Here’s to an exciting 2022 for the Adirondack Arts & Entertainment Community!
Thanks for joining us on the journey as we grow and expand ADK A&E in the coming year. The early response is both gratifying and inspiring! And remember, your feedback is always appreciated.
— Beth and Tim
IN THE HEIGHTS
January 8, 2022, 7 pm
A vibrant, romantic, feel-good film of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame. This is the story of people chasing their dreams and finding where they belong.
“Terrific. Invigorating” – Los Angeles Times.
“A heart that sings and a spirit that soars” – ABC News
Presented by the Champlain Valley Film Series.
$7 adults / $4 under 18
Come see this terrific movie on the big screen at the Grange!Movie popcorn and other refreshments available. Enjoy the show!
Because of New York State regulations, proof of COVID-19 vaccination must be shown to attend Grange events. Thanks for your cooperation!
More information is HERE.
1610 NYS Route 22 Whallonsburg
NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AT MEADOWMOUNT SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Meadowmount School of Music, the preeminent summer training ground for great string players founded by legendary violin pedagogue Ivan Galamian announced the appointment of Janet Sung as Artistic Director effective December 15, 2021.
Violinist Janet Sung enjoys an acclaimed international career and has performed worldwide with orchestras and at distinguished festivals across the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East. She is currently Head of Strings and Violin Professor at the DePaul University School of Music in Chicago. A prolific chamber musician, she is also Artistic Director and Founder of Chamber Music Chicago.
For more information, visit HERE.
Meadowmount School of Music
1424 County Route 10
THE BOOKSTORE PLUS BOOK CLUB
Have you always wanted to join a book club? Start your new year with a new routine and join fellow book lovers to discuss our monthly pick with the author. Our book club has been meeting for over 10 years and is open to the public. We meet via Zoom on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 pm.
We like to call ourselves the “no wine, no drama” book club. You won’t get all the local gossip from this book club, but you will get a one-on-one chance to chat with the author of the book we’ve read. We do discuss the book in its entirety, but you are still welcome to attend even if you haven’t finished the book. It is always such a treat to get behind-the-scenes information from the author.
Click HERE to see what we will be reading and who will be joining us these next 6 months. You can also add your email address to receive the Zoom links and reminders.
The Bookstore Plus
2491 Main Street
HELP: PLEASE DON’T LET THE AAA FADE AWAY!
The Adirondack Art Association needs you more than ever! We urgently invite you to take part in a unique opportunity to influence the future of the Adirondack Art Association. We can assist you as you become actively involved and take this historic and vital community asset into the post-pandemic world.
The Adirondack Art Association was started in 1963 by a group of dedicated fine artists to support artists and art-lovers in the Adirondack region. Our primary mission is to promote, show, and sell visual art by local artists. Over the decades, the organization moved from one vacant, rental space to another for the ‘summer season.’
Each summer the AAA hosted regular openings, poetry readings, demonstrations, workshops, and other artistic endeavors. Much of the work was done by volunteers and, in recent years, a seasonal gallery director. The gallery served as a tourist destination and local center, helping Essex maintain a vital downtown.
Factors have converged to bring the Adirondack Art Association to a low point. The gallery was closed due to the pandemic in 2020. Then in early 2021, the “old firehouse” space we had been renting was sold. Essex real estate has become scarce as the appeal of rural life has grown during the pandemic, leaving little opportunity for AAA to find a new appropriate space.
Like everywhere, our active membership has aged, and most of the current board fits into what the CDC calls the “vulnerable elderly category,” although we don’t always feel that way! However, we have to face that we cannot carry the organization.
We are concerned though, that without new people to enliven the AAA and move it forward, it will not continue to exist. We need new ideas, enthusiasm, skills, and effort to breathe vibrant life into our art association.
We are hopeful that folks in Essex and the surrounding area will want to join with others to take over our mission. Being part of an organization that supports the arts provides a great way to engage with the local and wider communities.
If any of you, whether artists or non-artists, are interested in becoming active in steering this organization, we welcome you! If you are not, then it seems to be time to legally dissolve the not-for-profit corporation that is the Adirondack Art Association. We know that nothing lasts forever. However, it is painful to see the “expiration date” coming due on our watch. We do not want to be at the end, and very much need your help to prevent that.
Please contact us if you are interested at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available HERE.
Penny Clute, Board Chair
Trista Sheehan, Vice Chair
Dennis Kalma, Secretary
Teresa Cummings, Treasurer
Wendy Miller, Board Member