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Weekender A&E

Artists Guild features Brossard paintings

SARANAC LAKE — Nancy Brossard will be the featured artist at the Adirondack Artists Guild for the month of November. Brossard is a plein air (outdoor) painter and a longtime member of the guild. Her show includes all new oil paintings of the Tri-Lakes area. There are large-scale ...

BluSeed starts to sprout after quiet spring, summer

SARANAC LAKE — To use its name as a metaphor, BluSeed Studios has largely lain dormant during the COVID-19 pandemic, but now it’s starting to push up a few leaves toward the sun. Pottery classes have now resumed on site, with just four students per class, according to BluSeed founder ...

Something to do for Halloween — drive-in movies

The pandemic has led communities to cancel downtown trick-or-treating, but it has also conjured up a new kind of Halloween entertainment in the Tri-Lakes area — drive-in movies. Tupper Lake will have three — one rated PG and two R-rated horror films — thanks to the Wild Center nature ...

New art school set to open in Saranac Lake in January

SARANAC LAKE — When one door closes, another opens. In the case of three local women, that new door will lead into a new art school. Jessica Ackerson, Julia Csanko and Brittany Sternberg had long dreamed of teaching art classes, but when the pandemic hit, they thought the idea would be ...

Film shows how Indigenous women influenced suffrage movement

SARANAC LAKE — The community is invited to learn the untold story of how Indigenous women influenced early suffragists in their fight for freedom and equality through a virtual screening of a new documentary film by Akwesasne resident Katsitsionni Fox. North Country Community College, ...

Cuomo lets cinemas reopen, with rules

If all your dreams seem to take place in movie theaters, punctuated by trailers and the sound of crunching popcorn, there’s finally some good news. On Saturday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that movie theaters outside of New York City can reopen on Friday. Unsurprisingly, there are ...

LPCA has online classes for November

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is offering three multi-week courses beginning in November. ¯ Beginner’s Photography Series, Mondays, Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 23, 6 to 7:30 p.m., $82, www.lakeplacidarts.org/virtual-experiences/beginners-photography-series. This course, ...

Cuomo lets cinemas reopen, with rules

If all your dreams seem to take place in movie theaters, punctuated by trailers and the sound of crunching popcorn, there’s finally some good news. On Saturday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that movie theaters outside of New York City can reopen on Friday. Unsurprisingly, there are ...

Bug Crawl coming to Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — Your scrap can become art. Your vote can help shape a bug. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, artist Larry Robjent will be at the Grizle-T’s garage in Saranac Lake collecting scrap metal to make six insect sculptures, which will be installed in various village ...

Tupper Lake Plein Air Festival winners announced

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake Plein Air Festival is over, and the winners have been announced. Sunday was the last day to view the locally inspired artwork done by the artists who participated in the Plein Air Festival last week. Most of the artists were able to leave their work with ...

Long Lake Photo Contest winners announced

LONG LAKE — On Tuesday the Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department announced the winners of the Long Lake Photo Contest, held between Aug. 24 and Sept. 30. The contest was open to any style of photograph including landscapes, wildlife, and candids. Pictures were ...

Songwriting in isolation

From a one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, Tupper Lake native Emily Mitchell is writing, recording and mixing her second album, a personal blend of folk, pop, punk and rock music, produced during a global pandemic in a city that has for months been a hotspot for the virus. This is not a ...

Sporn’s nature drawings on display in Saranac Lake

SARANAC LAKE — This month, artist Lee Ann Sporn presents a collection of colored pencil drawings at NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery. Sporn’s exhibit runs through the month of October at the gallery, which features the work of Adirondacks artists. Inspired by Martha Reben’s ...

ALCA streams Indian Lake native’s concert, interview Friday

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts online performance series “ALCA-Seltzer Series: Online Relief from the Headaches of Social Distancing” will host its first Autumn Stream, a concert by singer-songwriter Ryan Leddick at 7 p.m. Friday. Links to this livestream ...

LPCA gallery reopens this week

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts announced Monday it will reopen Gallery @ LPCA, located at the art center’s main campus at 17 Algonquin Drive. The reopening will coincide with the unveiling of this year’s annual Open Juried Art Show on Thursday. More than 70 works ...

‘The Soul of a Bowl’: Reid’s pottery on display in October

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Artist Guild will present “The Soul of a Bowl,” a show of recent pottery by Mary Lou Reid, during the month of October. Reid has created 50 bowls in a variety of styles, colors and sizes. Thirty of them have been named to reflect her connection with her ...

Tupper Lake Plein Air Fest is this week

TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake Plein Air Festival will welcome regional artists this week on Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, to paint the beautiful vistas this area has to offer in fall. There will be an art show and sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to ...