Adirondack A&E e-News # 252

The Opening, Peter Aitkens

Downtown Art Center Main Gallery Duo Exhibit

July 14th – August 12th
Opening Reception – Friday, July 14, 5-8 pm

DAC presents the works of two talented artists from Montreal, Holly Friesen and Peter Aitken.

The Understanding, Holly Friesen

Titled “The Practice of the Wild” and “A State of Wonder” respectively, these captivating exhibits will be unveiled on Friday, July 14th, in our Main Gallery. In addition, our Member Gallery will also be updated with new artwork by DAC’s talented members.

Holly Friesen and Peter Aitken share a passion for the natural world, which is vividly reflected in their artistic expressions. Through their individual styles and unique approaches, they have created a thought-provoking dialogue within our Main Gallery space. The audience will have the opportunity to explore the interesting similarities and differences that exist not only between the artists but also among ourselves.

Downtown Artist Cellar, 410 East Main Street, Malone

ACW’s inaugural Rainbow Lake Writer-in-Residence

Award-winning Cherokee author Andrea L. Rogers

Walter Award-winning YA horror writer, Andrea L. Rogers (Lafeyette, AR) will be in residence on Jones Pond at Adirondack Swim and Trip Camp (ASTC) in Rainbow Lake throughout the month of July.

Adirondack Center for Writing and Adirondack Swim & Trip Camp have partnered to create a unique writer-in-residence position, offering three weeks of time and space for a writer to work, recreate, and enjoy all the North Country has to offer. Rogers will give a public reading on July 15th at the outdoor arts festival, The Station, in Onchiota. She will also sell and sign books at the festival.

Read more HERE.

Wilmington Historical Society

Demolition Derby: Photographs by Sarah Bones

Thru July 30, Whitcomb’s Gallery
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk, Friday, July 14, 6 – 8 pm

Demolition Derby: Hot dusty pits, male drivers tattooed and mostly shirtless, family members, close friends all hoping to crash their way to victory by being the last car running…

For the last ten years, the tight-knit derby community in upstate New York and Vermont has welcomed Sarah Bones, an Essex and Philadelphia-based photographer, into their pits. She captures their unique culture— a seldom seen side of the sporting world.

More details HERE.

Whitcomb’s Gallery, 1598 NYS Rt 22, Whallonsburg

David Restivo Jazz Quartet

Thursday, July 13, 7:30 pm

Born in Lansing, Michigan, molded by the mountains and coasts of New England, and based primarily in Toronto, Canada since 1982, award-winning pianist and composer David Restivo has been a sought-after and influential figure in Canada’s jazz community since the late 1980s. David is joined by Vancouver Island born soprano saxophonist Christine Jensen who is constantly in motion leading her own jazz orchestra and small ensembles. Dave and Christine have a long history of friendship and musical collaboration that stretches back to the 1990s, and they are looking forward to rekindling their creative partnership for this special performance. Rounding out the group will be Dave’s regular trio mates, the prolific Canadian bassist Jim Vivian and brilliant Upstate New York drummer Alyssa Falk.

More info and purchase tickets HERE.

Tannery Pond Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing

Evelyn Nesbit and the Scandal, Murder and Trial of America’s Gilded Age

Saturday, July 15, 2023, 7 pm

Literary dramatist Betty Spinelli enthralls her audience with a historically revealing presentation, including vintage photographs, about American society at the turn of the twentieth century in this true crime story of a beautiful girl and two prominent, very extravagant men. It’s a tale of forbidden love, jealousy and mental instability that resulted in a shocking, cold-blooded murder, at a rooftop theater in New York City in front of nearly a thousand witnesses.

The trial that followed was quickly dubbed “the trial of the century” – it mesmerized the public and helped bring down the curtain on America’s “Gilded Age.” As this bizarre story unfolds you will be amazed to discover several local connections to Saratoga and Lake George.

More info and tickets HERE.

The Sembrich, 4800 Lake Shore Drive,Bolton

Wells Memorial Library Presents

Wilmington Mountain Music Fest

Plein Air Art Show

Scottish Fling & Celebration of Youth

Saturday, July 15, 10 – 4 pm

Come enjoy the enchanting sounds of bagpipes with performances by the Elgin and District Pipe Band and the Stephenson School of Highland Dance. We’ll be offering traditional Scottish fare, as we celebrate the influence of the Scots in rural northern NY when the Wilder family lived here.

Honorary Almanzo & Laura for 2023 will be announced and kids can all try their hand at Scottish Highland games! Admission is $14 for adults, $13 for seniors, $8 for ages 6-16, and 5 under are free. Active military are free with ID. Active military immediate family members are at half price with ID.

See the full schedule and details HERE.

Wilder Homestead, 177 Stacy Road, Malone

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