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OGDENSBURG — New York State Museum Week is in full swing at the Frederic Remington Art Museum.

This is the first year that the museum, 303 Washington St., has participated in the statewide program. Museum Week began Thursday and runs through Wednesday.

“We came up on our way to Canada,” Bernice G. Bordelon-Sheffield of New Orleans, La., said Thursday. “My husband and I love Frederic Remington, so we had to make a stop.”

Guided tours, which are free for Ogdensburg residents and $3 for non-residents, will be held at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. through Wednesday with the exception of Sunday, when they will be at 2 and 4 p.m. Tours for Tots for children ages 3 to 6 will be at 10 a.m. through Wednesday with the exception of Sunday, when the tour will be at 1 p.m.

The Members Juried Art Exhibit will be in the Richard E. Winter Gallery and Torrey Family Gallery. Many of the works are for sale and the public has an opportunity to vote for the Public’s Choice Award.

The film “Frederic Remington: Truth of Other Days” will be shown at noon and 2 p.m. through Wednesday with the exception of Sunday, when it will be shown at 3 p.m.

Ogdensburg’s first Maple City Arts Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Interpretive Corridor of the museum.

“The great thing about the artists in this show is that they’re mostly local to Ogdensburg, and that really excites me,” said art show committee member Lauren V. Gilmour. “It seems the arts culture is focused in Canton and Potsdam, but we have a great number of artists and I am excited for them to come display their work.”

Pieces from at least 10 artists will be featured, including photography, wood carvings, jewelry, and paintings.

The museum also is holding the following children’s events:

n Today: Cowboy collage craft from 3 to 5 p.m. Children can arrive at any time and create a cowboy collage using Western magazines.

n Saturday: Nocturne painting from 1 to 4 p.m. Children can create nocturnes, which are paintings with a nighttime setting.

n Sunday: Cactus craft and cowboy vests from 1 to 4 p.m. Children can make cacti using construction paper and toothpicks, and decorate wearable cowboy vests.

For more information, call 393-2425 or email shop@fredericremington.org

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