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The SLCA would like to introduce you to Laura Moriarty who will be at the Gallery from Nov. 15-Dec 31, 2017.
Taking poetic license with geology, Laura Moriarty compares processes of the studio with processes of the earth. The forms, colors, textures and patterns of her sculptural paintings result from forces similar to those that shape and reshape the earth: heating and cooling, erosion, subduction, friction, enfolding, weathering and slippage. Layers of color form the strata of a methodology in which the immediacy of the hand can translate a sense of deep time. Working and reworking molten, richly pigmented beeswax, Moriarty builds each painting/object through a slow, simple yet strenuous physical engagement, which often becomes a metaphor for the ephemerality of life and civilization.
Laura’s honors include a 2016 Individual Support Grant from the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation, a residency at the Baer Art Center in Iceland (2016), a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship (2015), two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants (2007, 1997), a Frans Masereel Center Residency, Belgium (2004, 2000), and a Ucross Foundation Residency (1996).
Her work is exhibited widely and featured in many books and publications, including Making the Geologic Now: Responses to Material Conditions of Contemporary Life, edited by Elizabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse, and published by Punctum Books (2013). Her work has been reviewed and featured in The New York Times, Beautiful Decay Magazine, Artillery Magazine, New Art Examiner and The Plain Dealer, among others. She is the author of an artist’s book, Table of Contents, self-published in 2012.
With enlightening narrative, and songs that women sang during the suffrage movement between 1848 and 1920, this dynamic, two-act concert tells the story of how American women won the right to vote.
The power of song was used to effect change and convince women to support the cause of seeking equality. Song gave women a voice at a time they were not able to speak in public. Many voices raised in song carried into the 20th century when parlor songs became the rage and helped bring the suffrage movement to a vast audience. With little financial and political power, women printed banners, postcards, buttons, marched in parades, stood in silence and sang to gain the 19th amendment to the Constitution known as the Susan B. Anthony amendment.
In this concert we bring the suffrage songs back where they belong in American music, important documents of protest and rhetorical thought. We hear their voices, strong, persuasive, and determined to make a difference in the America of the future. Featuring a cast of nine singers and musicians: Greg Artzner, Dan Duggan, Terry Leonino, Peggy Lynn, Annie Rosen, Bill Spence, Toby Stover, Susan Trump and George Wilson. Produced, directed and compiled by Andy Spence.
Old Songs events are made possible by New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
This SLCA production is made possible by a grant from The New York Council for the Humanities
Come support the Sand Lake Center for the Arts Summer Youth Programming (May 4th at 7:30pm), at a Benefit Concert fundraiser put on by “A Still Small Voice 4U.” This concert is being held at the “Spinney at Pond Views” new Clubhouse. Join the grand masters of folk music, Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen in concert performing their original and traditional music along with their beautiful harmonies, humorous stories while accompanying themselves on guitar, banjo, concertina or mountain dulcimer. An evening of pure musical pleasure. For more information call 674-2007. The Spinney at Pond View is located at 2490 Pond View, Castleton, NY 12033, ½ mile from exit 10 off I-90. Walk-ins only.
Simple Gifts combines tradition with innovation and thereby creates some of the finest in folk music today. Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon switch with ease among fiddle, mandolin, banjo, recorders, bowed psaltery, hammered dulcimer, baritone fiddle, guitar, and percussion as they deliver their music with a rare intensity and contagious enthusiasm. Lively Irish jigs, down-home American reels, hard-driving Klezmer freilachs, and haunting Gypsy melodies spice the mix with the distinctive rhythms of Balkan dance music, the lush sounds of Scandinavian twin fiddling, and original compositions.
Sunday, September 24 • 1:00—2:30pm
On behalf of the Sand Lake Center for the Arts and our honorary committee chairs, Chet and Karen Opalka, we would like to thank you for helping us make our 10th Annual event our best yet! “A Taste of Sand Lake” was held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Old Daley on Crooked Lake. The much-anticipated annual event featured food from many area restaurants, as well as a silent auction and entertainment.
The Sand Lake Center for the Arts depends on community support in order to be able to continue providing theatre, music, art and children’s programming to the greater community. Thank you!
The collaborative and individual songwriting efforts of the Beatles’ John Lennon and Paul McCartney changed popular music forever. Do you prefer “Penny Lane” or “Strawberry Fields”? Lady Madonna” or Revolution”? On May 26 at 8pm the Sand Lake Center for the Arts will host a performance in which these songs will go head-to-head. A band consisting of regional experienced rock & roll musicians will celebrate the prolific songwriting of Lennon and McCartney and turn it into a great big party! The Tichy Band includes Graham Tichy, Steve “Clyde” Davies, Pete Vumbaco, Mike Kelley, and Dave Maswick. Tickets $18. Prepaid reservations can be made at www.slca-ctp.org or call (518)674-2007.
It’s all fun and games on May 16th as Sand Lake Center for the Arts – Matinee Theater Players presents the “Hoe Down Homicide”. Come and be a part of the guest audience who listens to the clues and figures out who the murderer is. Not only do you get to solve a murder but you also get to hear some of your favorite cowboy tunes, have a drink and eat some homemade sweets. The show begins at 2pm. All included for $10.00 per person. Prepaid reservations can be made at www.slca-ctp.org or call (518)674-2007. SLCA is located at 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY, is fully handicapped accessible, with free parking.
January 1 till May 1: Submission period for writers
All plays will be TANYS adjudicated, and monetary prizes of $100, $75 and $50 awarded to the three adjudicated as best written.
Anyone living within a 50 mile radius of the Sand Lake Center for the Arts-generally the areas from Saratoga down to Hudson, Pittsfield to Schenectady, and all areas in between. This will allow the playwrights to attend performances of their plays.
Playwrights may submit a maximum of two plays. Plays may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include two attachments. One will be your cover letter which will include your contact information, the title and a brief synopsis of the play. The other attachment will be the play itself with NO contact information included except title. Please submit play(s) in Standard American Play Format. If you’re unfamiliar with this, there are many internet sites to help you. One would be https://pwcenter.org. If you are submitting electronically you should receive a confirmation received email, if you are submitting a hard copy, you may send it to SLCA-CTP, PO Box 179, Averill Park, NY 12018. Again, please include a separate cover letter.
Plays should be able to be staged with MINIMAL SET. The Sand Lake Center for the Arts has a number of black boxes, and you might consider submitting a play that could be staged with only these. Any play with an elaborate set will be disqualified.
Plays should be able to be performed in 15 minutes or less.
AND, here’s the challenge. Plays must have some connection with the prompt “COLD”. It can be a theme, a characterization or simply a word-cold heart, cold day in hell, cold shoulder, cold war, someone suffering from a cold, a woman putting on cold cream-or you may have a play that just mentions, “It’s cold outside”. Be as creative and as clever as you want.
Contact producer, at email@example.com if you have questions.