Thursday, September 10, 2020

ADKX to create permanent home for art collection

Adirondack Experience Adirondack MuseumAdirondack Experience Announces $4M Campaign to Renovate Building and Create First Permanent Exhibition Spaces for Its Fine and Decorative Art Collection

The Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), has announced a $4M campaign for its Adirondack Creativity initiative, which includes the renovation of its original building—now one of 24 historic and contemporary buildings on the museum’s campus.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Historic Saranac Lake presents a reading of “Safe Harbor”

Feisthamel-Edelberg Cure Cottage Photo Courtesy Historic Saranac Lake.Historic Saranac Lake will be hosting a reading of “Safe Harbor,” a play about Saranac Lake during the height of Tuberculosis. The play will be read starting at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 10, from a cure porch in the village to a small (socially distant) audience.

The play is about two residents of a small cure cottage in Saranac Lake, whose lives intersect due to tuberculosis. “Safe Harbor” illuminates the experiences of many who, after being made outcasts in their own homes, were able to reclaim their humanity from TB.

 

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

LPCA Open Juried Art Show: Call for Artists 

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is encouraging artists of all genres and media to submit work for the annual LPCA Open Juried Art Show. This show is designed to celebrate the talents of regional artists and highlight the creative visions of residents in and around New York’s North Country. 

More information including the prospectus and online entry form can be obtained at https://www.lakeplacidarts.org/gallery/upcoming-shows/lpca-open-juried-art-show or by calling Anya Villeneuve at 518.523.2512. 

This opportunity is open to all artists/media including: photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, fiber, ceramics, woodcrafts, jewelry, prints and constructions. This year the Gallery @ LPCA is accepting digital submissions only. Work should be submitted online now through Sunday, Sept. 13, accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $15 per piece. No more than four entries per artist. Jurors will determine exhibited and non-exhibited works and awards. A list of exhibited works will be posted at LakePlacidArts.org on Wednesday, September 16. The show will hang in the Gallery @ LPCA from Thursday, October 1 through Saturday, November 14. 

The LPCA invites the public to attend a special, socially-distanced reception for the exhibit on Thursday, October 1 from 4-7 pm and to explore a new, online component that will go live during the third week of the exhibit. Details at lakeplacidarts.org

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Monday, September 7, 2020

Poetry: Eleventh Mountain

Eleventh Mountain

Yellow coffee can lids
nailed to trees through
gray duct tape squares
A worn path through ferns
vanishes in forest duff
Now and then a cut blaze
or rarely rock cairns
The way is not difficult
for those who have
no preferences

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Poetry: Survivalist Wife or “How Much Am I Worth?

Survivalist Wife or “How Much Am I Worth?

So this is me in Survivalist Mode,

I’m “Everywoman” in my abode,

From dawn ’till dusk just like a machine,

Keeping family safe while in quarantine.

Thank God I’m a nurse, it helps so much,

When managing meds, flu vaccines and such.

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Monday, August 31, 2020

New Project by the Fiberistas on display at TAUNY

See the latest fiber arts project by the Fiberistas, an innovative group of North Country quilters whose projects challenge them to experiment with new techniques and explore the potential of quilts as art.

This quilt, made up of unique panels by each quilter, is a landscape challenge, connecting foreground, center field, and background of each slice with a shared horizon line across the project.

In addition to having the collaborative quilt on display at The TAUNY Center through Oct. 24, TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) is sharing a series of videos of the Fiberistas talking about their work on this new project over the time the quilt is on display. Follow on FacebookInstagram, and/or YouTube to see the series.

 

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Lake Placid Film Festival announces free online short-film series

A Kafkaesque trial. A newly single twentysomething trying to navigate the world of online dating. Three soldiers, weighing humanity against duty in wartime.

Viewers can watch these three short films, and five others, during the Lake Placid Film Festival’s upcoming “Featured Filmmakers Series.”

Every Wednesday from Sept. 2 through Oct. 21, the Festival will stream a short film online, followed by a live, moderated discussion with the film’s director. Each program is free, though pre-registration is required.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Newcomb AIC offers distanced programing through video series

Although the Adirondack Interpretive Center (AIC) in Newcomb (run by SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry) has been closed, the team there has produced a video series called “Newcomb Naturalist Notes.”
They produced five episodes this summer, with more planned in the future. Click the links below to learn
more about:

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Sunday, August 16, 2020

DEC seeks photographers to provide wildlife photos

The DEC Bureau of Wildlife is seeking photographs  to use in all DEC materials, including reports, social media, posters, newsletters, and for their website. New York State’s wildlife has been busier than ever this summer. The DEC invites citizens to capture and share the best moments of their local wildlife. If you sit outside and watch, you may be surprised at what you see.

Submit photos online until Friday, Sept. 11 at 11:59 am. Remember to stay safe while watching wildlife, and do so in a manner that is not harmful to them.


Saturday, August 15, 2020

Mobile bookstore makes rounds through Adirondacks

The Adirondack Center for Writing teamed up with area bookstores to create a traveling bookstore.

Built by Paul Smith’s College students, the ACW Bookmobile is making its way around the Adirondacks, with stops coming up this week at the following ice cream stands.

All visitors are required to wear masks, no exceptions. Payment options: cash, check, Venmo. ACW partnered with local bookstores including The Book NookBookstore Plus, and TREES Adirondack Gifts & Books to feature a selection of new staff picks and used books are on board for readers of all ages.

Tuesday August 18, 2020 (afternoon)

Wednesday August 19, 2020 (afternoon)

Friday August 28, 2020 (afternoon)

For more info, go to https://adirondackcenterforwriting.org/


Thursday, August 13, 2020

Hyde reopens; offers free admission to essential workers this month

The Hyde Collection is offering free admission to all essential workers and their families throughout the month of August as a thank you for their service during the COVID-19 crisis. After being closed for several months because of the pandemic, The Hyde Collection reopened to visitors on the first of the month.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, The Hyde is open only for visitors who have made appointments on hydecollection.org. When making a reservation online, there is an “Essential Workers and Family” field where first responders, health care workers and all other essential workers can enter the number of family members they will be attending with, and they will not be charged for those tickets.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Submissions sought for exhibit reflecting on life during pandemic

 The Adirondack Artists Guild, in partnership with the Adirondack Center for Writing, presents Responding II – 2020 as its featured exhibit in September, running from Sept. 4-29.

The title comes from the Gallery’s history – shortly after September 11, 2001, we invited artists, writers, and anyone else who wanted to respond to or share their feelings about that horrific event. We called the show “Responding”, and the gallery was full of deeply moving and expressive creations.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Poetry: Center

Center

Tiny circle,

Center,

Living in us all,

Outlined in hopes and dreams,

Called by infinite names

Known well, by each keeper.

Tiny circle,

Now shot through with arrows,

Begs mending of its torn edges,

Begs smoothing of the marksman’s ravaging.

Tiny circle,

Center,

Living in us all,

Hold tightly to its clarity and peace,

Like a lake reflecting the sun’s path.

Think of wholeness.  Of wounds that heal.

Shore up the tiny circle,

Bright circle of promise,

That still lives,

In us all.

 

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Old Forge Hardware hosts ‘Filthy Beasts’ author Kirkland Hamill

Author and seasonal Adirondack resident Kirkland Hamill’s memoir “Filthy Beasts” was recently published by Simon & Schuster, and Hamill will be giving a book signing Aug. 5 at the Old Forge Hardware Store.

Hamill has written for Salon and The Advocate, and was formerly the chief development and marketing officer at the National Center for Family Philanthropy. When not in the Adirondacks, he lives in Baltimore, Md., with his husband, Dave, and a dog named Blue. 

In a *starred review* from Kirkus, the memoir is called “a stunning, deeply satisfying story about how we outlive our upbringings. FILTHY BEASTS is a story not just about what makes us who we are, but what we decide to leave behind when we embark on the path of self-discovery. 

The synopsis of the book, as provided by the publisher:

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Poetry: Adirondack August

Adirondack August

Cutting wood and carrying water
Mind empty with no effort
Nearly stepped in the spring
I hum all day and no repetition
Wind soughs through fir balsams
Night silence so thick I hear it
Can’t keep things straight
Stars don’t seem to mind

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