Adirondack A&E e-News # 355

Tannery Pond Center’s Widlund Gallery Presents

SUNY ADK Faculty Exhibition

Tuesday, March 12 – Saturday, | April 20
Reception: Friday, March 22 | 5 – 7 pm

SUNY Adirondack programs of study are taught by dedicated faculty who are professional artists exhibiting locally and nationally. Students study courses across the spectrum of art in order to lay the foundation for careers in art and design. Study areas such as drawing, painting, art history, photography, design and graphic arts using cutting-edge software and equipment are instrumental in the development of a young artist. Through their own prestigious art making, SUNY Adirondack Faculty provide a rich experience for art students. The faculty work in a variety of mediums and techniques which seamlessly carries over into the classroom inspiring student creativity.

Christopher Evans, Grade A USDA Approved Beefy Boys 30″ x 30″ Pen, archival ink, gel pen and watercolor on paper

Faculty artists included in the exhibition: Nicholas Ameden, Matthew Destefano, Christopher Evans, Jessika Erickson, Kelly Girard, John Hampshire, Rhianna Hogan, Renee O’Brien, Katherine Patterson and Brandon Segal.

Details HERE.

Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek

Virtual Author Series

God Save Benedict Arnold: The True Story of America’s Most Hated Man

by Jack Kelly

Sunday, March 10, 2024, 2 – 3 pm, Virtual

In his new book God Save Benedict Arnold: The True Story of America’s Most Hated Man, author Jack Kelly brings the smell of gunpowder to every page in this riveting account of Benedict Arnold’s military career. Kelly’s account of Arnold’s brilliant battles at Valcour Island and Saratoga makes his traitorous decision at West Point more tragic and even more awful.

Jack Kelly is a journalist, novelist, and historian, whose books include Band of Giants, which received the DAR’s History Award Medal. He has appeared on The History Channel and been interviewed on National Public Radio. He lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Online pre-registration is required. Register by 5 pm this Friday, March 8. Register HERE.

Calling All Filmmakers!

We are excited to announce that submissions for the 2024 edition of the “Your Shorts Are Showing” competition (November 7-10th) are now open! You can now submit your 2-15 minute short film on our FilmFreeway page.

All submissions also include two (2) complimentary festival passes to the 2024 Lake Placid Film Festival (November 7-10th).

Take part in a host of seminars, networking events, and panels covering the art, business, and future of filmmaking from world-class film professionals. Catch the latest in independent cinema, as well as a few cinematic classics. And most importantly, have the opportunity to see your short film on the silver screen!

Find out more HERE.

There Is Still Time To Apply For A Cap Grant!

To all organizations hosting cultural activities: there is still time to apply for an Essex County Arts Council (ECAC) 2024 Cultural Assistance Program (CAP) Grant. The application is available HERE. For any arts group, historical society, preservation program, library, museum, organization or town providing public cultural programs for Essex County residents, this is an opportunity to request funding. The CAP application deadline is March 15, 2024.

CAP grants will support a wide range of activities, events and programs. Artists fees, program expenses, one-time use of materials for workshops, partial fees for program administration, advertising, rental space for a cultural event, equipment rental, lighting, sound, costumes, and professional fees are examples of what the CAP program will support. Each program may be funded up to $1,000. The application and eligibility requirements are available on the website For any questions, please email Susan Hughes, ECAC Arts Administrator at

In 2023, over fifty organizations received funding totaling $37,500 at an average level of 80 – 85 % of their request. This grant program is made possible by the generosity of the Essex County Board of Supervisors and ECAC’s loyal supporters.

The Essex County Arts Council (ECAC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization serving Essex County in the beautiful Adirondack region of upstate New York. The ECAC mission is to promote and advocate for a vibrant environment for the arts and culture, enhancing the quality of life for Essex County residents.

BroadwayWorld names Pendragon Theatre as Favorite Theatre in Central New York for Second Year Running

Award-Winning Artists Return This Summer

BroadwayWorld has announced Pendragon Theatre as the recipient of three awards for Pendragon’s 2023 Summer Season, which includes Best Lighting Design (Leo Lei, two years in a row), Best Sound Design (Danielle Pecchiolli) and the top award of Favorite Theatre in the Central New York Region for the second year in a row.

The BroadwayWorld Awards are highly competitive, with major regional theatres in the running for the awards. In 2023, Pendragon received nearly double the nominations across all categories as in the previous year and is thrilled to receive the Favorite Theatre award once again.

Find out more about Pendragon Theatre and see updates and announcements HERE.

Taps & Trivia at Chef Darrell’s Mountain Diner

Thursday, March 14, 2024, 6 – 8 pm

Test your knowledge while tasting some local flavor! ADKX’s popular wintertime program Taps & Trivia is back for another season! Join us at Chef Darrell’s Mountain Diner in Blue Mountain Lake for an Adirondack-themed trivia night.

Great prizes to be won!

More HERE.

Chef Darrell’s Mountain Diner, 8814 NY-30, Blue Mountain Lake

Jay Entertainment & Music Society (JEMS) Presents

Jeffrey Wanza Dupra This Saturday At JEMS!

Saturday, March 9, 7 – 9 pm

Jeffrey Wanzer Dupra is a singer, songwriter, farmer, and social worker, currently residing in the Adirondack mountains with his wife, Marissa, and two children, Jeshua and Seneca. He writes songs and tell stories from observations and experiences in ordinary, every day life. His songs and stories are rooted in hard work, sacrifice, and the idea that right now, what is needed most, is passionate rekindling of our connection to earth, land, nature, and each other. Join us for a truly special evening of soul-searching, music and heart and soul vocals.

More on JEMS HERE.

JEMS Amos and Julia Ward Theater, 15 Parkside Dr., Jay

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