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25th Annual Rustic Furniture Fair at the Adirondack Museum
Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y. - Join the Adirondack Museum for the Rustic Furniture Fair on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9. Renowned artisans from throughout the United States will showcase and sell their one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture, furnishings, and artwork.
The show will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visitors interested in an early buying opportunity can visit on Saturday, September 8 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the door, and are available now online at http://www.adkmuseum.org/exhibits_and_events/special_events/detail/?id=305
The Adirondack Museum’s Rustic Furniture Fair is recognized as the premier event of its kind in the country. This gathering of talented artisans includes both traditional and contemporary styles of furniture design, handcrafted from natural materials. A list of the sixty participating artisans can be found on the museum’s website at www.adkmuseum.org. Demonstrations of furniture making and painting will take place throughout the weekend. Exhibitors will answer questions about their work, or discuss custom made pieces.
In celebration of the 25th or Silver Anniversary of the Rustic Fair, more than twenty-five artisans have elected to design and create a unique commemorative piece for this year’s show. Each piece will bear a tribute plaque. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the commemorative pieces will benefit the museum.
In addition, there will be a very special silent auction happening during the Fair featuring the works of Barney Bellinger, Randy Holden, Larry Post, Russ DeFonce, Jonathan Swartwout, Bill Perkins, Rick Pratt and Bob Jones. Winners will be announced Sunday, September 9 at 3 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Adirondack Museum.
Music throughout the weekend will be provided by Intermountain Trio. They will be releasing their second album “Can’t Find the Words” at the Rustic Fair this year. Intermountain Trio will be playing starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, and at 10 a.m. on September 9. Visit their website for additional information: http://www.imtrio.com/.
Adirondack Life, North Country Public Radio, Mountain Lake PBS, and Adirondack Explorer are media sponsors for the Rustic Furniture Fair.
The Adirondack Museum, accredited by the American Association of Museums, shares the history and culture of the Adirondack region in 22 exhibits on a 32-acre campus in the Central Adirondacks. The museum is supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. For additional information, visit www.adirondackmuseum.org or call (518) 352-7311.
Charlie Greens Market Show
For several years the Adirondack Artists Guild has occupied the building which once housed Charlie Green’s Market. Visitors to the gallery often have fond reminiscences of Charlie and his market, remembering where his counter was, where the butcher case was, how he wrapped the parcels with string suspended over the counter after tallying up the bill by hand with a pencil.
In January 2013 the Guild plans to mount a show celebrating markets to commemorate Charlie Green’s place in the history ofSaranacLake.
Each of the guild’s fourteen members will provide artwork for the exhibit.
The guild is seeking anecdotes and stories about Charlie and his market from the public. These may be emailed to Diane Leifheit at firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the gallery.
In addition, the guild hopes to have on hand memorabilia and photographs of Charlie and the store from anyone who has something to share. They will be returned after the show closes at the end of January. Please contact Diane Leifheit to make arrangements for the loan of anything relating to the market.
This exhibit will continue the Guild’s tradition of putting on compelling new shows every month, and everyone will be welcome to come to see it and remember one of Saranac Lake’s most colorful and beloved citizens.
The Adirondack Artists Guild is a cooperative retail art gallery representing a diverse group of regional artists residing and working in the Tri-Lakes region of the AdirondackPark. The gallery is located at 52 Main St, SaranacLake, 518 891-2615. Winter gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 until 5 and 12-3 on Sundays. The gallery is closed on Mondays in the winter. The Guild is on the web at www.adirondackartistsguild.com., and on Facebook at Adirondack Artists Guild.
The Village of Saranac Lake may declare municipal property that is not needed for municipal purposes as surplus and dispose of it. This is what the village hopes to do with a small parcel of land adjacent to 97 Main Street which is about 156 square feet in area.
A public hearing will be held on September 10th to hear from residents on the issue of the Village disposing of the property.
The Trudeau Institute announced today that Peter Lawson-Johnston, a fifth-generation member of the Guggenheim family, will discuss his memoir, “Growing Up Guggenheim: A Personal History of a Family Enterprise,” on Wednesday, September 12, in the John Black Room of the Saranac Laboratory Museum.
The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 pm and Lawson-Johnston will give a brief lecture at 6 pm. He also will be available to sign copies of his book following the lecture.
A grandson of Solomon R. Guggenheim, since 1964 Lawson-Johnston has been a trustee of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which currently operates Guggenheim Museums in New York, Bilbao (Spain) and Berlin (Germany), along with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice (Italy). He is presently honorary chairman of the foundation.
A graduate of the Lawrenceville School and the University of Virginia and a former reporter for the Baltimore Sun, Lawson-Johnston has also served as a senior partner at his family holding company, Guggenheim Brothers, since 1971, having joined the firm as a partner in 1962. He has also been a director of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation since 1968 and its chairman since 1971.
Walter Cronkite described Growing Up Guggenheim, first published in May 2005, as a “book of extraordinary and surprising revelations by a Guggenheim about the private lives of that fabulous and opulent family.” And William F. Buckley Jr. called Lawson-Johnston’s memoir a “splendid book, original, readable, dramatic, and instructive.”
Local residents are encouraged to attend the September 12 event and share with Lawson-Johnston and his daughter, Mary (Mimi) Lawson-Johnston Howe (vice president of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection), any personal experiences they may have had with philanthropist Edmond A. Guggenheim, who helped supervise his family’s copper holdings for nearly 50 years and summered in the Adirondacks. Guggenheim built the Guggenheim Camp on Lower Saranac Lake, which he owned from 1917 to 1963. He also acquired the famed Algonquin Hotel, which was located on an adjacent property, and donated it to the Trudeau Institute, which replaced the structure with their present building in the late 1950s.
The event, co-sponsored by the Trudeau Institute, Historic Saranac Lake and local resident Lilo G. Levine, will conclude at approximately 7 pm and is free the public. The Saranac Laboratory Museum is located at 89 Church Street in Saranac Lake.
About Historic Saranac Lake Historic Saranac Lake is a not-for-profit, architectural preservation organization that captures and presents local history from its center at the Saranac Laboratory Museum.
The Trudeau Institute is a nonprofit biomedical research center founded in 1884 by Dr. E.L. Trudeau. The Institute’s fundamental research on immunity fosters the development of vaccines, treatments and cures for many life-threatening diseases, including cancer, tuberculosis and influenza. The Institute is supported by federal and state grants and contributions from individuals, private foundations and corporations. For further information about the Trudeau Institute, go to www.trudeauinstitute.org.
Opening Reception & Award for the 2012 LPCA Adirondack Jurried Art Show will be held in the Fine Arts Gallery of The Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The Adirondack Jurried Art Show will contiue through October 20th and will feature work from regional artists. All media and artists welcome.
The LPCA Fine Arts Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 1-5pm. Admission is free. For more information visit www.lakeplacidarts.org or call 518-523-2512. Below is a list of this years collection.
ARTIST NAME – TITLE OF EXHIBITED WORK
Mary (Gariepy) Dade – Adirondack Magic
Jim Abendroth – Sanctuary
Charles Atwood King – Tamaracks
Nancie Battaglia – Boats
Alice K. Boardman – Beaver Pond in Winter
Karla Brieant – Autrain
Marjorie Burns – Beaver Dam
Susan Camp – Passings
JoAnn Cancro – Adk Loj Road
JoAnn Cancro – Storms Coming (Elizabethtown)
Jessica Chevalier – Colonial Reflections
Penelope Clute – After Sunset, Inlet NY
Penelope Clute – Eagles Hunting Ausable Point
Bill Crosby – Avalanche Pass
Jeanne Danforth – Man in the Moon
Scott David – Between Fences
Barbara Delaney-Smith – Amélie’s Hibiscus
Anne Diggory – Making Waves
John DiGiacomo – Dipper on Rock
John DiGiacomo – Little Cherry Patch Pond
Charles Dilzer – Puss in Boot
Suzanne Doin – Paint the Sky
Laura Fair-Schulz – Back in the Mirror
Ellen Few Anderson – Lake Champlain, Early Spring #3
Margo Fish – Universe’s Prophetic Longing
Kelli Gottschall – Junkyard Treasure
Gaye Grabowski – Camel’s Hump from Bluff Point
Heidi Gutersloh – Bowl of Oranges
Shawn Halperin – Heaven & Earth
Shawn Halperin – Lake Series: March
Michael Hart – Between Question and Answer
Susan Hoffer – Bowling with Oranges
Andrea Knight – Cattails
Marion Kratky – Saranac Fish & Game Club
Betsy Krebs – Lake Ozonia
Betty LaDeau – Sunrise
Gary Larsen – Foliage at Woodward Reservoir
Ann Larsen – Saratoga Summer
Ann Larsen – Tupper Lake Shadows
Peggy L. McCartney – Windswept Pines
Gail McKay – Adirondack Icon- Winter
Jerome Milks – Nature in Balance
Lynda Naske – A Little Night Music
Lynda Naske – Teapot Rising
Burdette Parks – Bartlett Bay Light
Valerie Patterson – From the 1% to the 99%
Valerie Patterson – Homeward Bound
Larry Poole – Conversations
Larry Poole – On the Move
Flossy Powell – Don’t Bet On It, Dogs!
Flossy Powell – The Berry Eaters
Jon Prime – VanHoevenberg Beaver Pond
Tyler Rand – Bridging the Singularity
Carl Rubino – With a Little Help From My Friends
Linda Sauther – Crow in the Trees
Olaf Soot – Adirondacks, As Waves on a Churning Sea
Olaf Soot – Misty Cataracts of Opalescent
Roy W. Stevens – Men of Steel Spotting the Crane
Carol Stinnett – Deep Woods
Eleanor Sweeney – Palm Streams
Linda Sweeney – River Song III
Eleanor Sweeney – Winter Music
Michael Volino – Looking East on Algonquin
Leslie Walch – Empowerment, Limitless, Expansion
Connie Wheeler Geisler – View form the Harbor
Ken Wiley – Not Juliet’s Balcony
Jeri Wright – Aptera- Crete
Jeri Wright – Ausable Impression V
Ursula Wyatt Trudeau – Nightfall
Radmila Zuman – Die Walküre
Radmila Zuman – Tally-Ho
Please join The Bookstore Plus in welcoming author Jeremy Davis to Lake Placid on Sunday, September 16th. David will be signing copies of his new book, Lost Ski Areas of the Southern Adirondacks from 2 to 4 PM. For more information, please visit www.thebookstoreplus.com or call 518-523-2950.
3rd Thursday ArtWalks
Last one – Sept 20 – come celebrate the Arts in Saranac Lake with a stroll through our historic downtown.
Carousel to feature Watercolors by Valerie Patterson Sept. 20th
The thought provoking watercolors of Valerie Patterson will be on display at the Adirondack Carousel on Thursday, September 20th from 5 to 7:30 as part of the Art Walk event in Saranac Lake.
Patterson’s striking watercolors reflect a sense of social consciousness in a broad range of themes. She describes her motivation as a means to “create images that provoke action, thought and a feeling of commonality, often transcending the decorative, entertaining, or ‘easy’ in the hopes that my art can be a force for discovery, unity, humanity and support in difficult times”.
A prolific artist, Patterson has exhibited her work throughout the country. Among her numerous awards are the 2009 Peace Prize for the Arts at the 1st Annual Arts for Peace Exhibition in Dayton, Ohio and a 1st Place Profile Award in the “HerStory Competition” at Manhattan Arts International in New York.
The art exhibit is part of the Adirondack Carousel’s vision to fuse art, education and entertainment in ways that foster imagination and inspire people of all ages.
The Carousel will be open during the fall from noon to 5 Wednesday through Sunday but is extending its hours to 7:30 on Sept. 20th for Art Walk. For more information, visit the carousel’s website at adirondackcarousel.org or friend the carousel on Facebook.
Tupper Lake - Fire Department Station Repair Replacement Study
Tues., Sept 25th, 7pm @ the Goff Nelson Memorial Library — downstairs
Community Forum #3
Division of Fire Protection Services
The Building Committee has
been hard at work — so much
is happening — so much to
report ! Please come witness
our progress at the third
Community Forum. We would
love to share our efforts and
hear what you have to say!
Tupper Lake - Fire Department Station Repair Replacement Study
Tues., Sept 25th, 7pm @ the Goff Nelson Memorial Library — downstairs
The Town of Harrietstown Board will meet at 7:30pm in the Town Hall in Saranac Lake… Note that the regular meeting time is 7pm but the meeting on the 27th will be at 7:30pm
70 ARTISTS • 3 DAYS • PEAK FALL COLOR
Find out Sept 28-29, from 10 – 4 and Sept 30 from 12 – 4. Saranac Lake Art Works is presenting the sixth annual Northern Adirondack Artist at Work Studio Tour to help you answer just those questions. The Northern Adirondack region is renowned for its population of artists and craftspeople. By visiting artists in their studios, watching them create, and speaking with them about their work, you will gain insight into “how they do that”.
Over 70 artists are in their studios and represented in galleries during this last weekend of September. Many artists are clustered in the hamlets, allowing you to park and stroll through historic neighborhoods and business districts. Others are best reached by car – wouldn’t it be fun to get some friends together and drop in on a weaver, a potter, a painter, or a jewelry maker? While there, you might even find a piece to bring home, or to give to someone special. With over 70 participating artists, you are sure to find something right up your alley.
Watch for the yellow and black tour signs. Not all artists are available every day. Check the schedule online or pick up the Studio Guide from one of our sponsors who are our valuable assets, providing booklets, information, and much appreciated support for the Tour.
The Artists Studio Guide booklets can be picked up at the Adirondack Artists’ Guild, 52 Main Street, Saranac Lake. Questions? Call 518-891-2615. The booklet is a keeper, a year round resource for artist information. It can also be viewed online by clicking HERE. Check our Facebook page for updates on events. Tune in to North Country Public Radio, our media sponsor. For lodging, dining, and travel information, contact the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 518 891-1990.
Artist at Work Studio Tour is funded in part by a DCA grant from the New York State Council on the Arts administered by the Arts Council of the Northern Adirondacks.
Lake Placid, New York
You Be the Judge!
Audiences in over 300 Cities Spanning 6 Continents Unite for One Week for One Purpose . . .
to Judge the 10 Finalists in the
15th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival
New York, NY – Sept. 11th, 2012 - Filmgoers in Lake Placid, New York, will unite with audiences in over 300 cities spanning six continents to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 15th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts in Lake Placid on Friday, September 28, at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for LPCA Members. For more information call 523-2512 or visit online at LakePlacidArts.org .
Out of 520 entries received from 49 countries around the world, MANHATTAN SHORT selected ten short films as finalists. Each film is 18 minutes or under in length. Countries represented this year include Norway, The Netherlands, Russia, England, Ireland, Peru, France, Romania, Spain and the USA, in what festival organizers describe as the “United Nations of Film Festivals.”
These short films will not only entertain a global audience, but will be judged by them as well. Filmgoers will be handed a voting card upon entry and asked to vote for the one film they feel should win. Votes are tallied at each participating cinema and submitted to festival headquarters where the winner will be announced in New York City, as well as posted on the net at www.ManhattanShort.com on Sunday, October 7th, at 10:00 PM.
With past finalists achieving the ultimate in recognition by being nominated and even winning the Oscar in the short film category, the Manhattan Short has become known as a breeding ground for the next big thing.
In one week, over 100,000 people from as far north as St. Petersburg, Russia, to as far south as Buenos Aires, Argentina, as far east as Kathmandu, Nepal, and as far west as Perth, Australia, to over 150 cinemas in 47 US States will come together to view and vote on these 10 films. “While the goal of any festival is to discover and promote new talent, the real aim of this festival is bringing communities together via stories from around the world,” says Nicholas Mason, MANHATTAN SHORT founder and director.
“Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that what started as a small, relatively simple event when I projected a handful of short films onto the side of a truck on a downtown Manhattan street 15 years ago, would grow into what it is today, with communities all over the world getting together to celebrate via ten short films…it’s become like Earth Day—but with film,” adds Mason.
The Devil’s Ballroom: (Norway 15:30) Henrik M Dahlsbrakken
On a perilous journey to the North Pole, an Arctic explorer makes a critical decision with lifelong consequences. Click here to read the Festival interview with Henrik
A Curios Conjunction of Coincidences: (The Netherlands 8:34) Joost Reijmers
Bad luck connects three men together even though they live in different centuries.
Click here to read the Festival interview with Joost
Where Does The Sea Flow: (Russia 14:00 * World Premier) Vitaly Saltykov
A mother comes to grips with a precocious young daughter and the violent circumstances of her birth. Click here to read the Festival interview with Vitaly
Two & Two: (UK 8:25 USA Premier) Babak Anvari
In a school run by an authoritarian regime, a seemingly ridiculous decree becomes a syllabus for terror. Click here to read the Festival interview with Babak
Cluck: (Ireland 18:57) Michael Lavelle
Feathers are ruffled at the orphanage when a new arrival threatens to upset the pecking order. Click here to read the Festival interview with Michael
Behind The Mirrors: (Peru 12:10) Julio O Ramos
When one of the night’s customers at a disreputable motel leaves an unexpected mess, the young manager sees an opportunity that may change his family’s fortunes forever.
Click here to read the Festival interview with Julio
The Elaborate End of Robert Ebb: (France/UK 12:50) Clement Bolla, FX Goby, Matthieu Landour
A monster terrorizes a town and induces collective hysteria with hilarious results.
Click here to read the Festival interview with FX Goby.
Superman, Spiderman or Batman: (Romania 11.00) Tudor Giurgiu
Inspired by his favorite comic book heroes, a young boy tries to save the day.
Click here to read the Festival interview with Tudor
’92 Skybox Alonzo Mourning Rookie Card: (USA 12.00) Todd Sklar
Brothers Jim and Dave sort out their differences in extreme fashion when their father dies.
Click here to read the Festival interview with Todd
Voice Over: (Spain 9.50) Martin Rosete
A series of life-threatening experiences pale in comparison to a situation that requires real courage. Click here to read the Festival interview with Martin
For more information on the Festival and to read detailed interviews with the 10 Finalists visit www.ManhattanShort.com or click on the following links: Download 300 dpi stills of the finalists’ films - http://www.manhattanshort.com/p_press_finalist_stills.html
To see a list of cinemas taking part in 2012 - http://www.manhattanshort.com/cinemas.html
To read interviews and view film trailers - http://www.manhattanshort.com/finalists.html
To view the trailer of the Festival: - http://www.manhattanshort.com/trailer.html
Finalists for 2012
“The Devil’s Ballroom” (Henrik M. Dahlsbrakken) Norway
“A Curious Conjunction of Coincidences” (Joost Reijmers) Holland
“Where Does the Sea Flow” (Vitaly Saltykov) Russia
“Two & Two” (Babak Anvari) England
“Cluck” (Michael Lavelle) Ireland
“Behind the Mirrors” (Julio O. Ramos) Peru
“The Elaborate End of Robert Ebb” (Clément Bolla, FX Goby, Matt Landour) England
“Superman, Spiderman or Batman” (Tudor Glurgiu) Romania
“92 Skybox Alonzo Mourning Rookie Card” (Todd Sklar) USA
“Voice Over” (Martin Rosete) Spain
— The SUNY-ESF Ranger School is celebrating its centennial during the 2012-2013 academic year. As part of the celebration, the school welcomes the public to attend a Forest Festival on September 28 and 29, 2012.
Saturday,September 29 will kick off with a 250-Chain (5K) Fun Run and Walk. A “chain” is a traditional unit of measurement used by surveyors and foresters. The course will follow gravel roads on the Ranger School’s Dubuar Memorial Forest. The registration table opens at 7:45 and the race begins at 9:00 am. Walk-in registrations are welcome, but for a guaranteed race T-shirt, the registration form and payment must be received by Friday, September 14. The fee is $20 for adults and $12 for youth 14 and under.
Also in conjunction with the centennial, the Wanakena Historical Association is sponsoring a photography contest. Photos must be taken in St. Lawrence County,within the boundaries of the Adirondack Park. Judging will occur in two categories: Nature and North Country Life. Entry fees are $5 for one photo, $10 for 3 photos, and $20 for up to ten photos. Submissions must be received by Friday, August 24. Selected photographs will be on display at the Ranger School during the Festival.
The SUNY-ESF Ranger School was founded in 1912 and offers programs in forest technology, land surveying technology, and environmental and natural resources conservation. Students earn an associate in applied science degree while experiencing a field-based education in the school’s 2800-acre forest in the heart of the Adirondack Park. The Forest Festival sponsors include the New York Chapter of the Society of American Foresters, the Northeastern Loggers Association, and the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce.
For entry and registration forms and more information about the festival, please visit
LIFE FLIGHT’S PUMPKINFEST SATURDAY 9/29 10 am at Adirondack Airport, Lake Clear
A day of family fun is planned for Saturday, September 29 beginning at 10 am at the Adirondack Airport in Lake Clear, NY. North Country Life Flight, the area’s air rescue medical team, will hold it annual PumpkinFest as part of the Adirondack Regional Airport’s open house celebration.
PumpkinFest will feature games, face painting, hair painting, pumpkin decorating, Hoo Dee Doo the Clown, music by Mr. DJ, hay rides, a hay maze, bake sale, a silent auction, and the ever popular Cake Walk, featuring cakes from many of the region’s finest chefs and eateries. New this year SMOKEY’s BBQ 911. Visitors can see The New York State Police Life Flight Helicopter, static airplane displays, take part in the Adirondack Regional Airport’s Open House, NYS Seat Belt Convincer. PumpkinFest is an important fund-raiser for North Country Life Flight, this year marking 23 years of helping to save lives in the North Country.
The Adirondack Regional Airport is located off NY Route 186W. From Saranac Lake head west on 86, turn left on route 186W at Donnelly’s Corners for approximately 2 miles. Watch for signs for the Adirondack Airport on your right.
Construction Schedule update for Village of Saranac Lake Projects:
Week of October 1st thru October 5th: Milling of Sheppard Avenue and Clinton Street from Franklin to Sheppard Avenue Monday October 1st. Streets will be closed to all traffic with the exception of bus traffic on the days indicated as well as all parking will be prohibited on these streets from 6:30 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. Sidewalk and curb installation will also be done on Academy Street for the duration of the week. Village forces will also be performing all cleanup and paving preparation on the milled streets immediately after milling.
Week of October 9th through October 16th: Paving operations on Canaras Street, Park Avenue, Sheppard Avenue, State Street, Helen Street, Pine Street and Clinton Streets. All streets will be closed to ALL traffic on the day of paving.
The Saranac Lake LDC will hold the next regular meeting on Monday. October 1, 2012 at 4:30pm at 39 Main Street Saranac Lake in the Village Board Room at 4:30pm.
Beginner Pottery Class (age 15 & up) Every Tuesday October 2nd -November 20th 8 weeks: 6pm-8pm Cost: $200.00 includes all material and firing; studio access To register call 518-891-3799 Artist Joanna Merry will guide the beginner potter though the basic maneuvers of creating a piece of pottery on the wheel. Hand Building skills are also introduced as well as glazing and glazing techniques. Through demonstrations and planned projects, the student is able to accomplish goals and gain the necessary confidence needed to finish a pot on your own! This class is designed for the beginner but for those who have some wheel experience this is the perfect refresher course!
Joanna Merry graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in May 2011 with her BFA in Ceramics and Printmaking. After graduation, she spent the summer traveling in order to partake in various programs and work exchange opportunities at numerous art schools and centers. Among these were Penland School of Crafts, Alfred University and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Joanna has assisted and taught several workshops over the past couple years including the 21st century program and Monday ceramics classes to children of the Ted Kay Center in Plattsburgh. This past October she joined BluSeed as an artist in residence.
The cost for this 8 week 2hr/evening session is $200.00, which includes all material and firing. The participant also has free studio access throughout the session.
BluSeed Studios is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide space where artists have the opportunity to experiment, diverge, exhibit and perform; to move ideas and aesthetics forward; to share this diversity with the community. For further information please visit: bluseedstudios.org or call 518-891-3799.
TOPIC: Elementary Playground Progress at LPCSD
LPCS Elementary Playground to return soon
The Lake Placid Central School District is pleased to announce that the Paw Print Park Playground at Lake Placid Elementary School will soon reopen, according to Superintendent Dr. Randy Richards. The LPCSD Board of Education decided to close the playground last fall after two students were injured. Subsequently, Utica National, the District’s insurance company, issued a site audit report which listed a number of safety issues that the Board has taken action to correct.
The playground had been donated to the District by members of the FRIENDS parent group, which raised funds for the project and hired a local contractor to install the natural and creative themed park.
After closing the park, the District sought clarification from the New York State Education Department on playground regulations, which, after several revisions, declared that stamped architectural plans of the site must be developed.
In response, the District hired Mr. Steve Lauzun of Parkitects, an Ithaca, NY based company that specializes in “People, Parks, and Playgrounds” to perform a site audit, draw new architectural site plans, and develop a work plan for the necessary repairs.
Mr. Lauzun’s audit of the playground listed safety items not previously identified during the Utica National audit, and also ensured that it would meet federal requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
A committee comprised of members of the FRIENDS group, the original contractor, district maintenance workers, the District administration, and Board of Education members worked with Mr. Lauzun to develop the remediation plan to reopen the playground. This included removing some of the existing playground apparatus.
The plans for the new and improved playground include: zoned areas for grades K-2 and 3-5, a new 10-seat swing set, new hill slides and a new sandbox. The playground surface will consist of 10-12 inches of processed wood chip fiber, replacing the current sand cover.
Now in the final stage, the district needs volunteer help. Six to eight volunteers are need for Friday afternoon, October 5th to stake out the area, drill holes, sort parts and prepare for the main event on Saturday, Oct. 6th.
On October 6th, 20 to 25 people will be needed to install play equipment and new surfacing. Once the concrete cures, swings will be hung and loose ends completed. The target date for reopening the park is Wednesday, October 10th.
In you are interested in assisting, or have questions, please contact Diane Brenner at 524-0292 or email her at email@example.com. Volunteers should bring rakes, shovels, and wheelbarrows. The District will provide other tools. Snacks and lunch are being coordinated by the FRIENDS group.
On Friday, October 5th at 9:45 AM – the Saranac Lake Central School District will be conducting a district wide code green evacuation practice drill. This is just a drill to be prepared in the event of a real emergency
Ursula Wyatt Trudeau ?A Little on the Wild Side?
Ursula Wyatt Trudeau will be the featured artist for the month of October at the Adirondack Artists Guild. Her exhibit of acrylic paintings, ?A Little on the Wild Side,? will include landscapes,people, and some creatures.
Montreal born and educated, Ursula Wyatt Trudeau studied art at the Montreal Ecole des Beaux Arts and painting with the late Hans Hoffman, Stanley Cosgrove and Alfred Pellan. She resides and paints in the Adirondacks and the Caribbean. Extensive traveling has offered Ursula a wide variety of freelance commercial art work including visualization, fashion illustration, hand painted billboards, costume and set designing for both theatre and television, window displays, child portraiture, teaching children’s art classes and textile designing.
The exhibit opens on Friday October 5 with a reception at the gallery from 5-7PM. Everyone is welcome. It runs through October 31.
The Adirondack Artists Guild is a cooperative retail art gallery representing a diverse group of regional artists residing and working in the Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondack Park. The gallery is located at 52 Main St, Saranac Lake,518 891-2615. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 until 5 and 11-3 on Sundays. The gallery is closed on Mondays. The Guild is on the web at www.adirondackartistsguild.com.,and on Facebook at Adirondack Artists Guild.
Dwell, a sale and exhibit of sculpture by Leslie Strong Sutter, opens at Creative Spirit Community Art Center on Friday, October 5, 7-9pm. It will remain open to the public all month. Again, the first Friday of October, everyone is invited to enjoy the exhibit and, listen to sounds of, as they say, “what comes to mind when children devour apple pie on a runaway log-raft in mid-July,” by Raquette River Caramelo, with Chris Strebendt, Kira LaRose, Steve Farina, Sal and Oscar Sarmiento.