2020 Grant Recipients

Community Arts Organization Grants:

WARREN COUNTY

Adirondack Ballet Theater, Inc. (Glens Falls) will be performing two productions at The Wood Theater, ‘Through A Child’s Eye – Our Coppelia Ballet,’ and their well-known production of ‘The Nutcracker.’

Adirondack Voices Inc. (Queensbury) will be presenting ‘Dreams Take Flight,’ a concert that will explore titles written by composers living within the past 10 years that have directly impacted our way of life.

Art in the Public Eye (Queensbury) will be presenting 2 programs; ‘Gallery 99’ will be a weekend long gallery dedicated to making art accessible to all where items will be priced at $99 or less, and ‘Art Cart’ is a free 6 month program for middle school aged students where they will explore an arts related community organizations or profession each month.

Glens Falls Community Theater (Glens Falls) will be performing ‘Seniors Celebrate America’, which will involve the development, rehearsal, and presentation by senior participants. This production is a celebration of America in its grant diversity of peoples, places, and ideals.

Hadley-Luzerne Public Library (Lake Luzerne) will be presenting 2 programs; James Hawkins will be presenting Irish stories and songs at the library on May 30th, and Michael Caduto will be presenting his children’s books on environmental education stories on May 23rd.

Lake George Community Band (Lake George) will be performing their annual ‘2020 Salute to Veterans Concert’ which is a performance that salutes current and past members of the military. This event is free for all veterans, current military members, students, and children and will be performed at the Glens Falls High School.

North Country Arts Center (Glens Falls) will be presenting ‘Holding It All,’ a multi-disciplinary collaboration of fine arts, music, and performing arts where spoken poetry will be interpreted musically.

Our Town Theatre Group (North Creek) will be performing ‘A.R Gurney’s “Sylvia,”’ in October at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek.

Stony Creek Free Library (Stony Creek) will be presenting ‘Hidden Treasures,’ a three part project aimed at making the process of viewing art, the creation of art, and art education accessible through a collection of 24 classes offered to the residents of Stony Creek.

Tannery Pond Center, Inc. (North Creek) will be offering 3 performances; ‘Singing for Suffrage’ will involve Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan in celebration of the centennial ratification of the 19th Amendment, ‘The Sea The Sea’ is a folk-pop duo that will be hosting a performance in September, and ‘Tom Chapin’ is a legendary folk singer who will be performing at the end of September.

The Richard’s Library (Warrensburg) will be offering an ‘Adirondack Themed Nature Quilt’ workshop where members of the local communities in Warrensburg and Thurman will create a quilt, which is to be displayed at the library.

Town of Johnsburg Library (North Creek) will be presenting a ‘Wizard of Oz Puppet Show’ as part of the library’s summer reading program.

World Awareness Children’s Museum (Glens Falls) will be presenting the exhibit ‘Thailand: Beauty and Beasts,’ a hands on installation presenting a Thai home and environment as well as a series of programs for children and families to foster awareness of Asian and Southeast Asian cultures.

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Greenwich Free Library (Greenwich) has been hosting ‘Music is Living History Community Dance,’ since 2017. This program incorporates different types of dances suitable for attendees of all ages. Their second program, ‘Ukulele Intensive Building Class,’ will lead participants through the process of making their own ukulele.

Historic Salem Courthouse Preservation Association, Inc. (Salem) is collaborating with Salem Art Works for their program, ‘Collaboration for Junior High Public Sculpture,’ which teaches 7th and 8th grade students how to create public art, such as large metal sculptures, blacksmith ironwork, blown glass and ceramics. ‘Music in the Courtroom’ is on its 11th year and includes performances from 20 area musicians.

Hudson River Shakespeare Company (Hudson Falls) will be presenting part two of their production ‘Henry VI’ at The Strand Theater in Hudson Falls.

Little Theater on the Farm, Inc. (Fort Edward) is presenting three projects; ‘An Afternoon of Irish Music’ is a one-day event that incorporates Irish music and dance. ‘Canal Street Marketplace Musicians’ is a concert series at the Fort Edward Canal Street Marketplace. And ‘Country and Bluegrass Jamboree’ is a one-day event that incorporates 5 bands and is presented to help preserve the country and bluegrass music traditions.

The Battenkill Conservancy (Cambridge) is presenting ‘The Battenkill- LIVE,’ a series of performances, poetry readings, and live story tellings, inspired by the Battenkill watershed.

The Georgi on the Battenkill Community Park and Museum (Shushan) will be offering public programs in the Community Park in Shushan during the summer months, which will include The Washington County Band, Big Stone Gap (a bluegrass band based in Cambridge), and The Mettawee River Theater Company.

The Strand Theatre (Hudson Falls) will be presenting two programs; ‘Music Lessons,’ will be a 10 week music workshop for children, and ‘Exploring Creativity’ will utilize the concept of upcycling to create art.

Village of Granville (Granville) will be presenting its annual ‘Summer Concert Series’ which features local and regional bands providing free entertainment in a variety of genres.

Village of Whitehall (Whitehall) will be presenting its 37th year of ‘Music in the Park’ which happens on 8 Friday evenings in July and August in Riverside and Skenesborough Parks.

Washington County Historical Society’s (Fort Edward) ‘Forward Into Light’ concert illustrates the effect of change and encourage women to join the cause of seeking equality.

INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS

Jill Burks will be creating a body of work called ‘Impressions from Southern Washington County’ that will incorporate forms and textures found in the natural and agricultural landscapes of the southern Adirondack region and will be exhibiting in Argyle Brewing Company’s tasting room.

Tisha Dolton’s new body of work, ‘Equali-tea: Suffragist Tea Cozies in Redwork’ will be a collection of hand embroidered cozies, highlighting local women from the women’s suffragist movement. Her exhibit will be on display November, 2020 in Crandall Library’s Folklife Center.

Zena Verda Pesta’s ‘Digging the Dirt: Farmland Pottery’ will use inspiration and materials inspired by local Washington County farms to create ceramic table-scapes to be displayed at the Washington County Fair.

 

ARTS EDUCATION

Brian Chevalier’sCharacter Counts at Kensington’ will address ELA standards and utilize the pillars of character education through song writing with (3) first grade classes at the Kensington Road School.

Charles R. Wood Theater Inc. will present their educational summer camp ‘Theater for Tots’ to engage children ages 4-9 in acting, dance, music, and more.

Dennis Wilson will be partnering with the Hadley Luzerne to present an educational project called ‘The Art of Storytelling’ which will have students performing readings of selected short stories or original works to both the school and a community audience.

Emily Crawford’s project, ‘Clay Creations at the Greenwich Youth Center,’ will engage children from the Greenwich Youth Center, ranging from 3rd – 12th grade, in a 9 month hands on ceramics course.

Kate Hartley will be entering her 4th year of working on the ‘JCS, WHS, and the North Creek Mosaic Project’ with 2020 marking the final installation. Kate has worked with over 200 children from the community to complete this 4-part mural.