The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (The Arts Center) is seeking artists to exhibit in the 2020 season. Exhibits are located in one of their three galleries and run for four to six weeks from June – December (dates subject to change). Each exhibit has an artist reception open to the public. » Continue Reading.
I was raised just south of the Mason-Dixon Line, or as we knew it, the IHOP-Waffle House Line. That means two things, one that I was heavily influenced by the American Civil War, and two, that to illustrate my opinions, I tell lengthy, somewhat irrelevant stories.
George Pickett was a moon-faced division commander for the Confederacy, a man who finished last in his class in West Point, and were it not for an oppressively humid summer morning in Gettysburg, Pa., might be best known today for his participation in the Pig War of 1859. He was one of those guys who could probably fix your truck, but you wouldn’t want doing your taxes, if you know what I’m saying. » Continue Reading.
Littered With Salvation
A flask-shaped bald head
olive-black eyes. Short chestnut
brown eyebrows. Oshkosh B’gosh
overalls and an ultraviolet purple
sleeved shirt. Like small dolls
patched with the materials of a day’s harvest
sinking into the earth
into a wormhole of foliage, laughing at nothing
but the act of knowing that sometimes it’s common
and good to laugh at nothing. We played
unconcealed. Outside. Submerged in
winding branches and brittle, lifeless leaves
laying on a basket filled with the fluorescence of eggs.
The Depot Theatre has announce its 2020 main stage lineup, which features iconic figures and everyday heroes in an expanded season that includes four productions for the first time since 2013.
The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, and is the only theatre in the Adirondacks that operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. » Continue Reading.
The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival Committee has announced they are seeking contestants for the Arctic Golf Build-an-Obstacle Contest on February 1 between 10 am to 4 pm at Prescott Park, next to the Lake Flower State Boat Launch.
The contest is intended for community organizations or businesses, however it is open to anyone that would like to build a family-friendly miniature golf obstacle out of snow. » Continue Reading.
Adirondack Foundation has announced that their 2020 Generous Acts grant application is open and available online until 5 pm, February 3, 2020.
Nonprofit organizations, schools, and municipalities serving the people of the Adirondack region, defined for this purpose as all of Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties as well as the parts of Herkimer, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington counties within the Adirondack Park boundary, are eligible to apply. » Continue Reading.
Tanya Tobias-Tomis has close to two decades of non-profit experience, including 12 years at Saratoga Arts, most recently in her role as Associate Director. She was also responsible for many of their projects, including their Art@Work + Home program, and First Night Saratoga. » Continue Reading.
Caught Between the Hours
Have you looked up
at the stars lately?
Have you watched the Moon bow
or gulp light from her holy grail?
Have you howled at her?
The sky mother. Oozing
through the gate, a vaporous,
sweet olive black night
in the distance, a coyote yelping
“Doonesbury” cartoonist Garry Trudeau has released his poster design for the 2020 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. Using the Winter Carnival’s designated theme “Myths and Legends,” Trudeau’s illustration shows “Doonesbury” character Zonker as a knight riding a winged unicorn and gazing at a sword.
Trudeau, who was raised in Saranac Lake, has created the Winter Carnival poster design since 2012 to benefit the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. » Continue Reading.
Self-Portrait as a Wolf
(For Donald Hall)
Once I served
my species proudly
by eating the
sickness of prey.
Now, driven from
I am the one
My sharp muzzle
sprinkled with dense,
turned into pelts
for unborn bones
on Christmas eve.
Artist and Wintry Mix judge Diane E. Leifheit is set to give an artist talk and demo on January 8th from 1 to 3 pm at View in Old Forge.
This event will begin with a run-through demo of her work, giving visitors an insight into her process and techniques. After her demo, Diane will discuss some works in solo exhibition including what her pastels in Plein Air entail. » Continue Reading.
“What a horrifyingly garish sight,” I said to my friend as we surveyed my Christmas tree last year. We had just finished decorating it and my eyes were sending messages to my brain, like, “Hey, this is really tacky.”
Truth is, the décor I had accumulated after years of city dwelling in my sassy twenties looked awfully out of place in my humble Vermont cabin. What I once thought dazzling – glitter-coated icicles, a miniature disco ball, a purple-feathered bird with jeweled eyes, flocks of shiny gold and green balls – now looked as out of place as a pink flamingo at my bird feeder. Even the duck decoy my great uncle carved seemed to give the gaudy fiasco an alarmed stare. Such a tree no longer belonged in my world. » Continue Reading.
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Ancient woods nestle softly,
Beneath their down of glistening snow.
Imperceptibly, the Adirondack Dome rises,
The cloaked giant ascends,
Reaching toward the North Star, shining star,
Over millions of years.
Durant’s trains are silenced now,
And the logging camps are dormant.
But the mountains live and the conifers breathe.
Chains of lakes sparkle like glittering molten glass,
Moose River Plains run wild,
Animals forage and the black bear sleeps,
Pines dressed in white lacy skirts surround
Wooden Camps glowing warmly from within.
This is the season of peace,
Of hope, of continuity, of life cherished,
Of renewal by a blessed light rising,
Making all one,
As it has always done.
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