Adirondack A&E e-News # 316

Pendragon, BluSeed and the Village announce first free Artist Residency presentations

Pendragon, BluSeed and the Village of Saranac Lake are thrilled to announce initial Artist Residency presentations from North Country artists for their National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town” program in Saranac Lake.

First up, award-winning Sam Balzac has crafted an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Wrong Box”. Full of intrigue, mistaken identities, humor, and heart, this reinterpretation of the Stevenson classic blends contemporary sensibilities with classical tomfoolery to create a unique piece of theater to share with the North Country this December 9th, 2023 at the Saranac Lake Public Library!

then beginning in January 2024, acclaimed artists Jazen Reuss and Brooke Armstrong will begin their mural project, We Are Mountain, a ceramic bead mural that invites the Saranac Lake and North Country communities to create with them. A Mountain, made of many layers of sediment, symbolizes the people and parts that make it what it is: strong, solid and lush.

You can read the full press release HERE.

Holiday Harmonies: An Evening with Rich Saunders

Wednesday, December 13, 7 – 9 pm

Celebrate the Holiday Season with An Evening with Rich Saunders. Featuring Caroga Arts Ensemble and special guest Olivia Anne, you won’t want to miss this! General admission tickets are $20.

Nick Stoner Inn, 1810 NY-10, Caroga Lake

Conversations with the Past

Capturing Forever Wild: the Life of S.R. Stoddard

Speaker: Maureen Folk, Curator at the Chapman Museum

Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 7 pm

Born to a farming family in Wilton, NY, Seneca Ray Stoddard had a simple life that shifted when he relocated to Glens Falls. His life and work as a photographer took him across the Adirondacks, the United States, and the world as he created a historical record of life at the turn of the 20th century.

This program is free but requires a reservation. To register, please call (518)793-2826.

Chapman Museum, 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls

Storytelling Open Mic at Whitcomb’s

Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 7 – 9 pm

Hosted by storytellers Mac MacDevitt and Chris Locke. The Storytelling Open Mic is a community-based event co-sponsored by Bell Fire Arts Collective and Whitcomb’s Arts.

The Storytelling Open Mic invites community members and visitors from all walks of life, backgrounds and orientations to come together and connect through the sharing of personal stories. This is a safe, supportive environment free from pressure and judgment. No experience is necessary to participate. It is OK to read from a paper if you choose. All are welcome to speak or come and listen.

Everyone has a story to tell, and we want to hear yours. Or come to listen to support your friends and neighbors who are sharing their stories with you.

More details HERE.

Whallonsburg Grange & Whitcomb’s, 1610 NYS Route 22, Whallonsburg


Glens Falls is undergoing a mural renaissance

NCPR’s Community Engagement Reporter Amy Feiereisel reports on murals in Glens Falls—it’s a great story!

You can listen HERE.

Our first Postcard Poem is here!

We’re thrilled to announce our first Postcard Poem, featuring “Fallen Ash Tree” by Joseph Bruchac! This broadside was designed by Plattsburgh-based artist Megan Charland and risograph printed in Rochester, NY by Rathaus Press.

A poetry broadside is an ephemeral and collectible small work of art featuring a poem printed on one side of a sheet of paper. They can be traded, sold online and at events, exhibited at galleries, fairs, and community arts centers, and collected by libraries.

Each Postcard Poem is a limited edition of 100. You can get one (or multiple) by clicking the button below. There is also a subscription option to purchase all 4 broadsides in the Postcard Poems series, which will launch throughout the winter. We can’t think of a more perfect gift for a writer!

Get your postcard HERE.

Warren Miller’s All Time

Friday, December 8, 2023, 7 pm
Saturday, December 9, 2023, 9 pm

Are you ready for the ski season to begin? Are you ready to ignite your enthusiasm by watching this year’s Warren Miller film? As the unofficial kick-off to ski season, come to Tannery Pond Center for a fun night of skiing entertainment!!

Warren Miller’s All Time is bringing 74 years of filmmaking reimagined to a Tannery Pond this fall. And this season, it’s all about good turns and good snow on good hills with good people. Catch the just-released trailer for our 74th film, ALL TIME, then grab your tickets. It’s all going down this fall as we kick off our two-year party for 75 seasons on snow.

The film is being sponsored by Tannery Pond Center, Gore Mountain, NYSEF, and Cunningham’s Ski Barn.

Watch a trailer HERE.

More info and purchase tickets HERE. Please purchase early as this is a popular event.

Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek

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