TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) will host a virtual public information meeting about their new strategic plan and how individuals can be part of making that plan a reality, on Saturday, October 16th. During the event, TAUNY board members and staff will present a summary of the plan, describe different ways people can participate, welcome feedback and answer questions from the public. [Read more…] about Public Information Meeting About TAUNY’s New Strategic Plan
Nineteenth century critics constructed an image of the artist as masculine, ignoring the fact that women were very much part of the bohemian subculture. In literary and pictorial representations, the figure of the “grisette” was consistently associated with the Latin Quarter.
The term refers to a group of independent young women who frequented Parisian cafés, posed as artist’s models, and provided additional sexual favors. The most enduring grisette is Mimi in Henri Murger’s “Scènes de la vie de Bohème,” the source for Puccini’s opera La bohème. [Read more…] about Queens of Bohemia: Laura Keene, Ada Clare & Adah Isaacs Menken
Who are the 50 individuals most frequently represented by a public monument in the US? What percentage of those 50 are white and male? How many are women? And what are the dynamics that helped shape who is — and who is not — on that list?
Answers to those questions are among the findings of the National Monument Audit, a first-of-its-kind report issued by Monument Lab, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit art and history studio. [Read more…] about List of America’s Public Monuments Reveals One-Sided History Obsessions
The Morris-Jumel Mansion has announced the opening of a new exhibit “Portraits From My Community” by New Yorker cartoonist Felipe Galindo Feggo, featuring a selection of thirty mixed-media artworks portraying the people of Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood, on display through January 2nd. [Read more…] about Felipe Galindo Feggo’s Community Portraits on Exhibit in NYC
The 2021 Adirondack Film Festival will be held from October 14th through 17th, in a hybrid in-person and virtual format.
This year’s festival will feature 70+ films including features, documentaries, experimental shorts, music videos, plus popcorn, panels and parties. Films will be shown on multiple screens in downtown Glens Falls, or from the comfort of your own home. [Read more…] about Adirondack Film Festival Returns October 14-17th
Leaving the Tunnel
Nothing we see is color
Cezanne said that
but no one believed him
All we really see is light
The mineral-laden earth
with its zillions of herbal
veins and carnivorous flowers
mere pinpoints of light
reverberations of molecular light
adorned with ornaments
of human bones
During the 1830s, young Romantic poets in Paris were loud and rebellious. They raised the noise levels in literature. Pétrus Borel headed the “Petit Cénacle,” an eccentric group of writers who had declared war on Classicism.
Considered a social nuisance, their rowdy and unruly behavior led to arrests. A journalistic term of abuse was turned into a banner of pride. The group’s members adopted the name Les Bousingos (“faiseurs de bousin” = brawlers). [Read more…] about Charlie Pfaff, Walt Whitman and the King of Bohemia
Judges selected 12 photographs that represent the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor for the organization’s 16th Annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Winners were chosen from a competitive group of more than 300 entries. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Photo Contest Winners Announced
View, the Center for Arts and Culture in Old Forge, NY will host an Adirondack Quilters Conference from October 18th through 20th. The conference is a new addition to the annual Quilts Unlimited Exhibit and will feature a series of lectures and workshops featuring both traditional and art quilting techniques. [Read more…] about 3-day Adirondack Quilters Conference Planned For Old Forge
It’s likely that the early farmers, millers, colliers, lumberers and teamsters helped spread the word of the springs and waterfalls on the Poesten Kill, but it was the early artists and travelers whose record remains. One of the first depictions of the beauties of the Poesten Kill High Falls was an engraving made in Paris in 1817. As the 19th century wore on, changing attitudes about nature combined with regional guides and maps led to increase in American travel for travels sake. [Read more…] about ‘Wild, Picturesque and Beautiful’: Mount Ida, Poestenkill Falls and Troy’s Prospect Park