Adirondack A&E e-News # 135
Fall Lyceum series: Tell Me A Story
Creating Community Through Storytelling
Tuesday, October 11 at 7 pm, $5 donation / students free.
How does a fiction writer or a personal storyteller connect with the audience? What is truth in fiction and in oral story telling? How does personal vulnerability effect the connection between the writer/reader and the teller/listener? And how can storytelling create community, engagement, and intimacy? These are some of the questions that Nathalie Thill and Mac MacDevitt will explore this evening, through their own storytelling and through their experience with creating communities of storytellers, in Essex, Saranac Lake, and all across the region.
1610 NYS Route 22, Whallonsburg
A letter to our supporters
Dear beloved community members,
We are approaching two years since ADK ArtRise first opened the doors as an educational art center. In that time we have learned so much about running a business and what kind of programming works and what doesn’t. It has been both extremely rewarding, and so wrought with doubts and challenges. After what we thought was a very successful summer, we are now faced with some uncertainties about the direction we should go.
Though we have cultivated a strong following, we find we are not hitting the attendance we projected for year three. This is frightening because many of our expenses are increasing, and to be perfectly transparent, our ability to work long hours for less than minimum wage is flagging. We are also facing some family-related hardships that might reduce our staff for an unknown period of time.
All that being said, we love what we do and we WANT to be here. We are exploring grants, and restructuring options that might provide us a little more breathing room. We are often told that we are an invaluable resource for this community. We are coming to you now, to help us make our next moves.
So what do we need? The first, and most important thing is that we need attendance. We are 95% attendance funded. If we don’t have students enrolled in classes, we can’t pay the overhead. If you have been on the fence about trying a class, take this as a push and book it! If art isn’t your thing but you want to support what we’re doing, please consider donating to our Decidedly Doodling Scholarship Fund. The money that is donated is used for operating expenses AND is matched with classes for those with financial hardships, so it’s an especially powerful way to help.
You can read the full letter from Britt, Jess, & Julia and learn other ways to help HERE.
SLC Arts to Host Grammy Award Nominated Musician Peter Phippen
LC Arts will host Grammy Award Nominee and North Country native Peter Phippen at the Creative Spirit Community Arts Center on October 15th at 3 pm.
Phippen specializes in traditional flutes from around the world and has spent the past three decades researching the history and performance technique of flutes both ancient and modern. He will be accompanied by his son, Joshua Daby, on the drums.
There are three ticket tiers available on a pay-what-you-can basis, and tickets can be purchased by visiting the SLC Arts Council online store, or going HERE.
The Creative Spirit Community Arts Center, 6 Raymond Street, Potsdam
ACW Costume Contest
Are you planning a Halloween costume? Consider finding inspiration from literature, because we’re offering prizes for the best book-themed costumes.
Whether you stop by ACW on Friday 10/28 for Trick or Treat or you tag us in a social media post (@adkctr4writing on Instagram + Twitter, or on Facebook), we’ll award our favorite costumes with ACW merch and some free books.
Adirondack Center for Writing, 15 Broadway, Saranac Lake
Patterns and Pictures: Assorted Approaches, Splendid Quilts
Through October 31
A broad exploration of various approaches to image-making in the design and creation of quilts. View the quilts of fifteen artists working thoughtfully, playfully and generously in this beautiful and diverse medium.
Curated by Diane Fine and Karen Case
BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar Street, Saranac Lake
And speaking of quilts…
Wall Power! Spectacular Quilts from the American Folk Art Museum
The very fine selection of quilts on view in this show is from the distinctive collection of the American Folk Art Museum in New York City. They range across time and place from the mid-nineteenth to the late twentieth century, from Alabama to Pennsylvania.
The four sections of the exhibition highlight early twentieth-century quilts from a period of craft revival, designs developed by Amish communities, examples by African American makers, and traditional nineteenth-century patterns that formed a foundation for generations of quiltmakers to come.
More information HERE.
The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls