Adirondack A&E e-News # 384

Group art exhibit opens


Saturday, May 18 thru Saturday, June 22
Opening reception Friday, May 17, 5 – 7, free but RSVP requested.

Harris Billeci is a multimedia visual artist and photographer from the Mid-Hudson Valley.

Dan Hausner, photographer and woodworker from Saranac Lake, depicts mostly rural and natural scenes in a range of styles and subject matter.

Gilles Lamarche, from Au Sable Forks and Montreal, creates artworks in acrylics, oils, watercolors on canvas, paper and wood, including portraits, figures, and landscapes.

The Gallery is open most Friday-Sunday afternoons, and almost anytime by appointment:

Tahawus Center, 14234 Rt 9N, Main St, Au Sable Forks

A Benefit for We Are Instrumental

The Kellum Smith Encore Bar to be unveiled at The Strand

Following Alan Blackman’s Coastal Suite performance, Sunday, May 19, there will be an unveiling of the new bar sign for the Kellum Smith Encore Bar in the Strand Lobby.

The informal event will also feature the sharing of some bubbly and some limericks.

A long-time supporter of the arts and a generous and jovial host who loved discourse—with wine and conversation flowed liberally—Kellum would especially appreciate this honor, said his widow Angela Brown of Hill and Hollow Music.

Details on the Alan Blackman concert are HERE, and you can purchase tickets HERE.

Kellum was a famous poet and limericist; here is one to share on the occasion:


When we were young and in the pink

Remember how much we could drink?

And in our youngish middle years

We still could knock back several beers.

And then, as money came on line

We found we had a taste for wine!

But with more candles on the cake

It seems we can no longer take

The jolts that once such pleasure gave.

Modest drinking’s what we crave.

And some―the wisest of us all?—Have turned their backs on alcohol.

How sad to think we’ve had enoughOf that most soul-enlarging stuff!

Strand Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St, Plattsburgh

Caroga Arts Presents Memorial Day Weekend Concert

The Man in Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash

Saturday, May 25, 2024, 7 pm

Caroga Arts Collective invites you to kick off the summer at Sherman’s Park with an unforgettable Memorial Day weekend Concert featuring The Man in Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash, performed by Shawn Barker.

With his striking resemblance, spot-on mannerisms, and baritone voice, Shawn Barker brings a legend back to life in an up-beat, energetic show for all generations. The carousel will be open and available for rides starting two hours prior to show for all ticket holders. Food/drink vendors including Stump City Brewery will be onsite for the event.

More info and tickets HERE.

Sherman’s Park, W. Caroga Lake Shore Road, Caroga Lake

Piano by Nature Presents

3rd Annual CODA Concert

Sunday, May 19, 3 – 5 pm. Donation based.

Piano by Nature will be presenting a “galaxy of talent” of outstanding area music students at the Historic Hand House in Elizabethtown. The concert includes students from Boquet Central School-Mountainview, Peru High, Plattsburgh High, Ticonderoga High, Saranac Lake High, Chazy Central Rural School, and two Meadowmount students as special guests.

There will also be a short presentation by the Ticonderoga-based group We Are Instrumental whose mission is to improve accessibility to musical education for children in Northern New York by providing well-working instruments and dynamic enrichment opportunities.

Please call 518 962 8899 or email us at, or learn more HERE.

Historic Hand House, 8273 River St., Elizabethtown

Art Reception & Artist Talk

Chip Carving of Dennis Wilson

Friday, May 17, 2024, 4 – 5 pm
Exhibit open during library hours through May.

Dennis Wilson took up chip carving in 2006 after retiring as an English teacher. Presently he teaches at the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne and his carvings can be seen locally at the Birds of a Feather Gallery.

Town of Chester Library, Municipal Center, 6307 Rt. 9 Chestertown

Twenty-Eighth Annual

War College of the Seven Years’ War

Friday, May 17, 2024 – Sunday, May 19, 2024

Since its beginning in 1996, this premier seminar focuses on subjects related to the Seven Years’ War in North America and beyond, drawing speakers and participants from across North America and Europe.

Attendees can participate in person or join the conference from home via the Fort Ticonderoga Center for Digital History.

Learn more, see the schedule and purchase tickets HERE.

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