Adirondack A&E e-News # 268

Tahawus Mural Update

Leaving the early planning stage, (which is mostly invisible to the public, but crucial) Tahawus and artist Georgeanne Gaffney are now in the stage moving from maquette sketch to actually layering on paint and beginning the mural. “What is wonderful about working with Georgeanne is her quick grasp of challenges, her flexible, open-mindedness, and that vibrant imagination,“ says Rebecca Kelly, Artistic Director of Tahawus Center.

The mural will be situated on the wall at the west end of the lovely rectangular green of Tahawus’ garden area. Georgeanne is adding cut out wood silhouettes of woodland flowers and animals that can be painted by others (children/adults from the community). The silhouettes will be placed in the foreground of the mural in the green open area. This way more can be involved. It will also create extra depth to the mural.

Rebecca Kelly, Artistic Director

View a video of the progress HERE.

Tahawus Center, 14234 Rt 9N (Main St.), Au Sable Forks

Keene Arts Presents

Adirondack Family Book Festival

Saturday, August 19, 2023, 9:30 am – 4 pm

The Adirondack Family Book Festival brings together an illustrious and richly diverse group of children’s and YA authors and illustrators under a big convening tent and several smaller tents to meet their readers of all ages, read aloud, and talk about their work. Activities that pair select books with the natural beauty of the John Brown Farm and hands-on art making and discovery are also planned.

The Adirondack Family Book Festival is free and open to all. Join us for a celebration of community, diversity, and storytelling in the beautiful Adirondack mountains!

See the schedule and list of participating authors HERE.

John Brown Farm State Historic Site, 115 John Brown Rd, Lake Placid

Great Arts Benefit

Saturday, August 26, 3 – 6 pm, SUNY Cortland’s Huntington Memorial Camp

Join us for the 2023 Great Arts Benefit at the former Camp Pine Knot This is a boat access-only event.

Learn more and purchase tickets HERE.

The Sembrich’s 2023 Gala Performance

“Mi México Querido” (My Beloved Mexico)

Saturday, August 26, 6 pm

Join us for an elegant cantina-style evening on the Sembrich lakeshore featuring a rising star from the world of opera, tenor Leonardo Sánchez.

After five years in Europe, Leonardo has returned to his native roots with a program that evokes the color, tradition, and passion of his beloved Mexico. First place winner of the Special Prize and the Youth Revelation Prize in the “Carlo Morelli” National Singing Competition at the Opera of Bellas Artes in Mexico, Leonardo Sánchez is the youngest tenor to have won this contest, considered the most important prize in Mexico and Latin America.

A not-to-be-missed evening of song and sentiment accompanied by the guitar, guitarrón, vihuela, and accordion – pillars of traditional Mexican music.

Tickets and more info HERE.

The Sembrich, 4800 Lake Shore Dr, Bolton Landing

Belden Noble Memorial Library & Southern Vermont Natural History Museum Present

Author Talk with Persis Granger

Wednesday, August 23, 7 pm

So you think you want to write?

A humorous and enthusiastic discussion of how Perky found the nerve to dig into her first book, the hurdles encountered and lessons learned over publication of three books. If time permits, she will read a short passage from one of her works and how she learned about the importance of “trouble” in plotting a story.

This program is free but requires a reservation. Please call (518)793-2826 to reserve your spot!

Chapman Museum, 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls

The Paul Winter Consort Performs This Glorious Earth

Labor Day, 3 pm, in Saranac

This Glorious Earth! is a live music event performed by the legendary Paul Winter Consort, a group of seven exceptional artists renowned for their unique blend of jazz, world, and classical music. The ensemble features Paul Winter, soprano saxophone; Theresa Thomason, voice; Dave Haughey, cello; Henrique Eisenmann, keyboard; Paul Meyers, guitar; Ian Banno, bass; and Rogério Boccato, drums; plus (recorded) voices of Whale, Wolf, Wood Thrush. This Glorious Earth! is a celebration of wildlife and wilderness areas of the Earth that will resonate with many like-minded individuals across the Adirondacks.

The Paul Winter Consort has been honored with no fewer than seven GRAMMY Awards! The extraordinary saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Paul Winter has a body of work that chronicles his wide-ranging experiences in the musical traditions and natural environments of our planet and celebrates the cultures and creatures of the whole earth. His colleagues include some of the world’s finest jazz, world, and classical musicians, along with notable voices from the great symphony of wildlife.

The Paul Winter Consort performs This Glorious Earth! at Weatherwatch Farm in Saranac on LABOR DAY: Monday, September 4 at 3 pm. The outdoor show is rain or shine under a large tent set on a mown hayfield looking south to the high peaks of the Adirondacks.

Advance-sale tickets at $30. Admission at the gate is $40; gate opens at 2 pm. Chairs are provided but you are welcome to bring your own. Get tickets and more information HERE.

Solstice LLC Presents

2nd Annual Fairy & Magickal Creatures Festival

Saturday, August 19, 10-5

Last year’s festival was just amazing. As soon as you crossed the threshold at the entrance, you felt like you were in another realm ,the realm of Magick, fun and mystery. We will have a wide variety of vendors, a fantastic Celtic magician, Daniel Greenwolf, music, face painting, artists and an amazing Fairy House Garden walk. Plus really great food! There will also be a wishing tree and fairy tea party with story time.

Please come in costume!

More info and Tickets HERE.

Adirondack History Museum, 7590 Court Street, Elizabethtown

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