Those looking to get into the festive holiday spirit are encouraged to check out what is in store at The Tannery Pond Center in North Creek. The center has recently announced a lineup of winter events to suit a wide array of interests. On the docket for this winter, is a kids’ art project fair, holiday concerts, a new exhibition in the Widlund Gallery, and much more.
See below for details on a few upcoming offerings:
Kids’ Art Project Fair: Presented by TPC
Saturday December 3, 2022 from noon to 2 p.m.
This free program is offered with support from the Stewart’s Holiday Match program. Participants will be able to make a variety of themed art projects for the holidays. Space is limited. Please call (518) 251-2505 to reserve a spot.
Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 2 p.m.
North Country singers is proud to present their annual Holiday Celebration which will include the following groups: North Country Singers, Selected Children Singers, Guiding Steps North Dancers, and Johnsburg Central School Stage Band. It will also include the reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by Robin Jay as well as a Christmas sing-along for the entire audience. Some of the works that will be performed are: The Holiday Season; Baby, It’s Cold Outside; Lo, How a Rose; Believe from The Polar Express; Good Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Run Rudolf Run; You’re a Mean, One Mr. Grinch; Winter Wonderland; Nutcracker Rock; Sleigh Bells; Here Comes Santa Clause; The First Noel; O Holy Night; Torches; Christmas on Broadway; and more.
Gallery: Art by Cari Clement and Lynda Reeves McIntyre: Presented by TPC
A reception will be held on Friday, December 9, 2022 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Exhibition will run from
Friends for over 50 years, Cari Clement and Lynda Reeves McIntyre have continually interwoven their passions for travel and culture with their deep love of art, materials and making. A never-exhausted sense of curiosity and “let’s go” attitude have made them great travel companions — whether this be to the Mexican Baja, the Atlantic Coastline, the arid deserts and high plains of New Mexico, the wilds shores of the Azores or the mountains of the Adirondacks.
Each location has provided inspiration and the response of each artist is unique yet related. Most recently they have consciously explored conversations between artworks inspired by their travels together. Some of these conversations— through fiber, bead, paint and pigment— are shared in this exhibition, INSPIRED by NATURE and FRIENDSHIP.
They invite you to dive deeply into each piece, look at relationships, create relationships. ENJOY and then pack up your own supplies (pen, camera, paints, fiber, voice) and go out into the world—near or far — see, create, and – hey, maybe bring a friend.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. (additional hours by appointment)
Theater: “It’s a Wonderful Life” live radio play by Gem Radio Theatre: Presented by TPC
Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Tannery Pond Center is pleased to present the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”, performed as a live radio play by Gem Radio Theatre. The stage is set at the WADK radio station during the golden days of radio and a handful of actors have gathered to bring “It’s a Wonderful Life” to the airwaves. The audience experiences the magic of radio as a small cast voices over 30 parts and the foley artist creates sound effects live using a unique array of props to bring the story of George Bailey to life. The sentimental tale of “It’s a Wonderful Life”, told through this simulated radio broadcast, fills the heart with holiday cheer and reminds us, through George’s story and a miracle named Clarence, why life really is so wonderful.
This event is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.
Gem Radio Theatre was established in 2017 to bring unique, interesting, and relevant projects to life. Since then, they have become well known for the Graveyard Walk at Union Cemetery, the History Tea, several Radio Plays, and The Witches Dance.
Concert: North Country Jazz Project
With tunes ranging from holiday favorites to toe-tapping standards and high-energy jazz, you’ll enjoy a memorable evening of top-notch music.
Tickets are available for the following prices: Advance $15 | Day of Event $20 | Free for Youth
For advance price tickets, please visit the TPC box office, call (518) 251-2505 x128, or purchase online through Eventbrite. Some “Day of Event” tickets are reserved for purchase at the box office.
More events are on tap for this winter:
Winter Coffee House Series
Sunday, Jan. 15 | 3 PM
Sunday, Jan. 29 | 3 PM
Sunday, Feb.| 3 PM
Sunday, Feb. | 3 PM
Sunday. March | 3PM
Sunday March | 3 PM
IN WIDLUND GALLERY
Daring Descents: Images of Mountain Sports
Tuesday, Jan. 17 ~
Wednesday, Feb. 25
The Tannery Pond Center is a non-profit organization and an accessible arts center which offers varied genres of musical programming, workshops, rotating arts exhibits, free community kids’ art fairs, and social events. For more information about the center, visit: https://www.tannerypond.org/
All photos provided by the Tannery Pond Center.