WHALLONSBURG — The Spring 2022 Lyceum Lecture Series at Whallonsburg Grange Hall kicks off with “A Path of Many Guides: Painting a Way Home” by artist and fly-fishing enthusiast Kevin Raine tonight at 7 p.m.
Raines began visiting the Adirondacks in 1976 and has lived in Wadhams since 2007. A longtime art teacher, he has been drawing and painting in the woods and mountains for decades. He will discuss his painting process, his collaboration with conservation organizations, and how his landscapes reflect his love of the outdoors and this place he calls home.
Do sets at home:
Tuesday March 15 at 7 p.m.
“Finding a Home in the Woods” Artist and taxidermist Marissa Jonke lives in Jay and owns Styx River Taxidermy. She grew up in Queens and studied painting and sculpture in New Paltz, where she saw road death for the first time and often in the area. Marissa began working with animal remains to honor them. She will talk about how she incorporates her training in fine arts and her love of nature into her practice of taxidermy.
Tuesday March 22 at 7 p.m.
“There and back: a round table”
Returning to your hometown after leaving it can be a difficult experience. Tonight’s panelists will explain why they left, why they came back and what it’s like to come back.
Speakers include Deirdre Forcier McNerland, director of marketing at Westelcom and co-owner of the DackDoor Group, Dan Dohman, who does historic restoration for Sawteeth Carpentry, and Alyssa Carroll, television editor on the ABC drama “A Million Little Things.”
Tuesday March 8 at 7 p.m.
“Homecoming: Atlantic Salmon Migrations”
Young Atlantic salmon travel more than 6,000 miles in a journey of several years before returning home to spawn. US Fish and Wildlife Service fish biologist David Minkoff will talk about the basics of these migrations and some of the possible mechanisms of their remarkable odysseys. His current work focuses on fish passage and stream connectivity in the Lake Champlain Basin.
Admission is $5 per lecture, with students free.
The Whallonsburg Grange is located at 1610 NYS Route 22, Essex.
For more information visit www.thegrangehall.info