Poetry Sham, Spam, Slam!


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Come to the first annual Essex poetry slam on Friday, September 23. This exciting announcement was dropped off the other day, but no contact information was included. If you have any additional information to share, please post it in the comments below. Thanks!

  • Who: Anyone who wants to read their own poetry, someone else’s poetry or just wants to listen to poetry read by friends and neighbors.
  • What: Free drinks, munchies and verse, verse, verse.
  • When: Friday, September 23 at 7:30 PM.
  • Where: Adirondack Art Association Gallery (aka The Old Firehouse)

Sounds fun! Sadly I’ll be out of town and will miss the event, but I look forward to an update when I return…

Adirondack Art Association Featureing Ann Pember

Please Join Us Friday August 5th from 6-8pm for the opening of our 3rd Member Show of the 2011 Season featuring the work of artist Ann Pember! Ann is an accomplished watercolor artist and longtime member of the AA. We are thrilled to have her work back on our walls this season! For those unable to attend the opening or looking for a more intimate moment with our featured artist, please join us Saturday August 6th from 10-11 for coffee and conversation with Ann Pember!

Adirondack Art Association
P.O. Box 51
Essex, NY 12936

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Adirondack Art Association: Sneak Peek

Adirondack Art Association sneak peak!

Adirondack Art Association sneak peak!

Wondering what’s up next at the Adirondack Art Association in Essex, NY? Here’s a sneak peek shot while the new hanging was in progress today….

Summer Arrives in Essex on Lake Champlain

Kim Rielly posted an enthusiastic blog post about summer in Essex celebrating flood recovery, exciting new businesses and the timeless charm that has drawn visitors and residents for decades. She asks,

“could it possibly be true that the recently-submerged businesses were planning to open THIS summer?

It’s true. In fact, the community is not only ready to welcome visitors for the summer – it is veritably BUZZING with activity.

A stroll through the tree-lined streets of this historic town is quite a treat. Bolstered by pedestrian traffic from the ferry from Vermont, the restaurants, shops, inns and art galleries complement the gorgeous 19th century architecture, (the entire village is on the National Historic Register, and includes the most intact collections of federal and Greek Revival architecture in the entire state!)

And you won’t find any empty storefronts; there are several new businesses, and twists on some of the classics. (via LakePlacid.com.)

Kim highlights some of the newest additions to the Essex allure including:

  • the newly renovated Essex Inn
  • the newly renovated Ice Cream Shop
  • the newly opened Live Well holistic health center
  • the newly relocated ReNew thrift shop
  • the newly opened Pink Pig
  • the better than ever Adirondack Art Association
  • and Champlain Area Trails.
Essex Inn on the Adirondack Coast

Essex Inn on the Adirondack Coast (photo credit LakePlacid.com.)

AsĀ  I indicated in my comments beneath Kim’s blog post, she captures the current energy and excitement in Essex. I wrote:

The number of new and renovated businesses alone is thrilling! And when you consider the record-breaking flooding and how much effort has been required to recover from the incumbent setbacks, it is truly astounding. What I see happening in Essex is a nothing short of a renaissance, a top-to-bottom revitalization of the community and the businesses and organizations which lend vitality to the charming landscape, geography and architecture. It’s an exciting time to live and work in Essex!

Essex friends, neighbors, businesses and recent visitors will understand what I mean. I hope that you will come to Essex to discover what all the buzz is about!