The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) invites the public to an Opening Meet-the-Artist Reception on Monday, June 30 from 5 PM to 7 PM for Equine Art: Celebrating the Lake Placid Horse Show. This new exhibit will be on display in the LPCA Fine Arts Gallery through July 20. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 1 PM to 5 PM. Extended gallery hours occur each Wednesday from 9 AM to 1 PM as a part of the LPCA’s Green Market Wednesday. Admission is free.
Equine Art: Celebrating the Lake Placid Horse Show will feature the work of artists Julie Betts Testuwide, Scott David, Lyndsey Molyneux, Tom Myott, and Celeste Susany.
Julie Betts Testwuide has worked as a professional photographer and artist for 33 years. Julie studied photography while earning her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Julie’s latest body of work includes dynamic horse images taken around the world as well as in her own backyard. She is a passionate horse lover and has a talent for capturing their beauty and incredible spirit in beautiful light and stunning settings.
Scott David was born in Diamond, Ohio in 1972 and currently resides in Lake Placid, New York. Scott is a self taught artist and predominantly works in the medium of charcoal but has recently added works in oil pastel to his portfolio. Scott taught himself to draw with charcoal in his late teens but gave up his art for nearly two decades to pursue a career as a professional pilot. Scott’s love for horses and his commitment to riding provided him the catalyst and subject matter to pursue art.
Lindsey Molyneux creates horses in driftwood to show her adoration for these incredible animals. Lindsey studied sculpture at Bennington collage and continued her education of equine art in AAEA workshops. She sculpts horses in a variety of materials but enjoys the spontaneity of riftwood. Random wood that seems to have no connection, can become unified as if each piece of wood was part the horse puzzle all along. Lindsey lives in western mass with her family on a horse farm where inspiration is in abundance.
Tom Myott captures the action and vitality of each subject. His large racing images have become the coveted artwork of numerous private collections including a commission of the 2011 Belmont Stakes winner, “Ruler On Ice”. Tom was also featured on the cover of the “Saratoga Spirit” magazine and was voted Saratoga’s favorite artist.
Celeste Susany is recognized as one of the nation’s premier equine artists. Celeste was born in 1952 in a small town in eastern Ohio and moved to Southern California in 1962 with her family. She spent her formative years as a young artist amid the pageantry of Santa Anita, Hollywood Park and Del Mar. Thoroughbred racing, along with her artistic eye, were the right combination to bring to life on canvas a love of a sport that has lasted close to three decades.
Now in its 41st season, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is dedicated to presenting and fostering quality arts which inspire, enrich, educate and entertain people of all ages. Located in the Adirondack Park of Northern New York, the LPCA consistently presents arts of the highest caliber in music, dance and theatre performances, film exhibitions and visual arts presentations. In addition, the Arts Center provides special arts-in-education programs, workshops and residencies for aspiring and renowned artists.