Monday, April 23, 2018

Paul Smith’s College Readying 5th Annual SAM Fest

Prof. Curt Stager during last year's SAM Fest eventPaul Smith’s College is set to hold a day-long festival of music, art and TED-style science talks on Saturday, April 28, from 10 am to 5 pm at the Paul Smith’s College VIC.

The Science, Art, Music Festival – SAM Fest – is now in its fifth year. It will feature performances by North Country musicians, science-oriented talks by faculty, students, and guest speakers, exhibits of works by local artists organized by Paul Smith’s biologist Ann Sporn, and a showing of It’s Happening, a new documentary about the renewable energy revolution.

The theme of the upcoming event is “Renewal.”

Special guests will include archaeologist Tim Messner who will demonstrate the art and science of stone age technology, ecologist Brendan Wiltse who will use photography to explore wilderness ethics, and Adirondack Life editors Betsy Folwell and Annie Stoltie who will offer art-science perspectives on antlers and ear-burrowing insects.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. with a March for Science from the Paul Smith’s campus entrance to the VIC. North Country musicians, including Celia Evans, Roy Hurd, Jamie Savage, Larry Montague, and Glenn McClure will perform between the talks, and there will be a wide range of displays and activities by visual artists from the North Country as well as live fiddle music during lunch hour by student Tyler Dezago and friends, and a performance by the Bobcat Steppers.

Refreshments prepared by Paul Smith’s College students and faculty will be on sale during the lunch hour, as well.

Admission is free. For a full schedule of events and more information about the festival, click here or contact Curt Stager at (518) 327-6342 or [email protected]

For more information about Paul Smith’s College, visit their website.

Photo of Prof. Curt Stager during last year’s SAM Fest event provided.

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