The first of several Tea Series talks will focus on The War of 1812 and the Battle of Ogdensburg.
OGDENSBURG -- The Frederic Remington Art Museum, 303 Washington St., will kick off the 2013 Art Highlights and Tea Series with a free presentation by Jim Reagen Wednesday, Jan. 9.
Jim Reagen, a local historian, will present on the War of 1812 and the Battle of Ogdensburg, the 200th anniversary of which will occur in February.
The lecture will begin at 2 p.m., with tea served at 3 p.m.
Tea will be $10 per person for museum member or $12 for non-members. Season tickets will be $35 for members and $40 for non-members.
To reserve a seat contact the museum at 393-2425
The remaining lectures in the series are:
• February 13th: Mark McMurray, Library Archivist at St. Lawrence University, will present on wood engraving and half tone printing as done in Remington's time. These processes were used when readying Remington’s illustrations for mass reproduction in publications.
• March 13th: Sue Longshore, Collections Manager at the Silas Wright House in Canton, will present on Martha Summerhayes and her memoir Vanished Arizona, which features Remington illustrations.
• April 10th: Paul Pedersen will present on his experiences as a visual artist, having trained as a sculptor and then becoming an accomplished painter. He will also present on his flatwork Lobo Calls his Mate, which is Remington inspired.