Adirondack A&E e-News # 273

Meet the Artist

Paul Winter and the Paul Winter Consort

From the early days of his college jazz sextet, which toured Latin America for the State Department and performed the first-ever jazz concert at the White House for the Kennedys in 1962, Paul Winter has performed throughout the world, including New York’s iconic Carnegie Hall and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Concert tours and recording expeditions have taken him to 52 countries and to wilderness areas on six continents, where he has traveled on rafts, dog sleds, mules, kayaks, tugboats, and Land Rovers. He has recorded over 50 albums, of which seven have been honored with GRAMMY Awards.

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 in a hayfield looking south to the high peaks of the Adirondacks.

Advance-sale tickets are $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.

Hill and Hollow Music, Weatherwatch Farm, 550 Number 37 Road, Saranac, NY

Essex County Arts Council Announces

ECAC Sunburst Award to honor Meredith Johnston

Meredith Johnston, 1944 to 2023, touched the lives of many young people in her long career as an art teacher at Westport Central School in Westport, NY.

Meredith‘s personal interest in her students helped so many to overcome challenges and find success through artistic expression. While her time as an art teacher brought joy to many, the positive effects of Meredith’s public service extended far beyond the classroom. Meredith led by example, cheerfully and tirelessly, engaging in town activities and initiatives that benefited the community. As an innovative, accomplished ceramicist, she generously shared her work. She is remembered for her creativity and enduring commitment to students, art, and her community.

The Westport Heritage House will sponsor an annual Sunburst Award in Meredith’s memory, to be presented to a talented ceramic artist. The Sunburst Award is a microgrant for individual artists, offered by the Essex County Arts Council. Sunburst Awards are given by application with a deadline of October 1st. Additional information on this award can be found HERE.

Night Sky Paint Night

Tuesday, September 5, 6-8 pm

Join us on Tuesday, September 5 from 6-8 pm at the Chapman for a night of painting with local artist, Patrice Jarvis-Weber!

$30/participant or $25 for Museum Members
Patrice will guide participants through painting their own scene of the night sky. All materials will be provided.

This program is limited to 10 participants. Payment is required at time of registration, please call (518)793-2826 to reserve your spot.

Chapman Museum, 348 Glen St, Glens Falls

Northern Current Music Festival

Sunday, September 3, 2023, 12 – 9:30 pm

Northern Current is a free, day long, community music festival that takes place annually on Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. Held in the beautiful Riverside Park with a stunning backdrop of Lake Flower & Scarface Mountain the festival is perfectly truly encapsulates the Adirondacks and is located walking distance to all the shops, restaurants, and amenities downtown Saranac Lake has to offer!

Lineups are diverse and explore a vast array of genres and sounds from multiple countries + cultures. Music stylings range from Japanese Psych Rock, to Reggae, World Music, Rock n Roll, Americana, Folk, Soul, Afro-Beat, Psychedelic Latin Cumbia, NOLA influenced Jazz, Rowdy Roots & Blues, Alt-Country and more.

Find out more HERE.

Riverside Park, Corner of Rt 3 & Main St., Saranac Lake

“Paint ‘n Sip”

Final summer workshop of 2023

Wednesday, August 30, 6:30 – 9 pm

Unleash your creativity with a “Paint n’ Sip” night!
Local artist Jessie Furnia will host a “Paint ‘n Sip” night at the Arts Center.

All necessary materials are included in the registration fee. Non-alcoholic drinks and snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own alcoholic beverages!

Register today HERE.

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, 3446 State Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake

I Love BBQ and Music Festival

September 1-3

On Labor Day weekend, residents and visitors alike would be wise to drive slowly past the North Elba Show Grounds in Lake Placid and with their windows open. Following the scent will be the best way to find the annual I Love BBQ and Music Festival!

The event, now in its 17th year, benefits children’s programs at the Shipman Youth Center in Lake Placid. The three-day festival is organized by USA Luge as a means of giving back to the community that has been the Winter Olympic federation’s home for 45 years. It is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society.

Festival goers will be treated to public tastings of pulled pork and ribs; Top Chef competition that open for public to observe and to taste their prepared food, fiery competitions among BBQ teams from North America battling for $8,500 in prize money; fun, inflatable kid’s attractions; top musical entertainment from around the region; Krusher BMX bike exhibitions; professional wrestling presented by Performance Arts Connection and more.

See the schedule of events and more info HERE.

North Elba Show Grounds, 5514 Cascade Rd, Lake Placid

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