Adirondack A&E e-News # 289

Watercolors by the Creek with Kate Hartley

Sunday, October 8, 1 – 3:30 pm

Join local artist Kate Hartley in this unique plein air workshop for beginner to intermediate artists. We’ll create nature still life paintings along the North Creek behind TPCC, with the Creek as our backdrop! We’ll end our class with a friendly group “critique ” and snacks.

The class will be held on October 8 rain or shine. If raining, the workshop will be held in the Tannery Pond lobby.

Cost: $25/workshop/person, Class Size is limited to 12. Adults and teens (12 and older) welcomed.

Register: Call 518-251-2505 | Advance payment required, cash or check.

Tannery Pond Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek

A Writing Workshop for Everyone

Making Sense of the Sensorial with Suzanne Rancourt

Wednesday, October 11, 7 pm, Free (donations encouraged)

Using a combination of Expressive Arts and Amherst Writers & Artists methods, author Suzanne Rancourt will dive deep into current metaphor practices that engage readers with the Natural World. Participants will learn refreshing strategies to awaken our senses and hone our craft. Simple, experiential, and human. All skill levels and genres welcomed.

Resister HERE.

Adirondack Center for Writing,15 Broadway, Saranac Lake

Quilts Unlimited Opening This Weekend!

2023 Quilts Unlimited Exhibition

October 7 – December 2, 2023
Reception Friday, October 6 5 – 7 pm
Tour, Lecture, & Awards Luncheon, Saturday, October 7 from 10 am–1 pm

Join us for our special FREE Opening as we unveil our four major quilt exhibitions and two Pay-&-Take exhibitions.

  • Quilts Unlimited
  • SAQA presents byCONTRAST
  • Conceptual Garments
  • Tug Hill Quilters Showcase
  • Pay-&-Take Table Runners & 10x10s

And, with the Tour, Lecture, & Awards Luncheon, enjoy a guided tour through each of the FOUR quilt shows on display, led by artists from each exhibition. Then gather for the presentation of Quilts Unlimited awards, followed by a lunch and a lecture by Juror of Awards, Mary Walter, titled “Old Traditions, New Art: One Quilter’s Journey.”

Register for the Tour, Lecture, & Awards Luncheon HERE.

View Arts Center, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge

Open Mic & Karaoke at the Arts Center

Saturday, October 7, 7 pm

Celebrate a great season with us!

Join us for a fun night of music to wrap up the 2023 season! All are welcome to enjoy a Karaoke/Open Mic night at the Arts Center.

Individuals and groups are welcome to sign up upon arrival. Bring your instruments or use the Arts Center’s provided karaoke equipment! Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Info on ALCA HERE.

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

Conversations with the Past

Witchcraft in New York

Wednesday, October 11, 7 pm, via ZOOM

Scott Ferrara, Collections and Exhibits Coordinator at the Three Village Historical Society on Long Island, will discuss his debut book, Accused of Witchcraft in New York.

From Native Americans viewing European colonists as witches in the Mohawk Valley to witchcraft hysteria among early Long Island colonial settlements, the history of New York state’s witchcraft accusations encompasses all regions and communities in the state.

Join author Scott R. Ferrara as he presents harrowing narratives of those who were accused of witchcraft, the feverish community dramas that resulted and the lives of those who faced their community as an outsider.

This program is free but requires registration. Register HERE.

For Reasons Unknown

Annual Juried Show

October 6th – November 8th
Opening Reception Friday, October 6, 5 pm

Juror: Jenny Hutchinson

More info HERE.

Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC), 7 Lapham Pl., Glens Falls

Indian Lake Theater Hires New Executive Director

The Indian Lake Theater named Mary Alice O’Connor as Executive Director of the nonprofit that seeks to entertain, engage & enrich the economic and cultural life of the Central Adirondacks through movies, family events, concerts, and special events. It is the only theater to feature a movie screen and stage in Hamilton County.

Prior to joining the team at the Indian Lake Theater, O’Connor served as an Outreach Representative at the Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake and the Director of Communications & Events at Cristo Rey Boston High School in Dorchester, MA.

She succeeds the former Executive Director Susan Montgomery Corey, who sadly passed away in January of 2023 after a long and tough battle against cancer.

“All of us at the Indian Lake Theater see an opportunity to expand our movie and event offerings and are thrilled to have Mary Alice onboard for this next stage of growth,” Board President Terry DeArmas shared. “I’m excited about this next step for the theater under her leadership.”

O’Connor’s hiring comes as the theater seeks to build its programming and funding bases following COVID. She says, “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the Indian Lake Theater—a place I visited often as child with my grandparents. I look forward to being a part of the effort to bring the theater to the next level, working closely with our many partners to make a positive impact in Indian Lake and the surrounding communities.”

Learn more about the Indian Lake Theater HERE.

Indian Lake Theater, NYS Route 30, Indian Lake

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