CAP Profile of the Month

CAP Grant Profile of the Month ~ Exhibit by Larry Vanderburgh (Sunburst Award recipient) at the Tahawus Center

During the summer of 2022, I had the pleasure of getting back in touch with a dear friend, Larry Vanderburgh of Schroon Lake.  While Larry and I had enjoyed several musical adventures over the years, our more recent contact was along the lines of visual arts.  Larry is an accomplished watercolorist, and received a 2022 ECAC Sunburst Award, a mini-grant program for individual artists.  The $500 award supports his project, “Essex County Hidden Gems”, in which he proposes to paint some of the beautiful and out-of-the-way places of Essex County.  Larry has invited people to submit photographs of their favorite “gem,” which he then plans to capture in watercolor.  The grant will cover the cost of frames and mats.

You can enjoy a preview of Larry’s work, including some Essex County “Hidden Gems,” at a new exhibit called “Through Seven Lenses:  respecting the ordinary, imagining the intangible” at the Tahawus Center on Main Street in Au Sable Forks, from April 22nd until June 18th.  The Windows Gallery is open Saturdays from 1:00 – 2:30pm and also by appointment ( or 646-734-0703).

From the Tahawus Center website: “Tipping boats, rusty trains, winding meadow streams, water rushing through rock formations…landscapes both familiar as well as hidden gems…. Larry Vanderburgh’s interplay with matter and energy, at times bold, sometimes delicate, always vibrant, and his use and juxtaposition of colors combine to express an eager, wide-eyed reflection and response to the world around him.”

I was honored to be invited to the Opening Reception, and have shared some photos. Don’t miss this delightful exhibit!

~ Susan Hughes, ECAC Arts Administrator