North Country Community College and its partners have announced North Country Live events exploring and celebrating the art and music scenes in North Country communities, set to begin on September 23rd.
North Country Live was launched in Spring 2020, at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, to provide programs that enrich communities, spark conversation, and foster intellectual exploration. Since then, more than 25 free webinars, presentations and panel discussions have been presented on a wide range of topics including wellness, personal finance, history, and the outdoors.
The upcoming edition of North Country Live will focus on art and music. Each of the following sessions will take place at 7 pm via Zoom, and are free and open to the public:
- Growing the Arts in Your Community, September 23rd. A conversation about how to use the power of art to engage and revitalize communities in the North Country.
- Capturing the Adirondacks in Photography, September 30th. Learn tips and techniques from accomplished photographers on how to capture frame-worthy images of Adirondack life and landscapes.
- Wheeling and Dealing with Clay, October 7th. Hear stories of people who work in clay. Why did they get into it? What do they get out of it? We’ll talk about pottery as art, pottery for profit, and more.
- Making Money in the Graphic Arts – It is Possible! October 14th. How can you turn your passion for drawing, illustration, graphics and animation into a career. Learn from those who’ve found success.
- Feel the Beat and Find Your Rhythm! October 21st. Join Johnna MacDougall — wellness educator, massage therapist and Soma Beats founder – as she shares the healing and community-building power of African drumming, body percussion and more. Bring a drum, bucket or pot to bang on. All ages welcome.
- Exploring Traditional Adirondack Music, October 28th. Acclaimed songwriters and performers Peggy Lynn and Dan Berggren will explore the roots of Adirondack music, how it has tied people together and influenced the region’s culture.
- Building Community Through Music, November 4th. Learn how towns and villages in the Adirondacks have nurtured a vibrant and successful music scene, and how it has improved their communities.
Each presentation and panel discussion will include an opportunity to interact with and ask questions of the hosts or presenters.
To view an archive of past programs or register for any or all of these programs, visit the North Country Community College website.