Adirondack A&E e-News # 181

Tannery Pond Presents Ethan Crowley

A talented young artist with music style & production experience beyond his 18 years!

Sunday, January 29, 3-5 pm, $15 in advance, $20 day of, Free 18 and younger

From New York to California to countries worldwide, Ethan’s eccentric pop sound with roots in old-school ballads, jazz, and soul has moved listeners from around the globe. Based in Saratoga Springs, NY, Ethan loves using his home studio, built from the ground up, to elevate his sound and many other artists he produces for. Although Ethan has a love for music production, he is a performer at heart, cutting his teeth in the theater scene all across New York.

His recent debut album, “Drowning in a Glass of Water,” was produced entirely by himself and has received superb recognition. His album release show took place at Caffè Lena, the same stage that Bob Dylan and Don McLean once graced, and received nothing but positive feedback. All of Ethan’s accomplishments show promising signs for such a young artist.

Get tickets HERE.

Tannery Pond Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek

Wool and Water

Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 11 am to Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 7 pm

Wool and Water is a project that blends fiber art with scientific data to create visual representations of changing water quality conditions in the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain Basin. Each piece incorporates a concept or a dataset of water-related information and trends, such as bird migration, road salt contamination, aquatic invasive species, and climate change.

The exhibit was developed by Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute and is traveling around the region with participants creating their own pieces. Wool and Water will be in the Community Room at Whitcomb’s during February.

Whitcomb’s Arts – The Whallonsburg Grange, 1610 NY-22, Essex

The Hearth

Paintings by Michael Burpoe
February 3 through March 14

Openning reception on Friday, February 3, from 5 – 8 pm

The Adirondack Artists Guild will present “The Hearth,” an exhibit of recent watercolor paintings by Michael Burpoe during the month of February.

Michael Burpoe is an Adirondack artist, born and raised in Saranac Lake. A 2013 graduate of Saranac Lake High School, Michael enjoys painting expressive images of the area he grew up in. He studied graphic design at the Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2017. In 2020, Michael fell in love with watercolor painting during the initial quarantining stage of the pandemic when he lived alone and yearned for a form of escapism. He found peace of mind each night by painting the tranquil lakes and dynamic mountains of the Adirondacks in his dining room.

In his first solo show he seeks to convey the unique feelings the Adirondacks give him, especially around Winter Carnival, which he participated in as a member of the Carnival Court in 2013.

Burpoe’s show is titled “Hearth,” a reflection on the warmth and comfort friends may find around the fireplace where stories are shared and the winter cold is forgotten. A sense of belonging can be found at the hearth. The space in front of a fireplace is where family and friends pass their time in northern locations. From the deep Alaskan wilderness to the icy cities of Nordic Europe, a home is only as welcoming as its hearth.

Michael seeks to convey the feelings of his personal Hearth with stories of places we’ve visited, and things we’ve seen, and feelings we’ve felt. collectively and individually. He writes, “The hearth is a space for comfort and warmth and peace. And there’s no space that epitomizes this quite like my parents’ fireplace.”

The Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery, 52 Main St, Saranac Lake

Lake Placid Center for the Arts launches The Audience-Building Project

A $650,000 Re-Grant Program for Arts Organizations in New York State

The LPCA, in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), will administer a large-scale, statewide regrant program focused on audience-building for the 2023/2024 presenting season.

Through the new initiative, LPCA will distribute a pool of $650,000 to organizations across New York State in two programs: Building Audiences and Artists in Communities. Designed to support organizations as they recover from the COVID-19 and racial justice pandemics, these programs enable presenters of all sizes to undertake projects to grow and diversify their audiences through the support of risk-taking programs aimed at developing deep, sustainable relationships within their communities.

Grants range from $5,000 to $10,000 and will support organizations throughout New York, with a focus on presenters in underserved regions.

Grants opportunities will be open to NYS nonprofit organizations or presenters fiscally sponsored by a NYS nonprofit. Complete eligibility requirements, individual program details, and application guidelines are available HERE.

Applications open Wednesday, February 1st and close at 5 pm on Friday, March 10th, 2023. Awards will be announced in June. The Audience-Building Project is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Kids’ Art – Valentine’s

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 12 – 2 pm

Kids’ Art is a kids program designed for children of all ages to come to Tannery Pond Center and create something that they can take home with them. This program will focus on Valentine inspired creations.

Reservations are encouraged, email: OR call: 518-251-2505. This is a FREE event.

Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek

Poetry & Pinot Class

Thursday, February 2, 5:30-7:30 pm
(Ages 21+)
$40 Members, $45 Non-Members

Join us for an evening of poetry-no prior experience required! Find joy in the creative writing process while sipping on a glass of pinot. You will be guided through multiple poetry exercises to compose two unique poems. Treat yourself or make it an evening with friends!

Register HERE.

Strand Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St, Plattsburgh

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