SARANAC LAKE - For several years the Adirondack Artists' Guild has occupied the building that once housed Charlie Green's Market.
Visitors to the gallery often have fond reminiscences of Charlie and his market, remembering where his counter was, where the butcher case was, how he wrapped the parcels with string suspended over the counter after tallying up the bill by hand with a pencil.
In January 2013, the Guild plans to mount a show celebrating markets to commemorate Charlie Green's place in the history of Saranac Lake.
Each of the Guild's 14 members will provide artwork for the exhibit.
The guild is seeking anecdotes and stories about Charlie and his market from the public. These may be emailed to Diane Leifheit at firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the gallery.
In addition, the Guild hopes to have on hand memorabilia and photographs of Charlie and the store from anyone who has something to share. They will be returned after the show closes at the end of January. Contact Diane Leifheit to make arrangements for the loan of anything relating to the market.
This exhibit will continue the Guild's tradition of putting on compelling new shows every month, and everyone will be welcome to come to see it and remember one of Saranac Lake's most colorful and beloved citizens.
The Adirondack Artists Guild is a cooperative retail art gallery representing a diverse group of regional artists residing and working in the Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondack Park. The gallery is located at 52 Main St, Saranac Lake, 518 891-2615.
The Guild is on the Web at www.adirondackartistsguild.com and on Facebook at Adirondack Artists Guild.