Tang Teaching Museum announces Family Saturdays programs for Summer 2015

Photos-Andrzej-'Andre'-Pilarczyk_-2015-006-old-webSARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. ­­— The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College presents a series of seven Family Saturday programs to accompany the work in our exhibitions this summer, Nicholas Krushenick: Electric Soup; Opener 29: Arturo Herrera — Day Before; and Elevator Music 29: Tim Davis — Unphotographable.

Held on Saturdays from July 11 through August 22, most programs include a hands-on art activity following a brief tour of one of the exhibitions, with all materials provided.

The programs run from 2 to 3:30 pm (except where noted) and are free and open to the public. Suitable for children ages 5 and up along with their adult companions.

Reservations are highly encouraged as space is limited and the programs are very popular. You may sign up for each program up to one week in advance. For additional information and reservations, or to be added to our Family Saturday e-mail list, please call the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk at 518-580-8080. (more…)

Recovery Lounge is Taking Reservations

RecoveryLoungeThe Summer Play – Glengarry Glen Ross, by David Mamet, Directed by Scott Renderer

Upper Jay Art Center / Recovery Lounge
Junction of State Hwy 9N and Springfield Road
Upper Jay, NY 12987
(518) 946-8315

July 9,10,11*,12, 16,17,18,19 Curtain- 8:00pm

Tickets $18

Call 946-8315 for reservations or reply by e-mail (more…)

MVCA announces summer art camp registration

PF0A0347cropMohawk Valley Center for the Arts (MVCA), in Little Falls, has a unique summer art camp ready for children, ages 7 – 12, who love art. Registrations are now being accepted.

MVCA will offer two, one-week sessions the weeks of August 10 and/or August 17. Students may sign up for one or both weeks. Camp runs Monday through Thursday. Two daily sessions are offered, dependent on age. The morning session (9:30 a.m. to 12:00) is for ages 7 -9, while the afternoon session (1:00 to 3:30 p.m.) is for ages 10 – 12.

Some of the many projects will include both 2 and 3 dimensional projects using clay and creating positive/negative spaces in black and white and color. Students will also study landscapes using outside observations and will make landscape sculptures. Certified art teachers will lead the way and snacks are provided. (more…)

Tang Teaching Museum announces UpBeat on the Roof concert with Bryan Thomas, 7 pm Friday, July 10, 2015

bryanthomas_seattle_fullSARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.  ­­— The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is pleased to announce its UpBeat on the Roof concert series continues at 7 pm Friday, July 10, 2015, with a performance by Bryan Thomas.

Albany-based soul-rock singer-songwriter Bryan Thomas “writes smart, and he writes from the heart, balancing intellect, passion and politics.” Thomas previously performed during the 2012 UpBeat season.

Celebrating its 15th season, the UpBeat on the Roof summer series highlights regional musical talent in an array of styles. UpBeat on the Roof is free and open to the public. The rooftop is accessible via the museum elevator or outdoor staircases. In the case of inclement weather the series is held inside the museum. (more…)

Micropolis Gallery Announces Linda Batchelor as Guest Artist

JulyPosterLegalWebGLOVERSVILLE—Linda Batchelor of Northampton, Massachusetts, will be the featured guest artist at Micropolis Gallery in Gloversville from July 10 through Labor Day. A “Meet the Artists” reception will be held at the gallery on Friday, July 10 from 5-7pm. 

Linda is a printmaker and collage artist who has exhibited both regionally and nationally.  She has won awards and prizes including a merit prize by Joann Moser, Senior Curator of Prints at the Smithsonian American Museum of Art, Washington, D.C. Linda has work represented in many collections including The Boston Public Library, Baltimore City College, and Fidelity. 

With a focus on color and pattern, Batchelor creates pictorial works of stylized bottles and figures.  She has been working with monotypes and collages for a number of years. This medium is well suited to her explorations in color and pattern and the emotional harmonies they create. (more…)

Lake Placid Sinfonietta’s First week of concerts will feature Northern Adirondack Vocal Ensemble

NAVE2014The Lake Placid Sinfonietta will kick off its 2015 summer festival season on the Fourth of July with “Champlain National Bank’s Festive Fourth,” a free community concert in Mid’s Park at 7 PM after the parade and before the fireworks.  The rain-site for this concert is St. Agnes Church on Saranac Ave. in Lake Placid, and if the concert is moved the rain-site start time will be 7:15.  Weather related venue change information will be available via phone at the Lake Placid Sinfonietta office at 518-523-2051 after 5 PM on the day of a concert, on Twitter @LPSinfonietta and on the Lake Placid Sinfonietta Facebook page.

At the July 4th concert, the audience will be invited to march sing and clap along in a concert that celebrates Independence day.  The orchestra will salute veterans, have some fun with a hoe down and get everyone into the spirit with some musical fireworks!   Selections in the concert will include Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America,” Gershwin’s “Wintergreen for President” and the ever-favorite Armed Forces Salute by Lowden.   (more…)

Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series Announces Celtic Night with Jubilee Riots

Rusted Root - photo by Shaun Ondak-2LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – The Pines Inn Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series presented by Adirondack “By Owner” has announced the third  performance in the seven week series, scheduled for Tuesday, July 14th, as Celtic Night with Jubilee Riots.   The Pines Inn Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series presented by Adirondack “By Owner” is held at 7:00PM on seven Tuesdays throughout the summer at Mid’s Park on Main Street, Lake Placid.  This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series.  As a celebration of some of the great music that has been offered through this free event, the organizers have announced a “Best of” lineup and are bringing back seven performers/bands who have been favorites over the past ten years.  Jubilee Riots last played the Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series under the previous name of Enter The Haggis in 2008.

These weekly performances, running from June 30 through August 11, feature local, regional and national acts in the scenic and historic setting of Mid’s Park on Main Street, Lake Placid, New York.  The series features local and regional emerging artists in a variety of musical genres and provides valuable exposure to these up and coming acts.  The music series is also an opportunity to introduce residents and visitors to a diverse range of musical genres in a scenic and relaxing setting. (more…)

LPCA Summer Gala July 30, 2015 from 6pm to 10pm at the Lake Placid Conference Center

SilveryMoonHere’s your sneak peek at great LIVE auction items:

Item 1: Chef in your home for 12
Gather up your group of 12 for the most elegant 5-course meal, prepared in your home by celebrity Chef Rob Borden.
Your fabulous dining experience will be complimented by wine flights with wine expert Julie Robards of Robards Wine & Spirits, who will provide the fabulous wine pairings with each course. The LPCA’s own Macie Huwiler will work with the hostess to provide an elegant floral centerpiece, and we will bring waitstaff, making this a truly turnkey event!
Chef Rob Borden, a New York native, discovered his love of the kitchen at the age of thirteen while working with his father in a family owned restaurant upstate. Here, it was illustrated how the quality of the food is crucial to good living…and quality living. (more…)

The SPACE WE MAKE returns to The Recovery Lounge

Screen Shot 2015-05-28 at 1.11.48 PMWe are making space at the Recovery Lounge! Join us Friday, July 3rd at  6:30 for Mace Chasm food truck and 8:00pm for The Space We Make performance. 

Admission- Suggested donation $15

Mace Chasm Food Truck open for business at 6:30pm.

Performance – 8:00pm ANTIDEPENDENCE:  Creating art and community experience outside of the dominant cultural paradigm.  An evening celebrating who choose to create in the face of all odds. Outsider Art, dancers, musicians, some visual artists, silk-screening etc. featuring:

Caitlin Scholl
Simon Thomas-Train
Christina Robson
Emma Judkins
Emma Wiseman
Laurel Snyder (and Nico)
Kendra Portier
Philippe Bronchtein
Anna Adams Stark
WHITTLESEY Marjoline (more…)

Soundwaves kicks off it’s six week season

tumblr_nl7slwQaVK1tsu3qro1_500A community summer concert series on the shores of Lake Champlain.
Ballard Park, Westport, NY
Thursday evenings at 7:30 from July 2nd to August 13th 2015

Soundwaves is pleased to present the 2015 summer concert series at Ballard Park in Westport, NY. North Country resident and veteran Jazz trumpeter Taylor Haskins and his wife Catherine founded Soundwaves in 2014 when they accepted the role as volunteer organizers of the Westport Community Concert Series.

Taylor & Catherine Haskins were motivated by an awareness that music can be a tool to revitalize their local economy. ”Anything that brings a community together can be a catalyst for positive change, including a community park, a visitor center, a public lakeside beach, a CSA-based farm, a local trail system, even a summer concert series.” When the Haskins moved to the Adirondacks nearly five years ago from Brooklyn, NY they learned quickly that while their town had thrived through the early 20th century as resort town, it is now a sleepy gem on the shores Lake Champlain. Serving a population of 1300, Westport’s pedigree includes a drinking water so pure and delicious that Theodore Roosevelt had it bottled and delivered to the White House. Westport is also the birthplace of the original Adirondack Chair, originally known as the ‘Westport Chair’. Despite it’s beauty, Westport’s businesses struggle to survive in the winter months. As the bustle of summer begins, Soundwaves hopes to bring new life to the area by bringing people together through music. (more…)

A couple of other things at LPCA

image001The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is proud to present a nostalgia-inducing film series. Our new TBT (Throwback Thursday) Film series brings some of the best movies of all time to the LPCA big screen. The series will run select Thursdays from July 9, 2015 until May 19, 2016. The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) and Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will also present a performance of A Grand Night for Singing on Saturday, July 11 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. (scroll down for more)

The 2015-16 TBT Film Series includes:

 July 9 at 10:30 AM – Frozen Sing-A-Long.  Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, Frozen is the coolest comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction.  This sing-a-long version projects the lyrics across the bottom of the screen and encourages everyone to sing with their favorite characters in this latest American classic. (more…)

National Theatre Live’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers Plays the Lake Placid Center for the Arts

NTLive_BehindTheBeautifulForevers_portrait_listings image 2Lake Placid, NY: The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) will present screenings of the National Theatre Live’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers on Thursday, July 9 at 7:00 PM (please note this is changed from 2015-2016 LPCA brochure listing of 8:00 PM).  Tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for students.  Tickets are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518.523.2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.

About Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale. (more…)

First installment in the Monday Evening Lecture Series explores the namesake of the Fulton Chain of Lakes

AdirondackMuseum-MondayEveningLectures_Jul6_SteamboatHoricon(LakeGeorge)_SenecaRayStoddardC1875This season at the Adirondack Museum, the “Monday Evening Lecture Series” presents a variety of engaging Adirondack topics, including contemporary photographers of the Adirondack region, the creation of Mohawk baskets and the individuals who carry on the tradition, perennial gardening in a mountainous environment, and more.

Monday Evening Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Museum Auditorium, each Monday from July 6 through August 24.  Admission is free for museum members, children, and students with an I.D.; and is $5 for non-members. (more…)

The Lake Placid Center for the Art’s Free Young & Fun Performance Series Begins July 8

FACE1Lake Placid, NY: The Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) is proud to present to present a summer full of arts for all ages.  The Free Young & Fun Performance Series is dedicated to bringing the best entertainment for all ages to Lake Placid.  The series will run every Wednesday from July 8 until August 12 at 10:30 AM at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.  There is no charge for any Young & Fun performance.

The 2015 Young & Fun Performance Series includes:

July 8 at 10:30 AM – Tim Dumas Comedy & Magic.  For over 20 years, Tim Dumas has been making children and adults laugh throughout the United States and Canada.  All of Tim’s performances are fun filled, high energy magic and comedy!  Watch as the children become the performers, laugh and are entertained! (more…)

CPS Production of ‘Into the Woods’ Showing from July 6 to 11

The cast and crew of “Into the Woods” posed for a photo before rehearsal at SUNY Potsdam’s Performing Arts Center recentlyPOTSDAM, NY – Community Performance Series will begin its summer series with the family title “Into the Woods” from Monday, July 6 to Saturday, July 11. There will be evening performances at 7:30 p.m. each night, with afternoon matinees offered at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8 and Saturday, July 11. “Into the Woods” will be presented in the proscenium theater at SUNY Potsdam’s new Performing Arts Center.

“Into the Woods” is a multi-Tony Award-winning musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The story intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and follows them to explore the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. (more…)