Adirondack A&E e-News # 270

Pendragon Theatre and BluSeed Studios announce the first five local artists for residency programs

Pendragon and BluSeed are thrilled to announce North Country artists for their National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town” new Artist Residency program in Saranac Lake.

BluSeed Studios will host David Woodward, Jazen Reuss and Britt Sternberg.
Pendragon Theatre will host Glen McClure, Karen Lewis and a third artist to be named.

Pendragon and BluSeed have a combined organizational history of over sixty years in Saranac Lake. There are deep roots between the arts organization and how they serve the area and they will work with the Village to provide free public art to the community.

The Residency will be dedicated to both the visual and performing arts, bringing in both a diverse and intergenerational set of visual and performing artists to Saranac Lake in order to create new artwork within the community, provide free performances and installations and address challenges in the community through artistic engagement.

More Info on the program and the first five artists is HERE.

The Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum Presents

Reflections: Musical Memories with Mitch Willette

Wednesday, August 30, 2023. Museum open for tours from 5:30 – 6:30pm. Concert inside from 6:30 – 8 pm

Music will include old country favorites from Smiley Willette & the Ramblers, some 50s & 60s music as well as sing alongs. Dancing is encouraged! Museum opens for tours from 5:30-6:30pm. Concert is inside from 6:30 – 8 pm. $6 for adults, Children under 12 free. Admission included in museum tour.

Babbie Rural & Farm Learning Museum, 250 River Rd, Peru

Driven to the Poor House

Lecture by Margaret Bartley

Thursday, August 24, 7 pm. Admission is $8/Members free. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Poverty has always been with us. Driven to the Poorhouse will examine how the earliest settlers in the Adirondacks faced this problem, and how communities and government programs evolved from the 18th to the early 20th century. Margaret Bartley, historian and museum trustee will share Essex County’s history of dealing with the poor.

Adirondack History Museum, 7590 Court Street, Elizabethtown

The Bookstore Plus Presents

Monday Morning Storytime

Monday, August 28, 10 am – noon

Our storyteller will read Butterflies on the First Day of School by Annie Silvestro and The Pigeon Has To Go To School by Mo Willems. For our craft, we will make brown paper bag backpacks!

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

The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, Lake Placid

Meet our 2023 Residents!

Michael Crane (Port Henry, NY), Alejandro de la Garza (Brooklyn, NY), Surya Milner (Chicago, IL), Sophie Morelli (Lake Placid, NY), Austin Rodenbiker (Rockland, ME), and Mary Sanders Shartle (Greenfield Center, NY) will join us at Twitchell lake this Fall.

Congratulations to the three “Adirondack Region” residents and the three residents from across the US who will join us for two weeks this fall on Twitchell Lake. They’ll each present some of their work at our annual Resident Reading at the Lodge on Twitchell Lake on Saturday, September 30th at 1 PM.

ACW is proud that The Anne LaBastille Memorial Writing Residency is entering its tenth year. We’re thrilled to share this milestone with six writers who, out of a pool of hundreds of applicants, wowed our judges with their work this summer.

Learn more, including bios of 2023 Residents HERE.

14th Annual Plein Air Paint Out at View

Hosted by View, the Center for Arts and Culture in Old Forge

August 24 – August 26, 2023

We invited plein air artists to participate in three days of painting and donate a plein air painting for the live auction fundraiser for View, the Center for Arts and Culture in Old Forge.

Details HERE.

And, for kids

Kids Plein Air Paint Out

August 22, 2023

We’re inviting all school-aged art lovers to come paint with us as part of the 14th Annual Plein Air Paint Out! The workshop will be taught by Diane Davis and Doug Davis, both experienced watercolor painters and members of the Mountain Air Painters of Old Forge. All kids will complete a painting and be able to take some of the supplies home with them. Kids will be divided into groups based on age.

This is a free event, but registration is required.

Register HERE.

View Arts Center, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge

Sembrich Summer Festival

The New York Crimean Tatar Ensemble

Wednesday, August 30, 2023, 2 pm

Join us to celebrate Ukraine and the rich culture and traditions of the Crimean Peninsula.

Called “a jewel of the United States’ Crimean community,” the New York Crimean Tatar Ensemble is the only U.S.-based group performing the exquisite traditional music of their heritage.

Crimean Tatars are an Islamic, ethnically Turkic people who trace their history in Crimea back to the 12th century, when they came west under the leadership of Batu Khan (Genghis’ grandson) and intermarried with people already living on the Peninsula. Their vibrant music and dance traditions have substantial similarities with other cultures around the Black Sea, but with a special flair that captivates the ear and the eye: uniquely accented 7/8 dance rhythms and polymetric songs, deft interweaving of Eastern and Western modes, and precise, athletic dance steps that bring energy to any performance.

The New York Crimean Tatar Ensemble members serve as ambassadors for their culture, having performed to great acclaim at venues like Lincoln Center and the United Nations.

The five-piece ensemble, joined by two members from the group’s dance troupe, will bring our 2023 summer festival to a vibrant close.

This event is held outdoors under our lakeside performance tent.

More info and tickets HERE.

The Sembrich, 4800 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing

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