Adirondack A&E e-News # 330

Saranac Lake ArtWorks hires first employee!

Saranac Lake ArtWorks has hired Lorraine Merrihew as a part-time administrator and event manager for the organization. Lorraine lives in Saranac Lake, has worked in arts management in the past, and is eager to take on the responsibilities of ArtWorks.

“I am honored and excited to accept this special role with Saranac Lake ArtWorks. I look forward to working with the board, artists, and members in creating and promoting art experiences in the Adirondacks.”

Sandra Hildreth, president of the board and one of the founding members of ArtWorks, said “We are delighted to have Lorraine join the organization. She has skills and experience in arts management that will be an asset to us and our members”.

ArtWorks was formed in 2008 by a small group of artists and Pendragon Theatre. They believed by working collaboratively, and doing joint advertising, that they could attract larger numbers of visitors interested in arts and culture to the community and have a greater economic impact.

Learn more about Saranac Lake ArtWorks HERE.

Depot Theatre Academy 2023 Summer Program participants perform in MATILDA JR. (Photo courtesy Betsy Bacot).

Depot Theatre awarded 2024 NYSCA Funding

The Depot Theatre in Westport, NY was recently awarded a $25,000 Support for Organizations grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

The funding will support infrastructure and staffing for both the Depot’s main stage and Academy outreach and education programs for the 2024 fiscal year.

“We’re grateful for NYSCA’s continued support of the Depot Theatre and our mission,” said Kim Rielly, the Depot Theatre’s Executive Director. “As the Adirondacks’ only professional Equity theatre, this vital funding will support the artists and infrastructure that are necessary for us to continue to drive significant cultural and economic impact in our community and the greater region.”

With this latest funding round, the New York State Council on the Arts has awarded $80 million to over 1000 arts group and 500 artists for FY 2024.

Learn more about the Depot Theatre HERE.

Northern Lights

Through March 9, 2024

View Arts Center is pleased to present Northern Lights, an exhibition featuring Northeast-based artists working with light as the central aspect of their work. This exhibition explores a wide variety of mediums to depict the wonder and variety of light in art practices. This includes but is not limited to lighting design, glass neon tubing, shadow base work, stained glass, projection and LED. Each of the featured artists approaches light in a completely unique perspective but what connects them all is utilizing industry materials and practices in an ingenuitive perspective. Many of the works featured are mixed media and support different avenues of creating light.

This show includes beautiful light pieces to the viewers throughout the winter in the Adirondacks when it is darker outside. Bringing warmth, wonder, and color to the cold months, where viewers from all over the east coast come to visit, the gallery. . Showcasing how diverse light can be used as a subject matter or in combination with other subjects to communicate ideas within the artist’s practice.

Northern Lights features work from James Akers, Ali Feeney, Annesta Le, Kacie Lees, Stephanie Lifshutz, Kelsey Lynn Mayo, Lukas Milanak, Trevor Ninos, Esther Ruiz, Ellen Sherry, and Dan Trachtman of Stone & Dove Hardwood Lighting.

Additional details HERE.

View Arts Center, 3273 NY-28, Old Forge

SLC ARTS Presents


Online Class Series, Via Zoom, Tuesdays, January 16, 23, 30, and February 6, 6 to 8 pm.

Explore the art of screenwriting with author Craig Thornton!

This 4-part online screenwriting series will explore structure, which includes: normal situation, inciting incident, three acts and climax. Other topics will include screenwriting format, character arc and scene analysis. Although the emphasis will be on feature screenplay length (approx. 2 hours), writing for television will be presented as well.

Register HERE.

Two Shows from Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC)

LARAC Members Show at the LARAC Lapham Gallery

Friday, January 19 – Sunday, February 21
Opening Reception: Friday, January 19, 5 pm

Learn more about LARAC HERE.

LARAC Lapham Gallery, 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls

North Country Arts Members Show at LARAC Mountain Gallery

Friday, January 12 – Sunday, February 14
Opening Reception: Friday, January 19, 6 pm

LARAC Mountain Gallery, 21 Bay Street, Glens Falls

Learn more about North Country Arts HERE.

Lake Placid – North Elba Historical Society Presents

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