OurStoryBridge Wins Essex County Arts Council Grant
OurStoryBridge is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Cultural Assistance Program Grant by the Essex County Arts Council for an intern to collect stories across all five OurStoryBridge Projects in the Adirondacks, including Adirondack Community, Freedom Story Project, North Elba Narratives, Willsboro Story Bridge, and ADK Voices. Cal Page-Bryant has been trained, is taking stories, and is doing a great job.
Email email@example.com if you have a story to tell and we’ll connect you with the appropriate project.
Alex Moffat and Friends: A Comedy and Music Block Party
Sunday, June 4 at 3 pm
Pavilion tickets are selling quickly! Purchase HERE.
Pavilion, Sherman’s Park, 114 East Shore Road, West Caroga Lake
Essay Contest for Young People: My Dreams for My Community
The Adirondack Center for Writing and Adirondack Voters for Change are proud to announce a new regional essay writing contest: My Dreams for My Community. The contest offers winners cash prizes totaling $1,400 for an essay (up to 5 pages in length) on the topics of community and change.
Submissions are open now until June 15, 2023 and will be judged by a panel of professional writers, educators, and community members.
The contest is open to those living in the counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Northern Herkimer/Old Forge area, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Northern Washington. Two age groups are invited to submit essays of up to 5 pages:
Learn more, including how to get help with your writing, HERE.
Champlain Valley Chorus
Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival Awards
Saturday, June 3, 2023, 7 pm, Strand Center for the Arts
Get ready for a night of glitz and glamour at the Beyond the Peaks Student Film Festival Awards Celebration! Join us as we recognize the exceptional achievements of our local student filmmakers in a red-carpet showcase.
Get tickets HERE.
Strand Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street, Plattsburgh
Shawn Halperin is Featured Artist at NorthWind Fine Arts for June
NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery is featuring the work of member artist Shawn Halperin during the month of June. Her new collection of work ‘Owls & Other Whimsies’ will be showcased in the gallery June 1-30, 2023.
‘I worked all winter on this collection. There is a variety of mediums including carved spalted yellow birch owls, oil painted night scenes and mixed media combinations depicting loons, owls and birds.
My favorite pieces that came out of this body of work are ‘StarKeeper’ and ‘Spring Beauties’. StarKeeper was created working along with Poet Sylvia Karman during the ‘Poetry Meets Art’ collaboration this past April. ‘Spring Beauties’ is a mixed media piece using felt, bark and embroidery. It is a Fawn with a Trout Lily Flower.
More info HERE.
NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery, 85 Main Street
Adirondack Life wins Magazine of the Year
Adirondack Life won a total of 13 awards—two gold, five silver, three bronze, two awards of merit and Magazine of the Year (circulation under 35,000) at the International Regional Media Association (IRMA) annual conference, presented May 4–8 in Portland, Oregon. The awards, judged by a panel of industry experts from outside IRMA, honored work from 2022.
Magazine of the Year is an award that recognizes continued overall excellence, encompassing the highest standards of written and visual content. “It’s our passion and responsibility to share the stories of this place,” said executive editor and co-publisher Annie Stoltie. “But being recognized for our work is an incredible honor for all of us at Adirondack Life.”
Stoltie’s “The Town that Generosity Built” (January/February), about Dr. Edward Livingstone Trudeau’s enduring legacy in Saranac Lake, took Gold in the Profile category. Stoltie also won bronze in the Column category for Short Carries.
“The Standoff” (September/October), by Adam Federman, a look at the 1974 conflict at Moss Lake and the larger struggle for Indigenous rights, won Gold for Historic Feature.
Paul Greenberg took Silver in both the Nature and Environment category for “A Light Bulb Moment” (March/April) and in the Recreation Feature category for “A Fish Tale” (January/February).
Pamela Underhill Karaz’s images won Silver in both the Photo Series category for “Call of the Wild” (November/December) and the Cover category for November/December’s “Let It Snow,” which was designed by Mark Mahorsky.
In the Art Direction of a Single Story category, Mark Mahorsky received Silver for “Serpentarium” (March/April). Mahorsky also won Bronze in Overall Art Direction (35,000 or less circulation) for the Guide to the Great Outdoors, September/October and At Home in the Adirondacks issues.
“As Adirondack as It Gets” (July/August), by Senior Editor Lisa Bramen, won Bronze in the Travel Feature category.
Senior Editor Niki Kourofsky won an Award of Merit in the Reader Service category for “The Roots of Rustic” (At Home in the Adirondacks).
Natural Builders (At Home in the Adirondacks), by Jeff Nadler, received an Award of Merit for Single Photo.
Additionally, Adirondack Life’s November/December cover, designed by Mark Mahorsky and featuring a photograph by Pamela Underhill Karaz, was a finalist for the American Society of Magazine Editors Best Local Magazine Cover 2023, alongside The New Yorker, Texas Monthly and 5280.