaniment by Catherine, followed by a Q&A. 

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Georgia O’Keeffe 
Portrayed by Claire Nolan
July 15th, 2022
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Claire Nolan is an educator and a storyteller. She has combined those two passions in her portrayals of important historical figures from US and world history.   What are First Person Portrayals of Historic Characters?  What can you expect during a performance?  During a “first person” performance, the actor takes on the role of the historical figure. She dresses in period costume and may portray herself as a person who has no idea how things have changed since her historical period.  

During her presentation Claire also hopes to provide a springboard for discussion of the historical character and her time and place.  Claire’s repertoire includes Mary Harris (Mother) Jones, Rachel Carson, Georgia O’Keeffe and Marie Curie. She welcomes suggestions for other important women from history to add to her repertoire. Claire’s portrayals are especially appropriate for Middle School, High School and Adult audiences. 

Claire has appeared at Wiawaka Center for Women in Lake George, Caffe Lena in Saratoga, Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center, Story Sundays at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia, and at festivals, conferences, colleges, libraries, schools and community events in New York and New England. Her repertoire also includes storytelling – Historical Stories, International Folk Tales, Myths, Literary Stories and Personal Family Stories. Claire’s variety of folktales, literary tales, myths, and personal stories resonate with audiences both young and old.

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