Adirondack A&E e-News # 145

Essex County Arts Council Out and About

Essex County Arts Council Arts Administrator Susan Hughes takes a look at Piano By Nature’s Tribute to Russell Ames in today’s ECAC Out and About Column.

A Tribute to the late, great Russell Ames

Piano By Nature kicks off its 15th season—“Musical Gems and Hidden Treasures” —with a tribute to Westport’s own Russell Ames. The program, entitled “Thank you, Mr. Ames” will remember Russell with a “black tie” fundraiser evening on Saturday, November 12th.

The event begins at 6 pm, with a concert commencing at 7 pm. Tickets for the evening are $100; this is a fundraiser for Piano By Nature’s efforts to pay for and refurbish Russell’s piano, which now lives at the historic Hand House in Elizabethtown. The same concert, sans the additional festivities, will be offered again on Sunday, November 13th at 3 pm with tickets at $20. Musical talents will include Alisa Endsley, Jennifer Moore and Rose Chancler. Both concerts are at the Hand House.

For additional information or to reserve tickets for either performance, visit or call (518) 962-8899.

Visit HERE for more details on Russell Ames and the glorious Steinway piano.

SLC Arts Hosts Etsy Workshop

SLC Arts invites you to register for their virtual Etsy workshop on Thursday, November 10th taught by guest artist Peter Paul, a Pennsylvania-based artist and instructor. The course will be three hours long and run from 6 to 9 pm.

Peter Paul is a small business owner who designs, produces, and sells contemporary bolo ties, and has done a significant amount of business on Etsy over the past 8 years. He loves sharing how this platform works and what it can do for artists. This workshop will focus on how to best utilize Etsy to sell your work consistently and is designed for artists and creatives of all backgrounds. There will be something to take away regardless of where you are at within your creative endeavors!

Key takeaways will be:

1) Improve your long term performance on the platform.

2) Utilize Etsy as a learning tool that will help you collect data relevant to your in-person events and your personal website.

3) Develop a 6 – 12 month plan for using Etsy, catered to your specific needs or interests.

Please note that this is a virtual workshop, and will take place through Google Meet. For your convenience, it will be recorded so that you can review class content. This class is being offered to SLC Arts at a discounted price of $50 per person. We hope you will take advantage of this awesome opportunity!

For more details, and to REGISTER for the workshop, please visit HERE.

Free Memoir Writing Class

3 sessions in November, in person at the Warren County Historical Society, Queensbury
Saturdays, Nov. 12, 19 & 26, 2022 11 am – 12:30 pm

Local writing teacher Ellen Santasiero will lead you through a process of writing, reflecting on, and shaping the luminous details of your past—the colors, tastes, songs, fragrances, events, and people you can’t forget—into a finished piece. Ellen provides each participant with personalized feedback on their writing. Adult writers of all levels, from beginning to advanced, are welcome.

To register, kindly return responses to the following questionnaire to both: and

Questionnaire for memoir writing class

  1. In order to create a finished piece of writing in this class, participants will need to attend all three sessions of this class. To what extent will your schedule allow you to attend all three sessions (November 12, 19 and 26 from 11am to 12:30pm)?
  2. No writing experience is necessary for this class. The instructor will guide participants through the process of creating a short piece for WCHS’s upcoming book of recollections, Warren County Voices. Would you be comfortable receiving guidance about how to revise your piece for clarity and conciseness if need be?

Warren County Historical Society, 50 Gurney Lane, Queensbury

Ticonderoga Historical Society offers Free Program on Naval Hero Dixie Kiefer

The Ticonderoga Historical Society will mark Veteran’s Day with a free program entitled “The Indestructible Man” on Friday, November 11 at 7 pm.

Program presenter will be David Rocco, co-author of Indestructible Man, a book about Navy legend Dixie Kiefer. Kiefer (1896-1945) was one of the Navy’s best-known figures during World War II and served as executive officer of the USS Yorktown and commanding officer of the USS Ticonderoga. Kiefer was injured when the Yorktown sank at the Battle of Midway and sustained serious injuries in 1945 when Japanese kamikaze planes hit the USS Ticonderoga.

David Rocco is well known for both his community activism and photographic skills. As a volunteer for many cultural and environmental initiatives in the Hudson Valley and New York City, he played a role in the successful development and eventual success of the Walkway Over the Hudson project. He has served in a number of roles for other projects including the Mt. Beacon Fire Tower Restoration Project, the Beacon Sloop Club, Bannerman Castle Trust, Friends of FDR State Park and Friends of the Mt. Beacon Eight. His photography has been considered for the Pulitzer Prize in Photography and the New York Press Association Award.

The program is free, but reservations are recommended, as seating is limited. Additional information is available by calling 518-585-7868 or via e-mail to tihistory@bridgepoint1com.

The Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga

Hazmat Modine

Saturday, November 5, 2022, 7:30 pm

Hazmat Modine, a unique blues/jazz/funk ensemble, is deep in command of their self-created idiom — swimming in international waters but never far from the American coast.

For more information, including a trailer video, and to purchase tickets, visit HERE.

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

Alisa Amador, in concert with her full band

2022 National Public Radio’s Tiny Desk Contest winner!

Saturday, November 5, 2022, 7:30 to 9 pm

Come see Alisa performing solo with her hollow body electric guitar, or harmonizing originals and jazz covers with Noah Harrington singing and playing upright bass, or turning up the volume and syncopation with the help of Jacob Thompson on drums and vocals. It will be one unforgettable night.

More information is HERE.

The Whallonsburg Grange Hall, 1610 NYS Route 22, Whallonsburg

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