Adirondack A&E e-News # 192
Call for Art
Juried Show at Adirondack Artists Guild
The Adirondack Artists Guild invites artists to submit work to their 25th annual juried art show, to be held from March 24 through April 25. The exhibit will be on display at the gallery as well as on line. A prospectus and more information is available on the Guild’s website, with submissions made through Online Juried Shows HERE. The deadline for entering the show is February 26.
The exhibit will open with a gala reception on Friday, March 24 from 5-7 pm. Awards will be announced at 6.
The Adirondack Artists Guild is a cooperative retail art gallery representing a diverse group of artists residing and working in the Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondack Park. The gallery is located at 52 Main St, Saranac Lake, 518 891-2615. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 until 5, and 11-3 on Sundays. The Guild is on Facebook, Instagram, and on the web HERE.
Below: “Girl at Window with Embroidery,” photograph by Rachael Kmack, first prize winner in 2022 juried show.
NCPR highlights Au Sable Forks Mural Project
Listen as Todd Moe, of North Country Public Radio (NCPR) talks to the winner Georgeanne Gaffney, who will create the Tahawus Center’s public art Mural Project: A Sense of Place, in Au Sable Forks.
It’s exciting to hear Georgeanne articulate her plans for engaging the community with this wonderful project!
You can listen HERE.
Fact or Fiction: a live storytelling game
Friday, February 24, 7 pm, $10 suggested donation
What is it? Fact or Fiction is a fun, live storytelling game where performers tell great stories and the audience is invited to ask questions of the storytellers in order to determine if what they just heard was true or made-up.
How does it work? We’re choosing storytellers in advance to ensure a good mix of fact and fiction. All you have to do is show up! Audience members may play solo or form teams in order to decide which questions to ask and how to vote. Scores will be kept; winning teams be awarded prizes: glory + more!
Get tickets HERE.
The Garagery Dorsey St (Behind 53 Main St), Saranac Lake
A Place to Sit (or Not)—An Expression of Style
February 27, 2023, 7 – 8 pm, Virtual, Free
The Adirondack chair is unrivaled in representing the region to the world beyond the Blue Line. Three artists—Tim Fortune, Barry Lobdell, and Jonathan Sweet—have all created unique works inspired by this iconic piece of furniture. Yet as active artists, Fortune, Lobdell, and Sweet work in entirely different mediums and subscribe to very different styles.
Join us from the comfort of your own chair for an exploration of the work and creativity of these three artists.
Webinar registration HERE.
Wool and Water: Interweaving Art and Science
Winter 2023 Lyceum
Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 7 to 8:30 pm
Michale Glennon will discuss Wool and Water, a collaborative data art project of the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute, blending fiber art and scientific data to create visual representations of changing water quality conditions in the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain Basin. She will highlight examples of completed projects and describe how interested artists can become involved.
The exhibit is traveling around the region and interested participants are creating their own pieces. Wool and Water will be on exhibit at Whitcomb’s Arts from February 1-28, 2023.
More details HERE.
Hidden Hands: Uncovering the Black presence in Fort Ticonderoga’s Collections
Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 7 –8 pm
Join Fort Ticonderoga Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle to dive deeply into Fort Ticonderoga’s collections and uncover the evidence of Black hands on the Material Culture of the colonial and Revolutionary eras during a new Fort Fever Program.
For Black History Month, this talk will explore the role of men of African descent in the military experience of the 18th century through the objects they made and used. Race is rarely coded into material culture, but careful research can uncover the complex realities of military artifacts from across the Atlantic Ocean in the 18th century.
**Pre-registration is required. Register *HERE* by 5 pm Wednesday, February 22