The Arts District of Glens Falls is beginning to roll out physical markers as well as colorful banners and numerous sidewalk markers featuring the Arts District logo. In addition, branded bicycle racks are also in production and will be installed at key arts institutions to facilitate bike traffic from the nearby Warren County and Feeder Canal trails. [Read more…] about Arts District of Glens Falls Branding Rolls Out
Since the saxophone was invented and patented by a young man from French-speaking Dinant, in Belgium’s Walloon Region, American musicians have paid credit to the instrument by producing memorable performances which include John Coltrane’s “Love Supreme,” Dino Soldo’s smooth jazz solos, or Clarence Clemons’s relentless drive.
Over time, the sax has found its way into almost every genre of music with one exception. The saxophone is not part of the orchestral repertoire. It was and remains a rogue instrument. [Read more…] about The Saxophone: Born In Belgium, Raised In The USA
Beginning with George Washington, it has been a custom for the President of the United States to have an official portrait sculpted or painted during his time in office.
From the beginning artists were faced with conflicting demands of aesthetics, the need to evoke the significance of the nation’s highest office, and the personal inclination of the sitter (varying from modesty to pomposity). How to reconcile such different strands in a work of art? [Read more…] about Portraying Presidents: A Sketch of Cultural History
The Frick Collection has announced details of its two-year installation plan for Frick Madison, the institution’s temporary home while its historic buildings at 1 East 70th Street undergo renovation.
Anticipated to open in early 2021 and remain operating for the duration of construction, Frick Madison will occupy the Marcel Breuer designed building on Madison Avenue, formerly home to the Whitney Museum of American Art and most recently The Met Breuer. [Read more…] about Frick Madison Installation Plan Revealed
NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery in Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks has announced a new exhibit “Those We Meet,” featuring colored pencil drawings by Gallery member Lee Ann Sporn.
Sporn’s inspiration for this collection came from Martha Reben’s tuberculosis era books, The Healing Woods and The Way of the Wilderness, then by her own adventures in the woods during the recent coronavirus pandemic. [Read more…] about Lee Ann Sporn Exhibit at NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery
Humpbacks of the Hudson
is the waterfall
carved by the
elements, a river
bed ticking away,
layer by layer, the
salty, smoked scent
of sycamore mist.
Saranac Lake ArtWorks and the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce have announced ArtWorks ArtMarket, a safe and socially distanced outdoor market set for Saturday, September 26th, from 10 am to 3 pm. [Read more…] about ArtMarket Planned For Saranac Lake
One of the things I am missing this summer is the theater. From Broadway in the city of New York to Pendragon Theatre in the Adirondacks and everywhere in between, stages have gone dark.
Actors are a lively, irrepressible bunch, and so it’s a testament to the seriousness of the ongoing pandemic that theaters are closed. [Read more…] about Eddie Cantor, Will Rogers, William Morris and Saranac Lake
“Stravinsky and the Premiere of the Century” looks back to the night of May 29, 1913, the premiere of The Rite of Spring, with vintage images, video clips, and commentary on the night by Stravinsky scholar Charles Joseph. [Read more…] about Stravinsky and the Premiere of the Century