Adirondack A&E e-News # 99

Depot Theatre announces cast of RED

The Depot Theatre has announced the cast for its production of RED, a moving and compelling account of abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.

Based on the real-life commission Rothko received in 1958 to create a series of murals for the Four Seasons restaurant in New York, RED is viewed through the lens of his youthful new assistant Ken. They challenge each other to ask big questions about art as they paint: what it takes to create it and what its role should be in the world.

Jeff Williams will make his Depot Theatre debut in the role of Mark Rothko. The role of his assistant Ken will be played by Michael Glavan.

Read more HERE.

The Depot Theatre, 6705 Main Street, Westport

Essex County Arts Council Out and About

Today’s ECAC Out and About Column by Arts Administrator Susan Hughes takes a look at the Keeseville Community Arts Festival

ADKAction’s Keeseville Community Arts Festival received CAP* grants in support of both 2021 and 2022 activities. Begun in 2017 as a Plein Air Show and Sale, the Festival has developed into a full-fledged week-long Arts Festival, drawing artists and visitors to downtown Keeseville to celebrate the historic architecture, natural beauty, and sustainable agriculture in the community.

Starting on July 19th, visiting artists will be outdoors (rain or shine), painting scenes in and round Keeseville.

The Artistry Community Theatre will perform Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Elk Lodge during the Festival. The Ausable Brewing Company will feature Howl Story Slam on July 20th. The Anderson Falls Heritage Society’s museum will have an exhibit featuring local scenes and local arts on July 21st. There will be live music by Gary Henry at the Ausable Brewing Company on July 21st.

Other components of the Festival will include youth art activities, Arts in the Park, live outdoor demonstrations, and architectural walking tours.

The mission of ADKAction is to address needs as they arise through a diverse portfolio of member-supported projects throughout the Adirondack Park. ADKAction and its partners serve over 20,000 individuals in the region each year through educational outreach and program services to a wide variety of populations. The Community Arts Festival has helped artists sell over $53,000 worth of artwork and promoted civic pride by bringing fresh energy to the downtown Keeseville area.

*Essex County Arts Council administers County funds through the Cultural Assistance Program (CAP) grants annually. For 2022, over 40 organizations received funding to support cultural programs of all genres.

You can read more about the Keeseville Community Arts Festival HERE.

Caroga Arts Collective Presents Sam Reider & The Human Hands

July 20 @ 8 pm

More information is HERE.

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


The celebrated Israeli-American pianist Alon Goldstein joins with the venerable European-based Fine Arts Quartet and the rising double-bass phenom Lizzie Burns in an exciting concert collaboration Sunday, July 24 at 7 pm at the historic Saranac Methodist Church on Route 3 in Saranac.

Their program features two favorite piano concertos of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K459 and Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503. And to shake things up midway through – a palette cleanser, so to speak – the Fine Arts Quartet will perform String Quartet No. 2 “Company” of Philip Glass.

Admission is a suggested donation of $15 accepted at the door. Seating is open. For further info please telephone 518-293-7613, e-mail or visit HERE.

Saranac United Methodist Church is at 8 UMC Rd., Saranac

Book Signing with Mike Reilly “Voice of Ironman”

Wednesday, July 20, 4 – 6 pm

The Bookstore Plus is pleased to have “the voice of Ironman,” Mike Reilly, join us for a book signing on Wednesday, July 20th from 4-6 pm. Book reservations are welcome but not required. Stop by and chat with Mike while he signs a book for your favorite Ironperson.

Finding My Voice is a series of deeply personal vignettes illuminating how profoundly the sport of IRONMAN touches both its participants and its fans. Written from Reilly’s unique insider’s perspective as the long-time World Championship race announcer and one of the most prominent personalities in the endurance sports field, it provides an intimate, revealing, and entertaining glimpse into a fascinating corner of the world of endurance sports.

Mike Reilly is the official “Voice of IRONMAN” worldwide and a member of the IRONMAN Hall of Fame, the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame, and the Running USA Hall of Champions, is the only person to have been inducted into all three.

The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, Lake Placid

Ballard Park Summer Concert: Heard World Music

July 21, 2022, 7pm

Heard is a collective of musicians that bring their skills and passion for world music, jazz and improvising together to create irresistible grooves set in a unique sonic tapestry. Together for over a decade, their vibrant sound incorporates influences from West Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean and beyond. Energetic & upbeat, Heard will open your ears & hearts.. and always gets the people of Ballard Park up and dancing!

Ballard Park 6466 Main St. (Rt 9N/22), Westport

Adirondack Art Association enjoys their new gallery space on Main St. in Essex.

Photo by Susan Hughes.

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