NorthWind Fine Arts, a gallery located in the heart of the Adirondacks, has announced this year’s juried show, welcoming submissions of original creative works of living artists in all 2D and 3D genres and mediums. [Read more…] about NorthWind Fine Arts Annual Spring Juried Show
Hudson Highlands residents Barry and Mary Jean (MJ) Ross have donated their collection of Hudson River postcards to the Putnam History Museum.
The collection is comprised of 240 distinct early 20th century postcards with scenes of the Hudson River Valley – and related views, activities, landmarks, and landscapes – from New York Harbor to the Adirondacks. [Read more…] about Putnam History Museum Acquires Hudson River Postcard Collection
Thomas Jefferson, America’s first Ambassador to France and the nation’s third President, developed a liking for the more genteel aspects of life in Europe. The man who requested that a cellar be constructed at the White House, has been named the first American wine connoisseur. He ordered his supplies directly from the finest French vineyards.
Jefferson also had a passion for music and was a devoted violinist. As part of his early ‘gentlemanly’ education he had been taught to play the instrument. Later in life he compiled a music library at his Monticello estate in Charlottesville that contained works by Vivaldi, Corelli, and Handel, and compositions by contemporaries such as Haydn and others. [Read more…] about The Violin, George Gemünder & The Sound of New York
View, the Center for Arts and Culture in Old Forge, will open a new exhibition by Ann Larsen, titled “A Painter’s Journey,” highlighting some of the landscapes Larsen has painted along her travels across the country, on display from March 26th through May 7th. [Read more…] about Ann Larsen Solo Exhibit in Old Forge March 26th
Widely regarded as one of the great composers, Bartók spent the last three summers of his life in Saranac Lake, in the Adirondack Mountains. Historic Saranac Lake maintains the cabin where Bartók stayed the year of his death, in 1945, and shows it to the public by appointment. [Read more…] about Historic Saranac Lake Acquires Béla Bartók Artifacts
View, the Center for Arts and Culture in Old Forge, NY, is calling for artists to submit their work for the 71st Annual Central Adirondack Art Show, taking place April 2nd to June 5th. The Show is open to current artists ages 16 and up who are either members of View or reside within 200 miles of Old Forge. [Read more…] about 71st Annual Central Adirondack Art Show Call For Art
The New York State Writers Institute will host a discussion on the makings of the play “The True,” its Albany roots, and its explorations of the bounds of love, loyalty, and female power in the historically male-dominated world of Albany machine politics, set for Monday, March 21st. [Read more…] about New Play Dramatizes Albany Political History
In his 1653 poem on “The Character of Holland,” a piece of stereotypical English propaganda that was written in an era of fierce Anglo-Dutch economic rivalry, poet and politician Andrew Marvell ridiculed the Low Countries as being composed of “undigested vomit from the sea.”
The satirist did not mention the fact that out of this appalling spew the Dutch created bricks that were used by architects to build their characteristic cities which, in turn, inspired the flourishing genre of the cityscape in seventeenth century painting. Both bricks and building skills were at the time exported to England and across the Atlantic. [Read more…] about The Beauty of Bricks: Amsterdam, Delft & Manhattan
The Depot Theatre in Westport, NY will ease into live theatre’s “new normal” with a three-show lineup for the 2022 main stage season, which features a tribute to Sondheim, a riveting drama, and a spookily hilarious musical. [Read more…] about Westport’s Depot Theatre Announces 2022 Main Stage Season
The Winter Show has announced preview highlights for its upcoming 2022 edition, including notable booth presentations and special activations at the fair. The 68th edition of the Show takes place April 1st through 10th, at 660 Madison Avenue, New York City, the former flagship location of Barneys New York. [Read more…] about Winter Show Announces Highlights for 2022 Edition