NEWS ABOUT FIRST NIGHT SARANAC LAKE 2017
First Night Saranac Lake 2017 Button Designed By Karl Law
Concept, Design, Paint-by-Number Sketch
and Detail Painting by KARL LAW
Painted by THE REVIEWERS CLUB
The 2017 First Night Saranac Lake admission button will be based on, "WILD THINGS," conceived and designed in 2011 by Karl Law in conjunction with The Reviewers Club of Saranac Lake. Founded in 1909, The Reviewers Club was formed to enrich the lives of women and their communities.
About Karl Law, The Artist
In 2011, Karl Law created a "paint-by-number" canvas so that the members of the club could have the fun of painting the banner themselves. Law lent guidance, and painted a little, himself, just to ensure the original lines were kept. He'd had some experience designing a paint-by-number, but on a much larger scale.
In 2000, while a student at Saranac Lake High School, Law worked with instructors, John "Doc" Ward and Jennifer Moore, to map out a mural depicting the history of Saranac Lake on the concrete underside of the Lapan Highway Bridge. During finals week all manner of students from 1st through 12th grade, with a wide range of artistic abilities, stopped by and tried their hand at painting the mural.
After graduating from SLHS in 2001, Law first studied Art at SUNY Plattsburgh and then studied Taxidermy at the Pennsylvania Institute of Taxidermy. He works for the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and lives in Vermontville with his wife, Rebecca, and their three beagles, Tessa, Ruby and Dozer. Rebecca also helped paint the banner.
About The Painters, The Reviewers Club Of Saranac Lake