“Prior to renovations the exhibit was a winding and windowless room,” said Frank Morehouse program manager. “It was outdated and dark. We now have windows in the room overlooking the forest and wooded area.”
The project was a multi-step process: first renovating the space and subsequently fabricating and putting in the exhibits.
“We are fortunate to be working with Bob McNamara on this project,” said Morehouse. “He has worked with us in the past and he is designing the exhibits, artwork and 3D displays for the new room.”
McNamara, a Tug Hill resident and artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally, has had his work appear in many exhibits including the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s Birds in Art, the Wildlife Artists View and the Society of Animal Artists.
The 350 square foot exhibit space will showcase oversized plate glass widows offering opportunities for year round wildlife viewing.
“The Northern New York Audubon Society has also provided us with a grant to place bird feeders outside of the windows in our new exhibit room,” said Morehouse.
The Northern Forest wall will also exhibit a three-dimensional interactive display bringing to view the forest as the driving force for the park. In addition the complexities arising from various stakeholders and users of the Northern Forest.
“Included in our exhibit will be a tree species display,” said Morehouse. “We will also have Adirondack history information, both natural and cultural.”
For more information on the Adirondack Interpretative Center visit esf.edu. For a catalogue of work by Bob McNamara visit artofwilderness.com.