Arts & Crafts Fair

Bolton Bulletin

— Bellinger’s creative paintings and furnishings are inspired by his keen observation of wild, quiet places while hiking, fishing or paddling a favorite guide boat or canoe. He experiences the beauty of natural light and changing seasons in remote, natural landscapes from the Adirondacks to the American West.

Bellinger’s understanding of various woodlands is primarily inherited from a grandfather who worked in lumber camps in the early 1900s and spent his time in later years sharing secrets of the woods. Furniture created by Bellinger has been exhibited at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Adirondack Museum, and appears in the permanent collections of the Orvis Co. and the Smithsonian.

The series, which runs through August, is a collaborative effort to promote the arts and businesses of downtown Bolton Landing and the work of the conservancy. For details, call 644-9673, or see: www.lglc.org.

Bartok celebrated

BOLTON LANDING — The Sembrich Museum is commemorating the North Country legacy of acclaimed Hungarian composer Bela Bartok, who spent the last summer of his life, 1945, on Saranac Lake.

This celebration, which runs from Aug. 12 through 17, features, in the Sembrich studio, a lecture by professor Michael Beckerman and performances of Bartok works by acclaimed musicians.

Bartok’s String Quartet No. 2 and selections from his “44 Duos for Violin” are featured in a concert at 7:30 pm. Sunday, Aug. 14 at the Sembrich studio on Lake Shore Dr. Violinist Philip Kates will be joined by his colleagues from the Philadelphia Orchestra, along with pianist Natalie Zhu and the Hyperion String Quartet.

At 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14, Beckerman from NYU will present a lecture examining the refugee experiences of a number of foreign composers who relocated to the U.S. during WW II. The cost is $5.

The series concludes Wednesday, Aug. 17 with a 7:30 p.m. performance of the Jake Shulman-Ment Quintet, a program of gypsy and klezmer music.

Also featured during the week of events are two free films, “After the Storm: The American Exile of Bela Bartok” at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 in The Sembrich studio; and “An American Rhapsody,” the account of a family’s flight from Hungary in the 50s, set for Monday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Bolton Free Library. For details, call 644-2431.

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