Forest and the Trees: Art from and about the Northern Forest

TUPPER LAKE — A forest is a place of endless activity where a never-ending cycle of birth, growth, maturity, death, decay, and rebirth is in progress every day. The trees that define a forest provide shelter, commodity, sustenance, and shade. The nuances in their leaves, grains and bark tell stories of how they compete and survive.

Forest and the Trees will open at The Wild Center on Friday, May 6, and run through March 2017. The Wild Center invited artists to submit works of art that captured their perspectives on the northern forest and the trees that make up their structure and essence. A panel of scientists, educators, curators, and artists selected the art by asking each of the artists who submitted work “How do you see the forest?” The 40 multimedia works chosen from 25 artists reveal the many ways we can experience the forest and the trees. Artists come from the greater Adirondacks, Vermont and Canada. 

Forest and the Trees is an interactive art exhibit with the always popular Artists Studio, where visitors can create their own art, in the center of the exhibit. 

The popular Art in the Park series returns on Mondays from July 11th to August 29th. Join us again this summer to awaken your artistic talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks with experienced artists.  Each three hour class is a good way to expand your art skills, have fun and learn new art techniques in areas such as watercolor, pastels and mixed media.

For additional information on the Wild Center, visit or call 518-359-7800.

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