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July 18, 2013

Arts Express: July 18, 2013

Bluegrass for Next Generation Scholarship available

PLATTSBURGH — SUNY Plattsburgh is now accepting applications for the Bluegrass for the Next Generation Scholarship.

New for fall 2013, the scholarship is open to applicants who have successfully completed the introduction to bluegrass music class and taken lessons on a bluegrass instrument: banjo, mandolin, string bass, fiddle or guitar. Recipients will receive up to $1,250 for each of two years of study.

Last year, an anonymous donor gave the college a massive collection of bluegrass recordings and $34,000 with which to create the college’s Bluegrass for the Next Generation program. In addition to classes and lessons, a lunchtime bluegrass music hour on campus radio station WARP and the creation of a bluegrass ensemble that students can audition for, the program also provides bluegrass instruments to six area high schools. 

According to project coordinator Dr. Stuart Voss, the Bluegrass for the Next Generation program was created to help keep this truly American art form alive. The hope is that the high school component will attract students to SUNY Plattsburgh as music majors and minors.

For more information on the scholarship, contact Dr. Karen Becker at 564-2477 or karen.becker@plattsburgh.edu.

BluSeedlings Studio offersmany workshops

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeedlings Children’s Summer Art is offering workshops for ages 8 to 14.

Adventures in Clay, a two-week class will be held from Monday through Friday, July 15 to 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar St., Saranac Lake. Cost is $180 and includes material.

Adventures in Color will be held Monday through Friday, July 29 through Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to noon. Students will create an acrylic painting including a frame; a 3-D totem or chair, which will be painted; and pulp painting, making a painting out of plant-based pulp. Cost is $125 includes material. 

Cost for both workshops is $275. 

The Adult Paper Pulp Painting Workshop will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 16, 17 and 18. Cost is $100 and includes material. 

An Enameling Workshop is planned for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 26, 27 and 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $85 including materials. 

To register for any of the workshops, call 891-3799 or email admin@bluseedstudios.org for more information.

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