Essex County Arts Council Out and About
Essex County Arts Council Arts Administrator Susan Hughes spotlights BluSeed Studios’ Double Vision exhibit in this edition of Out and About.
Bluseed Studio Has Double Vision
BluSeed Studios is a community arts center in Saranac Lake that for over 20 years has provided a shared environment where artists, educators and community members enjoy the opportunity to explore ideas as a gateway to artistic experiences. The studio provides a wide variety of programs not seen elsewhere in the Adirondacks.
BluSeed Studios received a 2023 CAP grant to help fund their current exhibit, Double Vision, featuring the works of two Essex County residents, Anastasia Osolin and Janet Millstein, both known for their thought-provoking, unusual compositions. Anastasia, a bookbinder by training, creates assemblages from found and antique materials. Janet merges photography and traditional printmaking techniques. This exhibit will be on display until October 29th.
The CAP grant has also allowed BluSeed Studios to show this exhibit in conjunction with dedicated outreach to underserved audiences, specifically seniors, from all over the region, particularly Essex County. This exhibit was specifically chosen for senior outreach because of the subject materials. The studio has recently installed a chair lift which makes the staircase to the second floor exhibit space now easily accessible for seniors. They have also designated additional gallery days for senior visitation so that they can feel comfortable visiting the gallery, taking their time to enter and exit using the stairlift without impeding other visitors and with guaranteed Covid distancing.
Please note: there will be a conversation with the two artists on Sunday, October 29th from 5 – 7 pm.
For more information on this innovative space, visit HERE.
Mark Kurtz exhibit at Adirondack Artists Guild
Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 29.
Reception Friday, October 6, from 5-8
Mark Kurtz will be showing new and early work as the featured artist at the Adirondack Artists Guild for the month of October. The show opens on .
Kurtz’s career as a photographer in the Adirondacks has spanned several decades. He is well known for his landscapes and large panoramic photographs, as well as for his square works made with a small plastic Holga camera. He also has a collection of images from New York City and around upstate New York and from other travels.
For detail and hours, visit HERE.
Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery, 52 Main St, Saranac Lake
Thurman’s Annual Fall Farm Tour
Talks, Farm Tours, Breakfast Snacks and Buffet Lunch, Wagon Rides and Crafts
Saturday, October 7, 2023
Self-guided tours of Thurman’s finest farms, where you’ll find farm tours of both old and new, non-GMO heritage pigs, grass-fed beef, fall vegetables, all-natural poultry and eggs, internationally awarded cheeses, and ice cream, a quilt show, jams & jellies, maple products, and an artisans’ market. (Consider bringing a cooler to transport farm purchases.)
See a full schedule and descriptions of participating farms HERE.
The Clements Brothers
Saturday, October 7, 8 – 9:30 pm
George and Charles Clements are identical twins from New England and have been playing and writing music together for as long as they can remember. ‘The Clements Brothers’ marks their first project together since playing in the internationally touring grass-roots band, ‘The Lonely Heartstring Band’ with whom they put out two albums on Rounder Records.
With roots, rock, bluegrass, jazz, and classical influences, George (on guitar) and Charles (on bass) aim to capture their singer-songwriter sensibilities in a unique blended voice, at once enthralling and intimate, groovy and serene. They are joined by drummer Mike Harmon, who joined the band after an impromptu late night set at the Ossipee Music festival, and adds his unique roots-conscious musicality to the group’s evolving sound. The trio is a fusion of each member’s unique musical journey, and the result is music all its own, filled with vocal harmonies, instrumental virtuosity, and a genuine love of song.
Listen to the Clements Brothers playing “Morning Train” HERE.
Details and tickets HERE.
Upper Jay Arts Center, 2198 9N (North), Upper Jay
Nextdoor: Group Photography Show At Whitcomb’s
Art in Nature
Exhibit Now Open in Long Lake
Through October 2023, again in the spring of 2024
The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department announces the opening of Art in Nature, an outdoor art installation featuring 11 local Long Lake artists.
Long Lake artists were invited to paint a subject of their choice, which included, but was not limited to landscapes, local views, wildlife, abstract or artistic choice. The original artwork will be displayed in the community at various locations for residents and visitors to find while out recreating, sightseeing, hiking, walking, or biking. This will be a unique and surprising way discover art in nature where people would least expect it, bringing the art to the people.
The immediate accessibility to the great outdoors is what sets our Adirondack communities apart, and by moving art into nature the exhibition will offer an unexpected perspective and connect man-made art to natural features in the environment.
In the fall of 2023, the paintings can be seen at the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Area, the Long Lake Town Beach, the Long Lake Transfer Station, the Long Lake Medical Center, the Nature Trail, the Long Lake Cemetery, Shaw Pond, the Buttercup, the Long Lake Bridge Overlook and the Long Lake Town Hall. The paintings will be out through much of October, then stored for the winter and put back on display in the spring of 2024.
Learn more, including locations of the art and participating artists HERE.
Jason Dea West Concert
Saturday, October 7, 7 pm
Jason Dea West is an American troubadour who sings what he lives and lives what he sings. Wests’ poignant lyrics are brilliantly blended with vintage country, folk and blues, and timely sensibilities.
From epic guitar and harmonica instrumentals to humorous song as story, Jason never strays very far from the anarchic punk-folk roots of his beloved former band Barefoot Surrender and his celebrated current band Intuitive Compass.
Tickets and info HERE.
The VIC, 8023 New York 30, Paul Smiths