Remington Extends to Brockville
OGDENSBURG, NY - The Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, NY is extending to Brockville for the month of October, 2016.
The Brockville Arts Centre, a majestic restored theater, will host an exhibit in its lobby featuring fine reproductions of original works by Frederic Remington. The BAC is a popular venue, with the largest stage in Eastern Ontario. As a partner in bringing awareness of the Remington to the Brockville regional audience, the BAC seems like a perfect fit. The museum is grateful to our friend Ted Abbott for putting this together, first in 2014 and now again.
Frederic Remington (1861-1909) was born and raised in Northern New York, and made a lasting impact on the world’s conception of the old west, the subject of much of his art. In his day, working as an illustrator for major magazines, Remington was immensely popular, and remains so today. He is best known for works focusing on the American (and Canadian) west, but he created stunning local land and riverscapes, stemming from his love of his home country, and his 8 years working at his summer home at Chippewa Bay in the 1000 Islands.
The museum that bears Frederic Remington’s name was founded in 1923 with the original gift of art, working tools and papers that made its founding collection. Based in a 1810 mansion, the museum is also a historic house. Come and be inspired by Remington’s original work, for which there is no substitute. The museum also features changing exhibits of works by contemporary artists.
The Brockville Arts Centre lobby walls will be graced by giclee reproductions of some of the museum’s best known Remington works, including The Charge of the Rough Riders and An Old-Time Plains Fight. These were produced through extensive color correction, using hundreds of colors to match the works from which they were created. The show cases will hold reproductions of Remington sculptures in the museum’s collection. The exhibit will include a magnificent reproduction of the museum’s finest cast of Remington’s famous Broncho Buster, made from a digital scan of the original.
A giclee of Boat House at Ingleneuk by Frederic Remington in a handsome frame will be offered in a free drawing. The drawing will be held on October 31st at 11:00 a.m. The winner may collect the prize at the Frederic Remington Art Museum, just across the Ogdensburg-Prescott Bridge.
The Frederic Remington Art Museum is located at 303 Washington Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. The Museum is dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, preserving and interpreting the art and archives of Frederic Remington, and contains an unmatched collection of his works. The Museum is open October 15 – May 15, Wednesday -Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm and May 16 - October 14, Monday -Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm. For more information, visit the museum’s website: www.fredericremington.org.