Artwork of the Day ( “Splay” 2012, granite/pigmented steel. Artist: John Van Alstine. This work is on display at Opalka Gallery, Sage College, Albany, NY

Photo of the Day ( Heron in reeds along the Oswegatchie River. Photo: Sr. Mary F. Barnes, Ogdensburg, NY

Photo of the Day ( Summer has arrived at Higley Flow. Photo: Sue Cameron, Lake Placid

Artwork of the Day ( Johnnyswim, the husband-and-wife duo of Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano, will perform at “The Egg” Center for Performing Arts in Albany, Monday at 7:30 pm. Watch Jonnyswim perform “Heart Beats.”

Photo of the Day (http://ncpr/photo): The bugs are bad all over. Photo: Butch Bramhall, Croghan, NY

Artwork of the Day ( Young street artist on June 2013 Art Walk. Photo: Jill Wenner. Saranac Lake’s Third Thursday Art Walks begin today, June 19, in downtown Saranac Lake. The village, downtown businesses, nonprofits and galleries will host the talents of regional and local artists and musicians of various genres from 5:00 to 7:30 pm.

Jamcrackers aka Dan Duggan, Peggy Lynn and Dan Berggren performing at Indian Lake Central School. Photo: George DeChant

Artwork of the Day ( Young artists tackle Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.” From the Young People’s Arts Festival held last Saturday in Potsdam. Photo: courtesy St. Lawrence County Arts Council

Black bear launching from a rock for a swim to the opposite shore of Lake Ozonia. Photo: Joe Woody

Artwork of the Day ( “Jack in the Pulpit,” sculpture. Artist: John Scarlett, The sculpture is located in a perennial bed next to its live model, which has come back each spring for 40 years. Photo: Jeanne Emery, Watertown, NY

Photo of the Day ( Heron taking off from the Oswegatchie River. Photo: Sr. Mary F. Barnes, Ogdensburg, NY

Artwork of the Day ( "Pine Pollen Puddles," photograph. Artist: Jeri Wright

Photo of the Day ( The Perfect Nursery.” Photo: Liz Scarlett.

Artwork of the Day ( “Joy in Red,” photograph. Artist: Burdette Parks. This work is on display through July 5 at the Pendragon Theatre Gallery in Saranac Lake as part of the group exhibit “Adirondack Interpretations of RED” by members of the Adirondack Artists Guild that coincides with Pendragon’s production of “RED” by playwright John Logan. The play is set in the studio of abstract artist Mark Rothko. Artists reception: June 20 5-7 pm