HSL to display ‘Ghosts in Saranac Lake’ paintings

Valerie Patterson's watercolor painting (Image provided)

SARANAC LAKE – Historic Saranac Lake is hosting special exhibit of Valerie Patterson’s watercolor paintings.

. A portion of Patterson’s “Ghosts in Saranac Lake” series will be on display in the John Black Room at the Saranac Laboratory Museum until Saturday, March 2. The paintings will be on display during regular museum hours, Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Patterson’s paintings mesh past and present to explore time, memory and Saranac Lake’s unique history as a TB treatment destination.

“This series began after I toured an abandoned former cure cottage,” Patterson said. “While in this grand, rambling, beautiful, old building, I couldn’t help but feel the presence of those who had cured there. People who, because of an illness that was  often a death sentence, left family and friends to come to the Adirondacks in hope of relief and a cure facilitated by some fresh mountain air.”

Originals and prints are available for purchase throughout the exhibit at the museum, or online at www.valeriepatterson.com.

Admission is $5 for adults, children and members of Historic Saranac Lake free of charge.