Adirondack A&E e-News # 139

Community Art Project Sheds Light on Housing Issues and Solutions

ANCA and CDI partner with local arts organizations to promote cooperative housing

In an effort to promote affordable and sustainable housing alternatives for aspiring homeowners in the face of the region’s ongoing housing crisis, the Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA), the Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) and local arts groups invite community members to participate in a multi-community art project that will explore housing, housing insecurity and cooperative housing solutions for our region.

Partners including the Adirondack Almanack, ADK ArtRise, the Adirondack Center for Writing, BluSeed Studios, Historic Saranac Lake, Saranac Lake ArtWorks and the Saranac Lake Free Library invite community members to create and engage with artwork and stories through “Dreaming of Home: A Community Art Project to Share Housing Issues and Cooperative Solutions.” The project kicks off this weekend in Saranac Lake.

Read full details on this wide-ranging project HERE.

Call for Artists: SLC Arts’ Where The Heart Is Exhibit

Artists are invited to submit artwork for our final 2022 themed show, “Where The Heart Is”. We ask that you submit any artwork that speaks to the theme, in your opinion. The final exhibited work will be selected by an independent juror. We have instituted jury fees for each show – $10 for non-partners, $5 for basic creative partners, and free for enhanced creative partners.

As always, all themes are open to artist interpretation, but for guidance we suggest for this theme to submit pieces that represent home, comfort, childhood, memories, etc.

The opening event for this exhibit will be held during our Small Business Saturday events on November 26th. The exhibit will be open to view all day, but we will have an official gathering at 2pm.

The exhibit will be located at the Creative Spirit Arts Center at 6 Raymond St, Potsdam

More info and submission criteria HERE.

Viewpoints: The Plattsburgh Film Forum

(Vol. 1 Young Filmmakers/Local Films)

Saturday, October 22, 2022. 7 – 9 pm, Free

Enjoy a night of short films celebrating the first seven years of the Film Minor at SUNY Plattsburgh. Dedicated to the memory of Professor Isabel Arredondo, a film scholar and Super-8 enthusiast, the newly launched Plattsburgh Film Forum aims to be a seasonal exploration and celebration of engaging independent and amateur cinema at The Strand.

“Volume 1: Young Filmmakers/Local Films” features a selection of works made by SUNY Plattsburgh students, professors, and artists in the community.

From the comedic to the experimental, prepare for a night of beauty in the cinematic arts. Curated by Michael Devine, director of the Center for Interdisciplinary and Area Studies, the Plattsburgh Film Forum is part of the Center’s HUMAN (viewpoints) project, a college-community collaboration exploring what happens when we look at the world together.

Details HERE.

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

Adirondack Architecture

October 24, 2022, 7 – 8 pm, Free

This is a virtual program.

In the words of the late Harvey Kaiser, author of Great Camps of the Adirondacks: “There is a place for a claim that the architecture of the Adirondacks, especially as formulated in the evolution of the great camps, is a distinct style—the Adirondack Rustic Style.”

In a panel discussion moderated by Jim Bodnar (formerly Principal, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill), three architects will share how historic Adirondack building design has shaped their work in the region today. The panelists will share recent projects and design concepts, as well as buildings of the past from which they have drawn inspiration.

Lake Placid Film Festival

Your Shorts are Showing
Showing short film competition.

Screenings of those 30 films will take place over 3 days in three 2-hour blocks with 10 films each block.

Session #1: Oct 20, 3 – 5 pm
Session #2: Oct 21, 9-11 am
Session #3: Oct 22, 9-11 am

More info and purchase tickets HERE.

Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive, Lake Placid

ADK ArtRise, 62 Main Street, Saranac Lake

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