Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Art in the Adirondacks Events This Week (Sept 9)

AITA_NewsletterHeaderSeptember 9, 2015

Rustic Workshops – Make your own furniture – Bench/Table – Adirondack Museum email bbwight@frontiernet.net for more information

September 10, 2015

Adirondack Cultural Symposium – You are invited to join your colleagues from similar cultural organizations in the greater-Adirondack area at the Lake Placid Convention Center to discuss ways we can collectively achieve our individual missions better by collaboration. The Symposium is sponsored by AdkAction.org and will be moderated by Jim Herman and David Mason of the Adirondack Futures Project. The format will be a morning of provocative presentations and round-tables discussions on topics of interest to all cultural organizations, such as increasing membership and attendance; using county, state and federal support services; opportunities for collaboration and cross-promotion, and so on. For more information visit www.adkaction.org

September 11, 2015

Curated film screening: Year two of the Adirondack Film Society (AFS) Screening Series at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts opens with a compelling documentary about blues music, terrorism and the redemptive power of human perseverance that will help the North Country mark the 14th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. “Blues by the Beach” shows what happens when the course of a documentary about Mike’s Place  – a live music club on the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel where talk of politics or religion is strictly forbidden–is altered by a terrorist bombing of the club. The film’s co-producers, Jack Baxter and Fran Strauss-Baxter, will be on hand to introduce it, participate in a post-screening Q&A moderated by AFS Artistic Director Kathleen Carroll, and sign purchased copies of the film’s companion graphic novel, Mike’s Place. 7 pm, 17 Algonquin Drive (off NYS Route 86 near the Comfort Inn), tickets $7 available at the door. Info: (518) 523-2512, www.lakeplacidarts.org; (518) 588-7275, www.adirondackfilmsociety.org.

September 12, 2015

Rustic Furniture Fair, Adirondack Museum 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake NY 12812 www.adirondackmuseum.org

Handy Handmade Tote-bag Workshop at BluSeed Studios, 9am – 11am.  Young artists, ages 4 to 10, will create a unique, handy, canvas tote bag painted with textile paints utilizing a variety of vintage kitchen utensils for an interesting effect of unusual patterns and designs.  $25 per class, scholarships available.  Registration Required: Call 518-891-3799 or e-mail admin@bluseedstudios.org

Write an Amazing Memoir, View, Old Forge 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn how to story-board your memoir from an expert writing coach. There is a “golden thread” of meaning in every life, and when you find it and write about it you connect with a broad audience of readers who will not be able to put your book down. For more information call (315) 369-6411ext. 201, or email Info@ViewArts.org.

Adirondack Pack Basket Workshop at Gore Mountain from 9 am – 5 pm $162.95 (315) 369-6445, ghbasketry@gmail.com  Weave an Adirondack Pack Basket complete with solid pine interior base and skids, and custom cotton harness and matching handle. This all-day class is suitable for adults and includes materials, tools, instruction, and lunch. Participants should bring a work shirt. Space is limited.

Curated film screening: Year two of the Adirondack Film Society (AFS) Screening Series at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts opens with a compelling documentary about blues music, terrorism and the redemptive power of human perseverance that will help the North Country mark the 14th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. “Blues by the Beach” shows what happens when the course of a documentary about Mike’s Place, a live music club on the beach in Tel Aviv, Israel where talk of politics or religion is strictly forbidden – is altered by a terrorist bombing of the club. The film’s co-producers, Jack Baxter and Fran Strauss-Baxter, will be on hand to introduce it, participate in a post-screening Q&A moderated by AFS Artistic Director Kathleen Carroll, and sign purchased copies of the film’s companion graphic novel, Mike’s Place. 7 pm, 17 Algonquin Drive (off NYS Route 86 near the Comfort Inn), tickets $7 available at the door. Info: (518) 523-2512, www.lakeplacidarts.org; (518) 588-7275, www.adirondackfilmsociety.org.

September 13, 2015

Rustic Furniture Fair, Adirondack Museum 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake NY 12812 www.adirondackmuseum.org

Cabin in the Woods, Old Forge, for View, $100/50 members Alyssa Filardo, a senior piano student at the Crane School of Music at Potsdam, is this year’s performer at the intimate Cabin in the Woods setting. For more information call (315) 369-6411 ext. 201, or email Info@ViewArts.org.

There was an informal plein air “Paint-Out” at the Paul Smith’s College VIC over the Labor Day weekend. As a result of that, there is a “Meet the Artists” reception at Paul Smith’s College VIC from 3 – 5 pm. The VIC is located about a mile north of the intersection of State Routes 30 and 86. For more information: 518-327-6241 or visit adirondackvic.org.

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