Celebrate the creativity of Adirondack locals with a variety of gallery exhibits, films, performances! With inspirations ranging from the beautiful surroundings of upstate New York to the plays of William Shakespeare and everything in between, you’ll be sure to get your art fix at one or more of these amazing attractions.
Crossing the Stream
Artists Catherine Hartung and Lee Ann Sporn present their duet show “Crossing the Stream” at NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery in Saranac Lake. Hartung and Sporn have drawn inspiration from their hikes in the Adirondack High Peaks and will display landscapes in acrylic and watercolor and colored pencil drawings of fishes, respectively. The public is invited to an opening ceremony on Friday, July 7 from 5 – 7 pm to enjoy the artwork.
Visions of Adirondack Life
The Wild Center and Adirondack have partnered to display the best in Adirondack photography to visitors of The Wild Center in Tupper Lake in a new film titled “Visions of Adirondack Life”. Images from Adirondack Life’s annual photography contest have been combined into the video that will be shown daily in the Wild Center’s Flammer Theater.
Saranac Lake ArtWorks offers studio tours on the weekend of Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30. The tours will traverse the studios of local artists, galleries, and guilds that will be open from 10 am – 5 pm on Friday and Saturday, as well as from noon to 3 pm on Sunday. Art on the tour includes glass work, paintings, photography, wood carving, and pottery. If you can’t make it to one of these art-filled days, don’t sweat it! There will be more studio tours available later in the summer and into the fall.
Adirondack Shakespeare Company
All’s well with the Adirondack Shakespeare Company as they present their summer festival season throughout the end of July and the beginning of August. Pulling from William Shakespeare’s repertoire, the company will perform “All’s Well That Ends Well” and “The Winter’s Tale”, as well as Patrick Siler’s “Thor” – an original production geared towards children. You can find them all over the region this summer, with their first performance of the season (Thor) set for Thursday, July 20 at 7 pm in Rogers Park, Bolton Landing.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found, Collages and Assemblages by Anastasia Osolin opens Friday, July 7 at the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake. The art exhibit opening will be accompanied by a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on July 7 that is open to the public. If you lose your way while headed to the opening reception, you can still catch the show through Tuesday, August 1.
Parts But Little Known
Have you ever wondered who was crazy enough to map out the mountains and lakes around the area? Your questions will be answered as the arc of Adirondack maps is represented in the exhibit “Parts But Little Known: Maps of the Adirondacks from 1556” at the Kelly Adirondack Center and is open through Friday, September 29. Curated by father-daughter team Cal and Caroline Welch, the exhibit provides a visual history of the mapping of the Adirondack region.
iForest – An Immersive Sound Experience
The new iForest experience available at The Wild Center is a nature-inspired choral work, broadcasted as visitors walk through paths in the surrounding forest. The immersive sound experience titled “I Walk Towards Myself”, created by Pete M. Wyer and recorded by The Crossing, features 72 individual voices singing via 24 strategically placed speakers among the paths. The musical experience is personalized by the walker’s selected path, speed, and the day’s weather.
Crow-Step Gallery in Northville recently opened at the beginning of June and aims to bring a new style to the Adirondacks with the graphic art of Carl Sedon and Brent Seckman. The gallery’s artwork draws inspiration from Seckman’s broadside drawings of the 18th and 19th centuries, adult comic book art, and illustrations from Sedon’s online book “The Mysterious Disappearance and Reappearance of Blue Bill”. Visitors can view and purchase the art Fridays through Mondays until Labor Day.
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