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Bear Nuskern looks through art work at Gallery 99. (MAURY THOMPSON -- Thompson@PostStar.com)

It was a busy weekend for artists in the Glens Falls area.

Art in the Public Eye announced it sold more than $5,000 worth of art at its Gallery 99 exhibit between Thursday and Saturday at 21 Bay St. in downtown Glens Falls.

The occasional exhibit, hosted at various downtown locations, features artwork that sells for $99 or less.

The goal is to promote local artists and showcase vacant downtown storefronts.

Friday evening, The Shirt Factory Gallery hosted an opening reception for “B&W,” a juried exhibit of black-and-white photography.

The exhibit continues through March 14 at the gallery on the first floor of The Shirt Factory arts and healing center, located at the corner of Lawrence and Cooper streets in Glens Falls.

Photographs and videos from the events can be viewed on the Warren Pieces blog on poststar.com.

Soup winner

Glens Falls Farmers Market announced Thai Curry Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup was the winner of the market’s annual Soup Off competition Feb. 1.

Round House Bakery of Cambridge prepared the soup.

During winter months, the market is open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Christ Church United Methodist fellowship hall at the corner of Bay and Washington streets in Glens Falls.

I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to when the market serves ice cream again, instead of soup.

In the meantime, I’ll try to conjure up warm images of freshly picked sweet corn in my mind.

Holiday lighting

Exterior nighttime lighting for the Rogers Building complex at 21 Bay St. will be red through Valentine’s Day. It will then change to green through St. Patrick’s Day, said developer Peter Hoffman, owner of the downtown Glens Falls building.

Hoffman clarified a new tenant coming to the building is not a wine bar, per se.

“It’s wine-related, but it’s not a wine bar,” he said.

Hoffman said details will be announced as soon as the lease is signed.

Community Development forums

A series of Glens Falls Community Development forums continues this week at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Glens Falls Middle School and at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the LaRose Garden Apartments’ community room.

The forums aim to update the public on the city’s community development activities and to gather suggestions for how to use the city’s community development budget for the program year that begins in August.

Legislative forum

EDC Warren County announced state Sen. Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, and state Assemblyman Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, will speak at a legislative forum at

9 a.m. Feb. 21 in the Crandall Public Library community room, located in the library’s basement.

Legislators will discuss the status of the state budget process and legislative issues and initiatives of local interest.

Legislators will take questions from the audience.

The forum is open to the public free of charge.

Staff writer Maury Thompson covers Glens Falls and Queensbury. You can contact him at thompson@poststar.com. You can friend him on Facebook at Maury Thompson Post-Star. You can follow him on Twitter at PS_Politics.

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