exhibition opening

JEANNE LAMPSON - 7/17-8/5/18

JOIN US and MEET THE ARTIST 5-7pm, Friday, July 20th as we present local watercolorist Jeanne Lampson's Seasons Of the Trees exhibition opening celebration! This event is free and open to the public. There will be snacks, drinks, music and more! Seasons of the Trees will be on view at Otto’s Abode July 17th – August 5th. ______________________________________________________________________

" The arts have been a very influential part of my life, even from a young age. I grew up on a farm near Brownville, New York where my father operated a landscape and greenhouse business. Our family went on many camping and hiking trips to the Adirondacks, both in my own youth and again with my children.  This helped give me a love and appreciation for nature and provides my greatest inspiration for my new paintings. 

I started drawing at a young age and was always encouraged by my family.  I took all the art classes offered in both high school and college.  However, I have been mostly self-taught in the watercolor medium through observation, private study and vast amounts of time practicing. The look of watercolors, so fresh and spontaneous, is what originally drew me to them and my paintings now range from realistic to impressionistic. When my two children were old enough to begin school, I started experimenting with watercolors more and took several classes from local artists.   

After almost 30 years I still find the work challenging and rewarding. In addition to running my business, I have been teaching adult education watercolor in workshops in the area. I am grateful to my students as they often give me inspiration and fresh ideas as well as a renewed enthusiasm. I belong to several Watercolor Societies. I’m an Associate member of the American Watercolor Society, Signature member of Central NY Watercolor Society, and Associate member of the North East Watercolor society. 

Samples of my work can be viewed on my website at www.jeannelbl.com or at my studio in Natural Bridge.  Other paintings are on display at; Adirondack Rustic in Oswegatchie, Adirondack Artworks in Natural Bridge, and Gallery 3040 Old Forge. For questions or comments, I can be reached by e-mail, jeannelbl@yahoo.com or phone 315-493-1611. "

community conversation

TEDRA COBB - 6/20/18

" NY-2 Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb invites residents to a Community Conversation on Wednesday, June 20, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., hosted by Otto’s Abode on 6 Hamele Street in Wanakena. Everyone is welcome; refreshments will be served. Tedra Cobb has lived in NY-21 for more than 30 years and has worked in local, regional, and statewide government, healthcare, education, and community service.

As a two-term St. Lawrence County Legislator, she has a proven record of winning tough campaigns and effectively representing her constituents. “We have been working hard to build relationships across the district, talking about the issues that matter to constituents of NY-21,” says Cobb. “As we work toward the primary, it is important to me to hear from people in our part of the state about what matters to them and to remind them to get out and vote on primary day.” "


on view


Drawings and assemblages migrate and mingle