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A Rare Screening of a Silent Classic Comes to Proudfit Hall

Salem, NY native and silent screen actress Jane Gail
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at Proudfit Hall on January 18 Salem Resident Jane Gail in Jules Verne’s Timeless Classic Are you a fan of silent films? Are you fan of Jules Verne’s classic novels? Well, you’re in luck, as the 1916 adaptation of Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea will be screened at [...]

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Fun for all Ages: The Big Apple Circus is Coming to Lake George

Acrobats at the Big Apple Circus. Photo Courtesy of Big Apple Circus
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The Big Apple Circus Comes to Lake George Acrobats, Clowns and General Silliness in an Old Style Circus Tent A diverse set of characters will be coming to Lake George with the Big Apple Circus running from July 14 through the 29th.  Themed “Dare to Dream Big”, the circus will come to life under an [...]

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Saratoga Arts’ Tempered by Memory Sculpture: An Apparent End to the Controversy

Tempered by Memory
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Saratoga Arts’ Tempered by Memory Sculpture The 9/11 Memorial Stirs up Controversy, and Finds a Home On August 16, 2011 as the tenth anniversary of 9/11 was fast approaching, the Saratoga Springs City Council met to decide the fate of Saratoga Arts’ 9/11 Memorial Project, “Tempered by Memory.” Initially the sculpture was to be unveiled [...]

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Boomin’ Beekman: A Look at the Beekman Street Arts District in Saratoga

The Beekman Street Fine Arts Gallery
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Beekman Street: Saratoga’s Thriving Arts District History of Beekman Street: An Artistic and Cultural Renaissance in the Heart of Saratoga Springs Not too long ago, Beekman Street had fallen victim to widespread dilapidation and underuse. Posted at the beginning of Beekman’s three block stretch is a historical marker, nicknaming it the “Dublin neighborhood” – a [...]

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Crafts: Back to School Scrapbooking

School Days
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Back to School Scrapbooking Crafty Ways to Preserve Your Memories September means back to school–a time to capture your child at the start of their school year. How about creating a back to school layout for prosperity? It’s really very easy. If you have a lot of photos, and don’t know what to use, narrow [...]

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Inside Yaddo: An Interview with Elaina Richardson and Lesley Leduc

Philip Roth at Yaddo
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Interview with Elaina Richardson and Lesley Leduc of Yaddo Since its inception at the turn of the century, the artist’s community Yaddo has hosted generations of America’s greatest writers, composers and artists of all forms. The names of these artists and the number of accolades they have received only further materialize Katrina Trask’s vision of [...]

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George Rickey’s The Art of a Kinetic Sculptor Provides New Walking Tour for Albany

george rickey kinetic sculpture
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George Rickey’s The Art of a Kinetic Sculptor, Albany A new walking tour in downtown Albany brings world renowned art to the sidewalk. The 2011 Sculpture in the Streets exhibition sponsored by the Albany Downtown Business Improvement District features the art of late American kinetic sculptor George Rickey.  Only the third of its kind, the [...]

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An Interview with Illustrator, Artist & Filmmaker Herb Rogoff: Exhibiting at BJS Artworks Gallery this Summer

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Herb Rogoff Interview, Exhibiting at BJS Artworks Gallery in Glens Falls July 16-August 27, 2011 By Monica Sirignano and Dave Bower If ever there was a renaissance man of art, no doubt it would be Herb Rogoff. Rogoff’s illustrious career has spanned the worlds of illustration, music, comics, painting, film and yes, even baseball. Though [...]

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A Look at the Unique and Quirky Storytellying of Wendy MacNaughton

Wendy MacNaughton: Things Happen, 2009
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Meanwhile, Wendy MacNaughton Wendy MacNaughton is an artist any bookworm and library lover can get behind. Hers pieces portray their subjects—people, places, and things. but it is her recent project celebrating the current life of the San Francisco Public Library and its inhabitants that bring it all home. Meanwhile is the brilliant illustrated documentary series [...]

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Reinventing the Bookcase: Creative Design Alternatives

Modular Cardboard Recycling Bookcases
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Bookcase and Bookshelf Design and Art For my eighteenth birthday, my parents gave me my own bookcase, and it was easily one to the greatest gifts I’ve ever received. I mean, as a little girl, I defined “love” as the moment in Disney’s Beauty & the Beast when the Beast gives Belle his library. Every [...]

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