Our Town Theatre Group has announced its spring main stage performance of Joe DiPietro’s comedy, Over the River and Through the Woods is set to run from March 23-25, 2018 in North Creek. » Continue Reading.
In honor of National Poetry Month, NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery is set to host a Poetry Opening on Friday, April 6 from 5 to 7 pm, at 11 Woodruff Street in Saranac Lake.
“Poetic License” will feature poetry readings and new, companion pieces of art.
The 2017 Adirondack Coast Arts & History Passport prize winners have been announced.
The Passport serves as a guide to 17 museums and cultural sites located throughout the Adirondack Coast. The program kicks off during the Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance’s annual Museum Days.
Participants are encouraged to collect as many stamps as they can while exploring the different locations in the guide. » Continue Reading.
Westport’s Visitors Center, located on the town’s Main Street, continues to reshape and evolve as a year-round community center with space for exercise classes, parties and meetings. In addition to being a place to connect with local history, the Westport Heritage House is sharing art, music, and a local market.
According to Westport Heritage House marketing consultant Nicolas Faragan, the Westport Heritage House hosts its Indoor Country Market the first Saturday of each month. With a variety of vendors, the 10 am to 1 pm local market features farm fresh veggies, meat, artisan bread as well as crafts and handmade gifts. The next scheduled market dates are April 7 and May 5. » Continue Reading.
Steven Engelhart is set to give a lecture on Camp Santanoni, a historic great camp located in Newcomb, on Sunday, March 11 at 2 pm at the Albany Institute of History & Art.
Engelhart is the Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage. This lecture will examine the influence of Japanese architecture on the construction of the camp, the Pruyn family of Albany, and the history of the use of Camp Santanoni. This lecture is open to the public and included with museum admission. » Continue Reading.
The Adirondack Folk School’s 2018 Course Catalogs are now available around the region in public libraries and many stores and businesses.
The nonprofit school in Lake Luzerne hosted its first class in 2010. Year round it offers more than 200 classes, such as the popular “Build a Wee Lassie Canoe,” in which students spend 11 days building their own lightweight, cedar canoe. » Continue Reading.
View, a multi-media arts center in Old Forge, has announced they are seeking artists working in all forms of watermedia for the 2018 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. Each year, artists compete to receive over $14,000 in prizes and awards.
The exhibition is open to artists working in transparent and opaque watercolors, acrylics, casein, egg tempera, gouache, and ink. All works must be of original design and execution, comprised of 90% watermedia. » Continue Reading.
View, the non-profit multi-arts venue in Old Forge, has announced they are offering summer internships to college students and recent graduates.
View interns are expected to receive hands-on practical training in arts programming and day-to-day operations while working with a small staff and volunteers. » Continue Reading.
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has increased its commitment to the Depot Theatre with a grant of $15,000 per year for the next two years.
The multi-year general-operating support grant is the largest NYSCA award to the Depot in eight years, according to an announcement made by the organization this week. » Continue Reading.
A Creative Economy Roundtable Tour of the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls is set for Tuesday, February 27th.
The goal of this Roundtable Tour is to learn about how the region’s creative economy impacts residents of Warren and Washington counties. » Continue Reading.
The winners of the 8th Annual Youth Visions Juried High School Art Exhibit have been announced. The exhibit features the works of 57 young artists from 5 school districts, and is currently on display in the North Country ARTS Gallery, at The Shirt Factory in Glens Falls. The exhibit runs through March 3rd.
The jurors for this year’s show were local artists Paul Chapman and Jacquiline Touba, PhD., who is also the North Country ARTS board president. Out of the 57 pieces showcased, 5 were selected to receive awards. The recipients received a fifty dollar monetary award and an honorary NCA membership. » Continue Reading.
The Adirondack Film Society (AFS) is moving the Lake Placid Film Forum from early June to late October. Through various meetings and the appointment of a new festival director, Gary Smith, the AFS board picked dates to follow three major film festivals.
A James Taylor and Simon and Garfunkel tribute concert is set for Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Long Lake Town Hall, featuring the Massachusetts Trio, Good Acoustics. » Continue Reading.
This year’s Essex County Arts and Crafts Festivals are being planned for the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport on Friday, July 6th at the start of Westport’s July 4th weekend celebrations. A second Festival is set for Wed., August 1st.
Artists and craft artists from across Essex County and the neighboring region are invited to display and sell their work. » Continue Reading.
My search for the motif for any 19th century painting of the Adirondacks opens questions – about the artist, the location and the culture at that time. Sometimes I can answer the questions. Consider, for example, David Johnson’s 1870 painting, Study of Nature, Dresden, Lake George.
The painting can be seen in Albany in the collection of the Albany Institute of History and Art. Johnson painted a strikingly similar painting, View of Dresden, Lake George, 1874, which can be seen in the catalogue for the 2005 exhibition at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY, Painting Lake George, 1774-1900. » Continue Reading.