Depot Theatre awarded 2023 NYSCA grant for new sound system
The Depot Theatre in Westport, NY has been awarded a $25,000 New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) capital improvement grant for replacement of its sound system. The grant is part of a record capital investment of more than $42 million to 144 capital projects for arts and cultural organizations across the state to support crucial building renovations, accessibility improvements, and new spaces for creative work.
The capital improvement grant brings total NYSCA support for the Depot Theatre this year to $55,000, including a $30,000 Support for Organizations grant.
“We’re extremely grateful to NYSCA for their ongoing support and investment in the Depot Theatre and the entire arts and cultural sector,” said Kim Rielly, Depot Theatre Executive Director, “Technological systems for professional productions in the freight room of a train station are certainly a challenge, and our current sound system is comprised of a combination of obsolete borrowed and donated equipment,” Rielly continued. “The new comprehensive system will be a crucial upgrade for our small space, with low-profile but powerful output for the actors and musicians that might even be a match for the noise of the passing trains!”
Installation of the new sound system is expected to be completed by the end of the 2023 main stage season.
The Depot Theatre, celebrating its 45th season in 2023, is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, NY. For more information about the Depot Theatre and its main stage and Academy youth programs, visit HERE.
Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum presents Plow Days
Krishna Guthrie at Ausable Brewing Co
Saturday, May 20, music from 5 – 8, food from 4 – 8
We’re excited to host Krishna Guthrie (grandson of Arlo) and Jenny Porter at the brewery. They come highly recommended, and rumor has it they may bring a fiddle player as well.
“While Krishna Guthrie incorporates elements of his lineage, from the folk roots of his great-grandfather, Woody to the masterful storytelling of his grandfather Arlo, he’s not afraid of adding influences from his own generation as he carves his own initials in the family tree.”
Music from 5-8, with food from the Northern Feast food truck from 4-8.
Avoid Plattsburgh’s graduation weekend, and come enjoy a fun Saturday night in our beer garden!
Ausable Brewing Company, 765 Mace Chasm Rd, Keeseville
ARAC Annual Member’s Show: Joy Ride
Featuring works from LARAC Members
Opening Reception: May 26th, 5pm
Show Dates: May 26th – June 28th
LARAC Lapham Gallery, 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls
SUNY Adirondack Student Show
Featuring works from students of SUNY Adirondack
Opening Reception: May 26th, 6pm
Show Dates: May 26th – June 28th
LARAC Mountain Gallery, 21 Bay Street, Glens Falls
More information on Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) is HERE.
Through Seven Lenses
Larry Vanderburgh exhibit
Drop in – Open to the Public: Saturdays, 1-2:30 pm; and any time by appointment: TahawusCenter@gmail.co.
Paintings and prints are for sale. Trained as an architect, Larry Vanderburgh exhibits of over 70 vibrant, wide-ranging works. His keen sense of space and place is evident in all that captures his interest. He honors forgotten or unsung objects, of machinery, locomotives, old ships, urban buildings, and rock formations, but also familiar Adirondack landscapes, and the landscapes of faces constructed of prisms. Come and be dazzled!
Tahawus Center, 2nd floor, 14234 Rt. 9N, Au Sable Forks
Moving Mud: Throwing on the Pottery Wheel
May 22 – June 28, 2023
Mondays, 6:30 – 8 pm
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8 pm
This class offers an introduction to throwing classic pottery forms on the wheel. During this 6-week course, students will become familiar with the potter’s wheel as a tool for production and artistic expression, and work on developing the fundamental skills of wheel throwing, trimming, and glazing. Every week will include an introductory talk, demonstration, work time, guided one-on-one help, and a simple homework assignment to help direct students’ engagement with clay.
Students must register by Monday, May 22.
More info and register HERE.
History Tea at Garnet Hill Lodge: Stories of Adirondack Characters
Sunday, May 21, 2023, 2 pm
Space is limited, so call for reservations today! Attend Gem Radio Theater’s History Tea at the Log House Restaurant at Garnet Hill Lodge. Stories of Adirondack characters will be shared.
More details HERE.
The Log House Restaurant at Garnet Hill Lodge, 39 Garnet Hill Road, North River
Tuesday, May 23,10 am thru Saturday, July 1, 4 pm
Reception: Friday, June 2, 5-7 pm
Nicole Fiato, Artist Statement: The way I like to describe creating a photograph is to capture a treasure of nature. This is where my heart belongs, in the still of the water, the breeze in the trees, and the sun through my eyes held forever an image. I love the natural earth and my objective is for people to see this while observing my photography.
Wayne Law, Artist Statement: Meditation and mindfulness seem overused – catching a breath and taking in the surroundings seem outdated. But my work is all of that; getting lost in the trees. A connection back beyond the constant stress and struggle. Nature doesn’t hurry, nature doesn’t care about what we do – it’ll wait us out and rebound. It has before and will again. That’s the feeling painting gives me – a place beyond – a place we can all go. It’s waiting just off the trail. Like it always has been and hopefully always will be.
More info including artists’ bios HERE.
Widlund Gallery, Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek