NORTH CREEK - The Widlund Gallery at Tannery Pond Community Center will embrace its Adirondack roots during the month of February as it welcomes Ken Stanton of Adirondack Wildwood and Elizabeth Grades, acrylic painter. They will show original work Jan. 29 through Feb. 23 and a free reception will honor the artists Feb. 5, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Adirondack Wildwood is a gallery of rustic twig furniture in the classic Adirondack tradition. Each piece of Stanton's furniture is individually and carefully crafted, providing an interesting and useful furnishing for the home or camp.
"The process of building each piece of Adirondack Wildwood furnishings begins with a careful selection of materials, searching for a tree branch with the right angle and bark configuration, or a knot or grain pattern that might give character to a table top," he said. "The finishing stage makes use of oils, stains, and protective covering, which truly "brings to life" the color and natural beauty of each unique piece."
For more information on Stanton's work, visit www.AirondackWildwood.com.
Grades expresses the beauty of the outside world with acrylic paint on birch panels.
"I draw my inspiration from the convergence of water and earth," she said. "Through strokes of acrylic brushed on birch panel, my paintings recreate nature's graphic energy with forms and textures."
For gallery information, call 251-2421 or visit www.tpcca.org.