OFFICIAL FISU WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES FLAG- RAISING CEREMONY
Saturday, January 22, 2022
The FISU flag will soon be making its way to Lake Placid!
Join the Lake Placid 2023 Organizing Comittee and Lake Placid Mayor Art Devlin for the raising of the official FISU flag in Mid’s Park, music, fire pits and to meet Adirondack Mac.
More information on the FISU World University games Lake Placid is HERE.
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THE BOOKSTORE PLUS BOOK CLUB
With Sharon Linnea, author of Death in Tranquility: A Bartender’s Guide to Murder
Tuesday, February 1 2022 7 to 8 pm
Join us as we talk with Sharon Linnea, via Zoom, to discuss her Death in Tranquility: A Bartender’s Guide to Murder book. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the event link.
ABOUT THE BOOK| No one talks to the cops. Everyone talks to the bartender. And Avalon Nash is one hell of a bartender.
Avalon is on the run from her life in Los Angeles. Having a drink while waiting to change trains in the former Olympic town of Tranquility, New York, she discovers the freshly murdered bartender at MacTavish’s.
A bartender herself, she’s offered the position with the warning he wasn’t the first MacTavish’s bartender to meet a violent end.
Avalon’s superpower is collecting people’s stories, and she’s soon embroiled in the lives of artists, politicians, ghost hunters and descendants of Old Hollywood.
Can Avalon outrun the ghosts of her past, catch the ghosts of Tranquility’s past and outsmart a murderer?
The first book in the Bartender’s Guide to Murder series offers chills, laughs, and 30 of the best drink recipes ever imbibed.
More information and to purchase the book, visit HERE.
ARTO MONACO DIORAMA CONSERVATION
From Robin Caudell’s Press-Republican article:
The famed Arto Monaco (1913-2003) arranged “ships and men according to historical fact,” (his words) in a diorama depicting the battles of Valcour Island and Plattsburgh. The late Upper Jay artistic genius captured the battles 1/64th their actual size in a nine-foot-long by six-foothigh model commissioned by the Plattsburgh Rotary Club at a cost of $10,000.
It was unveiled on September 29, 1976 at the Clinton County Historical Museum, where it was on permanent display in City Hall, according to a press release that appeared in the Press-Republican on the same date.
The diorama was packed up with CCHA’s subsequent moves, and 46 years on, it needs some work.
The Clinton County Historical Association received a Conservation Treatment Grant from the Greater Hudson Heritage Network for the conservation of Monaco’s diorama.
“CCHA was thrilled to get this grant,” Helen Nerska, museum director, said. “We consider it the first phase in preparing the diorama to be exhibited as Arto Monaco originally intended for all to enjoy.”
Read the full Press-Republican article HERE.
NEW LOOK AND NEW ARTISTS AT THE STRAND IN PLATTSBURGH
From North Country Public Radio‘s Todd Moe:
The Strand Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh has a new look, and is looking for new artists. After closing their main gallery for a month to focus on painting and renovations, the Strand celebrates by hosting a Community Gallery Exhibition next month.
Strand director David Monette says all artists are eligible to enter on a first come-first served basis. Twenty-five artists will be selected to exhibit their work in February.
Todd Moe spoke with David Monette about the community exhibit and recent renovations, which include a complete re-do for the main performance space.
To listen to Todd’s full interview, visit HERE.
Below: A “before” (top) and “after” (bottom) view of the theatre at the Strand Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh. Photo provided by the Stand Center for the Arts.
THERE’S STILL TIME TO SEE AND BID IN THE SILENT AUCTION!
Bidding for the High Peaks Hospice Auction items has seen an uptick in amounts bid on several works. Check the Adirondack Artists Guild website HERE for current bid prices and see if one of your favorites has a “buy it now” price so you don’t lose out on a desired work.