Abstract Adirondack is an art gallery hosted in the gardens and on the porches of the Historic McClellan Cure Cottage in Saranac Lake, the home of painter / printmaker Deborah Geurtze and theatrical designer Michael Friedman. Founded in 2021, the gallery exhibited works of eight artists in a series of fourteen weekly pop-up events during the summer. We also programmed artists' gallery talks and demonstrations, poetry readings and "Featured Artist" exhibitions.
Mike Friedman and Deb Geurtze in the studio.
This historic home is the setting for our pop-up art gallery events. The covered and glassed porches, decks and backyard gardens provide the exhibition space for our events.
It is located near the old Trudeau TB Sanitorium and was home to families recuperating from the disease through the 1950s. The glassed-in porches provided sheltered rest in the cold, clear mountain air - "The Cure." https://localwiki.org/hsl/Trudeau_Sanatorium
This painting by Co-Director Deborah Geurtze depicts "the Noses" a distinctive gap in the southern-most reaches of the Adirondack Mountains. Through that pass run the Mohawk River, NYS Barge (aka Erie) Canal, an interstate highway (I-90), two local roads, a CSX railroad line (former NY Central) and a rail-trail (former West Shore Railroad/Pennsylvania Railroad). It is slated to be purchased by the Arkell Museum in Canajoharie, NY.