"For here is a universe older than history, over which nature has full reign
and man is of little more consequence than the deer, which come to these
pure waters from surrounding wooded ridges.

We all own an undivided deed to this Adirondack land of
solitude, peace and tranquility."  —Paul Schaefer


DAVID KIPHUTH, Artist-in-Residence


David Kiphuth
© Ali Kiphuth

David Kiphuth began studying art seriously at the age of 12 and continued taking life drawing and painting classes for six summers with Yale Professor Emeritus Deane Keller.

After graduating from Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven, he received an A.B.F.A. in 1969 from Silvermine College of Art in New Canaan, Connecticut. He illustrated a book on theater history for Yale Drama School Professor George Izenour from 1969-1971, and received a B.F.A. from the University of Hartford Art School in 1974.

David maintained a public art studio for six years in Branford, Connecticut. During a six-year stint working for the Anthropology Division at the Yale Peabody Museum, he had the opportunity of illustrating a number of books for Yale anthropology and archaeology professors.

He moved to Maine in 1987, married Linda Schrade, had their fabulous daughter Allison, and came to upstate New York in 1990. For 15 years he was the illustrator for the Gazette Newspapers in Schenectady. He now works for the Tang Museum at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs and pursues freelance illustration and art

He has had a life-long interest in the outdoors and environmental issues, and for more than fifteen years has worked closely with Dave Gibson and Ken Rimany creating drawings and paintings and collaborating on their shared interests.

David has been an active bluegrass and folk musician since 1962, and is now consumed with his love of old-time Appalachian and traditional bluegrass music. He and his family live in the woods near Saratoga Springs with their fine cats.

DAN BERGGREN, Musician-in-Residence



Dan Berggren
©Andy Flynn

Dan Berggren’s roots are firmly in the Adirondacks where he was raised but his music has branched out across many borders. The award-winning musician and educator grew up on the land farmed by his mother’s family for generations and has worked in the woods with forest ranger and survey crews. Hearing stories and songs from local friends and neighbors, Dan has developed a style that captures the spirit of the mountains. Author Bill McKibben says: “Dan Berggren is the sound of the Adirondacks, as much as the water lapping against the granite shore of the lake or the loon echoing in the sunset or the wind tossing the spruce tops.”

Dan has entertained audiences throughout New York State and from Michigan to Maine, Texas to Kentucky, overseas in the British Isles, Eastern Europe and Central Africa; and his company Sleeping Giant Records has released fourteen albums.

Dan is professor emeritus of audio and radio studies at the State University of New York College at Fredonia, where he received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1992. In that same year the New York State Outdoor Education Association presented him with its Art and Literary Award. Dan was recognized in 2001 by St. Lawrence University as a Distinguished Alumnus, by the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks with its Heritage Award and most recently, he was the recipient of the Adirondack Mountain Club’s Education Award.


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Jesse Gigandet , Graphic Artist


The mission of Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve is to advance New York’s ‘Forever Wild’ legacy and Forest Preserve policies in the Adirondack and Catskill Parks, and promote public and private land stewardship that is consistent with wild land values through education, advocacy and research.

Top left, Early morning mist at Beaver Mt., North Woods Club © Ken Rimany

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