Adirondack A&E e-News # 366

Looking for something to do over Spring Break? The Chapman Museum is offering two great programs for kids and families!

On Tuesday, April 2 at 2 pm we’re having Storytime at the Museum! In celebration of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, we will read the book Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story by Reem Faruqi, and then color lanterns. This program is intended for children ages 5-9 but is open to all.

On Wednesday, April 3 from 4-5 pm, we’re making Watercolor Umbrellas during our Family Craft Program. Participants can use watercolor paints, pipe cleaners, and a lot of creativity to make miniature umbrellas.

Parental participation is encouraged and supervision is required.

Both programs are free but require registration. To register, please call (518)793-2826.

Chapman Museum, 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls

SLC Arts Presents

Eclipse T-Shirt Tie-Dye

Saturday, April 6, drop-in from 10 to 1 pm

Create your very own tie-dye t-shirt to celebrate the total solar eclipse with teaching artist, Sonja Jensen!

Wash on Sunday and wear on Monday!

$25 registration: SLC Arts will provide a white, 100% cotton t-shirt. $15 registration: Participant must provide their own white, 100% cotton t-shirt.

Get tickets HERE.

Creative Spirit Community Arts Center, 6-8 Raymond Street, Potsdam

People, Plants, and Apartheid: A Film Series for Palestine in Lake Placid

A volunteer group of High Peaks-area residents will host a free film series—People, Plants, and Apartheid: A Film Series for Palestine—at St. Eustace Church in Lake Placid on Tuesday evenings this Spring.

Meet Palestinian farmers, foragers, and kite-flyers in this independent documentary series. Through an environmental and artistic lens, this three-part screening will feature award-winning films exploring Palestinian society and history under apartheid. Gather on Tuesday evenings this Spring to learn, engage, and connect with others interested in knowing Palestine beyond the headlines.

Organized by attendees of PS: Letters for a Ceasefire and the High Peaks DSA, this series will raise money for three Palestinian families working to evacuate from Gaza. Attendance is free, but donations are strongly encouraged.


St. Eustace Episcopal Church, 2450 Main St, Lake Placid

Evan Mack is named a finalist!

Evan Mack just been selected as a finalist in the COMPOSER (opera, theatre, and dance division) of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. It’s for Evan and Josh McGuire’s opera, Dragon’s Breath. Learn more HERE.

In addition to being a composer, pianist, and professor, Evan is the founder of We Are Instrumental, the nonprofit dedicated to providing well-working instruments and dynamic enrichment opportunities for children in Northern NY, and supporting the sustainability of WAI’s efforts through relevant professional development training for teachers of the region.

Dragon’s Breath: The Opera for Children and Adults is available HERE. It was commissioned/premiered at Samford University School of the Arts under the direction of the great Kristin Kenning! North Country friends can see it with Seagle Festival this summer!

The American Prize will be announcing winners soon. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition HERE or follow the news on Facebook HERE.


Get Down and Dirty Farm Panel Program Now Available on Video

If you missed the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society’s March 21st farm panel program, it’s now available to watch HERE.

The Adirondack Artists Guild Presents

Plein Air Eclipse Exhibit for Local Artists and Photographers

Plein Air Eclipse Exhibit Monday, April 8 thru Wednesday, April 17
Reception Monday, April 8, 6 – 8 pm

UPDATE: With warnings of traffic jams due to large numbers of visitors, the gallery will accept eclipse pieces when convenient—April 8 or any following day. Just let us know if you’re going to try to participate.

The Adirondack Artists Guild will host an informal Plein Air Eclipse Exhibit for local artists and photographers. While plein air painters are more commonly known for spending their time outdoors painting scenic views, this time artists will be tasked with capturing some of the elements or effects of the eclipse on April 8. The gallery will be open in the evening until 8 pm, as part of Saranac Lake’s Solar Fest.

Painters are encouraged to go out earlier in the day to start a painting or two of a view of their choice—then be on site, with their protective eclipse glasses, to witness and paint what happens during the total eclipse. The artists will be expected to finish up their paintings and then deliver them to the Artists Guild before 6 pm. They do not need to be framed and will be displayed on table top easels.

Photographers are also invited to contribute to this show by going out during the eclipse to capture it on film. Their challenge will be to get home and get an image printed in time to bring it to the Gallery by 6 pm. Photos should be mounted or matted.

There is no cost to participate, but those interested are asked to register with the Gallery so they will know how many to expect. Call 518-891-2615 or email If you are submitting work, please bring a beverage or food item for the reception in the evening of April 8.

Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery, 52 Main St, Saranac Lake

BluSeed Studios Presents

Trash Couture Fashion Show

The Garagery, 53 Main Street, Rear, Saranac Lake

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