Monday, September 14, 2015

Art in the Adirondacks This Week (Sept 14)

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Monday, Sept 14

BluSeed Studios, Saranac Lake, Pottery Class (Adult Advanced-Beginner/Intermediate).  Six week session runs Mondays, 6-8 pm.  $220 includes instruction, material, glaze, kiln and studio time. The potter with some wheel experience will develop their technique throwing pottery on the wheel as well as glazing.  Registration required: (518) 891-3799; admin@bluseedstudios.org

Tuesday, Sept 15

Silk Painting 101, View, Old Forge, 9 am – 5 pm. Learn the four basic techniques of silk painting: resist lines, ombre grounds, pushing dye with alcohol and water, and creating texture with salt with Barbara Weingart. Information: (315) 369-6411 ext. 201; Info@ViewArts.org.

Artist Harry Wirtz will display his work through October 29th at the Northville Public Library Art Gallery, 341 South Third St, in Northville.  The exhibit will be open during library hours: 9-noon Mon/Fri/Sat, 9-8 Tues, 9-4 Wed/Thurs.

Wednesday, Sept 16

Silk Painting 101, View, Old Forge, 9 am – 5 pm. Learn the four basic techniques of silk painting: resist lines, ombre grounds, pushing dye with alcohol and water, and creating texture with salt with Barbara Weingart. Information: (315) 369-6411 ext. 201; Info@ViewArts.org.

Watercolor: Wet And Brilliant with Louise Currin, View Old, Forge, 10 am – 4 pm. Transform flowing water and fresh pigment into vibrant paintings. Fresh flowers and landscape sketches will be used as resources for class exercises at View. All levels welcome. More information: (315) 369-6411 ext. 201; Info@ViewArts.org.

BluSeed Studios, Saranac Lake, Pottery Class (Adult Advanced-Beginner/Intermediate).  Six week session runs Mondays, 6-8 pm.  $220 includes instruction, material, glaze, kiln and studio time. The potter with some wheel experience will develop their technique throwing pottery on the wheel as well as glazing.  Registration required: (518) 891-3799; admin@bluseedstudios.org.

Colton’s Summer Music Series features The New Horizons Band of Northern New York from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. The performance, being held in conjunction with the Colton Historical Society, will take place in St. Patrick’s Church Parish Center on State Highway 56 (next to Colton-Pierrepont Central School) rather than in the Pavilion at Swift Field as announced during the summer due to construction outside the facility. The Parish Center is handicap accessible with bathroom facilities and has chairs for seating and ample parking.

Thursday, Sept 17

Silk Painting 101, View, Old Forge, 9 am – 5 pm. Learn the four basic techniques of silk painting: resist lines, ombre grounds, pushing dye with alcohol and water, and creating texture with salt with Barbara Weingart at View. More information: (315) 369-6411 ext. 201; Info@ViewArts.org.

BluSeedlings Adventures in Pottery: Six week after-school creative workshop at BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake for young artists ages 8 to 14. Participants will explore art through creative hand building and wheel throwing projects. Class runs weekly, 3:15 -4:40 pm.  $125, partial scholarships available.  Information and registration: (518) 891-3799; admin@bluseedstudios.org.

Adult Beginner Pottery Class at BluSeed Studios, Saranac Lake: Six week session runs on Thursdays 6-8pm. $220 includes instruction, material, glaze, kiln and studio time.  The novice potter will learn the basic maneuvers of creating a piece of pottery on the wheel, hand building skills and glazing. Registration: (518) 891-3799; admin@bluseedstudios.org

“1000 Postcards to Vermontville” Art Opening, 5 to 7 pm at BluSeed Studios, Saranac Lake.  Presenting the work of Artist Travis Jeffrey in a unique new exhibition featuring individually hand-made postcards utilizing hardcover book covers, acrylic, water color, collage, found objects, etc., and sent through the US mail. Free. Refreshments will be served.

The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts Grand Opening Gala at 6 pm, Gloversville. Welcoming the public and celebrating an new home for the arts in the community. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour, featuring hors d’oeuvres, a full cash bar and entertainment provided by Lexington’s soft rock band, Flame. At this time, guests will be free to explore the newly renovated space on their own or take a guided tour. Guests will have the opportunity to get a preview of the center’s fall offerings and see art from prominent local artists such as Barney Bellinger and Karen Cooper, among others to be announced. For more information visit http://www.pncreativeartscenter.org/

Friday, Sept 18

Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, NY. The celebration of midway to St Patrick’s Day, Irish 2000 welcomes more than 20 acts, including the Glengarry Bhoys, Young Dubliners, Screaming Orphans, Treada and Hair of the Dog, with Irish dance, a kids area, refreshments and more. Information: 1-888-414-3378; irish2000fest.com.

“Weekend with Adirondack Life” with Mark Bowie, Joe LeFevre, Johnathan Esper and various Adirondack Life staff  September  18-20 Lake Placid, NY. Each year our instructors are joined by staff from Adirondack Life magazine for presentations about how the magazine works and how you can get your images published.  You will be spending time photographing in both iconic Lake Placid and surrounding areas as well as learning in the classroom. For registration and details click here.

The 2015 Adirondack Music Festival will be held at View in Old Forge Sept 18-20, 2015.  They are offering an all access pass for only $130, which includes attendance to the Dave Bennett and the Memphis Speed Kings concert and dance on Friday, September 18th at 7:30 pm, Skip Parsons’ Rierboat Jazz Band concert at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 19th, dinner and dancing at the Bistro and Gallery with the Danny Sinoff Quartet at 7:30 pm on Saturday, September 19th, the Gospel Service led by pastor Lawrence Bartell and Conducting Reverend Dr. Shaun Whitehead on Sunday, September 20th at 8:30 am, and the Jazz Brunch featuring performers from each event throughout the weekend on Sunday, September 20th at 10:00 am. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Live at BluStage presents Roy Book Binder at BluSeed Studios, Saranac Lake, with his storytelling and eclectic repertoire of blues, country tunes, bluegrass, folk, and popular songs that originated on Tin Pan Alley. Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 7:30.  Tickets $18/$15 for BluMembers.  Reservations recommended: (518) 891-3799; admin@bluseedstudios.org.

Artist Anne Diggory will be present at the LPCA Fine Arts Gallery to discuss her work and experiences of painting the Adirondacks from trail-side, lake-side and mountain top at 6:00 pm.  She will lead a walk-through of the exhibition which includes a selection of her work from mainly the last 15 years. The works range in size from tiny, acrylic paintings to a large corner piece on adjacent walls that combines painting, photography and digital manipulation.  The Lake Placid region is featured in many of the paintings.  Diggory’s work has recently been featured in Adirodnack Almanack, Adirondack Explorer, and Adirondack Life. More information can be found here.

Saturday, Sept 19

The annual Adirondack Museum Antiques Show and Sale, where some of the nation’s top dealers in rustic antiques show their newest treasures will be 10 am to 5 pm on the museum’s campus, 9097 State Route 30 in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y.  The event is included with general museum admission. Information: (518) 352-7311; AdirondackMuseum.org.

Lake George Jazz Weekend, Shepard Park, Lake George, NY
The Lake George Arts Project presents its annual end of summer tradition, featuring jazz drummer Jason Marsalis, Julian Lage Trio, Joe Lovano, Ghost Train Orchestra and others. Saturday, 1:00 -9:00 pm. Free admission. Information: (518) 668-2616; www.lakegeorgearts.org.

Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, NY. The celebration of midway to St Patrick’s Day, Irish 2000 welcomes more than 20 acts, including the Glengarry Bhoys, Young Dubliners, Screaming Orphans, Treada and Hair of the Dog, with Irish dance, a kids area, refreshments and more. Information: 1-888-414-3378; irish2000fest.com.

Introduction to stained glass candle votive holder, View, Old Forge, 1-4 pm. This workshop is designed for aspiring stained glass artists with little or no experience with this medium who would like to learn procedures, techniques, and special insights creating original works of art involving the material glass. All materials and tools are provided. Information (315) 369-6411 ext. 201; Info@ViewArts.org.

Bistro and Gallery with the Danny Sinoff Quartet, View, Old Forge, 7:30 pm. Danny’s been a musician since the age of two and had developed his own unique vocal styling. Information: (315) 369-6411 ext. 201; Info@ViewArts.org.

Plein Air Watercolor Landscapes with Kevin Raines, View, Old Forge, 10 am – 4 pm. As a part of his environmental conservation efforts Raines creates paintings of rare and pristine wilderness to be used for commercial, fundraising, and educational purposes. This workshop is suitable for the novice to the more experienced. Information: (315) 369-6411 ext. 201; Info@ViewArts.org.

Carl Heilman II Photography Camp at Gore Mountain from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm  Learn how to photograph various nature scenes from the best in the business, with Gore as the backdrop. Explore fall foliage techniques, landscapes, wildflower photos, moving water, and more.  Class includes instruction, lunch, and scenic gondola skyride.  The cost is $94.95. Space is limited. Information: (518) 494-3072; photos@carlheilman.com

Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Arts Center fundraiser, “Turn up the Heat, Again”, will be held at 6 pm at the Inn at the Bridge. The purpose is to provide for the heating of the Arts Center during the winter months. The event will feature entertainment from area pianist and singer Frank Manning. Some of the Inn’s appetizers and sweet treats will be served along with coffee, tea and lemonade. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are $40/person and are available at the Arts Center, The Inn at the Bridge, and from SVAN Board Members. For information or to reserve tickets call Barb Spaeth at (518) 863-8047.

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents Magmanus, a Swedish circus duo, in their latest show. The performance will take place 8 pm.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For tickets: (518) 523.2512; www.lakeplacidarts.org.

“A Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music By Five Photographers” is the new exhibition on view in the Folklife Gallery at Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls, through December 31, 2015. Guest curator and photographer Andrzej “Andre” Pilarczyk, along with four of his colleagues (Joseph Deuel, Enid Farber, Bryan Lasky, Lawrence White), provide a look at an insider’s view of the worlds of live music performance.  A reception and gallery talk by the photographers will take place from 4 to 7 pm.

The second performance of the Adirondack Music Festival in Old forge, is Skip Parson’s Riverboat Jazz Band.  Skip Parson’s Riverboat Jazz Band will perform at View Arts Center at 1:30 pm. Information and registration: (315) 369-6411 ext. 201; info@viewarts.orgwww.ViewArts.org.

Sunday Sept 20

The annual Adirondack Museum Antiques Show and Sale, where some of the nation’s top dealers in rustic antiques show their newest treasures will be 10 am to 5 pm on the museum’s campus, 9097 State Route 30 in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y.  The event is included with general museum admission. Information: (518) 352-7311; AdirondackMuseum.org.

Gospel Concert followed by Jazz Brunch with Dave Bennett and friends View, Old Forge. A special gospel concert at 8:30 am with Dave Wallace, Gabe Wallace, and Sherrell McCants is followed by a brunch at 10:30 am with your favorite artists from this jazz weekend. Information: (315) 369-6411 ext. 201; Info@ViewArts.org.

Lake George Jazz Weekend, Shepard Park, Lake George, NY. The Lake George Arts Project presents its annual end of summer tradition, featuring jazz drummer Jason Marsalis, Julian Lage Trio, Joe Lovano, Ghost Train Orchestra and others. Sunday 1:00 – 6:00 pm. Free admission. Information: (518) 668-2616; www.lakegeorgearts.org.

Fall Photography Retreat with Mark Bowie and Joe LeFevre September 20-25 in Inlet. Bowie and Lefevre, two of the area’s notable photographers and photography teachers, guide you through  activities and exercises to challenge and inspire your photography. See the details for this event here.

Plein Air Watercolor Landscapes with Kevin Raines, View, Old Forge, 10 am – 4 pm. As a part of his environmental conservation efforts Raines creates paintings of rare and pristine wilderness to be used for commercial, fundraising, and educational purposes. This workshop is suitable for the novice to the more experienced. Information: (315) 369-6411 ext. 201; or email Info@ViewArts.org.

BluSeed Studios, Saranac Lake, special unveiling of a new large metal sculpture created by International Artist in Residence, Chilean sculptor Alejandro Lacassie-Reyes, 3 pm.  There will be other smaller sculptures on display as well that he created during his residency. The event is free.  Refreshments will be served. Information: www.bluseedstudios.org.

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