Saranac Lake’s Adirondack Artists Guild will feature recent watercolor and acrylic paintings by Ken Wiley from Sept. 4 to Sept. 29. The opening reception will be on Friday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 52 Main Street.
Fifty years ago this September, the artist entered his first painting class at New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan. Completing graduate school in Iowa and no longer a student, Wiley began his professional career teaching art at North Country Community College when the college first opened in 1968. Professor Wiley retired thirty-four years later and became a member of the Guild in 2005.
More than twenty paintings, all completed in 2013, will be exhibited. Though the acrylic and watercolor mediums are very different in application and technique, the artist loves their contrast and challenge. Painting a watercolor is like waltzing, while an acrylic is more like stepping into the boxing ring. Though diverse, both will keep you on your toes and teach you new methods.
Summer gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday,Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. After Sept. 19, gallery hours will be Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Guild is on the web at adirondackartistsguild.com, and on Facebook at Adirondack Artists Guild.