The Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake will be hosting two free virtual events, including A Good Time Coming: Exploring the Sporting World of The Adirondacks through the Adirondack Experience’s Art Collection on Monday, November 14, 2022, and Taking the Temperature of the Arts in the Adirondacks on Monday, December 12, 2022. Adirondack Experience has closed its doors for the 2022 season, but will continue to offer an array of online educational programs. The museum will open in the Spring of 2023, with a new exhibition – 𝐴𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑠 & 𝐼𝑛𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑊𝑖𝑙𝑑.
Join Fort Ticonderoga for an exciting one-day living history event this Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In honor of Veterans Day, this event is free to active and retired military personnel. Admission is free for Fort Ticonderoga members and Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass Holders. The living history event will feature American Provincial soldiers who were eager to go home at the end of the 1759 Campaign. With Ticonderoga and Crown Point captured, these American soldiers worked alongside British Regulars to prepare Fort Ticonderoga for winter and the following season’s advance into the heart of New France. Witness how the soldiers in 1759 dealt with the harsh realities of winter on the northern frontier.
The Adirondack Center for Writing in Saranac Lake is pleased to host another BarkReaders session, this time featuring Adirondack feminist historian, Lorraine Duvall, who will perform a reading of Finding a Woman’s Place on Wednesday, November 9 at 7 p.m. An open mic will follow the reading. Admission to the event is free, with a suggested donation at the door. The reading and open mic will run for a total of 60 minutes, and registration is required.
The community is encouraged to join certified sound healing practitioner, Andrea Lisette Villiere, on Tuesday, November 15 at 5:30 pm at the Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd., to try a free session of sound healing. Registered attendees will relax and rejuvenate with Tibetan healing bowls, a soundscape designed to revive, with sounds that transport and carry worries away.
Sound healing uses the power of sound to restore one’s mind, body and spirit back to a state of balance. The harmonic vibrations from the instruments produce sound waves that have a deep penetrating effect on the receiver, promoting healing and well-being.
Adirondack Artists Guild to feature watercolor artist Jacqueline Altman in “Down Memory Lane” exhibit, opening Nov. 4
“Down Memory Lane,” an exhibit of watercolors spanning the more than 55-year career of Jacqueline Altman, will be the featured show at the Adirondack Artists Guild during the month of November. It will open on Friday, November 4 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., and will close on November 29.
Glens Falls, NY – Celebrating its eighty-sixth year, the 2022 Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region (AMHR) exhibition, hosted by The Hyde Collection, highlights the work of the best visual artists in the region. This juried exhibition is organized jointly by The Hyde Collection, the Albany Institute of History & Art, the University Art Museum, University at Albany. The opportunity to be featured in this exhibition is open to all visual artists residing within a 100-mile radius of the Capital District and Glens Falls. Titled Split and Becloud, this year’s AMHR call for art received over 900 artwork submissions from 324 artists. The exhibition opened Saturday, October 22, 2022, at The Hyde Collection and runs through December 31.
The Lake Placid Center for the Arts to Acquire Adjacent Property Thanks to Support from the Stoltz Family, Community
Lake Placid, NY – The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is thrilled to announce the recent purchase of 2126 Saranac Avenue in Lake Placid (the home of Saranac Sourdough) after closing on the property this week.
When the property, located immediately adjacent to the arts center, came on the market, LPCA staff and board were beginning conversations about how to celebrate and reflect on the center’s upcoming 50th anniversary. The listing seemed like a rare opportunity to consider what impact the arts center might have in our community over the next 50 years, and how the LPCA can continue to expand services and value to all residents and visitors.
Adirondack Experience, the Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX) will offer a week-long symposium highlighting a series of free virtual Adirondacks for All events during the first week of November. These events will include roundtable discussions featuring a variety of panelists. Schedule of events: Reframing Adirondack History on Tuesday, November 1, Wilderness for All on Wednesday, November 2, and Using Policy and Preservation to Foster an Adirondacks for All on Friday, November 4.
Glens Falls, NY – The Hyde Collection announces Dr. Derin Tanyol, a nineteenth- through twenty-first-century art specialist, has been named Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art. She will oversee The Hyde’s contemporary exhibition programming and modern art collections. She begins in the new role today, October 24.
Tanyol has spent fifteen years in the museum, gallery, and arts administration field. She has curated or produced more than sixty exhibitions, including contributions to exhibitions at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College and the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. Her breadth of experience extends beyond contemporary art to include nineteenth-century American and European painting and printmaking, art of the Woodstock Art Colony, and the American Arts & Crafts movement.
Those with the Lake George Arts Project are pleased to host a Quilting in the Age of the Pandemic Courthouse Gallery Exhibition which is open for viewing through Saturday, October 29. A closing reception is set to take place in the gallery on Saturday, October 29 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The MICA Quilt Raffle Group originated in 2015 at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), founded by Fiber Art Department faculty member Susie Brandt. Brandt organized a weekly gathering of students, staff, faculty, and alumni to work together on quilts that were eventually raffled to help fund student scholarships at the college. In 2017, their group expanded to include members of the African American Quilters of Baltimore.
by Judy Thomson of the Garnet Lake Conservation Association
Garnet Lake, its north end in Johnsburg and its south in Thurman, is not one of the larger Adirondack lakes nor is it one of the best known. With three-quarters of the lake surrounded by “Forever Wild” state land, fewer than 50 families live on and around it, though visitors stop by for kayaking and canoeing.
In her new book, A Gem of the Adirondacks: Garnet Lake, author Candace O’Connor—whose family is one of those 50— makes the case that this lake is one of the loveliest, with its undeveloped shoreline and its view of the majestic Crane Mountain. And in his foreword, environmentalist Bill McKibben echoes that view, calling it: “Not the biggest, not the deepest, not the clearest lake that ever was. But the sweetest.”
In the spring/summer of 2022, with a grant from NYSCA and the support of the creative aging experts at Lifetime Arts Inc, the Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW)created a writing workshop program at Adirondack Correctional Facility, a state prison located in Raybrook, NY. After sixteen workshops, the ACW asked the men in [the] classes to submit their favorite original poems, essays, and stories for a class anthology. I’m Telling You Now, Wherever You Are, is a testament to the fact that a person’s story does not end when they become incarcerated, nor does that person’s past cease to speak.
The anthology’s publication was celebrated on Tuesday, October 11 with a private reading at the prison.
On Tuesday, October 18, at 4 p.m., the Old Forge Library, located at 220 Crosby Blvd., will host award-winning musician, Dan Duggan, who will present a hammered dulcimer concert and lecture. The performance will feature both traditional and original music. Dan will also discuss the history of the dulcimer both worldwide, and especially in the Adirondacks and northern New York. He will also display historical instruments made in the eighteen-hundreds.
All Hallows’ Tale
(“Quoth the Raven”…Boo!)
Hark, lights sift through shifting windows,
To moss-grown, sleeping sepulchers, creaking,
Whose tombs then quake, raising spirits that caper,
As candlelight proceeds to taper,
Phantasms fly from moldy beds,
Faces frozen in rictus dread…
Tupper Lake, NY (October 7, 2022) – Downtown Tupper Lake will be hosting a community celebration, dubbed the “Junction Function,” at the Tupper Lake Train Station on Sunday, October 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. The free community event features local businesses, vendors, attractions, live music and artists.
Junction Function has been organized by the community of Tupper Lake, in partnership with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), to showcase Tupper Lake’s downtown area, businesses and local attractions. The event also coincides with the arrival of the first passenger train at the Tupper Lake Train Station in more than 40 years.
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