Sunday, February 19, 2023

Poem: Birdsong for our age

birds on a feeder in winter

The birds are singing.  Weeks too soon.

For them, is climate change a boon?

Won’t they need bugs or seeds to eat?

The ecosystems once were neat

and dovetailed nicely, well-designed.

But now look, Nature is inclined 

toward unpredictability.

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Sunday, February 19, 2023

LPCA presents Sacre by Circa Contemporary Circus, Feb. 22

 

Sacre by Circa.

Lake Placid, NY – Circa, the internationally-renowned contemporary circus company from Australia, comes to Lake Placid, performing at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA), on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. Circa will perform their hit production Sacre – a reimaging of Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring that combines elements of ballet and acrobatics into a visceral, multidisciplinary performance. The performance is suitable for those aged 12 and up. Tickets are available for Adults ($20) and Youth ($10.) Purchase tickets at this link. 

 

Directed by Yaron Lifshitz, Circa’s Artistic Director and CEO, Sacre features ten acrobats that move through a sequence of high-energy, technically complex athletic feats seat to a fast-paced musical score by Philippe Bachman, with accompanying lighting design by Veronique Benett.

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

Photographer Manuel Palacios to Lead Two Winter Photography Workshops on March 1, 4

Photo at top: Winter scene by Mauel Palacios, Zone 3 Photography.

KEENE, NY – The Adirondack Land Trust invites shutterbugs with an interest in environmental conservation to join a free, virtual winter photography workshop Wednesday, March 1, noon-1:30 p.m. with landscape photographer Manuel Palacios. Beginners and pros will find new ideas for creating impactful winter photographs. There is no limit to the number of participants for this virtual workshop.

Palacios will share his favorite photography techniques and approaches to winter photography – from special equipment needs for shooting in harsh and unforgiving winter conditions to finding ways to use the elements of the season to express a deeper connection to the landscape.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Clifton-Fine: Adirondack White Out Weekend set for Feb. 17-18

2023 Adirondack White Out Weekend in Clifton Fine.

Clifton-Fine, NY – The 2023 Adirondack White Out Weekend will be held Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18. The celebration includes activities for the whole family including, outdoor recreation, music, arts, and food. The community of Clifton-Fine boasts a true wilderness area with a friendly, small-town feel. Please visit the White Out Weekend website and Facebook page for detailed information and a printable schedule. This event is put on by 100-percent volunteer efforts and the generosity of sponsors, donations, and fundraising proceeds. Adirondack White Out Weekend is a subcommittee under the Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corporation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

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Monday, February 13, 2023

The Glove Theatre to host award-winning performer Buddy Jewell on Feb. 17

Award-winning country music artist, Buddy Jewell

GLOVERSVILLE, NEW YORK – The Glove Theatre will be welcoming Buddy Jewell, national country music recording artist and winner of Nashville Star, to perform on their mainstage in “Buddy Jewell: Live, Solo, and Unplugged” on Friday, February 17, 2023. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. performance, to be followed by a meet-and-greet and autograph signing by Buddy Jewell himself.

 

Jewell, who won the International Country Gospel Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year and Crossover Artist of the Year Awards in 2011, is no stranger to Gloversville, having performed at many local venues over the past few years. Former Gloversville mayor, Dayton King, proclaimed July 26th, 2015 as “Buddy Jewell Day” in celebration of Jewell’s numerous professional accolades, as well as for being “…a devoted father and husband.”

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Saturday, February 11, 2023

View: 16th Annual Chili Bowl Luncheon slated for Feb. 18

Pottery bowls

Old Forge, New York – The fan-favorite Chili Bowl Luncheon celebrates its 16th year at View, the Center for Arts and Culture, on Saturday, February 18 from 12 to 3 p.m. The event will include the hand-made bowls everyone knows and loves and chili from over a dozen area restaurants. Escape winter, warm up with a delicious bowl of chili, and take home a quality piece of functional artisanal art. Choose from the variety of hundreds of beautiful, hand-crafted, ceramic bowls created by many talented local and regional potters, ranging in price from $18 to $30. Everyone who purchases a bowl will be able to try the many chili variations we have to offer. Chili can be purchased without a ceramic bowl for $10.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Adirondack Experience announces roundup of events

ADKX Member Snowshoe Hike participants.

Adirondack Experience staff has recently announced a lineup of winter events including a Tasty Tales webinar with Chris Shaw, a Sensory Snowshoeing event, a Board Games in Blue event, A Place to Sit (or Not) – An Expression of Style virtual program that features speakers/artists Tim Fortune, Barry Lobdell, and Jonathan Sweet, and a member’s only snowshoe hike. See below for details about these events.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

ALCA Awarded $295,000 for ADK Quad-County SCR Arts Grant Program

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake, NY.

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, NY—The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $295,000 from the New York State Council on
the Arts (NYSCA) for ALCA’s Adirondack (ADK) Quad-County Region Statewide Community Regrants (SCR) Program for fiscal year 2023. The award, which resulted from an application by ALCA staff members in NYSCA’s “Support for Partnerships” category, represents a greater-than-125% increase in the arts center’s current SCR funding of $130,000. In providing the grant, NYSCA approved 100% of ALCA’s request for the additional $165,000.

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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Lake Placid Center for the Arts launches $650,000 Re-Grant Program for NYS Arts Organizations 

Lake Placid, NY – The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA), in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), will administer a large-scale, statewide regrant program focused on audience-building for the 2023/2024 presenting season.

Through the new initiative, LPCA will distribute a pool of $650,000 to organizations across New York State in two programs: Building Audiences and Artists in Communities. Designed to support organizations as they recover from the COVID-19 and racial justice pandemics, these programs enable presenters of all sizes to undertake projects to grow and diversify their audiences through the support of risk-taking programs aimed at developing deep, sustainable relationships within their communities.

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Tannery Pond Center announces series of coffeehouse concerts

Tannery Pond Center Winter Coffeehouse Concert featuring Ethan Crowley.

The Tannery Pond Center is pleased to announce a series of upcoming winter coffeehouse concerts that showcase the talents of many area musicians. The next coffeehouse concert is slated for tomorrow, Sunday, January 29 and will feature Ethan Crowley, a talented young artist with music style and production experience beyond his 18 years. See below for additional winter coffeehouse concerts scheduled for February and March.

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Community Pride Day 2023 Shirt Design Contest Now Open, Feb. 17 Deadline

 

Community Pride Day 2023 Shirt Design Contest Now Open

Community Pride Day 2023 Shirt Design Contest – Deadline 2/17/23 Want to see your design be a part of this year’s Community Pride Day? Your challenge is to create a design/logo that illustrates what community pride means to you. One lucky winner will have their design be the logo for this year’s Community Pride Day, which will take place on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. *Community Pride
Day is a day when communities around us all take a moment to clean up our streets and get ready for summer.

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Pendragon Theatre Kicks Off the New Year with 3 Wins, Country-Hit Musical

Poster for Country musical, Honky Tonk Angels

Saranac Lake, NY – BroadworldWorld has announced that of its 19 Nominations for its 2022 Summer Season, Pendragon Theatre has received 3 Wins which include Best Performer in a Musical (Hannah-Kathryn Wall), Best Lighting Design (Leo Lei) and the top award of Favorite Theatre in the Central New York Region. There were countless runners-up including longtime Pendragon alum Christopher Leifheit (Best Supporting Performer) and Kent Streed (Best Costume and Scenic Design).

 

For the full results of nominations and wins, visit https://www.pendragontheatre.org/

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Feb. 7 virtual event to feature author and illustrator of The Art + Science of A Warbler’s Journey

Warbler’s Journey book jacket

KEENE, NY – The Adirondack Land Trust on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 7–8 pm, is hosting The Art + Science of A Warbler’s Journey. This free virtual event features Pulitzer-Prize finalist, renowned ornithologist and author Scott Weidensaul and award-winning illustrator Nancy Lane.

 

In their children’s book, A Warbler’s Journey, Weidensaul’s story of a tiny warbler’s migration from the tropics of Central America to the Canadian tundra is brought to life through Lane’s oil paintings. They will provide an insider’s view of the unique collaboration behind this book, which was included on NPR’s 2022 “Books We Love” list.

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Monday, January 23, 2023

“The Hearth,” exhibit of paintings by Michael Burpoe to open Feb. 3

watercolor painting

Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack Artists Guild will present “The Hearth,” an exhibit of recent watercolor paintings by Michael Burpoe during the month of February. The show will open with a reception on Friday, February 3, from 5 to 8 p.m., and will run through March 14.

Michael Burpoe is an Adirondack artist, born and raised in Saranac Lake. A 2013 graduate of Saranac Lake High School, Michael enjoys painting expressive images of the area he grew up in. He studied graphic design at the Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2017. In 2020, Michael fell in love with watercolor painting during the initial quarantining stage of the pandemic when he lived alone and yearned for a form of escapism. He found peace of mind each night by painting the tranquil lakes and dynamic mountains of the Adirondacks in his dining room.  In his first solo show, he seeks to convey the unique feelings the Adirondacks give him, especially around Winter Carnival, which he participated in as a member of the Carnival Court in 2013.

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Friday, January 20, 2023

Primal Pleasure 

fire starting provided by CCEPrimal Pleasure

It wasn’t really on the list,

but why not take, I thought, an hour or so

to shift some things in the garage.

It was a good excuse to start an outdoor fire, 

to warm my hands between each shifting shift.

 Except, I spent more time beside the fire pit

than working hard on the garage.

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