Adirondack A&E e-News # 339

Fresh batch of Postcard Poems!

Check out our second Postcard Poem, featuring “The Green Light” by Jackie Braje! This broadside was designed by Adirondack-based writer, artist, and publisher Adam Robinson and printed in Saranac Lake, NY at Compass Printing Plus.

Jackie Braje is a Brooklyn based poet and the Chief Operating Officer of The Poetry Society of New York. Adam Robinson lives in the Adirondacks of NY, where he works in publishing and, too infrequently, in his backyard, trying to connect with other people by connecting to nature.

These are a limited edition of 100. You can order a copy (or multiple) HERE. There’s also a subscription option if you’d like to purchase all 4 broadsides in the Postcard Poems series, with 2 more launching throughout the winter.

Refresher classes in Au Sable Forks

Warm Up, Jitterbug, Swing and Waltz

January 31 and February 7, 5 – 6 pm

Warm up with a “ballet barre” and learn / or refresh your memories, with some waltz and swing/ jitterbug steps. (Beginners are welcome—do not be bashful). Come as a single, or come with a buddy. Bring both left feet! Craig Brashear and Rebecca Kelly

Kindly register in advance: $15 per class.

Tahawus Center’s Cloudsplitter Studio, 14234 Rt 9N, Au Sable Forks.

Back in Blue: the Online Series

Presented by Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts

The Tempest

Recorded on July 31, 2023 at Sunset Stage in Tupper Lake

The abridged Shakespeare classic directed by Karen Lordi-Kirkham as part of our ADK Lakes Theatre Festival.

Back in Blue: the Online Series presents lectures, concerts, and theatre performances from our 2023 season in a virtual format! The series continues every other Saturday in January and February of 2024.

Watch HERE.

Chapman Museum Presents

Hometown Teams opens

Saturday, February 3, 10 – 4 pm

Join us for the grand opening of “Hometown Teams”. Admission to the Museum will be free all day, refreshments will be available, and we will have crafts for children and families.

Our region has supported a number of hometown and semi-professional sports teams over the years, and our newest exhibition celebrates this! Come and learn about the history of local baseball, football, and hockey teams at both the amateur and semi-professional levels.

Chapman Museum, 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls

ALCA Announces 2024 NYSCA Grants

Arts Center awarded $415,500 in 2024 funding from NYSCA for Statewide Community Regrants, artists’ grants, operating costs.

The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts announces that the arts non-profit received $415,500 for calendar year 2024 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), $19,000 of which will go to funding projects by two individual artists, and $285,000 of which will be distributed by ALCA throughout the Quad-County region of Hamilton, Franklin, Clinton, and Essex counties through the Statewide Community Regrants (SCR) program to support 2024 arts programming. Grants are project-based, community-focused, and can represent any artistic discipline.

Of the remaining award amounts, $85,500 will support administrative costs of the SCR program, $25,000 will support ALCA operating expenses through a Support for Organizations grant, and $1,000 will go to the Arts Center to administer the Support for Artists grants. Recipients of these grants are visual artist Susan Hoffer for her project, “Can Art Subvert Narratives in the Media: Rural Voices Rising,” and theatre artist Hannah Eakin for her project, “Jane Eyre, A New Musical.”

Through the 2024 SCR program, ALCA is offering three grant opportunities to its funding region of Hamilton, Franklin, Clinton, and Essex counties, as well as Tribal Nations and unincorporated collectives. The Individual Artist Grant funds the creation of new work within a community setting; the Arts Education Grant funds creative learning experiences; and the Community Arts Grant supports public arts programming and fosters creative communities.

Grants are open to artists, arts organizations, 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, government entities. More information on these opportunities is available HERE.

Hand Built Ceramic Heart Shaped Bowl

February 3, 2024

Come and learn how to build a beautifully unique to you, hand built, ceramic bowl.

Learn to roll a slab of clay with the slab roller, cut out the shapes needed, surface decorate with stamps and rollers, and put your bowl together. No previous pottery experience necessary.

Choose your glaze color and we will fire and glaze them for you, to be picked up before Valentine’s Day.

All materials and firing fees are included in the cost of the class.

Register HERE.

The View Arts Center, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge

Guys and Does

February 1 thru 10, various times

The Deer Hunting Musical that promises more bang for your buck…

A whimsical excursion into the world of Wisconsin deer-hunting, with a little male bonding and a surprising encounter!

Hop in de truck and head up nort’ with Fritz, the Wizard of Whitetails, and his would-be son-in-law, Duane, who would much rather knit than hunt. A hilariously awkward deer camp soon takes a magical turn when a talking white buck appears, seeking refuge from a trophy-hunting Texan. Full of tunes you’ll leave whistling and jokes you’ll want to retell, if you’re on the hunt for big laughs, you’ll bag your limit at Guys & Does!

Featuring Sam Balzac* as Joe Jimmy Ray Bob Johnson III & Staghart of the Goldenhorns, Dylan Duffy as Duane Puddles & White Doe, Brenden Gotham as Fritz Dingleheimer.

Directed by Cara Walters, Music Direction by Kim Weems, Choreography by Marissa Hernandez, Costume and Set Design by Kent Streed, Assistant Direction and Stage Management by Courtney Knysch.

Purchase tickets HERE.

Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook Ave, Saranac Lake

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