“OurStoryBridge: Connecting the Past and the Present” was released at www.ourstorybridge.org today at the annual meeting of the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.
This free resource and tool kit for producing a crowdsourced, community story project is available for libraries and other organizations. Emphasizing audio history collecting and sharing, the website is designed to help organizations create their own story projects using “Adirondack Community: Capturing, Retaining and Communicating the Stories of Who We Are” (pictured here) as a model.
Russell Banks, the award-winning novelist, and short story writer, met virtually with Northwood School students on Monday, Sept. 28. Banks, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, is the author of Continental Drift, The Sweet Hereafter, and Cloudsplitter, among other books.
Northwood School held an alternate schedule due to the virtual visit. All students were a part of an opening meeting, and then two groups attended workshops with Banks. Following a brief introduction from faculty, Banks gave a live talk for 25 minutes as part of the all-school meeting followed by a Q&A with students. After the all-school event, Banks participated in two additional live informal classroom Q&A sessions for 50 minutes, with 20 English students per workshop.
The event was live-streamed for asynchronous students.
REPOSTING DUE TO NEW DATE: The Lake Placid Sinfonietta will be holding a YouTube Live “Conversation and Concert” on Saturday, October 10 at 5 PM, featuring Sara Davis Buechner. (Note: rescheduled from original Sept. 26 date).
Buechner will be broadcasting from her Philadelphia home. You may view this event by searching for the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s YouTube page, or by going to www.LakePlacidSinfonietta.org. No registration is required to view the event.
Buechner has appeared multiple times in the Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s past concerts, and was scheduled to appear the prior summer, but had her performance cancelled due to Covid-19.
Saranac Lakers might’ve noticed that words appear before their eyes on sidewalks through downtown Saranac Lake when it rains. How did it come to be there? Two groups came together to make something magical happen–the Raining Poetry Project.
The Adirondack Center for Writing and the Saranac Lake Arts and Culture Advisory Board partnered to bring this project to life. Inspired by similar projects across the country, the collaboration brings unique public art installations to Saranac Lake.
Autumn comes to us more voluptuous than any of her sistersa goddess of Renaissance proportions
How can we not be charmed as she places on our tablesarmfuls of round ripened fruits which
Spring bore and Summer raised
Yet there is something suspect in her swaying walkthrough fields mown down behind her
The birds take notice, gather together and fly south
even as her highlights of garnet and amber shimmer inthe trees
We marvel at her beauty and besot ourselves with her scentAnd only as she turns to leave us are we strangely sadWhy just now do we think on friends we shall never see againWhy in this season do we observe our age, and seek new beginningsAs we ponder she slips away
While Winter rides in on his chariot of white windsTo make us pay for the bounty Autumn gave.
The Depot Theatre Academy outreach and education program of Westport N.Y. will be offering in-person Musical Theatre/Monologue Rep classes from September 28 to October 26 on Mondays, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Participation is limited to those who are 18 and older.
The 5-week course is designed for those who need to prepare for auditions, hone their public speaking skills, or who just want to develop their acting skills. The program consists of learning two monologues, and two songs, where you will be working together with instructors to find a monologue which complements your song in order to form a “seamless package to utilize for auditioning and showcasing.”
Wind-spun cirrus clouds Heaven’s cotton batting Sky background that blue we call “Adirondack blue” St. Paul’s Ephesians letter lays peace to a Quiet Mind See how Black-eyed Susans stare Autumn-ward now
The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) is accepting applications for grants for 2021, with funding available in three categories:
Program Support for Organizations
Arts Education, In School K-12 and Community Based Learning
The LARAC has administered the NYSCA’s Decentralization Grant Program since 1999, allowing for over $1,300,000 in funding for artists and non-profits in Warren and Washington County, providing local residents and tourists with a variety of art and culture-based programming. The 2021 Application Schedule is as follows:
Many 2020 art programs have been postponed indefinitely or moved online due to the pandemic that has plagued our country and state this year. One event that folks are especially missing in the Saranac Lake area is Third Thursday ArtWalks.
To answer the challenge of bringing visual and literary artists together with the community to exhibit and market their work, Saranac Lake ArtWorks and the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce have come together to offer a safe and socially distanced outdoor market: ArtWorks ArtMarket.
This Thursday, Sept. 17, TAUNY, a non profit based in Canton dedicated to folk art/traditions in the Adirondack North Country region, is holding its annual Welcome to the North Country Open House, in a slightly revised way this year.
Join them for an assembly of virtual and in-person features to welcome newcomers, help make and celebrate new neighbors, and invite long-time residents to get to know the North Country in new ways.
The Lake George Music Festival presents a “Drive In” series at Charles R. Wood Park- 17 West Brook Road in Lake George, happening at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 and 20.
The musical festival will include accomplished world soloists, and graduates of schools including Juilliard, Curtis, Yale, Rice University, Carnegie Mellon, and members of major orchestras like the Baltimore Symphonic Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic, and the Buffalo Philharmonic. Performances will be enhanced with large screen video, and audiences will have the choice of tuning into an amplified performance, or a high-quality synced audio feed (FM radio) to listen to the concert through their car’s sound system.
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