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Weekender A&E

BluSeed Studios will hold closing celebration for ‘La Dansa’ exhibit

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios will host its first in-person event since March 2020 this coming Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. The art studio and gallery is bringing its “La Dansa” exhibit to a close with an indoor-outdoor celebration. Duo Jeffrey Wanzer Dupra and BluSeed Executive ...

Tupper Arts Capital Campaign has raised more than $51,000

TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Arts is excited to announce that its Capital Campaign launched in December 2020 has exceeded the $25,000 match from Joe and Rena Sellin of Gull Pond. With this match, the current total raised is $51,345. In addition, the Aseel Legacy Fund has given a $25,000 pledge ...

LPCA reopens theater for Oscar-nominated short films

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is reopening its theater for the first time in more than a year for in-person screenings of all of this year’s “Oscar Nominated Short Films” from Thursday, April 15 to Saturday, April 17. In a press release, the LPCA says it is ...

Adirondack Artists Guild juried art exhibit is online all month

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Artists Guild will present its 23rd annual juried art competition exclusively online this year. It opened on April 1, runs through April 30 and is viewable on the Guild’s website, adirondackartistsguild.com. Entries came in from all around the country as ...

Eye on the prize

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Institute announced the winners of its annual student photography contest. “24 Hours: A Photographic Interpretation of Life in the Adirondacks” is open to all high school students living or studying in the Adirondack region. Submissions may be color or ...

Adirondack summer youth theater opportunities announced

WESTPORT — Theaters throughout the North Country are collaborating to promote youth dramatic educational opportunities and live theater programming for the 2021 summer season. In an effort to provide interested youth with a full menu of this summer’s theater education options, area ...

NY will loosen virus restrictions on gatherings, performances

NEW YORK (AP) — New York will loosen restrictions on private gatherings and clear the way for some public performances that have been banned for nearly a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. Arts and entertainment venues will be allowed to open ...

New York will loosen some virus restrictions on gatherings, performances

NEW YORK (AP) — New York will loosen restrictions on private gatherings and clear the way for some public performances that have been banned for nearly a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. Arts and entertainment venues will be allowed to open ...

Depot Theatre awarded continued support from Cloudsplitter Foundation

WESTPORT — The Depot Theatre has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Cloudsplitter Foundation for ongoing operational needs and improvements to its artist housing. The grant represents continued support from Cloudsplitter Foundation for this mission-driven project which will ultimately ...

LPCA’s Zoom Play Festival opens

LAKE PLACID — This week the Lake Placid Center for the Arts will begin to feature winners of the Zoom Play Festival, a celebration of short plays written exclusively for Zoom. The showcase will be available for purchase on Vimeo beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday through March 26. Patrons can ...

Sky Center hosts ‘Walk Around the Winter Circle’

TUPPER LAKE — The Adirondack Sky Center and Observatory will host a free live virtual program at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 4, with “A Walk Around the Winter Circle.” The Winter Circle is an asterism (group of stars) in the night sky that hosts many deep space objects. Sky Center Vice ...

Tupper students’ Shakespeare series starts tonight

TUPPER LAKE — Weeks of rehearsals and recording sessions have been done remotely on Google Meet, finishing touches are being put on video production, and now the Red and Black Players of Tupper Lake Middle/High School are ready to stream three “Shakespeare Shorties” as their winter play ...

LPCA streams ‘Dixie’s Happy Hour’ comedy play as fundraiser

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is presenting a brand-new streaming comedy play, “Dixie’s Happy Hour.” The show will be available to stream at 7:30 p.m. on select evenings between Thursday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, March 6. Tickets cost $35 per login and are available ...

BluSeed invites artists to enter ‘La Dansa’ show

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios seeks entries for an open call art exhibit titled “La Dansa,” which will be on display in the gallery space from March 12 to April 25. “La Dansa” is a celebration of dance and movement. This show is open to all ages. BluSeed will accept 50 ...

NorthWind moves gallery into new ArtRise studio

When NorthWind Fine Arts closed its old gallery on Woodruff Street in December, its members knew it was just a transition period, not the end. Now they already have a new partnership to show off their artwork and maintain their presence in Saranac Lake. NorthWind is partnering with the ...

Adirondack Film Society announces free online series

LAKE PLACID — Following a filmmaker series held virtually last fall, the Adirondack Film Society announces a second free online film series beginning Feb. 24 and running every Wednesday through March 31. The six films to be shown won awards or were finalists in the 2020 “Your Shorts are ...

Last January Jam airs Sunday

On Sunday, in a normal year, some of us would be packing instruments into our cars and heading over to the Recovery Lounge in Upper Jay to play music, listen to music, catch up with friends and eat ham at the January Jam. But this is not a normal year, and these are not normal January ...

Artists Guild reflects on water

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Artists Guild will present “The Waters Around Us” during the months of February and March. The 15 members of the Guild will display works depicting water in many forms as it appears throughout the Adirondacks. Paintings, photographs, drawings, pottery and ...

Sinfonietta plucks forward in uncertain times

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Sinfonietta reinvented itself on the fly like many performing arts organization when it was winged by the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s kind of amazing to think that I’m already almost a year and a half into my tenure as musical director of the ...