Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Broadway Performers Among Featured at “Arts in the Adirondacks” Event, Oct. 21


Area students will be treated to workshops and panel discussions with acclaimed actors, singers, painters and more

Lake Placid, NY- Arts in the Adirondacks: Amplifying Diverse Voices will be held October 21 on the campus of North Country School and Camp Treetops and is free and open to the public.  The day’s events will showcase the intersection of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and the arts, featuring a host of artists including Broadway performers, nationally recognized singers, actors, and artists. » Continue Reading.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Poetry: On the Porch with Lily

Stray cat on a chair

Upon waking at midnight.

I look outside

to see if the little unhoused calico

is sleeping on “her” wicker chair.

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Monday, October 9, 2023

Dreams for Our Communities – Insights from North Country Youth

These quotes are drawn from the essays of North Country young people writing about “My Dreams for My Community”  a contest sponsored by the Adirondack Center for Writing and Adirondack Voters for Change. (Click here and here to read some of the full entries)

In their essays, the young people take a thoughtful look at the characteristics of the community they identify with and what their hopes for that community are.
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Thursday, October 5, 2023

Adirondack Artists Guild: Mark Kurtz exhibit runs from Oct. 6 – 29


Saranac Lake, NY – Mark Kurtz will be showing new and early work as the featured artist at the Adirondack Artists Guild for the month of October. The show runs from October 6 to 29, with a reception on Friday, October 6 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Kurtz’s career as a photographer in the Adirondacks has spanned several decades. He is well known for his landscapes and large panoramic photographs, as well as for his square works made with a small plastic Holga camera. He also has a collection of images from New York City and around upstate New York and from other travels.

The Adirondack Artists Guild is a cooperative retail art gallery representing a diverse group of artists residing and working in the Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondack Park. The gallery is located at 52 Main Street in Saranac Lake. For more information, call (518) 891-2615. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. The gallery will be open on Monday, October 9, Columbus Day. The Adirondack Artists Guild is on Facebook, Instagram, and on the web at www.adirondackartistsguild.com.

Photo at top: Ferns by Mark Kurtz. Photo provided by the Adirondack Artists Guild. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

NEXTDOOR: Group Photography Show at Whitcombs Arts

Stephen Langdon / Catherine Seidenberg / Aaron Hobson / Barry Goldstein

Whallonsburg, NY – Whitcomb’s Arts is pleased to present a group photography exhibit that invites viewers to experience the Adirondacks through four different lenses, and thereby expand and reimagine our sense of our shared surroundings. NEXTDOOR, curated by Laurie House, will run from October 1-15, with the opening reception and interactive artists’ talks on Sunday, October 8 from 4-7pm. Talks begin at 4:30. » Continue Reading.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Creative Adirondacks: Nancy Brossard: A Lifetime Passion for Painting

Nancy Brossard

By Linda Friedman Ramirez

The need to paint, and to paint well, has been with Nancy almost all of her life. She’s very clear that there is really nothing that could stop her from painting, as well as requiring that any painting that leaves her studio is worthy. In some cases, when she is not satisfied, Nancy will paint over a canvas or if it’s not possible, cut it up. Nancy will be exhibiting at the Downtown Art Center, Malone, New York as part of: Three Perspectives with Nancy Brossard, Charles Atwood King and Sandra Hildreth, [the] opening reception [took place] on September 29, 2023 [from] 5 to 8 p.m. [For more information, reference the following link:]

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Monday, October 2, 2023

Author Tim Rowland on Investigating the Regional Housing Crisis

Saranac Lake, NY—Adirondack Center for Writing’s monthly “Friday Night Writes” is a happy hour of writing, reading, and networking before the weekend. On Friday, October 6, ACW will provide space, prompts, inspiration, and resources for writers from 3 – 7 PM, extending hours for the village-wide First Friday celebration. In addition to opening the space for writers to drop-in, at 6PM ACW will welcome bestselling author and Adirondack Explorer reporter, Tim Rowland for a discussion of his ongoing investigation into the regional housing crisis. » Continue Reading.

Sunday, October 1, 2023

Alexander String Quartet performs in Saranac on Oct. 15

Photo at top: The Alexander String Quartet.

The Alexander String Quartet will perform at the historic Saranac Methodist Church on Route 3 in Saranac on Sunday, October 15 at 3 p.m. The program features masterpieces from the first half of the 20th century: Jean Sibelius’s String Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 “Voces Intimae” (1908-9) and Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 68 (1944) plus a contemporary work by British-American composer Tarik O’Regan: Gradual (2016, rev. 2022). General admission at the door is $20, seniors and students are $15, and children under 12 are free. A family rate is also available.

The Alexander String Quartet stands among the world’s premier ensembles, having performed in the major music capitals of five continents. The quartet is a vital artistic presence in its home base of
San Francisco, serving since 1989 as Ensemble-in-Residence of San Francisco Performances. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich, the quartet’s recordings have won international critical acclaim.

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Thursday, September 28, 2023

Art in Nature Exhibit Now Open in Long Lake

Long Lake NY – The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department announces the opening of Art in Nature, an outdoor art installation featuring eleven local Long Lake artists.

Long Lake artists were invited to paint a subject of their choice, which included, but was not limited to landscapes, local views, wildlife, abstract or artistic choice. The original artwork will be displayed in the community at various locations for residents and visitors
to find while out recreating, sightseeing, hiking, walking, or biking. This will be a unique and surprising way discover art in nature where people would least expect it, bringing the art to the people. » Continue Reading.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Poem: Day’s End



Relaxing on the porch

with book and drink

is my reward

for persevering

through a myriad of chores.

The sharp, incessant chirp

of a nearby cardinal

makes me think

we both enjoy the rain.

Monday, September 25, 2023

My Dreams for my Community: Life Behind the Window

Adirondack Center for Writing

A soft hum coming from my window fan pushes in the only fresh air I breathe all day. The light from the half open window pooled onto the floor trying to push back the overwhelming darkness of my room. The blue walls looked black; the honey-colored hardwoods now stained a
deep maroon. My once vibrant space glowing with relics of my various hobbies throughout the years now lay dormant, shrouded in shadow. » Continue Reading.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Award-Winning Author Lorraine Duvall turns to her Styles Brook home in her latest book

styles brook book cover

Keene, NY—From its wilderness source to its meeting with the Ausable River, Styles Brook is scarcely five miles long, yet within its scenic, rugged watershed, award-winning author Lorraine Duvall has discovered a lifetime of stories that characterize the Adirondack condition.

In Where the Styles Brook Waters Flow: The Place I Call Home, Duvall writes of coming to know and love the Styles Brook Valley, and describes the delicate balance of privacy and interconnectivity that is the way of life in rural areas. In this book, her latest contribution to Adirondack lore, she continues to illustrate the area’s vibrant and fascinating life.

Styles Brook is a small but consequential valley where both people and nature have found a sense of place. It is home to The Glen, a collection of sweeping, mountain-encircled plains where farmers worked the soil, and also to a gateway of the wildlife corridor known as the Split Rock Wildway in the eastern Adirondack Mountains, a safe haven for migrating creatures.

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Saturday, September 16, 2023

Old Forge Library to host Autumn Equinox celebration, Meet-the-Candidates event

Old Forge, NY- Old Forge Library staff has recently announced that they will host a casual Meet-the-Town of Webb-Candidates event on the evening of Tuesday, September 19 to celebrate National Voter Registration Day, and an Autumn Equinox Celebration which is slated for Thursday, September 21. See below for more details about these events.

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Saturday, September 16, 2023

View to host Sept. 20 meeting regarding creation of Community Theatre

view arts buildingOld Forge, NY- View Arts Center is excited to announce that it will be starting a Community Theatre and will be holding its first Community Theatre Interest Meeting on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 5 p.m. View’s goal will be to produce plays and musicals that will star local talent found in Old Forge and the surrounding area.

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Friday, September 15, 2023

Lake Placid Film Festival Student Summit to Bring the Newest Generation of Filmmakers

Lake Placid Film Festival Student Summit filmmakers

As we sit back and relax in front of the movie screen (or our computer,) it is easy to forget how much work goes into the making of a film. Clearly, anyone who ventures into the profession, must have passion and commitment. I wanted to learn about the creative young people who will be attending the Lake Placid Film Festival’s Student Summit,
https://www.adirondackfilm.org/lake-placid-film-festival-student-summit, a highly competitive scholarship program that will enable a number of students and recent grads to attend the festival. They will gather to learn and collaborate, and to share their dreams.

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