The Killington Arts Guild just opened a new show, "Art and Soul"
in its gallery at Cabin Fever Gifts. In some ways the KAG gallery
is our wild place, a special retreat - there are others.
The Wild Center is rich and beautiful in the late summer morning
light. The Adirondacks style building's high windows are clearly
reflected in the lake. The bridge across the water is decorated
with a sunburst of birch branches, golden spears of marsh grass
rise from the water's edge, and clusters of wildflowers crowd along
the trail. This is a place for a painter, photographer or poet.
Located near the geographic center of the Adirondacks on 31
acres of land donated by the citizens of Tupper Lake, NY, the
Center is dedicated to discovering better ways for mankind to exist
with the rest of the natural world.
The inside of the Center is designed so that visitors experience
the lake and forest outside - see the fish, hear the birds. Living
creatures are presented in the their natural habitats - the otter
is the favorite. One exhibit demonstrates the dynamics of the
geological earth and includes how a living glacier really
In the theater at the Wild Center a breathtaking panorama of the
Adirondacks is offered including an aerial view of some of the 46
peaks over 4000 feet, travelling down a river, one of the 31,500
miles of rivers and streams, and much more.
The Wild Center was a vision of Elizabeth Lowe. One evening at
her cabin in Tupper Lake with friends, she began developing a
strategy to bring this dream into a reality. On July 4, 2007, the
Center opened, and on June 15, 2012 it opened its "Planet
Adirondack" exhibit, which features a floating interactive Earth
where you can see how our world really works. The Center has just
revealed plans to build an elevated walk for visitors to view the
forest and marsh from above and includes an eagles nest.
Poetry is part of many of the inside exhibits inside the Center.
A quote on the trail to the Center from Willa Cather: "We come and
go, but the land is always here. And the people who live it and
understand it are the people who own it ~ for a little
To see The Wild Center: www.wildcenter.org For more info on KAG: