The 2015 Winter Carnival Revue chosen theme of “Wild Thing” was excellent inspiration
for a group of Foothills ARTSociety artists as well as Franklin Academy and North
Country Community College students who created this yearʼs set-design. At their first
meeting in the Spring of 2014, it was decided to base the design on illustrations from
Maurice Sendakʼs childrenʼs book “Where the Wild Things Are.” The theme was a fun
one to work with.
Lead artist Pamela May was able to combine ideas from all the different artists into a set
that provided an imaginative background for the many varied acts in the show.
New comer to the group of artists this year was Arnold Sauther, a retired art teacher
from Salmon River. His sketches for the animals lurking in the Adirondack themed
background add a touch of humor to the scene. One of the main objectives of this
yearʼs set was to create a three dimensional look for the performers to fit in to. The
addition of three peep holes in the set make it possible for the performers to actually
perform from behind the set. We hope you enjoy the combined efforts of all the visual
and performing artists who made this performance possible.
Thank you to set-design committee members: Pamela May, Arnie Sauther, Linda
Crosby, Caron Roulston, Kief Sloate-Dowden, Bev Quenville, Charlie Tilson and Mark
Gonyea. Franklin Academy and North Country Community College students who also
helped were: Rebecca Branconnier, Kayla Tupor, Cheyenne Dollinger, Skylar Horner
and Marita Bray.