Adirondack A&E e-News # 349

Champlain Valley Film Series Presents

Adirondack Family Book Festival Boasts Stellar Lineup

Receives Award of Distinction

The Adirondack Family Book Festival (AFBF) returns to the John Brown Farm State Historic Site on August 17, 2024, with a stellar lineup of award-winning children’s and YA authors and illustrators again this year.

Now in its third year, the Adirondack Family Book Festival is a cherished community event, presented by John Brown Lives! (JBL!) and numerous community partners, that cultivates an expansive sense of belonging and safety, of well-being, connectedness, and the joy of reading.

The festival has also garnered statewide recognition by the Museum Association of New York (MANY) for engaging the community and building new audiences, receiving the MANY Engaging Communities Award of Distinction for the festival itself.

For more information visit HERE.

Author Amy Godine at the Grange

Among Friends

Thursday, February 29, 4 – 6 pm

LARAC is delighted to bring back peer art critiques to its artistic programming!

Artists are invited to bring in a couple of pieces of their work, either completed or in process, to be constructively critiqued by their peers in a supportive, encouraging environment. Peer art critiques help bring different perspectives to an artist’s work, enhancing understanding of where a piece or series might be going, what might be working really well, or what might need a little more work.

This event is free and open to all artists and art enthusiasts.

LARAC Lapham Gallery, 7 Lapham Place, Glens Falls


SUNY Plattsburgh exhibit focuses on the humans behind migration

Listen to Cara Chapman’s piece on SUNY Plattsburgh’s exhibition titled Borders: Migrations North and South HERE.

The exhibition comes from ongoing research by a group of SUNY Plattsburgh faculty on the irregular border crossing at Roxham Road in Champlain, New York and includes art, photography, and artifacts related to migrations across the US-Mexico and US-Canada borders.

Located in the Burke Gallery and Slatkin Study Room, the exhibition runs through March 8.

Artistic Production Management Team

The Depot Theatre in Westport, NY is pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Glover and Karen Lewis to provide artistic leadership as the theatre’s new Artistic Production Management team.

Beth Glover (she/her) has been a theatre professional devoted to the arts for over 30 years. Her passion for the arts can be traced back to a Southern upbringing that valued storytelling. Her acting credits include six Broadway National Tours and many shows Off-Broadway. Directing credits include 9 TO 5 at SUNY Plattsburgh, BAKERSFIELD MIST for Adk Lakes Ctr for the Arts & ASR, SOUTHERN COMFORTS for ALCA, WICKED CITY & HEROES for Depot Theatre, and more for Adirondack Stage Rats, a production company co-founded with her wife, Karen Lewis.

Karen L. Lewis (she/her) is a writer/producer whose plays have been performed around the country as well as Off-Broadway, and whose work in television writing garnered her 5 Emmys and 4 WGA awards. A member of the Writers Guild of America and The Dramatists’ Guild, her plays have won numerous awards: THE PERFECT WIFE won The Stanley Drama Award, and was a semi-finalist for both the Eugene O’Neill Theatre’s National Playwrights Conference and the Actors Theatre of Charlotte’s nuVoices for a nuGeneration Playwriting Festival. And SHADES OF VALOR was a winner of the AACT NewPlayFest and was premiered at Twin City Stage in Winston-Salem, NC and is published by Dramatic Publishing.

The Depot Theatre, 6705 Main St, Westport

(L-R): Beth Glover and Karen Lewis are the Depot Theatre’s new Artistic Production Management team.

Back in Blue: the Online Series

Ursa and the Major Key

Recorded July 21, 2023

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.

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