Adirondack A&E e-News # 357

Tahawus Workshop Series

Introduction to Portrait Painting with Rob Fountain

Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and 17, 2024, 1-3 pm

From Au Sable Forks, Rob Fountain is a working and teaching artist creating portraits in pastel, oils, and charcoal. He holds a Bachelor of Art degree from SUNY Potsdam, 2001, with concentrations in painting, photography, printmaking and ceramics. Rob is currently taking master courses at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, where he is completing an MFA and an MA in Fine Arts in Painting.

Contact for registration/ schedule details: Rebecca Kelly, Artistic Director, 646-734-0703

Tahawus Gallery, 14234 Rt 9N, Main St., 2nd fl, Au Sable Forks

Conversations with the Past Series

Wednesday, March 13, 7 pm

Alternative processes photographer Craig Murphy creates one-of-a-kind photos using the 19th century Civil War era Wet Plate Collodion process to create tintypes and the Silver Gelatin Dry Plate process to make glass negatives for contact printing.

Craig will be presenting a basic timeline of photography history, discussing, and showing some of the equipment used, and then demonstrating the historical collodion tintype technique. You will be able to see the magical transformation from raw materials to a tangible photographic plate.

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

Chapman Museum, 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls

The Westport Library Presents

12 Years A Widow

A Lecture by Connor Williams

Tuesday, March 19, 5 pm, FREE
($20 suggested donation to support the library)

Solomon Northup’s dozen years surviving slavery is a tragic but increasingly well-known story. A free man from the Adirondacks and upstate New York, he was kidnapped in 1841, enslaved, and suffered a dozen years as human property before getting word of his captivity to allies in New York. The film based on his autobiography, 12 Years A Slave, won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Yet less told is the story of his wife Anne, who spent those same dozen years surviving society. She maintained her family despite living in a land that granted her virtually no rights or representation. How does one exist, labor, and progress in a place where both sex and race counted against them? And how can her story help us understand women’s’ history, African American history, and United States history more broadly?

American historian (and Adirondack resident) Connor Williams will speak on Anne Northup’s life and times, explore how her story aligns with other black feminists of her age, and encourage further discussions about race and gender in America’s past.

Westport Library, 6 Harris Lane, Westport

Ti Arts Presents

Icarus Wakes in the Garden

Courthouse Gallery Presents

John McGiff: Painting as Vision

March 16 – April 13, 2024
Artist’s Reception Saturday, March 16, 2024, 4 – 6 pm

Learn more HERE.

Courthouse Gallery, 1 Lower Amherst Street, Lake George

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at the VIC!

Knotty Paddy

Saturday, March 16th, 7 pm

This Adirondack-based 5-piece band, specializing in Celtic Rock and speed folk will definitely get your toes tapping. Grab your green along with a Guinness, dance a jig and enjoy the festive atmosphere! Slainte!

Sponsored by High Peaks Distributing and Guinness

Paul Smith’s VIC, 8023 State Route 30 Paul Smiths

Hand House Concert Postponed until March 17

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