Press-Republican

September 20, 2012

Arts Express: Sept. 20, 2012


Press-Republican

---- — NCCCA open house Sunday

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts is holding an open house at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at its 23 Brinkerhoff St. location.

Participants will be treated to an arts activity, Stewart’s ice cream and will have the opportunity to meet several of the artists who will be teaching classes this fall. Organizers will also be taking registrations and new memberships.

For more information, visit plattsburgharts.org or call 563-1604.

New museum opens Saturday

KEESEVILLE — The Anderson Falls Heritage Society Museum at 96 Clinton St. will hold its Grand Opening at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 10 a.m. A tour of the museum and refreshments will follow.

The museum is comprised of collections of local history and artifacts from the area. The Anderson Falls Heritage Society was founded in 1980 and chartered in 1989.

The museum hours will be Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment. For questions, call Betty Brelia at 834-7138 or June Venette at 834-9811.

Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Free drawing workshop offered for seniors

UPPER JAY — Starting Friday, Sept. 28, the Wells Memorial Library, 12230 Route 9N, will hold a 10-week Observational Drawing workshop for those 55 years old and older.

For more information or to register for the free classes, which run from 10 a.m. to noon, call 946-2644.

“Creative Aging in New York State Libraries: A Regional Model with National Applicability” is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, with additional support from the Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation. It is administered in partnership with Westchester Library System, Lifetime Arts Inc. and American Library Association’s Public Programs Office. 

Improv comedy workshop set

LAKE PLACID — Community Theatre Players Inc. is presenting an improv comedy workshop for adults and teens on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Annex Building.

New York City actor Ross Taylor will teach “Intro to Improv,” the basics of building a scene together, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and “Intro to Long-form,” the basics of putting together a 15-minute set, openings, editing and basic forms, from 2 to 5 p.m. A “Mini-Showcase” from 5 to 5:45 p.m. is for parents, friends and loved ones to observe a brief review in performance.

The course fee is $40 for the entire six-hour workshop or $25 for “Intro to Improv” only.

To register or for more information, call Matt at 524-6535 or email communitytheatreplayers@gmail.com.