Pictured above at the Hudson River Trading Company’s “Rhythm & Rhymes at the Hudson: A Celebration of Authors and Artists” event on Aug. 3 is Diane and Tyler Chase.
The Hudson River Trading Company held its annual “Rhythm & Rhymes at the Hudson: A Celebration of Authors and Artists” on Saturday Aug. 3.
The event was an opportunity for people to meet the many talented authors and artists of the Adirondack region.
“The idea for this celebration came from the fact that hundreds of people come to our town for the Race the Train event and we wanted to find a way to showcase our community, to introduce people to all the wonderful authors and artists in our community,” said owner of the Hudson River Trading Company Laurie Prescott Arnheiter. “This year we did something new. Instead of placing all the authors and artists in front of my business, we spread them around to different locations in town. The idea was to pair authors and artists with businesses that serve customers who are interested in the topics they focus on.”
“Author and Artist Hot Spot” signs were placed in front of each business hosting a local author or artist in order to help visitors find them. Outside of the Hudson River Trading Company were Nancy Beaudin, promoting the new “Adirondack States of Mind” calendar; Carol Gregson with her series of humor books based on life in the North Country; Bibi Wein with her novel “The Way Home;” Walt McLaughlin with his latest book, “The Allure of Deep Woods: Backpacking the Northville-Placid Trail” and Diane Chase with her wilderness and culture guides for families.
“Next summer our new guide — ‘Central Adirondacks: From Long Lake to Old Forge’ — will be coming out,” Chase said. “We’re really excited because it will feature a special section devoted exclusively to North Creek and North River.”
Other authors, artists, and their venues included:
Izzy’s Deli & Market hosted:
• Michael Virtanen, author of “The River’s Tale”
• Phil Brown, author of “Adirondack Paddling”
North Creek Trading Post Gun Shop of Braley & Noxon Hardware hosted:
• Dan Ladd, author of “Dear in the Adirondacks”
• Steve Dawn, author of “Deer Hunting”
• Todd Mead, author of “Back Country Bucks”
North Creek Depot Station hosted:
• Helen Miner and Gretchen Kirby, authors of “North Creek Depot Museum Recipes, Station Creations”
• Burt Miner, author of “Growing Up in North Creek”
• Marilyn Kaltenborn, author of “An Unconvential Life”
Alpine Lodge, in the Great Room, hosted:
• Artist Joann Quinlivan showing pastel landscapes
• Artist Donna Wormwood showing mini Adirondack furniture and paintings
• Artist Francis Gaffney showing graphite and watercolors
In all, more than 20 award-winning writers and artists and their works were featured throughout North Creek.
“I’m really happy with the turnout and the community support. Our goal is to introduce visitors to the richness and diversity of culture we have to offer,” Arnheiter said.