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It’s a family affair at BluSeed Studios

“Bee on Flower,” by Jeffrey Vossler, is just one of the pieces in the art exhibit at BluSeed Studios.

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios, the multi-disciplinary arts center at 24 Cedar St., will host the opening reception of “Family Palette” this Friday, Sept. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.

BluSeed founder Carol Marie Vossler shares the wealth of art created by her own extended family in this eclectic exhibit which celebrates ancestry and inclusion in a diverse network of artistic styles and mediums.

The work will be on display to preview during the Third Thursday ArtWalk from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19, with the opening reception the following evening. Friday’s reception is free to the public and will include a gallery talk and poetry reading by the artists during the event.

The exhibit pieces range from works produced of graphite, digital art, environmental fashion/wearable art, photography, painting and poetry.

Participating artists include: Paul J. Cervelloni (original graphite drawings), Jeffrey Vossler (digital paintings), Timothy Westbrook (a sustainability driven fashion designer), Nick Caizza (photography), James Ellis (printed/framed poetry), Lucia Pinizotti (handmade book with poetry), Juniper Lee (paintings) and Carol Marie Vossler (mono-prints & digital prints on handmade paper).

The exhibition continues through Saturday, Oct. 26.

Classes and concerts at BluSeed Studios

BluSeed Studios is offering ongoing PaperMaking classes with another workshop series scheduled for Sept. 24 to 26 in the afternoon.

On Sept. 28, BluSeed Studios will co-host a dance party at the Waterhole with NCPR’s David Sommerstein, and on Sunday, Sept. 29, BluSeed will host Dawn Tyler Watson at 4 p.m. for a Live at BluStage performance in the gallery space at 24 Cedar St.

In the fall, BluSeed will have a full schedule of pottery classes and will continue to offer print-making opportunities. Details may be found at www.bluseedstudios.org or by calling 518-891-3799. BluSeed Studios is a non-for profit whose mission is to provide space and opportunities where artists and educators collaborate, experiment, diverge, exhibit and perform.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., or by appointment at 24 Cedar Street, Saranac Lake.