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
13th Lake Quadrangle
My brother Matt and I fished the beaver pond’s
opposite banks. He wore his red felt hat—
from his teen years’ pitch for sartorial splendor.
I had just caught a small but legal brook trout
when six hummingbirds locked onto Matt’s hat
like onto radar. They encircled his head then left
abruptly, lifted like a brief thunder storm.
I yelled across to Matt:
“What was that like?”
He yelled back:
“It sounded like the D.C. beltway!”
Then wild quiet got its grip again.
The history of the modern private press can be said to have started in early 1891 with William Morris’s foundation of the Kelmscott Press at 16 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, and the publication of his own work The Story of the Glittering Plain.
There had been forerunners of course. Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill Press, established in June 1757, set a precedent by producing splendid books, pamphlets, and ephemera, but it was Morris who succeeded in establishing a cost-effective press for high quality publications. His initiative gave birth to a host of similar undertakings. He initiated the Private Press Movement which was closely associated with the rise of modernist ideas. Morris also had a remarkable following in New York. [Read more…] about Nancy Cunard, Modernism and the Private Press Movement
Historic Huguenot Street will host a chamber ensemble Hudson Valley Baroque in a concert featuring music of Elizabeth Jaquet de la Guerre (1665 – 1729), Antonio Vivaldi (1768 – 1741), Jean-Baptiste Loeillet (1680 – 1730), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 – 1725), and Jacques-Martin Hotteterre (1674 – 1763), on Sunday, October 3rd. [Read more…] about ‘Music of the 17th and 18th Centuries’ by Hudson Valley Baroque
New York Folklore has announced a Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival, featuring music and craft demonstrations, hands-on activities for children, and food trucks representing the diverse food of the region, set for Sunday, October 3rd from 11:30 am to 5 pm at the Washington Park Lakehouse in Albany. [Read more…] about Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival October 3rd
Adirondack Film, formerly the Adirondack Film Society, has announced the 2021 Lake Placid Film Festival will take place October 21st through 24th, with cinematic programming happening year-round, appealing to filmmakers, aficionados and casual viewers alike. [Read more…] about Lake Placid Film Festival Set For October 21-24th
What You Cannot Help Naming
Hiking with children, in a nature park at noon,
the world is sparkling and synth-laden.
Without trying, the sacred ibis of thought is upon them,
as their fingerprints singe burn marks of poetry in the bark of trees.
To them, pine needles are hairbrushes for unicorns.
The St. Lawrence County Historical Association (SLCHA) has announced they are accepting photos of historic St. Lawrence County for an amateur photo contest. [Read more…] about St. Lawrence County Historical Structure Photo Contest
The Massena Public Library has announced the opening of the exhibit “I Am A Local Artist,” featuring a diverse range of local art from soap making to cookie decorating to crocheting to custom furniture craftsmanship. [Read more…] about ‘I Am A Local Artist’ Show Opens at Massena Public Library