Adirondack A&E e-News # 95

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ACW presents Barkreaders: An Open Mic + Reading featuring North Country author, J.L. Torres

Wednesday, July 13, 7 pm
Barkreaders gives local writers a place to both share their work and meet new authors at Adirondack Center for Writing. This bi-monthly reading includes an open mic, so anyone has the opportunity to share up to 5 mins of writing live before an audience. May’s installment of Barkreaders features J.L. Torres, author of Migrations (LARB, 2021). Barkreaders is a live, in-person event at Adirondack Center for Writing.

The third Barkreaders guest of the year is J.L. Torres, whose story collection, Migrations, was published during the pandemic by Los Angeles Review of Books, and never got a proper in-person book launch. This will be Torres’s first in-person public reading for the book. The stories in Migrations “take us inside the lives of self-exiles, unhomed and unhinged people, estranged from loved ones, family, culture, and collective history. Despite the effects of colonization of the body and mind, Puerto Ricans have survived beyond geography and form an integral part of the American mosaic.” Torres will read at ACW on Wednesday, July 13th, at 7 pm, with an open-mic to follow.

Learn more HERE.

Admission to the event is free, with a suggested donation at the door. The reading and open mic will run for a total of 60 minutes. Those interested in attending can RSVP for free HERE.

Adirondack Center for Writing, 15 Broadway, Saranac Lake

Great News!

John Brown Lives! (JBL!) was recently awarded a Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY) grant in the amount of $335,000 to continue its collaboration with artists Ren Davidson Seward, left, and Tiffany Rea-Fisher, right.

Scene from John Brown Day 2022 at John Brown Farm in Lake Placid NY. Honorees for 2022 were Karen Davidson Seward (yellow top), Tiffany Rea- Fisher (blue jean jacket) and Tom Morello (black t-shirt red bandana guitar). Other IDs available. photo by Nancie Battaglia

Joining them on John Brown Day, May 14, 2022, are Martha Swan, JBL! Executive Director, and musician and political activist Tom Morello. Seward Davidson, Rea-Fisher and Morello were recipients of JBL!’s 2022 Spirit of John Brown Freedom Award. The CRNY grant will support artists’ salaries for two years and provide unrestricted operating support for JBL! Benefits for the artists are also provided. Photo credit: Nancie Battaglia

Spirit of Place Artist Studio Tour

July 10, 10 am to 4 pm

Visit 19 Artists at 12 Locations. Maps of the locations are available from the Westport Heritage House or from the 19 participating artists; then follow the yellow and black STUDIO TOUR signs. Visit a few or all locations in any order you want!

See the full list of participating artists HERE.

Westport Heritage House, 6459 Main Street, Westport

Winslow Homer’s Adirondack Discovery

July 11, 2022, 7 to 8 pm, Free
Bill Cross’ book Winslow Homer: American Passage is the definitive biography of an American Everyman who was the visual counterpart to Mark Twain in prose and Walt Whitman in poetry.
In his presentation Bill will discuss the ways in which the Adirondacks became a place of salvation for Homer – where he discovered a sense of purpose and meaning that sustained him for the rest of his life.

Bill will be signing copies of his book, which will be for sale at the event.

Get tickets HERE.

Adirondack Experience, 9097 State Route 30, P.O. Box 99, Blue Mountain Lake


Sunday, July 10 at 4 pm
Keene Arts Concerts Series presents Trillium Chamber Players performing music for flute, oboe, clarinet, and piano. The program features a wide variety of musical styles from Classical to contemporary and jazz-influenced with works by Mozart, Ernest Bloch, Aaron Copland, Madeleine Dring, and Pedro Iturralde. The ensemble consists of Robin Cameron-Phillips, flute; Janice Kyle, oboe; Janine Sherline, clarinet; and Timothy Mount, piano. More information can be foundHERE.

Keene Arts, 10881 Rt. 73, Keene

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