Adirondack A&E e-News # 263

The Hague Historical Society Presents

Local Authors Book Signing Event

Sunday, August 13, from 4-7 pm

The Hague Historical Society will host its ever-popular local authors book signing event at the Silver Bay YMCA Conference Center in Hague, NY. This is the fifth year for the event.

Nearly 20 authors from the region will be present, signing copies of their books and answering questions about their work. The authors represent a wide variety of genres, including children’s and young adult books, humor, regional history, biography, conservation and more. This is an excellent opportunity to meet local authors who live in and/or write about our region. Children’s book authors will entertain the kids with stories and crafts.

Hague, nestled on the beautiful shores of northern Lake George, has long been home to a wide range of artists and authors who find inspiration in this idyllic town. From 1917 until about 1928, the New York City-based Pen and Brush Club owned a house in Hague with accommodations for up to 15 overnight guests.
Membership in the club was open to women who were earning their living from the arts. Still today, many writers make their home in Hague or nearby towns or are frequent visitors.

Everyone is invited to the book signing event, which is free of charge.

Silver Bay YMCA, 87 Silver Bay Rd, Silver Bay

Creating Art in Nature – Walking Workshops with Ed Kanze & Sandra Hildreth

Thursday, August 10, 2023, 10 – 11:30 am

In our walking workshops, we’ll listen to Asher B. Durand’s advice to “go first to Nature to learn to paint landscape” as we explore the museum’s trails with naturalist Ed Kanze and plein air artist Sandra Hildreth. Ed and Sandra will invite participants to slow down and look closely as we dive into the natural history of the region and practice creating small observational studies.

Each session will start with pencil studies and move into watercolors (or participants can continue with pencils, if preferred). During the program, we will focus on individual elements in nature rather than producing a finished landscape.

All participants will receive a nature journal for taking notes and creating their observational sketches.

Pre-registration required.

Details and registration HERE.

The Adirondack Experience, 9097 State Route 30, Blue Mountain Lake

Lake George Association Presents

Twigs Craft Fair 2023

Thursday, August 10, 2023, 9-4

Join us for the Annual Twigs Craft Fair in Speculator! Vendors come from all over, and food is available, as well.

Come for a family fun day, or just stop by yourself and find something you love! Monies go to support the ambulance services in our region, the ALS fly car, and a scholarship fund.

More info HERE.

Speculator Pavilion and Ball Field, Speculator

Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) Presents

Locals Fine Arts Festival

This Saturday, August 5, 10-5, Glens Falls City Park!

Join us and many fine artists under the age of 40 years old to celebrate the amazing work these young artists do and to show them your support!

With live music all day long (musicians will be under 40 years old as well!), it will be a great day to get out and enjoy Downtown Glens Falls!

Glens Falls City Park, Maple Street, Glens Falls

The Bookstore Plus Presents

Book Signing with Scott McDermott

Saturday, August 5, 11 am – 1 pm

The Bookstore Plus is pleased to host author, Scott McDermott, for a book signing event to autograph copies of his book A Penguin’s Quest.

A Penguin’s Quest is about a penguin, Ingrid, who goes on an adventure from her home in Antarctica to chase a dream to learn to fly. Young adventurers will love following along with Ingrid’s journey from Antarctica, to New York City, to our very own LAKE PLACID!

SCOTT McDERMOTT grew up in Switzerland, backpacked through the American West, and trekked the Himalayas before spending the last 20 years as a commercial photographer and filmmaker. Having photographed many of the most creative minds in Hollywood, the music industry, and the government, Scott also produced the “Scar Stories” portrait series and the highly acclaimed “Mandela Day” project, capturing the hands and faces of those who support Nelson Mandela’s message. Recently he started writing children’s fiction, inspired by the stories he made up to tell his own children.

Monday Morning Storytime with Kate Messner

Monday August 7th, 2023, 10 am – 12:00 pm
Special Storytime Edition featuring local author, Kate Messner!

Monday, August 7th, our storyteller, local author Kate Messner will read her books Once Upon a Book and Up in the Garden, Down in the Dirt.

For our craft, Kate will lead our young readers in making plant stakes!

Storytime is geared towards children ages 3 and up, but all children are welcome!

Book signing to follow from 11 am – 12 pm!

The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, Lake Placid

Art Slam

Friday, August 11, 7 pm

Join us in the Recovery Lounge to celebrate the history and future of Upper Jay Art Center! The night will feature special performances by local artists in a variety of mediums (including several exciting new interdisciplinary collaborations). There will also be food and drink, a silent auction of unique items, and all of the fun and surprise you’d expect at UJAC. Help us continue our grasstistic (grassroots + artistic) legacy!

Performances By:

Nubble (music)

Susy Doolittle + Brian LaVallee (theatre)

Gabrielle Schutz + Theresa Bui (movement) in collaboration with Nate Curtis (music)

Chase Twichell (poetry)

Andrew Murdock (puppetry) in collaboration with Echo (sound)

Roger Mitchell (poetry) in collaboration with Chris Kowanko (music)

Caitlin Kelly (music)

Tickets are $30. Seating may be limited so we recommend securing your tickets online, or RSVP to Tickets and info HERE.

inFORM: Ceramic Exhibition

Friday, August 11, 5 pm through Saturday, September 30, 3 pm
Opening reception, Friday, August 11, 5-8 pm. FREE and open to the public.

inFORM will exhibit an eclectic representation of ceramic artists and can be viewed as a dynamic sampling of the work of those who live and build their careers across the North East. The exhibition will showcase the various forms clay can take. From sculptural to functional, this show aims to highlight the vibrant field of ceramics.

More info HERE.

The Strand Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St, Plattsburgh

Lake Placid Sinfonietta: Mystical Light

Sunday, August 13, 2023, 7:30 pm

Lake Placid Sinfonietta wraps up the 2023 magical season with a program that will leave the audience looking forward to 2024.
Sinfonietta Principal Horn, James Rester will give a powerful performance of Mozart’s Concerto No. 3 and Beethoven’s First Symphony will close the season.

Details and tickets HERE.

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

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