Donate and Dine to Support LARAC

DONATE AND DINEGlens Falls, NY- LARAC, the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council is partnering with the Cooper’s Cave Ale Company for a Benefit Night, Donate and Dine, on April 15th, 5-9pm.

Community Members are invited to show their support for the arts and a local business by visiting Cooper’s Cave Ale Company on April 15th. By mentioning ‘LARAC’ with a dining or drink purchase, Cooper’s Cave will donate 15% of the bill to LARAC. Cooper’s Cave Ale Company offers a full menu, plus a variety of handcrafted beers and sodas. Located at 2 Sagamore Street in Glens Falls, NY 12801; diners can enjoy a meal or beverage inside or on their outdoor enclosed patio. RSVP preferred, please call 518-798-1144 ext.2 or e-mail Candice Frye, outreach@larac.org.

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The Strand Center High School & Middle School Exhibition to show in Champlain Centre Mall in April

HS MS Champlain Votes PosterPLATTSBURGH, NY – The Strand Center for the Arts is proud to announce that a temporary exhibition featuring artwork from the Annual High School & Middle School Exhibition will be on view at the Champlain Centre Mall in April. This temporary exhibit of High School and Middle School artwork will be on view at the Champlain Centre Mall Friday, April 10th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday, April 11th from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm.

This year the High School & Middle School Exhibition features an additional benefit for students. Champlain Centre Mall has partnered with The Strand Center for the Arts to host a “Best in Show” Exhibition and sponsor scholarships for the first, second and third place winners. The winner of the first place award will receive a $200 scholarship while second place will receive $100 and 3rd place will receive $50 in scholarship money. Champlain Centre visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite work that weekend. The three pieces receiving the most votes will win the “Best in Show” scholarship awards. The “Best in Show” exhibit and voting will take place in the Center Courtyard just before the entrance to JC Penneys, in the middle of the Mall.

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Adirondack Folk School April events

BlacksmithingFriday – Sunday, April 10-12

Blacksmithing – Making Tongs: Get a Handle on Your Work with Jonathan Nedbor. #810-0410. Three days, 9am-4pm. Tuition $345. Member Tuition $315. Materials Fee $50.

Tongs, the most basic of tools, are used to hold your work while forging. Why buy tongs when, with a little practice, you can make your own? In this class we will look at three basic types of tongs: flat jaw, box tongs, “Poz” tongs. We will start with “flat jaw” tongs, the basic design for holding flat, square and round stock. Next we will work on “box” tongs for holding rectangular stock. If there is time we will move on to “Poz” tongs, one of the most useful tongs to have at the forge. The skills we will work on while making tongs include: accurate shouldering for dramatic changes in dimension, several lap welds, punching, and riveting. This class is recommended for beginners with some forging experience to advanced students.

NOTE:  Hard Shoes and long pants are required for the student safety.

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Saranac Lake ArtWorks to Host Art in the Adirondacks’ Free “Marketing for Artists” Presentation on April 11th

DKaufmanPresentationSaranac Lake, NY – March 26, 2015. Saranac Lake ArtWorks will host the founders of Art in the Adirondacks for a free ‘Marketing for Artists’ presentation during their upcoming membership event on Saturday, April 11th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bluseed Studios, Upstairs Gallery in Saranac Lake. The presentation will take participants through a discussion of an artist’s style and key differentiators, identifying the appropriate target market, developing a strong brand, pricing strategies, tips for writing effective artists statements and bios, gallery packaging and incorporating traditional and social media into your marketing plan.

The role of Art in the Adirondacks is to provide regional artists the tools and services necessary to cultivate their work through shared networking, exhibit opportunities, and marketing workshops that help generate income for artists that ultimately feed back into the community. Whether an emerging or seasoned artist, building a solid marketing strategy can elevate an artist’s profile within the arts community and simplify communication with collectors, galleries and the press.

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Denise Duprey Exhibits New Artwork at the Plattsburgh Public Library

Denise Duprey 010PLATTSBURGH, NY – The Friends of the Plattsburgh Public Library and the Strand Center for the Arts are pleased to announce that artist Denise Duprey’s latest artwork will be on exhibit at the Hale-Walter Gallery at the Plattsburgh Public Library from April through the end of June, 2015. The public is invited to attend a free reception at the gallery in the Plattsburgh Public Library, 19 Oak St. on Thursday, April 9th from 4:30-6 P.M.

Denise Duprey is the owner of Precious Moments Photography. When asked about her work she stated:

“I am a married mother with 3 sons. I live locally in the Plattsburgh area. My passion for photography lead me to open my own business in 2013. I have been blessed to have travelled to some amazing places and have some great photos of my travels. I truly LOVE to ROAM around and take pictures of whatever catches my eye that day. I love how photography can capture a moment or emotion in time forever.”

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The Winners of Pendragon Theatre’s 2015 Young Playwrights’ Festival

YoungPlaywrights

And the winners are . . .

High School Winner:

Blackout

by Sophie Morelli (Lake Placid High School),
Witter Swanson and Silas Swanson
(Saranac Lake High School)

High School Runner-Up:

Sticks by Sawyer T. Chase III
(Saranac Lake High School)

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