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Downtown Gallery seeking volunteers

Interns no longer available

Britney McCarthy, left, a painter, and Andrea McDonald, a photographer, exhibit their work at the  Downtown Gallery in Ticonderoga.

Britney McCarthy, left, a painter, and Andrea McDonald, a photographer, exhibit their work at the Downtown Gallery in Ticonderoga. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— The Downtown Gallery needs help.

The art gallery, which opened in July under the auspices of the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance, is looking for volunteers.

“As you may or may not know the summer interns working for the Ti-Alliance have finished their internships,” said Jill Cunningham, an alliance member. “They had been instrumental in creating and running The Downtown Gallery. With them now gone we will be running the gallery on a volunteer basis. With this in mind we are reaching out to you as a community member to get involved and volunteer so that we can maintain, sustain and grow the gallery and its adjoining space.”

Located at 119 Montcalm St., the gallery is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Interested volunteers can contact Cunningham at lakehouse77077@yahoo.com or Richard Timberlake at rt@timberlakephotos.com.

“We are looking into expanding our events calendar to include classes in art, music and other cultural programs,” Cunningham said. “If you are interested in using the gallery for any future event, we are more than willing to work with you to provide the space and the support for the event. Please remember this is a community space and in order to continue we need your involvement.”

The gallery is part of the Ticonderoga Revitalization Alliance’s cultural arts initiative. The idea is to link the Downtown Gallery with the Ti Arts gallery in the Hancock House along with exhibits at the PRIDE office, the alliance office, North Country Community College and Ticonderoga Heritage Museum to create a “Ti Arts Walk.”

Featured artists at the Downtown Gallery include photographer Terry Brannock, cartoonist Stan Burdick, painter Michelle Danforth, woodworker George DeMers, stained glass artist Kerry Fingland, mixed media artist Sarah Gabler, painter Bette Ladeau, photographer Andrea McDonald, painter Britney McCarthy, photographer Richard Timberlake, photographer Terry Walsh and Caroline Verner, who exhibited flower vases and photography. There is also art from a North Country Community College drawing class.

Information on the gallery can be found online at www.facebook/TiconderogaDowntownGallery.

The Downtown Gallery is located in space donated by Peter and Lynne Reale and John and Carrie Reale.

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