October 11, 2012

Arts Express: Oct. 11, 2012


Each child will receive a tutu to take home. Activities include face painting, crafts, story reading, live music, interactive games, a scavenger hunt, dance demonstration and photo opportunities. There will be great raffles, door prizes and giveaways.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children. To ensure there are enough tutus, interested guests are encouraged to RSVP to the LPCA as soon as possible at 523-2512.

NCCCA offering Autumn ArtQuest series for kids

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts is offering a special Autumn ArtQuest series for ages 5 to 12.

The program begins from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13, and runs for five consecutive Saturdays.

During the Autumn ArtQuest: Art in 3-D program, youth will have the opportunity to study the many mediums of sculpture with instructor Roxana Palmer Strong. Students will examine sculpture — from gargoyles to human figures to abstract pieces. Each week students will also work in a different medium to build their own pieces.

“We are thrilled to bring this series to the community,” NCCCA education coordinator Emily Owens said. “This unique program mixes art history and hands-on projects to help students learn and be creative. It’s a wonderful chance for our youth explore classic pieces of sculpture and create their own works.”

The cost for the five sessions is $95 for non-members or $85 for members. Scholarships are available.

For questions, contact Emily Owens at 563-1604 or

Arts Grant deadlines approaching

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts is accepting applications for the Community Arts and Individual Artist tier of the Decentralization (DEC or DCA) Grant for Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties.

The DEC Community Arts Grant deadline is Monday, Oct. 15, by 4 p.m. at the NCCCA. The Individual Artist Commission Grant deadline is Monday, Oct. 22. There is still time for teaching artists to partner with area schools and apply for the Arts Education Grant, which has an application deadline of Thursday, Nov. 15.

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