Art in the Adirondacks Event Newsletter for the week of January 18, 2016
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Weekly Events Newsletter


These are some of our picks for interesting events for the week beginning January 18th. 

Monday January 18

The Walter Elwood Museum in Amsterdam has celebration of the life of Martin Luther King starting at 9:30am. 

At 6:00pm, the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts in Gloversville has a colonial weaving workshop that begins. Weaving cloth with a loom is an ancient practice, and weaving with hand-held looms has been a simple and convenient way to make your own cloth products for centuries. Instructor Barbara Sinacore will teach this time-honored process of weaving with a hand-held loom. 

Also at 6, Life Drawing - Winter sessions begins at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and is tough by Diane Leifheit. This is an opportunity to draw the figure live in a dedicated and friendly atmosphere.

Tuesday January 19

The Plattsburgh State Art Museum has a preschool story hour that begins at 10am. This program is part of a series especially designed for preschool age children (ages 3-5) and their caregivers. It introduces art concepts to young children through developmentally appropriate activities. During the 1 hour program, students have a picture book read to them in the galleries, look at original works of art that relate to the book, and make an art project to take home. 

At BlueSeed Studios in Saranac Lake, an introduction to oil painting workshop begins, taught by Nancy Brossard. Class size is limited to 8 participants, so call 518-891-3799 to register. 

In Northville, Corey Pitkin will have an opening reception at 6pm for his exhibit at the Northville Library.

Wednesday January 20

The Kirkland Art Center has professional musician Adam Dudding continuing his workshop. Bring your guitar, mandolin, bass, banjo, dobro and more to learn in a group setting at 3:30 pm.

Friday January 22

Mrs. B's Petite Galerie & Studio in Gloversville will host an acrylic painting workshop with “Winter Geese” as the theme from 6-9 p.m. The painting is suitable for all ability levels and can be completed in two to two and a half hours. In addition to painting supplies and step-by-step instruction, the workshop includes two pieces of pizza. 

As a new year begins, Pendragon Theater in Saranac Lake inaugurates a new program: Pendragon's Winter Reader's Theater Series.  To kick off the series, selected plays will be comedies representative of different eras of theater history beginning at 7:00pm with a staged reading of the venerable Roman comedy The Haunted House by Plautus (one of several Roman comedies incorporated into the hit Broadway musical A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum). 

Also in Saranac Lake - Live at BluStage: Mark Erelli at 7:30pm.  BluSeed Studios is thrilled to present the moving folk-rock of this Boston-based singer-songwriter. Admission: $18/$15 for BluSeed Members.

Saturday January 23

The Old Forge Library will hold three Poetry Instruction Workshops starting at 10:00am. Christine Holt will lead a workshop for Kindergarten through 6th grade students from 10:00 am till noon. Christine is a veteran teacher and school administrator in the Inlet School District and utilizes a variety of teaching methods to captivate student’s attention.   Also from 10:00am till noon, grades 7 through 12 students will be taught by Glenn Miley. 

The Folklife Gallery at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls has a kickoff event for a new exhibition - The Dream of America Separation & Sacrifice in the Lives of North Country Latino Immigrants. 

Also in Glens Falls at the Hyde you have the 60 from the 60s - selections from the George Eastman Museum exhibit starting at 2:00pm. 

At the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls, you have the Ready for Acts of Fashion Benefit & Auction starting at 6:30 pm.

In Plattsburgh it’s the Plutonian Buritto - a captivating musical experience at the ROTA Gallery & Studio at 7:00pm. 

For more music at 7, it’s the Acoustic Showcase at the Hudson River Music Hall. Musicians/songwriters performing will be Joe Phillips, Andy Houtman, Gavin Munoff, Alan Dunham, Pete Perillat and Jonathan Newell.

Sunday January 24

Music continues at the Hudson River Music Hall at 3pm as they present the Jive Show - featuring music of the 30’s and 40’s. Musicians Miriam Enman, Al Tolomeo, Frank Conti, Greg Brown and Cory Cirello will be performing the lively and upbeat music from this great musical era.

At 7:00pm at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts - the Banff Mountain Film Festival stops by and brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to the Adirondacks. 

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