Stieglitz, O'Keeffe's local lives subject of talk

LAKE GEORGE - The Warren County Historical Society will soon be presenting a program on two of America's premier artists and their life and work together in Lake George.

"Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz in Lake George,"a one-hour free slide program will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 15 in the community room of the Lake George Village firehouse.

Historian and author Teri Gay will start her presentation with background information about the allure of the Lake George region to artists; then focus on Alfred and his family's connection to the lake, his stature in the art and photography world, and his meeting of O'Keeffe. This will be followed by O'Keeffe's background, their love affair and marriage, and their artistic partnership and work over a 40-year period in Lake George. Teri Gay will also include some newly-released love letters from O'Keeffe to Stieglitz that depict the intense and stormy love that they shared throughout their years together, and will juxtapose some of his photographs of Lake George with her paintings of the same scenes.

The firehouse is located on the corner of Ottawa and Amherst Streets. The facility has limited seating, so bring folding chairs.

The program is is one in a series offered by the Historical Society to spotlight the history and resources of the region. Light refreshments will be served.

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