Sunday, June 9, 2024

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts announces galleries, workshops, & open mic/karaoke event

artwork of family and wild animals

Blue Mountain Lake, NY— The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA) announces upcoming events in the month of June upon reopening for the 2024 season. Visitors can enjoy a variety of artwork in our gallery spaces, featuring the work of collage artist Kiera Stasny, plus contributions from the Adirondack community in our annual Members Show. Visitors also have the opportunity to get involved with the return of an open mic/karaoke night happening Friday, June 14, followed by a special Monarch Festival workshop on Saturday, June 15. Information and registration for all Arts Center events can be found on our website at adirondackarts.org.

Artwork from Kiera Stasny kicks off the first round of gallery exhibits coming to ALCA this season. Stasny’s exhibit Hobnobbing with Specters features collages made up of digital composite photographs, drawing from historical archives, found photos, antique shops, and flea markets. The Arts Center also hosts an annual Members Show, a collection of photographs, paintings, and sculpture submitted by ALCA members. Both exhibits are on display through Saturday, June 29, with an artists’ reception held on the 29th  from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (open to the public). As for the upstairs gallery space, the ALCA staff anticipates the unveiling of unique Arts Center and Blue Mountain Lake history through found documents, photographs, and more. This documentation project is expected to continue through the summer.
Due to popular demand, the Arts Center will host an open mic/karaoke night on Friday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. Individuals or groups are welcome to sign up upon arrival; bring your own instruments or use the karaoke equipment provided. Beer, wine, and light refreshments will be available for purchase. For those looking to get involved in art projects at ALCA, the first crafting workshop will take place on Saturday, June 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. as part of the Indian Lake Monarch Festival.
Participants will create a Monarch butterfly trinket dish using air-dry clay and acrylic paint. This workshop is open to adults and children; registration fee is $15 for Arts Center members, $20 for non-members. Register at adirondackarts.org/workshops.
The Arts Center is located at 3446 Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake and opens Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visit adirondackarts.org for more information on all programming, including Weekend Series concerts, the ADK Lakes Theatre Festival, galleries, workshops, community events, and more.
Photo at top: An image from Kiera Stasny’s exhibit “Hobnobbing With Specters.” Provided photo.

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