March 6, 2014

Arts Express: March 6, 2014

Musicians sought for concert to honor Peru Band director

PERU — The Town of Peru and the Peru School Band, Chorus and alumni are seeking participants to present an honorary concert for longtime former Peru Band director Lynn Wilke to be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Peru School Auditorium.

Wilke spent more than 30 years as band, chorus and general music teacher at the school. According to a press release, his halftime shows were known for their creativity, extravagance and, occasionally, humor. Wilke directed musicals each year with his wife, Joanne, and he led the band in the opening of the 1964 World’s Fair and at the Olympics in Lake Placid in 1980. He is still involved in music as the organist at St. Augustine’s church, a position he has held for 50 years.

Peru alumni from any year up to the present or any musician in the area that would like to be a part of this event can email

There will be two rehearsals for the concert: from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 11, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 12.

Artists Guild juried competition drop-off dates end Saturday

SARANAC LAKE — Drop-off dates for the Adirondack Artists Guild’s 16th-annual juried competition to be held in March continue through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Interested artists may pick up a prospectus at the gallery at 52 Main St., Saranac Lake, or download one from the guild’s website, The competition is open to all artists 18 years of age and older. Specific guidelines about submissions may be found in the prospectus.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by March 13. The winner of the First Place award will also have the opportunity to have a solo exhibit at the gallery in November 2014.

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