Adirondack A&E e-News # 136

Champlain Valley Film Society presents The Godfather

October 15, 2022, 7:30 to 9 pm

The 50th Anniversary Special Edition. See one of the greatest films ever made on the big screen in a new high-definition print. Winner, Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Actor. Francis Ford Coppola’s timeless epic features Marlon Brando in his Oscar-winning role and career-making performances from Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, and James Caan. 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Refreshments, including movie popcorn, available.

More info and a trailer HERE.

Whallonsburg Grange Hall1610 NYS Route 22, Whallonsburg

ACW Publishes New Prison Writing Anthology

In the spring and summer of 2022, with a grant from NYSCA and the support of the creative aging experts at Lifetime Arts Inc, Adirondack Center for Writing created a writing workshop program at Adirondack Correctional Facility, a state prison located in Raybrook, NY, populated mostly by older adults.

After the completion of the sixteen weeks of classes, instructor Tyler Barton invited students to submit their favorite original poems, essays, and stories for a class anthology. I’m Telling You Now, Wherever You Are: An Adirondack Correctional Facility Anthology of Writing is the resulting 75-page book, which will be released this week with a private launch reading at the prison.

Copies are available to pick up from ACW (15 Broadway, SL). This anthology is a testament to the idea that a person’s story does not end when they become incarcerated, nor does that person’s past cease to speak.

The anthology was celebrated with a private reading by the incarcerated writers at the prison on Tuesday afternoon.

Read more about the project HERE.

Fall Fest at the Strand Center

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 12 to 6 pm

Participate in art demos and tours of the Arts Center including our NEW Printmaking Studio.

Strand Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St., Plattsburgh

Mask Making

Saturday, October 22, 2022, 1 to 4 pm, $35

Make your own mask or headdress and have the most unique costume at your Halloween party! Facilitated by Nancy Child.

We will provide some materials such as the basic mask, along with feathers, metallic markers, stick on glitter beads, colorful pipe cleaners and ribbons. Participants may bring materials of their own choosing.

Register HERE or call 518-903-1980 for more information.

45 Pearl St., Malone

The Junction Function at Tupper Lake Train Depot

Sunday, October 16, 2022, 1 to 3 pm, Free

A Celebration of Great Things Happening Downtown in Tupper Lake!

The free community event features local businesses, vendors, attractions, giveaways, live music and artists.

Junction Function has been organized by the community of Tupper Lake, in partnership with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), to showcase Tupper Lake’s downtown area, businesses and local attractions.

The event also coincides with the arrival of the first passenger train at the Tupper Lake Train Station in more than 40 years as Adirondack Railroad makes its inaugural journey along a scenic route through the Adirondacks from Utica to Tupper Lake.

More info HERE.

Quilting in the Age of the Pandemic

Through October 29, Courthouse Gallery Exhibition.

**Closing reception in the gallery, October 29, 4 – 6 pm **

The MICA Quilt Raffle Group originated in 2015 at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), founded by Fiber Art Department faculty member Susie Brandt. Brandt organized a weekly gathering of students, staff, faculty, and alumni to work together on quilts that were eventually raffled to help fund student scholarships at the college. In 2017, their group expanded to include members of the African American Quilters of Baltimore.

When the pandemic hit in March 2020, Brandt found herself teaching remotely from Lake Luzerne, NY. That May she used the tools she’d learned teaching online to reassemble the group. She posted step by step tutorials and other resources on a website, and distributed materials and tools via USPS. Members mailed finished hand-stitched quilt blocks to Brandt in Lake Luzerne, where she assembled the quilts.

For two years the MICA Raffle Quilt Group met weekly on Zoom, where stitchers shared their works in progress, helpful hints, other related projects, as well as their joys and their sorrows. Word spread, and people from across the US joined, ranging in age from 10-82.

More info HERE.

Old County Courthouse, corner of Canada and Lower Amherst Streets in Lake George

Work by MICA Quilt Raffle Group, Above: 2020 Viewfinder Part 1 and 2, Work by MICA Quilt Group, hand and machine stitched story quilts, each 72” x 72”, 2021. Quilts assembled by Susie Brandt. Photos by Dan Meyers.

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