The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (the Arts Center) is set to host their Annual Winter Benefit for the Arts on Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 6 to 9 pm at the Long View Lodge, 681 Deerland Rd, in Long Lake. » Continue Reading.
This exhibition is considered one of the top watermedia exhibitions in the nation, drawing artists and audiences from all over. Each year, artists compete to receive over $12,000 in prizes and awards. » Continue Reading.
The 17th Annual Frozen Fire and Lights is the perfect place to round out a month of festivities. Always scheduled the last Saturday in February, Inlet’s event has grown from a firework display to a town-wide affair. » Continue Reading.
The Depot Theatre in Westport on Lake Champlain has announced its 2019 main stage season, which includes a revue of well-known musicals, a play, and a fan favorite musical featuring a 50s-era boy band.
The lineup is the first chosen by the Depot’s new Producing Artistic Director Kenney Green. » Continue Reading.
Paul Clement Matthews II, an artist and writer based in Lambertville, NJ and Keene, NY, whose paintings were shown at galleries and museums in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and elsewhere, died January 15, 2019 in Hamilton, NJ, where he had been hospitalized with a chronic lung disease. He was 85.
Matthews’ work ranged from portraits and nudes done in a meticulous, realistic style, to majestic landscapes and cloudscapes of the Adirondack high peaks, to darker, dreamlike scenes that reflected a surreal inner world. » Continue Reading.
She looked at me
with curving, symmetrical
arches, and I knew right away
that souls abhor an untimely silence.
the specter of a daffodil blooms
in a radiograph. And somewhere,
somewhere, I wonder if
everything needs to be seen after all.
Yet when she looked at me, I felt
pale all over. Like uncooked chicken,
or a freshly sliced shallot, I felt the fresh
undifferentiated sameness of my mind.
A reflection under construction. Both rare
and dangerous. A meteorite falling
in North Wales or a cluster of nebulae in Hydra.
Isn’t this infinite region of emptiness fulfilling?
This vital break with the vicissitudes of life-
as they are slowly cooked in small earthenware dishes.
This multi-year local history project collects and organizes audio stories and related photographs from Town of Keene community members through an online platform to share the social and cultural history of the community. » Continue Reading.
History was made in New York State recently when the New York State Senate – after 16 very long and often disappointing years – finally passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) granting basic human and civil rights protections to the Transgender and Non-Binary communities.
GENDA had previously passed the NYS Democratic majority Assembly 11 years in a row. Also signed into law was the ban on LGBTQ Conversion Therapy, a controversial practice that attempted to change a child or youth’s sexual orientation or gender identity through highly discredited therapeutic means. » Continue Reading.
Ordinary Like Our Sun
There are many kinds of deserts,
but they all reject the notion that life
should flourish. That’s gravity.
A grim background disturbing the atmosphere.
But it can’t make you fall in love, or at least that’s
what Einstein said. With an exquisite fussiness,
it intones mystical equations
and leaks blood in -alabaster basins.
Gravity is a creature of two nights; it feels a certain kind
of anxiety in the litany, so it shakes the earth from the flesh,
as if the beast itself might sabotage the magic trick.
Like jumbled chunks of sea ice, always creating dead ends,
it is becalmed in an ocean of sand, or bread slathered with honey.
An oracle of falsehood always driven by the illumination
of alternative futures. It soaks in the nectar-laden flowers
waking to the touch, a fragile fiberglass skin. Ordinary like our sun.
What’s growing? Where should we invest? The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) and regional partners set out to answer these and other questions facing North Country communities by completing an economic analysis of the entire 14-county Adirondack North Country region.
Findings from the research are now publicly available. » Continue Reading.
When I Look Up
When I look up
I see the quiet survival
of the solar system.
I see the outbursts of
the disturbing meaning
of the Milky Way.
When I look up
I see the penetration of the
corona, a universe of stars,
the way Galileo saw it,
all ionized and catastrophic.
I’ve been taking some time away from trying to capture the elusive painted equivalents of things primarily Adirondack in origin, which in many instances are so very positive in character.
In times of great sociopolitical upheaval, as is the case in our nation today, events occurring beyond our personal sphere of activity will have a profound and sometimes immediate effect on our own environment. » Continue Reading.
Though many Adirondack historical societies and museums host winter lectures, three of my favorite Cabin Fever series of lectures are at Fort Ticonderoga, the Adirondack Experience (formerly the Adirondack Museum), and the Lake Placid Historical Society. » Continue Reading.
The Lake George Arts Project’s Courthouse Gallery has announced “Adaptations to Extremes,” an Art-Science exhibition set to run from January 19th to February 22nd.
An opening reception has been set for Saturday, January 19th from 4 to 6 pm, and a panel discussion writer Michael Coffey serving as moderator on Sunday, January 20th at the Bolton Historical Museum at 3 pm. Both events are free and open to the public. » Continue Reading.
The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (Arts Center) has announced they are seeking K-12 student artists interested in displaying their artwork during the shared Member & Student Art Show in May. » Continue Reading.