Webbed by Ruth Ann Dandrea

Like a spider I knitlife—a new web.Easier, not intricate.A single triangleof shawl. It willwrap over shoulderscross my heartand tie itself togetherin the back. Woolenarmor against a coldworld. My own hug.Like a spider I wait.Winding a new waythrough solitary dayshoping the familiarweb: house, garden,granddaughter, keepsme fed. Bound tolife. Understandingsecurity’s only amyth people tellthemselves to easea fear—of … Continue reading Webbed by Ruth Ann Dandrea

All Those Legs by Leslie Sittner

I watch them in the morning when I wake. And nightly by the flame light of the woodstove. They‘re not even 24 inches up from my flattened body. They crawl along the rough-hewn boards covering the ceiling; they crawl over the cedar logs supporting those ceiling boards. They are delicate, elegant, fragile-looking; they are deceptively … Continue reading All Those Legs by Leslie Sittner

Free Creative Aging Training in the North Country

There is an exciting opportunity with Creative Aging training, available to teaching artists who are interested in engaging older adults with hands-on arts instruction. This training will be part of The New York State Creative Aging Initiative, an innovative partnership between the NYS Council on the Arts, NYS Office for the Aging, and Lifetime Arts. This 2020 pilot project will … Continue reading Free Creative Aging Training in the North Country

New boardinghouse open for artists, writers, and creatives

WELCOME TO BOARDINGHOUSE NORTH A place for artists, thinkers, creators, and people who want to step away from daily distractions. Interesting things happen in boardinghouses, there’s serendipity in the situation. A writer doing a final edit; a composer working at the piano; a jewelry-maker refining designs; or any guest just sitting on a porch daydreaming … Continue reading New boardinghouse open for artists, writers, and creatives

Creative Aging Training for Teaching Artists in the North Country, Capital Region and Long Island

This training will be part of The New York State Creative Aging Initiative, an innovative partnership between the NYS Council on the Arts, NYS Office for the Aging, and Lifetime Arts. This 2020 pilot project will advance Creative Aging programming in three regions: the Capital Region, the North Country and Long Island. Through a series of live trainings, coaching and … Continue reading Creative Aging Training for Teaching Artists in the North Country, Capital Region and Long Island

New release from Ra Press, “Lives Lived, Lessons Learned”

LIVES LIVED, LESSONS LEARNED is a collection of essays from eight writers who have close links to the Adirondack Park. Through epiphany, history, memory and oftentimes humor, these skilled authors reveal to the reader their love for this place of forests and ponds, mountains and rivers, hardscrabble villages and tough country folk, ingredients all adding … Continue reading New release from Ra Press, “Lives Lived, Lessons Learned”