Artists & the Pandemic: Before the Summer Show

Artists found unforeseen benefits in the pandemic . . . Although their Before the Summer show is cancelled their artwork is available for all to see.

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Martha Stroud

Andrew Kane: His Photography - His Art, His Passion and His Life

Andrew, Thousand Islanders on both sides of the border have by now seen — and been impressed with —- your beautiful images of this region. What was your "I'm going to do this, moment?"

Volume 16, Issue 3, March 2021
Raymond Kowalski

Shawn McDonald Blance, Photographer

I met Shawn this past December, when he entered our TI Life Photo Contest. Luckily for me, Shawn sent far too many photos to enter ... I had better find out more about this photographer,” I said.

Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2021
Susan W. Smith

Frank H. Taylor: Harper's Weekly Special Artist on Tour

Frank H. Taylor, Harper’s Weekly's "special artist" accompanied former president Ulysses S. Grant, General Philip H. Sheridan and their wives to Florida, Cuba, and Mexico in 1880.

Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2021
Nancy Gustke

Memory Sketches

I found that you can, with a lot of practice, do an easily recognizable sketch of a subject in 15 to 20 minutes. It’s the “a lot of practice,” that counts.

Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2021
Joel F. Charles

Before the Rush 2020 Art Show

BEFORE THE RUSH 2020 - Art Sale 31 October, 10am to 5pm, 1 November 10am to 4 pm at the Firehall Theatre, 185 South Street, Gananoque ON, Bring your mask!

Volume 15, Issue 10, October 2020
Martha Stroud

Covid Projects

Time... lots of time. No parties, no shopping and no dusting... all part of Covid 19 and staying in our bubbles. What have you done over the year?

Volume 15, Issue 10, October 2020
Susan W. Smith

Dean White Pottery

Dean White has been in business solely as a potter for 46 years, Now living in Cape Vincent, those who live on the US side of the border have a great place to visit.

Volume 15, Issue 9, September 2020
Sarah Ellen Smith

Richard E. Armstrong, Artist

When I saw Richard Armstrong's drawing of Kingston's Pan Chancho Bakery, I wanted to step inside and buy my favorite

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Susan W. Smith

House Painters... Beverly Furer and Maureen Sheridan

Beverly Furer and Maureen Sheridan have a special way of painting houses...

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
Beverly Furer, Maureen Sheridan & Susan W. Smith

On My Planet These Days I am...

On my planet these days I am ... learning new recipes...

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Marie-Anne Erki

The Book and the Sculptor

I probably met Will about 20 years ago when friends invited me to join them for dinner at Swan Bay Resort. By chance, Will and I were seated next...

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Richard Margolis


The gift of a paint-set as an adult, seemed to seal part of her life's work. The other gift came much earlier in the form of several softcover, spiral-ring booklets describing yoga to a teenager.

Volume 15, Issue 5, May 2020
Susan W. Smith

A River Runs Through It: Furniture by Mike Schepis

When I saw the "River" running down the middle of a stunning piece of fine furniture. I immediately wanted to know how this was done, and what the story was behind it.

Volume 15, Issue 2, February 2020
Patrick Metcalf

Meet Joel Charles, River Artist

I met Joel Charles like many of you - on Facebook. As soon as I saw one of his paintings of Rock Island Lighthouse, I knew I needed to find out more.

Volume 15, Issue 2, February 2020
Susan W. Smith

Heron Hetzler North Country Artist

Heron Hetzler lives in the North Country near Potsdam, NY. Her work is shown oneveral North County art and studio tours.

Volume 14, Issue 12, December 2019
Susan W. Smith

Wooden Boat Experience, Videos by Scott Ouderkirk

Scott has also produced a 5-part series of videos on "The Wooden Boat."

Volume 14, Issue 11, November 2019
Scott Ouderkirk

Stephen Shay - The Wood Shepherd

Stephen Shay, a talented craftsman turns out wooden folk-art pieces under the name, “The Wood Shepherd,” in homage to his past career as a Christian clergyman.

Volume 14, Issue 10, October 2019
Tom King