This week at Pendragon

PendragonTheatreIt’s the week of the party! We are busy getting ready this week for the Kick Off Fundraiser on Wednesday at Casa Del Sol, it’s sure to be a fun time. Food, fun, tricky tray raffle, and other surprises are in store. Please call us at 518-891-1854 and we’ll add your name to our list. Hope to see you all there!

On Thursday please come by the theatre for a special Hobofest Fundraiser performance by the Wildeflowers and the Russ Bailey Trio at 7:00. Their music is sure to entertain, we are looking forward to a great night. Call the box office to reserve your tickets at 518-891-1854. (more…)

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts weekly events

Members’ Show
May 14th – June 13th

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, NY —  If you’re a member of the Arts Center and have artwork that you would like our community to see then this is the slot for you! Whether it be a photograph, a painting, a sculpture, woodwork, or anything in between! We would love to have it on exhibit here at the AC!  (more…)

Meet the Cape Air Artists

FullSizeRender 15After opening an office at 5 Broadway, in downtown Saranac Lake, Cape Air’s large windows were empty and needed attention. Inside, the walls were calling for color. With friendly negotiation in March between Cape Air’s manager and Saranac Lake ArtWorks, a reciprocal agreement was created. Member artists who did not have a downtown presence to display their work were offered the opportunity to obtain more visibility and exposure. In turn, Cape Air has a more visually interesting office. 

Thirteen Artists met, signed waivers, and began displaying their art. The artists are Karla Brieant (photography), Marie Cogar (fused glass), Stephanie De Joseph (mixed media), Shawn L. Halperin (painting/woodcarving)), Diane Leifheit (pastels), Larry Poole (Intaglio type print), Susan Runyon (Photography), Peter Seward (watercolor), Peter Shrope (ceramics), Edith Urban (oil painting), Brendan Wiltse (photography), and Chris Winters (fabric art). (more…)

Fun and Fast Painting with Wilson Bickford Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts

WilsonBickfordsunflowerPaint MACRO SUNFLOWER (11 x 14 canvas). Learn oil painting techniques to create a beautiful realistic painting. No previous experience required. All participants will leave with a completed project. Class size is limited. Sign up today to guarantee your spot! Wilson Bickford, artist and art educator, has perfected the art of the ‘wet-on-wet’ painting technique. This extremely popular painting style is easy to learn and yields fantastic results.

Fee: $65 includes all materials (pre-registration required). Register: Stop in, call or send check to MVCA

401 Canal Place, Little Falls, NY 13365

New version of the Art in the Adirondacks iPhone/iPad available now!

IMG_1656It’s finally out – the latest version of the Art in the Adirondacks iPhone and iPad app. Version 1.03 brings you added detail in both the lists of art locations and the information on each person in the database. Name, address, city, phone numbers, websites, email addresses, hours of operation and descriptions are now all available. In addition, you can map and get directions to each art location in the database.

We’re already hard at work on version 1.04, which should be out in the middle of May.  The ability to search in each category and other features are being worked on and should be submitted to Apple next week for approval. So, in the meantime, if you have version 1.02 upgrade! If you don’t have the app at all, please download and check it out and pass the information on to your friends and family. The app is free, so what have you got to loose?


Taste of the Arts – Join us for the third and final celebration of food, fun and art

taste_0Join us for the third & final

Taste of the Arts

A celebration of art, food and fun at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

Featuring a performance of The Richochet Project’s critically-acclaimed circus show Smoke & Mirrors followed by food from more than 10 of Lake Placid’s most celebrated restaurants.

Monday, May 18, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Early Bird Price until May 11 – $50
Regular Price – $65 (more…)

Carl Heilman – April / May Workshops, Tours, Events

CarlHeilmanOur crocus finally started blooming here a couple of days ago. The thick layer of snow and ice melted quite quickly with the sun and warm spring temperatures we were enjoying over the past several days. I imagine there will be more snow yet in the mountains, but I think we’re pretty well at the end of it here in Brant Lake.

The snow has left just in time for spring workshops! This coming weekend (April 24, 25, 26) I’m doing a series of programs for the Syracuse Camera Club. In addition to a Friday evening program on the Beauty of the Adirondacks, I’m also leading a photo tour on Saturday morning (Labrador Hollow / Tinker Falls), Saturday evening tour (Cazenovia), Sunday morning tour (Syracuse architecture and creek walk). Check this facebook page  for more details.

The following weekend I am doing two programs for the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne.  ‘Perfect Pictures Every Time’ for beginners is on Saturday May 2, and on Sunday May 3, I’m leading a Spring Lakes, Waterfalls / Full Moon photo tour. Here is a link for these events at the Folk School (more…)

First Ever VIC Shoot-Out Opens April 26

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATwelve area photographers were invited to come out and shoot photos at the Paul Smith’s College VIC between April 17-23: Mike Lynch, Jill Wenner, Eleanor Sweeney, Barry Lobdell, Burdette Parks, Russ Hartung, Phil Gallos, Jim Bullard, Jon Chodat, Ed Murphy, Karla Brieant and Brendan Wiltse. They then have a couple of days to review, select, print, and frame 3 of their best works. The exhibit will open Saturday April 25 and there’s a “Meet the Artists” reception on Sunday April 26 from 3 – 5 pm at the VIC. The show will remain on display until May 17 as part of the VIC’s “New Moon” Art Exhibits. (more…)

Sculptors, Painters, Filmmakers and Alumni Artists Featured in 2015 LoKo Festival at SUNY Potsdam

Emily_Glass_artPOTSDAM, NY — SUNY Potsdam will explode with artistry during the Lougheed-Kofoed Festival of the Arts, with an array of incredible exhibitions and installations, plus a great line-up of guest artists, from April 24 to May 3.

The Loko Festival will welcome a number of visiting artists to campus, including SUNY Potsdam alumnus Todd McGrain ’83. McGrain is the multitalented sculptor, filmmaker, author and creative director behind “The Lost Bird Project.” He has created incredible sculpted memorials to five extinct species of North American birds, which have each been permanently placed at locations in the birds’ former habitats, and were also displayed at the Smithsonian. A documentary about the project is airing on public television nationwide this spring. McGrain is the artist-in-residence at the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology and is the winner of the 2014 Audubon Award for Art Inspiring Conservation. He will offer a performance and discussion about his artistic process on Friday, May 1 at 4 p.m. in Brainerd Hall Room 202, followed by a screening of the documentary film “The Lost Bird Project,” at 7:30 p.m. in Kellas Hall Room 101. (more…)