Saranac Lake The Adirondack Artists’ Guild will pay tribute to the past life of their building this month with a tribute to Charlie Green.
“The Market Show: The Guild Celebrates Charlie Green,” an exhibit featuring interpretations of markets far and wide, will open with a reception Friday, Jan. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gallery, located at 52 Main St., the former home of the famed Green’s Market, and run through Tuesday, Jan. 29.
There will be an installation of stories, photos and artifacts recalling the British grocer. The public is invited to share their memories of the Green Market and Charlie Green, by writing their own memories into a collection scrap book commemorating Charlie Green.
According to Guild member artist Diane Leifheit, members of the Guild have listened to many of the stories about Green since moving into their home in 2004, with some having used the store while it was open.
Leifheit said that their four-to-five month search for all things Charlie Green brought back interesting results.
“We put out a couple of letters and did a Facebook call,” Leifheit said. “We received a lot of interesting responses.”
The exhibit will include copies of a pair of obituary articles that were written about Green, along with several items from the old store, including a set of “long arms,” that were used to get items off of tall shelves and found by the new owners of the building.
There will also be several pictures that show Green and the store, including one with him and Guild member Ursula Trudeau.
Leifheit also said that there are plenty of recollections.
“We have had some people who come into the gallery and tell their stories about Charlie, so we asked them to write those stories down,” she said.
The exhibit will continue until Jan. 29 when the next exhibit, “Arts and Flowers,” the Guild benefit exhibit for the Village Improvement Society, will be installed.
Winter hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Guild is on the web at adirondackartistsguild.com, and on Facebook at Adirondack Artists' Guild. for more information, call 891-2615.