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January 2, 2014

Arts Express: Jan. 2, 2014

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 admin@bluseedstudios.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.

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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.

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‘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.

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