With this issue of ADK e-News, we are beginning a new feature, thanks to the Essex County Arts Council. Each month, ECAC’s “Out and About in the Arts” post will profile a recipient of ECAC’s Cultural Assistance Program Grants or CAP Grant recipient. These grant recipients are doing amazing things and we’re looking forward to learning more about each one.
Much thanks to Susan Forney Hughes, ECAC Arts Administrator, for taking on the project.
Up first is the Upper Jay Arts Center.
UPPER JAY ART CENTER
The UPPER JAY ART CENTER received a 2022 Cultural Assistance Program (CAP) grant in support of its “Creative Arts and Multi-disciplinary Performance” program, an on-going project designed to allow artists to celebrate the creative process and to provide a safe place to take risks. The CAP grant program is generously funded by Essex County and private donors.
From May 8th through May 22nd, the newest group of artists, the spectacularly-talented Philadelphia-based theater company Die-cast, will be living and creating at the Lounge for two weeks as part of the CA+MP Residency Program. They are using every nook and cranny of the building to develop a new theater piece, Baal and Dix, which they will perform in a live theater performance on Saturday May 21st at 8 pm. In addition, director Brenna Geffers and lead artist Anthony Crosby will be offering a creative workshop to the community on Tuesday May 17th at 7 pm. You can read more about these events, RSVP, and get tickets HERE.
The mission of the UJAC is to enhance the quality of life in Upper Jay and in surrounding Adirondack communities through artistic expression. Since 2005, it has become a vital community gathering space in the AuSable River Valley, bringing together people of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds. It is a celebration of the union of Adirondack locals and tourists, very much in line with the Essex County Arts Council’s mission to connect artists with residents and tourists.
Visit the ECAC website HERE. Follow us on Facebook: @essexcountynyarts and Instagram: essexcountyarts
Susan Forney Hughes
ECAC Arts Administrator
GRAY AREA NOW OPEN AT THE GALLERY
The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is pleased to announce the opening of this year’s Themed Juried Art Show at the Gallery @ LPCA, Gray Area, located at 17 Algonquin Drive in Lake Placid.
Over 70 works in a wide array of mediums are now on display through June 11th. The Gallery @ LPCA is open Thursday through Saturday, 1-5 pm for the duration of the exhibit.
For this themed juried Art Exhibition, the LPCA is proud to showcase works that have been created in grayscale (a scale of achromatic colors having several gradations ranging from white to black) and that include a wide range of styles, genres and subject matter.
More information, including a list of accepted artists, is HERE.
We are excited to announce the 4th of July Celebration and Fair, which promises to be a truly exciting event. The event is organized by the Jay Fire Department in conjunction with the Town of Jay and the Rotary Club of Au Sable Valley.
There will be a parade at 12 noon, food and refreshments, activities, vendors and music at the Jay Fire Department grounds, there will also be music and activities at the Jay Village Green, and a Car Rally at the Douglas Memorial Park by the Covered Bridge. Additional activities are planned and will be announced as they get confirmed. The day will culminate with a great fireworks show
Register as a vendor HERE.
For more information, contact Marisol Sauer at email@example.com.
For more information on the Rotary Club of Au Sable Valley contact Stephanie Battisti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WILD AT HEART EXHIBIT OPENS SAT. MAY 14
TAHAWUS CENTER, AU SABLE FORKS, 4:30-6:30 pm
RSVP encouraged for opening reception. TahawusCenter@gmail.com, 646-734-0703
THE REALITIES OF THE WORLD IN CREATIVE WORKS
May 23, 7 to 8 pm, via Zoom
Artists have long incorporated the world around them in their works. Facing overwhelming social and environmental challenges, today’s artists give us a way to connect emotionally with weighty contemporary issues.
Artists Carrie Hill, Susan Hoffer and Natasha Smoke Santiago will discuss how they bring contemporary issues into their creative works with beauty and tenderness.
Learn more and register HERE.
ALERT! LAST SPRING SESSION!
Our last 4 week session starts on May 23rd, before we jump into our summer programming!
Summer will look a little different this year, with themed camp weeks from 8 am to 11 am Tuesday through Friday. Because of this schedule shift, not all of our regular programming will be available through the summer.
SO, if you’ve been thinking about taking digital photography, for instance, now’s your chance to try it out!
For more information on classes arranged by both time slot and age range, go HERE.
ADK ARTRISE, 62 Main Street, Saranac Lake, 518-354-8089
TICONDEROGA HIGH & MIDDLE SCHOOL ART SHOW
Through Saturday, May 28
Please join and support Ticonderoga Middle & High School Art Show at the Ti Arts Downtown Gallery.
Open Thursday – Saturdays 10 am-4 pm
119 Montcalm Street, Ticonderoga