Before Yaddo was founded in Saratoga Springs, Katrina & Spencer Trask built their first artists' retreat at Wiawaka - an Adirondack Lodge known as Wakonda where students from the New York Arts Club held their first retreat. Georgia O'Keeffe was a registered guest-artist in 1908.
To commemorate her stay, Wiawaka will be hosting Georgia O'Keeffe Week. This is the sixth event of the week. As the curator of critically-acclaimed exhibition Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George, Erin Coe will examine the seminal influence that Lake George had on the art and life of the pioneering modernist Georgia O'Keeffe. From 1918 to 1934, Lake George served as a rural retreat for the artist and provided the basic material for her art, while evoking the spirit of place that was essential to the development of O'Keeffe's modern approach to the natural world. In this illustrated lecture, Coe will explore the full range of work and the major themes that marked this formative and productive time in O'Keeffe's career.
Cost: $15.00 per person. Dinner (limited seating) may be added for $16.00. Reservations for the lecture and dinner must be made in advance and can be done by calling the office at 518-668-9690. We do expect the program to sell out.