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Adirondack Icons to show different facet in show at BluSeed

Painter Tim Fortune sits among his many paintings in his studio on Small Fortune studios in Saranac Lake.

Painter Tim Fortune sits among his many paintings in his studio on Small Fortune studios in Saranac Lake. Photo by Katherine Clark.

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Poem and Scribbing by Maurice Kenny.

— Maurice Kenny’s poetry has been heard around the world and Tim Fortune’s watercolors and oil paintings are well known, but in a show merging two well known Adirondack artists’ work a new side of both their talents will be displayed.

Kenny and Fortune, will merge their art for a show “Icons” - Lunacy & Scribblings at the BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar Street. The show will feature photographs and one painting by Fortune and Kenny will be exhibiting a group of intuitive “scribbles” based off his poetry.

There will be a special Meet the Artists Opening Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 5.

Adirondack painter Fortune whose oil and water color paintings are on display at Small Fortune Studios on Main Street, will reveal a different side of his artistic ventures with an exhibit of his photography. The series to be displayed are titled “Lunacy,” a series of pieces taken of the moon and grid collages of manipulated images of the moon.

“I think they shouldn’t come with any expectations,” said Carol Voffler, Artistic Director at BluSeed Studios. “They are going to be refreshed knowing artists can have new breakthroughs. Should be some nice surprises in the works.” 

Fortune’s work includes large-detailed oil paintings of trees, water scenes and other Adirondack scenes. The photography he will be showing will be part of a lunar series of moon reflections taken over 10 years ago.

Kenny, a native Adirondack poet will exhibit his whimsical illustrations that are inspired by his poetry.

“People expect whimsical art to illustrate a poem, but it is the poem the illustrates the whimsical art,” Kenny said. “People will say I’m a writer and he’s a painter of images but I am a painter with words, the scribblings will mirror that.”

Kenny’s whimsical scribblings that he will show are drawings of animals and flowers found in the area that reflect his poetry.

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