Adirondack A&E e-News # 236

The Arts Center is now OPEN!

Performances, galleries, workshops and more coming to ALCA all season long.

Members’ Show thru June 25

Help us kick off the 2023 season and see the talents of friends, colleagues, and neighbors with this members-exclusive exhibit.

See what’s happening HERE.

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, 3446 State Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake

Inspired by History: Art Reflections of Warren County, New York

Call For Art to Promote Warren County History

The Warren County Historical Society in Queensbury NY invites artists of all disciplines to enter our juried exhibition, “Inspired by History – Art Reflections of Warren County, New York County.“

Artwork can be in all forms and must be inspired by the human history, natural landscape and historic architecture of Warren County NY.

The exhibition will take place Friday August 18 through Sunday August 20 in the “Visual Arts Gallery in Dearlove Hall,” at Adirondack College, 640 Bay Rd, Queensbury, NY 12804.

The entry fee is $15 per work of art and each artist is limited to 2 submissions. Participants must send labeled jpg images to by June 30, 2023. Notification of works accepted will be by July 21, 2023. Drop off of artwork is August 17 at the “Visual Arts Gallery in Dearlove Hall,” from 10AM to 5PM. Pick up will be August 21 at 10-5.

Entry form can be obtained by downloading it from the WCHS Facebook Page (, or request by email to

More info HERE.

The Bookstore Plus presents Book Club with Andrea Barrett, discussing her book Natural History

Tuesday June 6th, 2023, 7 – 8 pm, in-store and via Zoom

In Natural History, Andrea Barrett completes the beautiful arc of intertwined lives of a family of scientists, teachers, and innovators that she has been weaving through multiple books since her National Book Award-winning collection, Ship Fever.

The six exquisite stories in Natural History are set largely in a small community in central New York state and portray some of her most beloved characters, spanning the decades between the Civil War to the present day. In “Henrietta and Her Moths,” a woman tends to an insect nursery as her sister’s life follows a different path. In “Open House,” a young man grapples with a choice between a thrilling life spent discovering fossils and a desire to remain close to home. And in the magnificent title novella, “Natural History,” Barrett deepens the connection between her characters, bringing us through to the present day and providing an unforgettable capstone.

Told with Barrett’s characteristic elegance, passion for science, and wonderful eye for the natural world, the psychologically astute and moving stories gathered in this collection evoke the ways women’s lives and expectations–in families, in work, and in love–have shifted across a century and more. Building upon one another, these tales brilliantly culminate to reveal how the smallest events of the past can have large reverberations across the generations, and how potent, wondrous, and strange the relationship between history and memory can be.

Join us in the children’s section of the store OR email for the Zoom link.

The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, Lake Placid

Lasting Impressions: Printmaking Exhibition

Friday, June 9, 5 pm thru Saturday, July 22, 7 pm
Opening reception, Friday, June 9, 5-8 pm. FREE and open to the public.

Lasting Impressions presents a mixed group of artwork from local printmakers to showcase the diversity and talent within this artistic medium.

Artists that will be exhibiting their work include: Diane Fine (collaboratively with Kathleen O’Connell), MJ Bray, Liz Feeley, and Kailey Maher. Through this show we hope to engage the public with a broader view of printmaking and all the creative aspects it has to offer and represent the various techniques that make printmaking such an expansive medium.

Strand Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St, Plattsburgh


The Hats of Louise Hughes Rolling

Co-curated by Vicie A. Rolling and Jill Breit
Thru June 24, 2023

“Hattitude! The Hats of Louise Hughes Rolling,” co-curated by Vicie A. Rolling and Jill Breit honors the work and life of African-American milliner Louise Hughes Rolling with a display of 60 hats from her collection, spanning decades and changing fashion. The hats are a lesson in costume history, artifacts of social and cultural history, and works of art that bring aesthetic enjoyment to the viewer.

Learn more HERE.

Traditional Arts of Upstate New York (TAUNY), 53 Main Street, Canton

Rag Weaving with Cheryl Maid

June 10 10 am – 4 pm
June 11 11:30 am – 1 pm
June 13 11:30 am – 1 pm
June 17 10 am – 4 pm

Rag weaving is a wonderful way to upcycle! This course will introduce the basics of weaving with discarded fabrics (“rags”). Participants will prepare one medium width warp which will be the platform for experimenting with weaving different rag materials. The result will be a table runner and/or bag.

This course is appropriate for beginning weavers who have some experience in warping a floor loom as well as advanced weavers. Warping thread will be provided as well as a selection of fabrics for weaving.

Instruction will be on two successive Saturdays with an optional three hours of instructor studio support in between. Students are welcome to use the studio on their own and will have use of the LPCA loom until July 7th to complete their projects.

Details and register HERE.

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

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