Hard-hitting French film “Happening” to be shown at Lake Flower Landing on Aug. 2
SARANAC LAKE, NY—The recently formed Abortion Access Committee of Adirondack Voters for Change is proud to present the new feature film “Happening” at Lake Flower Landing, 421 Lake Flower Avenue, in Saranac Lake on Tuesday, August 2, at 7 PM.
A French film that opened in the United States this past spring, “Happening” earned the Golden Lion award for best picture at the prestigious Venice Film Festival last year. It is based on a true story and takes place in the early 1960s when both abortion and contraception were illegal in France and anyone who got an abortion or helped anyone obtain an abortion faced imprisonment.
The Hyde Collection: John Van Alstine and José Guadalupe Posada exhibitions on display through Sept. 18
GLENS FALLS, NY – The Hyde Collection presents two new summer exhibitions, sharing the works of two outstanding artists. Opening Saturday, June 11, 2022, are the exhibitions: Transformations: The Art of John Van Alstine and José Guadalupe Posada: Legendary Printmaker of Mexico. The exhibitions are open to the public from June 11–September 18, 2022, Thursday through Sunday from 10 am–5 pm.
“The art of José Guadalupe Posada and John Van Alstine are quintessential of their time and particular corner of this great American continent,” remarked Jonathan Canning, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming. “Steeped in both the indigenous and European traditions of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Mexico, Posada harnessed the power of modern printing to
promote his art and engage the people. Van Alstine, an Adirondack native, is well-versed in the Classical and Eastern philosophies that underpin modern America, its “can-do” spirit, and the country’s great industrial legacy and awesome natural resources. I can think of no other continent on which either artist could thrive than ours.”
Long Lake: Two short plays, historical showcase slated for July 30
All are invited to drop by the Long Lake Town Hall on Saturday, July 30, a day which will serve as a celebration of the robust history of Long Lake. Guests are encouraged to view a historical showcase and chat with a member of the Long Lake Historical Society from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. before enjoying two short plays that evening beginning at 7 p.m. The two performances, A Walk on the Wild Side with Mary Ann Keller & Mystery of the Buttercup, are written and directed by Gail Huntley and based on the original settlers of Long Lake. These events are offered free of charge.
Kids’ activities set for this weekend in Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh
Parents and caregivers looking for something fun to do with their children this weekend are in luck, as an array of children’s programs are slated for establishments in the Adirondack region, including Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh. These activities include a presentation of Disney’s Frozen Jr. at the Pendragon Theatre through July 31 in Saranac Lake, a PBS KIDS Day celebration at Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh on July 30, and a Nature Writing and Drawing for Kids program at the Adirondack Center for Writing on July 30 in Saranac Lake.
“Steamboat Bill, Jr.” set for Aug. 1 at Schroon Lake Strand Theater
SCHROON LAKE, NY — “I laughed so hard I literally fell out of my seat!” That sentiment sums up the experience of the hundreds of film goers who have attended silent-film comedy accompanied on live piano by Ben Model at the Strand Theater in Schroon Lake.
On Monday, August 1, at 8:00 pm, Mr. Model returns to the Art-Deco gem of a movie house—this time to accompany a feature-length classic by the Buster Keaton, known as the “Great Stone Face,” who, along with Charlie Chaplin, was one of the two greatest silent-film comedians, as well as one of the most groundbreaking filmmakers in early cinema of any kind. His last independent silent feature, “STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.” is one of his funniest films, according to a write-up on the official website of Turner Classic Movies (TCM), which hails the comedy as “rich in period detail and energized by some of Keaton’s most inventive gags, including the most elaborate climax he devised for any of his films.”
Teen pens book about Lake George’s Dome Island
History buffs, help is on the way!
I am eager to promote a book that has just been published, about Dome Island at Lake George, by Noah Chirnomas, a young man from New Jersey. About two years ago, the then sixteen-year-old contacted me (way down here in North Carolina) to see if I might be willing to help him write a book about John Apperson, Dome Island and Lake George. I am so glad I said “yes!”
Open Sky Arts Festival Returns to the LPCA this August
Lake Placid, NY: The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is thrilled to announce the Open Sky Arts Festival is returning for its second year, August 11 through August 14, outdoors at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts main campus.
Adirondack Artisan Festival set for July 23 at Adirondack Experience
Bring a little piece of the Adirondacks home after a visit to the festival which will feature artisans and makers from throughout the region, offering paintings, furniture, specialty foods, sculptures, clothing, stained glass, and much more.
Keene Valley Library to host July 23 celebration for Adirondack Community story project’s success
KEENE VALLEY, N.Y.— Town of Keene residents and guests will gather at the Keene Valley Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 to celebrate the over 250 stories available through “Adirondack Community: Capturing, Retaining, and Communicating the Stories of Who We Are,” an OurStoryBridge project. All are welcome.
Adirondack Community, sponsored by the Keene Valley Library, is a multi-year local history project that collects and organizes 3- to 5-minute audio stories and related photographs from town of Keene community members through an online platform to share the rich social and cultural history of this community located in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains. Stories are used in classrooms from elementary school through college. In a town of about 1,100 residents, six times that number of users have visited the website to listen to stories. Adirondack Community is the model used by the national story project charitable nonprofit, OurStoryBridge Inc.
47th Annual Antique & Vintage Show and Sale set for Old Forge on July 23, 24
The Annual Antique & Vintage Show and Sale will set up for its 47th year on Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24 at the George Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street in Old Forge. The event will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 23, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 24.
Depot Theatre announces cast of RED, show to run July 21- August 7
Westport, NY — The Depot Theatre in Westport, New York is pleased to announce the cast for its production of RED, a moving and compelling account of abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.
Based on the real-life commission Rothko received in 1958 to create a series of murals for the Four Seasons restaurant in New York, RED is viewed through the lens of his youthful new assistant Ken. They challenge each other to ask big questions about art as they paint: What it takes to create it, and what its role should be in the world.
Book Signing with Mike Reilly “Voice of Ironman” on July 20
The Bookstore Plus is pleased to have “the voice of Ironman,” Mike Reilly, join us for a book signing on Wednesday, July 20 from 4-6 pm. Book reservations are welcome but not required. Stop by and chat with Mike while he signs a book for your favorite Ironperson.
Finding My Voice is a series of deeply personal vignettes illuminating how profoundly the sport of IRONMAN touches both its participants and its fans. Written from Reilly’s unique insider’s perspective as the long-time World Championship race announcer and one of the most prominent personalities in the endurance sports field, it provides an intimate, revealing, and entertaining glimpse into a fascinating corner of the world of endurance sports.
Mike Reilly is the official “Voice of IRONMAN” worldwide and a member of the IRONMAN Hall of Fame, the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame, and the Running USA Hall of Champions, is the only person to have been inducted into all three.
The Bookstore Plus is located at 2491 Main Street in Lake Placid, NY.
Photo at top courtesy of Adirondack Arts & Entertainment.
Keeseville Community Arts Festival Returns July 22-24
The second annual Keeseville Community Arts Festival will take place the weekend of July 22-24, with several local organizations and businesses holding visual and performing arts events across the hamlet. The festival brings local residents and visitors together in celebrating the artistic assets of the community.
At the new ‘Arts in the Park’ event on Saturday July 23, artists and artisans local to Keeseville will set up alongside the Ausable River in Anderson Falls Park. In addition to selling their artwork, each artist will be actively demonstrating their craft, talking about their work, and answering questions from festival goers. Pottery, jewelry making, graphic arts, woodcrafting, and culinary arts will all be included, as well as performances by local musicians Alice’s Fault and Joanna D’Ascoli.
Youth art activities have been greatly expanded for this year’s festival. Keeseville Free Library will host Children’s Story Morning with Local Authors on Friday, July 22. On Saturday, kids can get creative with some free hands-on art activities including an outdoor painting class, face painting, a zine makerspace, and a tie dye workshop. All supplies are provided, but advance sign-up is recommended for outdoor painting and tie dye to ensure space. Sign up at www.Adkaction.org/art
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