Birds of a Feather do Flock Together

leavitt_merrell-mosquito+owlThere’s a big flock of birds at the Paul Smith’s College VIC – Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks, Cormorants, a Brown Creeper, and lots of Chickadees, Herons, Owls, and Canada Geese. They can be found on the walls of the great room as the 2015 “Birds of a Feather” Invitational Show that opened May 18. There will be a Meet the Artists reception on Sunday June 7 from 3 – 5 and the exhibit will continue until June 17.

Each year a group of regional artists are invited to submit artwork with birds as the subject matter for this exhibit, which will accompany the Great Adirondack Birding Festival at the VIC, the first weekend in June. If you are an artist who wishes to be considered for the show in the future, contact the director of the VIC and get your name on the artist list.

Included in the show are oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, drawings, as well as photography. Wood carver Mark Paul has 10 different delightful birds on exhibit. Of special note are 2 life-size copper and other metal sculptures by Merrell Leavitt – a heron and an owl. They both have some special “extras” in sterling silver! (more…)

The Sunday Rock Legacy Project Seeks Variety of Contributors for 2015 Activities

SRLPtheme+ERpicStudy after study support the notion that contributing makes people feel good about themselves. Giving not only makes us feel happy, but it makes us feel socially connected and healthy. With all the ways we can contribute – time, skills and talents, effort, and even money – the opportunities are endless.

The Sunday Rock Legacy Project in Colton is looking for monetary contributions to help cover expenses for its 2015 season. It’s an opportunity not to be missed and a way to connect with the community through history, education, and theatre. (more…)

Remsen Arts Center Concert Series

RemsenArtsCenterREMSEN, NY – The Remsen Arts Center presents The Nelson Brothers Dance Concert on Friday June 5th, from 7:30 – 9:30pm at 9627 Main Street, Remsen, NY. The seats will be moved aside for dancing! The Nelson Brothers continue a Remsen musical tradition. General Admission $8.

More event info at Proceeds from the event will benefit the Remsen Arts Center programs.

Northern Lights Orchestra Announces 2015 Summer Concert Series

NLO Sandy Adams Photo WindmillThe Northern Lights Orchestra (NLO) will present A Celtic Journey for its 2015 summer concert series. This year’s program will feature a number of Celtic favorites arranged for full orchestra, as well as several selections featuring the string section. Traditional favorites such as “Danny Boy,” “Scotland the Brave,” “The Minstrel Boy,” and “The South Wind” are presented to tug at your heart strings or set your feet tapping.   

This season’s concert series opens with a private performance on Monday, June 22, at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center. The Northern Lights Orchestra has been performing for residents and employees there for the past four years, as a volunteer community service. The first public concert will be held at Swift Field Pavilion in South Colton on Wednesday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Colton Summer Concert Series. (more…)

LARAC Members Show Opens Friday

LARCMembersMay 22nd, 5-7pm

Celebrate our LARAC Members and view 100 pieces of Local/ Regional Artwork! It’s free to attend and open to the public with refreshments and live music by the BLUE TRAIN TRIO!

It’s also Volunteer Recognition Night! We are so thankful for our coveted volunteers and want to show our appreciation. Intertested in becoming a LARAC Volunteer, Click Here

“We get moments when we’re scared, then the gift of a lifetime”

John Cosby working on the final touches of his painting  in Little Falls.

Photo by Dave Warner – John Cosby working on the final touches of his painting in Little Falls.

Little Falls – John Cosby and Joe Paquet, two nationally known plein air (open air) artists, have been traveling some of the roughest areas of the Northeast for over five years now in an attempt to capture the industrial roadside of America. Last week, that journey put them in two different locations – painting the same structure from different angles – in Little Falls.

Their Rust and Roadsides project began five years ago while both were discussing what they most enjoyed painting. According to John “we were just sitting around drinking martini’s one night” and remarking on the rapid disappearance of both the industrial and roadside America we had grown up with.

Almost simultaneously, they said “we should record it before it completely disappears,” and thus a “trip to the American dream” was begun. They’re busy painting what’s left of the industrial areas from the west end of Lake Superior all the way through the rust belt of Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania. (more…)

Diversity Art Show – Call for Entries

ad40d5f_banner_acThe Arts Center is once again hosting its Diversity Juried Photography Exhibit. We need your photos to make this year’s exhibit a hit! Join us to see your photographs featured in our juried photography contest. Take this opportunity to show the Diversity of you lens! All photography styles will be considered in this selection process. So don’t miss out, apply today! Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Photo of the Year, Exceptional Animal Image, Exceptional Black and White Image, Exceptional Color Image, and Viewers’ Choice. (more…)

The Strand Center for the Arts is Seeking Artist Vendors for the Mayor’s Cup 2015 Artist Market

Call-to-Vendors-Learn-More-Rotator (1)Plattsburgh, NY— The Strand Center for the Arts is proud to announce the Mayor’s Cup 2015 Artist Market, where local artists and crafters may display and sell their fine-art work. Registration for vendors is now open for this event, which will take place Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm during Mayor’s Cup Weekend on the front lawn of the Macdonough Monument in Downtown Plattsburgh.

The Artist Market is a producer-only event, meaning that the artists have made everything they sell. This includes, but is not limited to, jewelry, photography, metal work, rustic furniture, quilts, handmade stationary, paintings, pottery, and jams & jellies. Potential Artist Market vendors must submit a completed application and application fee; space rentals are $25 for non-members and $20 for Strand Center members. Applications and full guidelines are available at or by visiting The Strand Center offices at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh. Vendors can also submit photos, which will be used for marketing purposes and can be sent with the application by mail or as JPEGS to (more…)

Seven Local Students Win Honors at The Hyde’s 24th Annual Juried High School Art Show

HydeHighSchoolArtShowGLENS FALLS, N.Y. – Seven of northern New York’s most talented art students were honored with awards Sunday in the The Hyde Collection’s 24th Annual Regional Juried High School Art Show.

One hundred works of art produced by students from more than twenty school districts in Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Hamilton and Essex counties were chosen for display from a field of 1,000 entries. The entries were reviewed by a jury of professional artists: Photographer David Aimone of Saratoga Springs; Jenny Hutchinson, Gallery Curator and Marketing Coordinator at the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council in Glens Falls; and Rebecca Pelchar, Assistant Professor of Art History and Director of the Visual Arts Gallery at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury.


Loren & Mark Return to PENDRAGON

LorenandMarkMay 20, 8PM $20 advance, $25 at the door

Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb share a unique musical chemistry and stage presence seldom found among musicians. Their diverse repertoire of original and arranged music consists of stunning guitar instrumentals as well as vocal duets, giving them wide appeal and strong audience connection. Influenced by Americana, Jazz, Country Western and Classical music. (more…)