Adirondack A&E e-News # 39


The Cultural Arts Initiative (CAI) has received funds from the Town of Ticonderoga to support the arts. Created several years ago to promote the appreciation of the visual, literary, and performing arts in the area, CAI administers these funds through a grants program.

Any arts group, historical society, preservation company, library, museum, or organization providing public cultural enrichment programs for Ticonderoga residents is eligible for funding. As an example, the funds can be used as seed money for a new initiative or needed funds to complete an on-going project or event.

Applications for funding (up to $400) are now available. The deadline for the applications is April 15, 2022. The funded projects must be completed by September 15, 2022 (exceptions must be requested in writing and will be subject to review).

Applications are available at the Ti Arts Gallery, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, Ticonderoga Community Building, and the Black Watch Memorial Library. Applications can be requested also via email at or via phone by calling June Curtis at 518.585.6943 or Judy Walker at 518.984.0088.

All organizations are encouraged to consider this opportunity. If you have any questions about requesting funds, contact CAI per the methods described above.


The Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, (ADKX, formerly known as the Adirondack Museum) has received a $500,000 grant from the Challenge Grants program of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), a federal agency. The funds will help support the $2.25M construction cost of a new Artists & Inspiration in the Wild exhibition effort. As part of the Challenge Grant requirements, ADKX must match the funds 3:1.

ADKX will open the Artists & Inspiration in the Wild in 2023. It will be a permanent exhibit and the most comprehensive showing of the museum’s art and decorative collections in the entirety of its history. Housed in the Lynn Boillot Art Galleries, Artists & Inspiration’s four main galleries will illustrate how the natural features of the Adirondacks—light, forests, water, and mountains—have sparked the creative visions of painters, sculptors, and expert artisans. Here, Adirondack style, an artistic tradition unique to this region, is celebrated. Today and over hundreds of years, the sense of place conveyed through artistic traditions defines what the Adirondacks are for most people, both locally and across the globe.

For more information, visit HERE.

High Peaks & Lenticular Clouds, 2/9/22, by Sandra Hildreth by Adirondack Artists Guild

Oil 10 x 30, $1,550.

Adirondack Artists Guild Gallery, 52 Main Street, Saranac Lake, 518-891-2615



Too tough for folk and too blues influenced for country, Lynne Hanson’s brand of “porch music with a little red dirt” can turn on a dime from a sunshine, blue sky ballad to a full-on thunderstorm of gritty Americana swamp from one song to the next.

Lynne is known for her high-energy, roots guitar driven live performances. A closet standup comedian, she often leaves the audience howling with laughter with her between-song-banter. Lynne is touring in support of her album JUST WORDS, and will be accompanied by guitar wizard Blair Hogan.

More info and tickets are HERE.

Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge, 12198 Old Rte 9N, Upper Jay


You are invited to enjoy these special hour-long discussions with Ken Burns and a number of special guests, featuring clips from the two-part series, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. The first two in the series are:

March 3: “Franklin and Writing” 7 pm
With Ken Burns; Christopher Brown, Professor of History, Columbia University; and Jane Kamensky, Professor of History, Harvard University. Moderated by Bina Venkataraman, Editor-at-Large, The Boston Globe. Register HERE.

March 8: “Franklin and Innovation,” 7 pm
With Ken Burns; Walter Isaacson, author of “Benjamin Franklin: An American Life;” and Stacy Schiff, author of “A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America.” Moderated by Stephanie Mehta, Chief Content Officer, Mansueto.
Presented by The WNET Group, Fast Company and Inc. Register HERE.

About the Show
Coming in April, Ken Burns’s four-hour documentary, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century’s most consequential and compelling personalities, whose work and words unlocked the mystery of electricity and helped create the United States. “Write things worth reading,” he said in Poor Richard’s Almanack, “or do things worth the writing.” Benjamin Franklin did both.

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