Saturday, March 9, 2019

Poetry: Adirondack Moment

Wild, is your nature,
Yet, in infinitely perfect
Balance.
There was a time,
When I might have taken you
For granted,
But never now,
Now, is when every minute with you,
Breaks my heart,
Both with my human transience,
And the permanence,
Of your beauty.
I cannot capture you,
Here, or
Ever.
I can only be,
In you,
As you are in me,
Here, and
Now.

Read More Poems From The Adirondack Almanack HERE.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Adirondack Life’s Our Town Stories at ADKX

Adirondack Experience’s next Cabin Fever Sunday Series, Adirondack Life’s Our Towns with Elizabeth Folwell and Niki Kourofsky, is set for Sunday, March 10th, at 1:30 pm, at the museum in Blue Mountain Lake. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Adirondack Life Names Annual Photo Contest Winners

First Light in the Adirondacks Adirondack Life magazine recently named the winners of its annual photography contest. One overall grand prize was awarded, as well as 12 awards in landscape, recreation, black-and-white and wildlife categories.

Lewis Cowan, of Ridgewood, New Jersey, took the grand-prize-winning photograph, The Durant Cabin, a quintessential Adirondack scene taken from a snug cabin on a winter’s day. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, March 3, 2019

Our Town Theatre Group Presenting ‘Kodachrome’

Our Town Theatre Group has announced Kodachrome, a new work by Adam Szymkowicz, is set to premier at the Lyle Dye Auditorium stage at Tannery Pond Community Center on March 8, 9 and 10.

There will be a post-show reception and meet and greet with the actors and crew following the Friday, March 8, evening performance, as well as an Artists reception from 5-7 pm on Friday for Mixed Media & Sculpture by Rebecca Flis, the March artist showing in the Widlund Gallery at Tannery Pond. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, March 2, 2019

Poetry: Howard Lean-To, Adirondacks

During our own Tang Dynasty we stirred
space-age orange powder in hot water
on cold mornings beside Johns Brook
stomping our feet for warmth outside
the Howard Lean-to.

My bro Matt’s wife Ann wanted to take a dip
in the brook, more like a small river
here at the base of the high peaks.

For Matt it came down to “I will
if you do” and Ann did do.

Later we packed-out by the well-worn
trail we packed-in on, but by then
it was a different way.

Read More Poems From The Adirondack Almanack HERE.


Thursday, February 28, 2019

Adirondack Global Festival Returning to Lake Placid

I’ve always tried to present a global view to my children, but it is always easier to bring them somewhere to help them understand how diverse a world we live in.

Music, art, and dance are a universal language. Coming off the heels of the successful Petrova Elementary School Cultural Fair, The Adirondack Global Festival continues to use the arts as a way to bridge cultural gaps. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, February 24, 2019

Global Arts Festival in Lake Placid

adirondack global arts festivalHarlem-based Mwenso & the Shakes and Brooklyn-based Alsarah & the Nubatones will be the headlining performers at the 2019 Adirondack Global Arts Festival in Lake Placid March 7-9th.

The Adirondack Global Arts Festival is an annual community event that was created with the purpose of promoting culturally diverse arts programming in the Adirondacks. The festival this year includes opportunities for the whole family to engage in exploring world culture and arts. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, February 23, 2019

Poetry: The Strand Theater

 

The Strand Theater of Old Forge

Rising from the bottom of an
unfillable sink of inside space,
the Strand Theater is a Mondrian;
its meanings come rushing over
hazy filters of digital luminescence:
a cosmology of sound and light,
blasting gigantic sweeping images,
like felled hemlocks on a forest floor.


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Central Adirondack Art Show Call for Art

painting by Robert ImundoView Arts Center has announced a call for artists to submit their work for the 2019 Central Adirondack Art Show, which will take place April 13th to June 19th, 2019.

The Central Adirondack Art Show is a long-standing Old Forge tradition showcasing some of the finest artists throughout the Central Adirondack Region and beyond. The Show is open to current artists ages 16 and up who are either members of View or reside within 200 miles of Old Forge. » Continue Reading.


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Poetry: Nightfall

 

Nightfall

Fern-sprigged comforter,
Immerses and caresses sun-blushed skin.
White lace curtains billow,
In soft obeisance to an August breeze.
Sunbeams filter sparkling motes,
Into a wood-beamed bedroom sanctuary,
As a bejeweled lake ushers in the soft sound,
Of waves splashing a sandy shore.
Somewhere in the fiery pink, orange and blue horizon,
Haunting, triumphant calls of loons vibrate, emanate,
Owning the dusk, and heralding the setting sun.
All is well as Nature sounds its reign,
Over the cool, pine-scented summer night.


Monday, February 11, 2019

Art Center’s Annual Winter Benefit March 9

winter benefit for the arts centerThe 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.


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Call for Entries: Adirondacks National Exhibition of Watercolors

watercolor by R SnearyView, the multi-media arts center in Old Forge, is seeking artists working in all forms of watermedia for the 2019 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors.

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.


Thursday, February 7, 2019

17th Annual Frozen Fire and Lights Set for Inlet

February may be the shortest month on the calendar, but around the Adirondacks it is a month packed with winter celebrations.

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.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Depot Theatre Announces 41st Season Lineup

Depot Theatre in Westport, NYThe 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.


Saturday, February 2, 2019

Noted Adirondack Artist Paul Matthews Dies at 85

paul matthewsPaul 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.