‘Imagined Reflections’ opens at LPCA gallery
LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents “Imagined Reflections,” a collaborative project featuring the work of artist Janet Millstein, from June 13 through July 28.
The public is invited to an opening reception on Thursday, June 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Gallery at the LPCA, 17 Algonquin Drive.
The reception will include music inspired by the exhibit from Elaine Dewar, violin and Esther Rogers Baker, cello.
Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
Admission is free.
“Imagined Reflections” highlights unique multi-media works created by Janet Millstein using selected images from the Historical Society’s Stedman and Moses Collection of Glass Plate Negatives. The 6,000-plate collection provides a visual record of Lake Placid and the surrounding area from about 1898 until about 1940.
With her selections, Millstein captures former residents, landscapes, and locations from Lake Placid’s history and intersperses them into new original contexts. Shown side-by-side with the original historical photographs from the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society that inspired each work, this exhibit reflects our shared history in new and surprising ways.
Millstein is an artist/printmaker who merges photography with digital and traditional printmaking techniques. Her work gravitates towards landscapes, with or without human influence or structures, and the natural world of flora and fauna. The wild, dark beauty of the Adirondack Mountains is an ongoing source of inspiration. Janet’s work has been shown in galleries along the east coast and can be seen at Gallery 46 on Main Street.
Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society
The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society (the Society) is a membership organization created in 1948 for the purpose of documenting and preserving the history of the village of Lake Placid and the town of North Elba in New York state. In 1967, two patrons of the Society purchased the Train Station from the Penn Central Railroad Corporation, which had ceased both passenger and freight operations into Lake Placid. The Station was given to the society in order to provide a permanent home for the organization as well as to create a museum. The society’s mission is to preserve and present our community’s history in ways that are educational and enriching for residents and visitors.