Adirondack A&E e-News # 272

Adirondack Artists Guild Presents

Oh…For Peat’s Sake! The Bloomingdale Bog

Friday, September 1 thru Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Reception on Friday, September 1 from 5 – 8 pm
Artist Talk, Tuesday, September 5, 5 pm

An exhibition of forty artworks depicting the nineteen-mile wetland by photographer Eleanor Sweeney and painter Stephen Horne will be featured at the Adirondack Artists Guild during the month of September.

The Bloomingdale bog trail, a former railroad bed, is a favorite place for walkers, birders, bikers, skiers and snowmobilers in all seasons of the year. Sweeney and Horne had both been creating art based on their frequent walks there, and decided to collaborate on a show at the Artists Guild.

Eleanor Sweeney, a founding member of the Artists Guild, has walked on the trail intermittently for a long time, but about a year ago started going there often, finding new things to see and different light conditions every time. Besides images of the bog itself, her photographs include shots of the forest and water surrounding the trail. About half of Sweeney’s pieces in the show are photographic transfers on wood boxes.

Stephen Horne walks trails deep in the forest around his Paul Smiths home, seeing a natural world that’s very immediate, or, often, along cliffsides in Cape Breton, NS, one with endless horizons of the coast that extend for miles. The Bloomingdale bog has been intriguing for Horne in the explorations for this exhibit in the way it offers vistas both up close and detailed and far away and abstracted. Seven paintings as different from each other as are the varied landforms of the large and complex wetland that is the Bloomingdale bog.

Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery, 52 Main Street, Saranac Lake

NorthWind Fine Arts September Featured Artist, Lee Ann Sporn

August 31 thru September 26, 2023.

Lee Ann presents a mix of works that she feels depicts the “narrative” of her journey into the world of visual art.

Trained as a biomedical scientist, and currently a Professor of Biology at Paul Smith’s College, she aspires to integrate her love of the “form and function of all things living” into her art. Lacking formal art training, she has fearlessly delved into the world of visual art using experimentation as her learning tool.

Lee Ann’s featured work includes detailed renderings in colored pencil and charcoal, as well as expressive abstract images created using oil, acrylic and collage.

NorthWind Fine Arts is a cooperative gallery in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks area in historic Saranac Lake. It features a carefully curated selection of artists, and includes paintings by Heidi Gutersloh, Mary Johnson, Susan Whiteman, Shawn Halperin (who also makes jewelry and woodcarvings), fused glasswork by Angela Nephew, and wood turned pieces by Damon Hartman. We are a short drive from Lake Placid.

NorthWind Fine Arts, 85 Main Street, Saranac Lake

Ti Arts Downtown Gallery Presents

Bob Meyer Trio

One of the World’s Leading Modern Dance Companies

Parsons Dance Company

Friday, September 1, 2023, 8 pm

“This is a ‘dance your heart out’ (at all times, no excuses) kind of enterprise … “

David Parsons, “one of the best choreographers around at drawing out the emotional complexity of pop music” (The New York Times), brings his company of amazingly athletic dancers back to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

Enjoy a program filled with beloved company classics, recently created works from the Parsons repertory, and a preview performance of Penny Saunders’ new piece.

More info and tickets HERE.

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

Storytime and Craft

Raccoons Go Rafting

Thursday, August 31, 10 am

Join us for a reading of Vogel’s debut novel Raccoons Go Rafting followed by a craft! This program is intended for children 5-9 years old.

Raccoons Go Rafting is an adventurous “tail” of mischievous racoons enjoying a summer trip down the Hudson River. Filled with fun and fur, you’re bound to have a blast as you bump and jump with these raccoons. So gear up and dive into the colorful illustrations and playful rhymes inside these pages.

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

Chapman Museum, 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls

Downtown Artist Cellar Presents

Drawing On Culture

Paintings And Drawings From West Africa by Dave Kobrenski

Through 9/16/2023

Artist, Musician, and Author Dave Kobrenski, traveled extensively in West Africa to study traditional music with master musicians, including Famoudou Konaté, Sayon Camara, Nansady Keita, and more. As an artist, Dave conveys his love for culture and diversity in his vivid portrait drawings and rich watercolor paintings. Dave’s work seeks to preserve cultural wisdom, promote cultural diversity, and celebrate the sacred nature of all beings.

Downtown Artist Cellar, 410 East Main Street, Malone

John Lloyd Young: Unchained Melodies

Thursday, August 31, 2023, 7:30 – 9 pm

Roy Orbison, Little Anthony, The Platters, Frankie Valli, Smokey Robinson, The Righteous Brothers….

With a voice for the ages, Jersey Boys’ original Tony and Grammy winner John Lloyd Young interprets the most thrilling songs of the 50s, 60s and beyond.

Tony and Grammy Award winner John Lloyd Young is best known as the original star of Broadway’s Jersey Boys as well as the Warner Bros. film adaptation, directed by Clint Eastwood. As a concert artist Young, has thrilled audiences across the country and the world with what The New York Times calls “a disciplined one-in-a-million tenor shading into falsetto that he can direct through the stratosphere.” Young’s debut album, MY TURN…, featuring his emotional interpretations of the greatest R&B hits of the golden-era, is a five-star-rated Amazon best-seller.

More info and tickets HERE.

View Arts Center, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge

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