Thursday, August 23, 2012

Announcing “Adirondacks: A Place to Dream”


Adirondack arts and cultural organizations host three-day extravaganza

Lake Placid, NY, August 20, 2012---Arts and cultural organizations from throughout the North Country have joined forces for a three-day event, September 7-9 in Lake Placid, designed to explore the power of place that, for more than a century-and-a-half, has drawn some of the world’s greatest artists, filmmakers, musicians, photographers and writers to the mountains of the Adirondacks to create. Dubbed “Adirondacks: A Place to Dream,” the multi-media program features the collective contributions of some of the most important voices in the Adirondack arts.

The event kicks off with a reception and lecture, Friday, September 7th at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The program continues with lectures, presentations and displays on Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the High Peaks Resort. At 6 p.m. on Saturday, activities shift to the Palace Theater for an Adirondack silent film screening and then to the Northwoods Inn at 9:15 p.m. for an evening of Adirondack music and storytelling. The program will conclude on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Adirondack Community Church with a consideration of spirit featuring a Mohawk storyteller.

The event is chaired by Bob Bullock, president of the Albany-based NYS Archives Partnership Trust; Marianne Patinelli-Dubay, an environmental philosopher with the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s Northern Forest Institute; and Gary Smith, owner of the Northwoods Inn in Lake Placid and board member of the Archives Partnership Trust and event co-sponsor, the Lake Placid Institute for the Humanities.

The program was developed through the collaborative efforts of the Adirondack Center for Writing, Adirondack Community Church, Adirondack Life Magazine, Adirondack Museum, Adirondack Photography Institute, Archives Partnership Trust, Lake Placid Film Forum, Lake Placid Institute, and the SUNY College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry’s Northern Forest Institute.

Other sponsors include High Peaks Resort, the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Mountain Lake PBS, and North Country Public Radio. The program is supported by the New York Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; a grant from Julia Cadbury in memory of her husband, the late Warder H. Cadbury, a passionate, lifelong devotee of the Adirondacks; and an anonymous donor.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, go to the program’s website at or call the Lake Placid Institute at (518) 523-1312.