June 6, 2013

Arts Express: June 6, 2013


---- — Olympic Museum offering special admission deal

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Olympic Museum, located in the Olympic Center, will be offering visitors buy one, get one free admission from Monday, June 10, through Sunday, June 16.

The museum will also offer a 10 percent discount on selected museum store merchandise as part of New York state Museum Week.

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and juniors (12 and under), and free for children age 6 and under. Admission to the museum is also included in the purchase of the Olympic Sites Passport and Gold Pass.


Sinfonietta Guild annual meetingset for today

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Sinfonietta Guild will hold its annual organizational meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, June 10, at Camp Tamaracks, the home of Karen Holmes.

Guild members assist the orchestra in a variety of ways, including ushering at concerts, selling raffle tickets, preparing printed materials, providing post-concert receptions, offering housing to guest artists and more.

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta relies on the group of volunteers to carry out the performance season, and always welcomes new members. To RSVP for this reception, or to be added to the volunteer list without attending, call guild chair Lethe Lescinsky at 523-0334 or email her at


Bluegrass, Old Time Music group to meet

TICONDEROGA — The Champlain Valley Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the Ticonderoga American Legion, 104 Montcalm St.

Everyone is invited. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish for the buffet.


Local group to sponsorscreening of film

TUPPER LAKE — The Wild Center has recently received a $20,000 gift from to locally sponsor the Tupper Lake-based museum’s screening of “Flight of the Butterflies,” a new giant-screen adventure from SK Films, in its Flammer Theater.

Debuting during BuzzzFest on Saturday, July 6, the film will be shown at the Wild Center through June 2014.

Based on a true story, the epic film depicts a journey of perseverance that spans thousands of miles and several generations — tracking real monarch butterflies to their mysterious Mexican winter haven where audiences will discover a truly spectacular sight: hundreds of millions of live butterflies in one of the most amazing places on Earth.

Flight of the Butterflies received major funding from the National Science Foundation and includes an extensive Educational Outreach Program, built in partnership with The Maryland Science Center.

For more information on the film, visit recently announced an Adirondack-wide Monarch conservation initiative.

“Our goal is to protect and plant more milkweed, the only plant upon which Monarchs reproduce,” said Marsha Stanley, an board member and head of its monarch project.


Tribe chooses winners of Photo Contest

AKWESASNE — The first installment of the St. Lawrence River Seasonal Photography Contest showcased the environment in Akwesasne and Massena.

The contest ran from March 8 to 22, said Mary LaFrance, environmental health educator and contest organizer. Seven photographs were submitted, with themes ranging from landscapes to animals and recreational activities.

Judging took place on March 28 and consisted of representatives from the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Public Information Office, Indian Time newspaper, the Massena Courier Observer and the tribe’s Environment Division.

Colby Bowman’s “Northern Saw-whet Owl” took first place and a $25 gift certificate donated by Twin Leaf. Mary Lisa Whitton took second place and is recipient of a “Better Bird Watching” DVD for her photograph “Refuge.” Elizabeth F. Scott won third place with her photo “Crystals” and received a Friends of the RMSP Nature Center T-shirt.

Photographs are also displayed at the St. Lawrence Centre Mall, on the SRMT Environment Division website and Friends of the RMSP Nature Center website