BluSeed to hold juried art competition
SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios has announced the dates for its second-annual juried art competition, “Abstraction,” open to all artists and media.
Works in the abstract style may be submitted Jan. 15 through 18, and will be juried Jan. 19. The exhibit will run Jan. 24 through Feb. 23, with a meet-the-artists opening reception scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 24.
Artists may contact BluSeed Studios at 891-3799 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the prospectus.
Cash prizes and honorable mentions will be awarded at the discretion of the juror, Linda Sweeney, who received her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts from Chatham College and did postgraduate work in two-dimensional art/pastel. She has exhibited extensively throughout the Northeast and has won numerous awards including Best in Show at BluSeed’s 2013 Abstraction competition.
Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by appointment.
Ti Festival Guild to present Twelfth Night Celebration
PUTNAM — The Twelfth Night Celebration presented annually by the Ticonderoga Festival Guild will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Putnam United Presbyterian Church on County Road 2 in Putnam.
Choirs from area churches will sing their special Christmas anthems, with instrumental music and audience carol singing added. Cookies and punch will be served following the performance by the deacons of the church. The Wise Men who appeared at the program last year will be making a return visit.
Twelfth Night is traditionally the final night of the Yuletide celebration. This is the 21st Twelfth Night program presented by the Festival Guild.
‘Cabin Fever Sundays’ explore warm topics
BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Adirondack Museum’s “Cabin Fever Sundays” series will present a wide-ranging look at life in the Adirondacks with its “Cabin Fever Sundays” series.
The series kicks off with “Lost Ski Areas of the Southern Adirondacks,” featuring speaker Jeremy Davis, at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at view, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge. Admission is free for museum members, students and children; $5 for non-members.
Davis will share the history of how ski areas developed during the Great Depression and tell the stories of some now-vanished slopes like Harvey Mountain/Garnet Mountain in North River, Maple Ridge in Old Forge, Silver Bells in Wells and more, with photographs and memories from those who enjoyed them.
Davis, a meteorologist at Weather Routing, Inc., in Glens Falls, is a passionate skier; founder of the New England/Northeast Lost Ski Areas Project; board member of the New England Ski Museum in Franconia, N.H.; and author of Lost Ski Areas of the Southern Adirondacks (2012), which won the 2012 International Ski History Association’s Skade Award.
LPCA to show encore of “Hamlet”
LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will present an encore screening of National Theatre Live’s “Hamlet” at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4.
Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for LPCA members and $10 for students, and are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 523-2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.
LPCA announces juried art show
LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is calling for entries for its Adirondack Juried Art Show.
Artist drop-off for the “Phone Art… Communicating Through the Air” will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 2 through 5 at the LPCA. Artists of all media are invited to enter up to two pieces. There is an entry fee.
The LPCA Adirondack Juried Show will be on exhibit from Jan. 11 through Feb. 2.
For more information, call 523-2512 or visit www.lakeplacidarts.org.
Lowell Wurster of Lucid guest bartender for fundraiser
PLATTSBURGH — First Weekends’ first fundraising event for the 2014 season will include Lowell Wurster of Lucid as the guest bartender at Champlain Wine Company from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 3.
Net profits and tips will be donated to First Weekends in Downtown Plattsburgh, Inc., a nonprofit organization that seeks to enact a cultural renaissance in downtown Plattsburgh.
All donations will help cover expenses to host future events for the 2014 season.