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Pictured, left to right: Artist Rich Fedorchak; A still from Fedorchak’s short, experimental film Buddha’s Daydream, 2001, Super 8; Local experimental musicians “Claude and Ola.” There will be a screening of Fedorchak’s films followed by an artist’s talk on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 pm at the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg. “Claude and Ola” will improvise live music to accompany one of Fedorchak’s films.


Experimental Film, Music, and Artist’s Talk at Remington Museum

Ogdensburg, NY — The public is invited to attend a screening of short, experimental films by Rich Fedorchak at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 16 at the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg. The final film will be accompanied by live, improvised, experimental music by local avant-garde musicians “Claude and Ola.” After the screening, Fedorchak will present an artist’s talk. The event is free and open to everyone, and will be held in the Museum’s Tiffany Room.

“This is a rare opportunity for us in the North Country to encounter such unexpected, beautiful, and compelling work in experimental film,” says Museum Education Specialist Laura Desmond. “And the evening will be made even more exciting by the collaboration between Fedorchak and local experimental electronic musicians “Claude and Ola.” The creative combination of image and sound is sure to create moments of wonder and surprise.”

Claude and Ola are experimental musicians working in improvised sound. They work with piano, electronics, voice, and other tools to create a shared deep listening experience with audiences.

Artist Rich Fedorchak will be in residence at the Remington Museum between July 15 and July 28, when the public will have a number of opportunities to interact with the artist, in a wide variety of ways.

Throughout his residency, Fedorchak’s artwork will be on display in the Museum’s Hirschey Family Gallery. Fedorchak will be working in the same gallery, and visitors are encouraged to drop in to talk with Fedorchak about his work and artistic process. 

Inspired by the tradition of Ogdensburg’s Seaway Festival buttons, Fedorchak will offer an Art Collage Button Workshop on Friday, July 19 from 10:00 am to noon. Cost for the class is $15 for Museum members and $25 for nonmembers. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information and to register, call 315-393-2425 or visit

As part of his collaboration with the Remington Museum, Fedorchak will curate an exhibition of select Remington works, which will open on Thursday, July 25 with a public talk by the curator at 4:30 pm in the Museum’s Addie P. Newell Gallery.

Fedorchak also served as juror for the Museum’s Annual Members’ Juried Art Exhibit, which opened in May and which will remain on view in the Museum’s Richard E. Winter Gallery and the Torrey Family Gallery through September 15.

After a 35 year career as a registered nurse working primarily in pediatric critical care and pediatric hematology/oncology, Rich Fedorchak is now retired and devoting most of his time to his artistic pursuits, in which he has been active since the mid-70’s. Rich produces work in collage, assemblage, and experimental cinema. His films have been screened at numerous juried festivals in the US and Canada including The 8Fest, the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, the Montreal Underground Film Festival, and the Haverhill Experimental Film Festival. Recently he had a solo exhibit of his work at AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon, NH. Rich has been a guest lecturer and presenter in the film and media department at Dartmouth College.