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LPCA heats up winter

March 22, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

While the long, cold winter has finally settled in the Adirondacks, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is just warming up. Celebrating 39 years of arts in the Adirondacks, the LPCA offers excellent programming to North Country residents and visitors throughout the year. Join us as we highlight some of this winter's events.

Joy to the Children 25 Benefit: A Silver Celebration will be held on Thursday, December 8 at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, donated by Lisa and Ed Weibrecht. This holiday benefit will feature a silent auction, gingerbread house competition, area artist embellished treasures, music, scrumptious goodies, and the chance to mingle with friends both old and new in the beautifully decorated Mirror Lake Inn. All proceeds from Joy to the Children are used directly for young people's programs in the Adirondacks including: LPCA's For Schools Only performances, Free Afterschool Arts Workshops, and Free Children's Theatre Camps. Follow the sound of the carolers, and join us at the 25th annual holiday benefit to help us light up the eyes of children with exceptional arts programs throughout the year.

Celebrate the season with the 11th annual An Adirondack Christmas featuring Dan Duggan, Roy Hurd, Peggy Lynn, and Frank Orsini on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7pm. Special guests for the evening will be announced.

The winter at the Center for the Arts is flurried with special events in the theatre as several nationally and internationally known groups grace the stage. From music, theatre and dance to opera, comedy and film there's something for everyone this season! Here are a few items we are able to announce as of press time but don't worry, almost every weekend throughout the season will have something exciting to attend.

The season kicks off with music by The Adirondack Woodwind Ensemble on Saturday, Jan. 28. In February, enjoy a two-week residency of professional theatre as Pendragon Theatre moves onto the LPCA stage with their winter comedy.

The LPCA is excited to present the best of British Theatre broadcast live in cinemas around the world. National Theatre Live monthly offerings from January to April will include: "Collaborators," "Travelling Light," "The Comedy of Errors," and "She Stoops to Conquer."

The LPCA is proud to present The MET: Live in HD series throughout the season. Programs noted as Live begin at 1pm on Saturdays, Encore screenings are 4pm on select Sundays. Programs include: Rodelinda (encore - January 8); The Enchanted Island (encore: Jan. 22); Gotterdammerung (live: Feb. 11); Faust (encore: Feb. 19); Ernani (encore: March 11); Manon (live

: April 7); La Traviata (live: April 4 and encore: May 6).

From January to April, the LPCA invites you to the Friday Night Film Series. These award-winning films are shown throughout the season for one-night only. Screenings are at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $6 general admission. Call the Box Office for film titles and dates. In addition to our regularly scheduled Film Series, enjoy the Banff Mountain Film Festival's - Best of the Fest on Sunday, Jan. 29.

When the days look dreary, visit the Fine Arts Gallery to brighten your view. The Big Little Art Show, an Invitational Miniatures exhibit presented in collaboration with the Adirondack Artist Guild will be on display in the LPCA Fine Arts Gallery from December 3 through December 29. Social FaceWorking will be on exhibit from Jan. 13 through Feb. 11 and will feature the works of 20 regional artists brought together into one unique show by Illustrator Nip Rogers. North Country Middle/High School Juried Art Show will be on exhibit from Feb. 17 through March 9. The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks Annual Cover Art Juried Show will be on exhibition from March 16 to April 14. North Country Community College Exhibit featuring works by students will be on display from April 20 to May 6. The Elementary School Art Show will be on exhibit from May 11 to May 25. Winter gallery hours vary by show please call 523-2512 to find out exact times. Admission is Free.

The Arts Center will be offering myriad Winter Adult Workshops beginning in January and continuing through the spring.

The winter brochure with a complete listing of events is available in late-December.

The LPCA is always looking for volunteers to help usher, if you are interested or for more information or reservations, contact the Box Office at 518-523-2512 or visit us online at where you can also sign-up for free LPCA updates! All programs are subject to change. The Lake Placid Center for the Arts - Celebrating 38 Years of Arts in the Adirondacks.



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