2019 Grant Recipients

Community Arts Organization Grants:

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WARREN COUNTY

The Adirondack Ballet Theater, Inc. (Glens Falls) will be presenting “Swan Lake Ballet – Good vs. Evil,” for the very first time, and “The Nutcracker.”

Adirondack Voices Inc. (Queensbury) is celebrating 20 years as a choral group in the Adirondacks with their “Celebrating 20 Years” concert in May.

Art in the Public Eye (Queensbury) is presenting their 2019 GEM Festival, which is a multi-tiered artistic event in Downtown Glens Falls that includes comedy, film, painting, folk art, and more.

Hadley-Luzerne Public Library (Lake Luzerne) presents 2 lectures; the “James Bruchac Lecture Series” which will cover Native American culture and history, and a “Children’s Drawing Lecture” where children will learn to draw Adirondack wildlife.

Johnsburg Historical Society (Wevertown) presents “The Voice of the Mountains,” a music presentation that celebrates the life of poet, actress, and literary critic Jeanne Robert Foster

Johnsburg Youth Committee (Johnsburg) presents their “After School Arts Club,” which has been delivering quality art instruction to the children of Johnsburg School for 9 years.

Lake George Community Band (Lake George) presents a “Salute to Veterans Concert,” which is a celebration of current and past members of the U.S Military and is free to veterans, current military, students, and children.

North Country Arts Center (Glens Falls) will be presenting an extended version of their “Artist’s Open Studio Tour” to span over the course of two weekends.

North Creek Railway Depot Preservation Association (North Creek) presents “People and Trains That Could” that will help engage the youth of Warren County in the exploration of local history.

Our Town Theatre Group (North Creek) presents the new and unpublished play, “Kodachrome,” written by a young, up and coming playwright.

Stony Creek Free Library (Stony Creek) presents three workshops; “Mountain Gathering Basket,” “Birch Bark Frame and Mirror, “and “Tinsmithing.”

Tannery Pond Center, Inc. (North Creek) will be presenting two performances; “Harpist Natalie Lurie in Concert” and “Emilio Solla y Bien Sur!” a Latin jazz quintet.

Town of Stony Creek (Stony Creek) presents “Music in the Park Summer Concert Series” which will be a free concert held at the John T. O’Neill Green Meadows Park in July and August.

World Awareness Children’s Museum (Glens Falls) presents “Moving Stories: Immigration and Heritage” which is a community collaboration that will be part of the museum’s educational programming and collection archives.

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Agricultural Stewardship Association (Greenwich) presents “Farm Photography for Kids,” a digital photography summer youth program, for the 9th year.

Argyle Free Library (Argyle) presents 3 workshops; “Watercolor Workshop,” “Let’s Drum,” and “Basketry for Beginners.”

Cambridge Public Library (Cambridge) presents “Makers Tent at the Cambridge Valley Farmers’ Market,” and “Homegrown Music at the Market,” to help inspire joy and encourage anticipation and growth in the arts.

Greenwich Free Library (Greenwich) presents, for the 3rd year in a row, a family and contra dance called “Music is Living History.”

Historic Salem Courthouse Preservation Association, Inc. (Salem) presents their free summer youth program, “Expanded Junior High Hands-On-In Depth Experience” and “Music in the Chamber.”

Hudson River Shakespeare Company (Hudson Falls) presents “Henry VI, Part 1” in April at the Strand Theater.

Little Theater on the Farm, Inc. (Fort Edward) presents their 10th annual “Country and Bluegrass Jamboree,” “An Afternoon of Irish Music,” and “Canal Street Marketplace Musicians” which will provide 17 weeks of free concerts at the Canal Street Marketplace.

The Georgi on the Battenkill Community Park and Museum (Shushan) is celebrating their 30 year anniversary in October with “The Georgi Museum – 30th Anniversary Events.”

The Senior Center of the Kingsbury and Fort Edward Area (Hudson Falls) is presenting a journal writing and sketching workshop for seniors called “A Writers Place: Finding Your Voice.”

Village of Granville (Granville) presents their “2019 Summer Concert Series.”

Village of Whitehall (Whitehall) presents summer entertainment as “Music in the Park.”

Washington County Historical Society (Fort Edward) presents “It Happened in Washington County,” a 1 hour interactive program that will be held in September.

 

INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS

Gregg Figura’s “Hands2Peace – Strategic Social Assimilation” will use color combinations, symbology, and textural layering to ignite thought about ourselves and the society we live in.

Paula Allen will be partnering with 3 local schools to produce a series of poems, drawings and an animation short called “Bee Hold: A Short Film and Art Exhibit on Disappearing Bees.”

Warren Schultz’s “For Farm and Family” will be a full-length play about a small dairy farm’s struggles in the 1960s.

 


ARTS EDUCATION

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.

Kate Hartley’s “JCS and the North Creek Mosaic Project: Beginning the Fourth Panel” is a continuation of a public mural Kate has been creating with students each year. This grant will allow elementary aged and high school kids to participate in the project.

Brian Chevalier will work with 84 second graders at the Kensington Road School to produce 2 songs that they will call “Kensington Rocks for Character.”