Florenz hit his stride with the Follies of 1907. A combination of European refinement, the signing of high quality performers (chorus girls), choreographers and lyricists, a relatively short show of forty minutes presented with lightning speed and precision, created an unprecedented sense of theatrical excitement. [Read more…] about Florenz Ziegfeld: The Incarnation of Broadway
View, the Center for Arts and Culture in Old Forge, NY will host an opening reception for the 71st Annual Central Adirondack Art Show, Mountain Air Painters: Creating Together “En Plein Air,” and solo exhibits by Diane Bellenger and Award’s Judge, Ann Larsen on April 22nd, from 4 to 7 pm. [Read more…] about 71st Annual Central Adirondack Art Show in Old Forge
Manhattan artist George Deem is remembered for referencing the history of painting by re-imagining Old Masters in a contemporary context. He re-configured iconic pictorial images through visual ploys such as repetition and erasure, or through the addition of components of contemporary life and art. [Read more…] about George Deem, Bulldozers and Stalinist Suppression
The Arts District of Glens Falls has announced plans to unveil the latest installment of public art during the Glens Falls Collaborative’s Wing Fest, held from noon to 3 pm on April 30th in Downtown Glens Falls. The unveiling ceremony with remarks by the artist, sponsor, and the Arts District will be held at 1 pm. [Read more…] about Arts District of Glens Falls Unveiling New Public Art April 30th
The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts (ALCA) has announced its lineup of programming for the 2022 season, “Back in Blue, Act II: The Magic Returns!” featuring a return to live music and theatre, along with new art exhibits and the first workshops and kids’ activities. [Read more…] about Adirondack Lakes Arts Center Announces 2022 Season
Glenn Durlacher looks back over his family’s legacy of square dance calling on Long Island with deserved pride. His grandfather Ed pioneered square dancing in the New York City area starting in the 1930s.
At the urging of his friends in the Top Hands band, Ed Durlacher made a name for himself calling dances and traveling to promote the use of his records and square dancing to phys ed teachers across the country. [Read more…] about Square Dance History on Long Island
The Holy Braille
Not seeing, but feeling. Not seeing, but being able to discern,
like the difference between bad and good………
Feeling correctness – eliminating prejudices and hatred.
Feeling the joy derived by giving pleasure to others.
Feeling the goodness in man.
Feeling the splendor of appreciating and living in harmony with Nature.
Feeling the balance by controlling our population.
Feeling our magnificence, by breeding out the undesirable,
inherent, qualities in man.
Feeling satisfaction, by differentiating which technologies are important
and which are products of greed and shortsightedness.
Feeling pride in having leaders with these qualities.
Feeling inner peace – finally being able to see.
Neil Shaw was born in New York, New York and grew up on Long Island. From his earliest age he became one with Nature. The land, the sea and wildlife have played a big part in his life. Naturalist, adventurer, philosopher, businessman, rancher, boater, songwriter, inventor, he has traveled widely. He and his wife Maria live in the Adirondack Mountains.
The Lake George Arts Project has announced “Power Up Lake George,” a partnership between The Village of Lake George and the Lake George Arts Project, that invites artists to submit proposals to design and paint traffic signal cabinets located in the Village of Lake George. [Read more…] about Contributors Sought For Public Art Project in Lake George
To celebrate Women’s History Month (March 2022), Crossroads of Rockland History focused our attention on the women of South Mountain Road (Rockland County) who, like their male counterparts, were gifted artists and intellectuals.
Historical Society of Rockland County’s Executive Director Susan Deeks joined Clare Sheridan to discuss some of these notable women and why they deserve a prominent place in the history of American arts and letters. Lita Hornick, Martha Ryther, Lotte Lenya, Eva Zeisel, Bessie Breuer and Mary Mowbray-Clarke were discussed. [Read more…] about Artists & Intellectuals: The Women of South Mountain Road, Rockland County
During the 1920s and 1930s, Emil Otto Hoppé was one of the most sought-after photographers in the world. His studio on Cromwell Place, South Kensington, was a magnet for the rich and famous. For years he actively led the emerging photography scene on both sides of the Atlantic, exhibiting his work at the best galleries in London, New York, and elsewhere.
Having produced over thirty photographically-illustrated books, he established himself as a pioneering figure in photographic art. Yet, by the time of his death in 1972, his name and reputation were almost completely forgotten. [Read more…] about Emil Otto Hoppé: Vanguard Photography in London and New York