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Alexa Meade creates paintings in 3D space that make the real world appear to be a 2D painting. What may look like a traditional painted portrait is actually a photograph of a living, breathing person whose face, clothes and surroundings are all covered in acrylic paint. The 3D paintings can be photographed from any angle and maintain the illusion of flatness without the need for digital effects.

Alexa stumbled upon this technique by accident. While she was studying political science in college, she had an idea for an art project: what would it look like if she covered up shadows in the landscape with black paint? This question led her down a rabbit hole of experiments with painitng in 3D space that led to her discovery of this new style of optical illusion. She paints on people around the world who become part of the urban landscape as living street art. The photographs of the ephemeral painting performances hang on the walls of galleries and museums.

She recieved critical acclaim from CNN, Wired, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and more. She has lectured at the CalArts, UC-Berkeley, Apple, Adobe and National Geographic London.

Alexa travels the world creating live painting performances, art installations and commisioned portraits. Currently, Alexa is collaborating with scientists and researching spacetime at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. Alexa is making a series of magical paintings with David Blaine, transforming her home into a "Fun House" with Chris Hughes, developing a line of toys and volunteering in the art program at the Braille Institute.


Louie Schwartzberg stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.


Frans Lanting is one of the greatest nature photographers of our time. His work has been featured in National Geographic, Audubon andTime, as well as numerous award-winning books

Art shows

North Country Art Teacher's Association, NCATA, explains the importance of the art show at the BOCES building in Canton. https://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/33677/20170330/using-art-to-promote-life-skills-and-creativity-in-north-country-schools

It's awe-inspiring and award winning art done by kids. More about the Canton art shows. Includes art from 7th graders Sierra and Mia http://www.wwnytv.com/story/35026866/student-art-show-underway-in-canton

Salmon River Central School Students Featured in Art Exhibit

April 6, 2017

Colonie Gray was the recipient of the first place Mixed Media Award for the high school students.
The 16th Annual Robideau/Lamitie-King Juried Art Exhibit's opening ceremony was held on April 1st at the Wead Library in Malone. The exhibit is dedicated in memory of Norbert Robideau who was a very skilled photographer who followed in his father's footsteps by capturing photos of the Malone community for the last five decades. It is also dedicated in memory of Karen Lamitie-King, an Art Educator in Malone who was known for her great influence on the students she taught. This exhibit features artwork by students from six area schools. Several students from Salmon River Middle and High School had artwork submitted by their teachers (Layla Mayville, Jennifer Backus, and Elyse Lauzon) to be displayed in the exhibit. Many students received awards of recognition for their extraordinary creativity and effort.
Middle School Honorable Mention certificates were awarded to Ananya Gupta for "Swimming Collage", Cooper Monette for "Sculpture", Jordan Keith for "Teen Suicide" and Janna Debyah for "Optical Illusion." The Middle School Drawing Award was presented to MMS student, Olivia Franz, for "Self Portrait." The MS Painting Award was presented to MMS student, Alex Boyea, for "Fiesta." Winning the MS Sculpture
Award was Holy Family student, Samantha Weeks, for "Landscape." Salmon River MS student, Marissa Clute's "Still Life" won the Mixed Media Award. HM winners were presented with certificates and art pencils. Award winners were presented with certificates as well as an art journal and an art pencil set.
High School Honorable Mention Certificates were awarded to FA 12th grader, Elizabeth Merez DeSantiago, for "Tree People"; FA 12th grader, Michael Cox for "Myself"; B-M 12 grader, Hannah Schack-Sehlmeyer for "Trapped in Time"; SR 11th grader, Trysten Burns, for "Paper Cut Portrait;" and a group of three 11th and 12th graders from SR, Kawi Lazore, Fawn Jacobs & Sierra White for "Teacher Portrait." In addition to certificates each HM student was presented with art pencils.
The HS Drawing Award was presented to B-M 12th grader, Heather Hayes, for "Mind Games." 12th Grade B-M student, Patricia Davenport, was presented the HS Painting Award for "Frigid Morning." The HS Sculpture Award was presented to 11th Grade SR student, Blaze Benedict, for "Self Portrait." Grade 11 SR student, Colonie Gray, was presented with the HS Mixed Media Award for "Monochromatic." Each Award winner was presented with a certificate as well as an inscribed wooden plaque with a photograph of their winning entry.

Margaret Lazore, grade 8 student made a nylon wire sculpture.
Also announced at Saturday's reception were the recipients for two annual art scholarships. The Lamitie-King Scholarship was presented by Karen Lamitie-King and was awarded to FA Senior Hannah Garneau who is planning on attending Ohio Tech next year, majoring in graphics, design and paint refinishing. Her goal is to pursue a career in auto body custom painting. Foothills Art Society Vice President, Melissa Benardot, and Arnold Sauther, for whom the scholarship is in honor of, presented the Foothills Scholarship to FA Senior Art Major Elizabeth Meraz De Santiago. Elizabeth has been accepted in the Graphic Design program at Finger Lakes Community College.
The winner of the raffle drawing of the acrylic painting, "Seeing Purple," by Arnie Sauther was Mary White.
Raymond Whalen, illustrator, and Glenn S. Guiles, author, of the children's book "Harriet's Big Adventure" were on sight to meet and greet the students along with a book signing. This event was hosted and made possible by the Foothills Art Society, along with many sponsors and donators. The exhibit will be open for viewing upstairs in the Wead Library from now until April 26th.

Studio Art Public Art Project

Village of Kindness

Magazine Bowls

For this project, you can use any type of recycled paper. Magazines and catalogs.

Glue the Strips into Coils: After you have made a few dozen paper strips, you can begin forming coils. It does not matter if you don't have enough strips for the entire bowl because you need to let it dry in stages so the coils do not simply fall off.Gluing the paper strips can get a bit messy, so before your proceed, you should protect your work surface. Depending on how wide you want the coils to be they need to be cut and folded all the same to keep them consistent. The larger coils take much longer to do but look nice as the base or to mix up with in the sides of the vase.

Before opening your glue, blow up and tie off a balloon. I think small round balloons work best, but use whatever shape or size you want for your project - it's yours! Then, place the balloon, tied side down, on top of a glass. -- You do not have to use a balloon to create the shape. For more directions click here: