Nov
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lou Dacques Band

 

 Located at NCCC Malone campus.

Admission: $10 general public, free to NCCC students.

"The Lou Dacques Band," is comprised of four musicians, Michael Lamitie (vocals, acoustic & electric guitar, harp, resonator guitar, and percussion), Nick Poupore (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, and mandolin), Dave Bish (bass, and vocals) and Theresa Reome (percussion and vocals).

Our music consists of original songs, and our own arrangements of folk, blues and classic rock covers.  

We have an eclectic group of musicians with a wide range of musical interests. The age range is 22 to 67. This creates an interesting creative atmosphere because of the varied life experiences and musical interests of the band members. Lamitie has been playing professionally since 1971, Poupore joined the group in the fall of 2009. Bish became a member in December of 2012 and Reome joined the band in October of 2015.

We are influenced by the music of: Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Russell Smith, Steve Earle, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, and others.

The band creates and arranges music that tells a story or has some sort of meaning to our listening audience. We hope that people walk away from our performances feeling satisfied that our music was an uplifting experience for them.

In 2010 and 2014, “The Lou Dacques Band” traveled to the North Country Public Radio studios in Canton, New York to record many of their original songs.

The band has performed throughout the North County at festivals, colleges, private events, weddings, and clubs.

We have performed for: The Malone Art Festival, For Art’s Sake, St. Lucia’s Café, Donovan’s Steak & Ale, North Country Community College Concert Series, Childstock Music Festival, Foothills Art Society, The Malone Arsenal Green Gazebo Music Series, Blueseed Gallery (Saranac Lake), Food Pantry Benefit (Saranac Lake), Dicks Country Store and Music Oasis, the Potsdam Summer Festival 2014 and 2015 and Pouring Lights Studio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

Fish on Parade Auction and Dinner

Foothills ARTSociety will be holding the closing silent auction for 

Fresh Catch- Fish On Parade on October 15th at the Malone Golf Club at 6pm.

 

Tickets for this event are $25 which will include:

Tossed Salad with house vinaigrette

rolls and butter

Haddock Jardiniere- Vegetable stuffed Haddock with a Lemon Buerre Blanc served with rice pilaf

Strawberry Shortcake for dessert

coffee and tea

 

The fish on parade will be reeled in as they have made appearances all summer long for the public to view and bid on, even traveling to Chateaugay Lake in July at the Chateaugay Lakes Arts Festival.

Your bid on these beautiful fish will help provide monies for future Foothills events and continuing education in our community. Don't let your favorite fish swim away!

 

Posters of all the fish together will also be available for purchase for $10. A great keepsake from the event and a wonderful Christmas gift for your family and friends.

 

Tickets will be available at North of Adirondack Artists Gallery on Main St. and again at the reception of the Studio Art Tour at Pouring Light Studios on September 19th. Our board members will also be selling as well.

 

We hope to see you there to support our local artists and our community!

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Sep
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

An Evening of The ARTS

Foothills ARTSociety will be presenting a Dance Performance and Workshop

in Arsenal Green featuring All That Jazz student dancers taught by instructors Rachel

Ghostlaw and professional dancer Kristen Glazier. Following the one hour performance, student dancers will conduct workshops for any children interested in learning dance routines/techniques.

To top off the day, An Evening of The ARTS in the new downstairs location of Pouring

Light Studio has been planned where a special exhibit of Akwesasne Art will be hung,

local bands will play and refreshments will be served. Although the rest of the day is

free of charge, there is a $5 donation for this evening event.

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Sep
19
10:00am10:00am

“It’s Happening!”- A Studio Art Tour

This new event is scheduled for Sat., Sept. 19th and has been made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NYS Council on the ARTS with the support of Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and administered by the ALC for the ARTS. The art of local artists in Malone and a 30 mile surrounding area will be showcased. Maps of the area will be available which pin point different artist studios, galleries or public spaces where art is on display.

The primary goal of the Studio Art Tour is to provide access to the creative process and

environment of active, working artists and create a day of personal interaction between

artists and the community. One on one conversations will take place and hopefully lead

to a better understanding of how artists are inspired and how art is created. At several of

the locations, demonstrations by local artists will be taking place. Participants taking

part in the day will come to the realization that ART IS HAPPENING in our area.

In addition to visits to 13 different studios, galleries and public places where art is on

display.

 

 

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Aug
7
to Aug 16

165 Years of the Franklin County Fair

a display of student art reflecting their

memories of the Fair to be hung in the 4-H building during Fair week ( Aug. 7-16th). Art

work will be used as inspiration for a large mural to be painted on the Progressive

Insurance building (across from the Fairgrounds on the River Road). Painting of mural

has been made possible by a grant to Foothills ARTSociety from Adirondack for Kids.

Any children or seniors interested in submitting art work for the display/mural may drop

off at the Wead Library.

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Jul
25
10:00am10:00am

20th Chateaugay Lakes Arts Festival

will be held on Sat., July 25th from 10 -

3 on the grounds of the Hollywood Restaurant on Rt 374 in Merrill, NY. This popular

event is the farthest North of the craft fairs in the Adirondack region and has built a well

deserved reputation for the quality of itʼs art. It has become a highlight of the season for

arts minded people throughout the area. There will be over 30 vendors offering pottery,

fine art prints, decorative painting, art cards, stained glass, wood carving, wood turning,

furniture, picture frames, jewelry, fiber art, baskets, hand painted silk, as well as

watercolors, acrylics and oil paintings. The weekly Adirondack Farmerʼs Market will also

stay open throughout the day. Numerous other activities will be taking place including a

special crafts table set up for children. The event will take place rain or shine.

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Jun
29
to Aug 2

Art in the Park- “I want to be an artist when i grow up”

 

a free six week childrenʼs art series sponsored by the Malone Rec

Park, Foothills ARTSociety and Adirondack for Kids. This program has been made

possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the

New York State Council on the ARTS with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New

York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the ARTS.

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Jun
28
4:00pm 4:00pm

Childrenʼs Fairy Garden Class

Foothills is collaborating with Bonesteelʼs LLC to offer

this class on June 28th. The event has proven to be so popular that two sessions had to

be added to accommodate more children. Each child will be given a start up packet of

fairy items to begin their very own fairy garden. Depending on interest, another session

may be offered later in the summer.

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Jun
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

Childrenʼs Fairy Garden Class

Foothills is collaborating with Bonesteelʼs LLC to offer

this class on June 28th. The event has proven to be so popular that two sessions had to

be added to accommodate more children. Each child will be given a start up packet of

fairy items to begin their very own fairy garden. Depending on interest, another session

may be offered later in the summer.

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Jun
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Paint & Sip

a Wilson Bickford Style Painting Class taught by Singing Heart Painting

with Julie Shantie on June 10th from 6 - 10pm. $40 per person, cash only. Bring your

own beverage. Since space is limited, e-mail foothillsartsmalone@gmail.com Location

is the back entrance of Lashomb Insurance at 410 East Main St.

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May
14
to Jun 11

“Young Artists in Action 10”

Artwork featuring Primary and Elementary grade children from 6 area schools sponsored by Foothills Art Society, Alice Hyde Nursing Home and ADK for Kids.

Artwork will be hanging on the walls for viewing in the new facility during nursing home hours. Dates of closing ceremony will be updated on foothillsartsociety.com and Foothills Art Society Facebook page.

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14th Annual Robideau/Lamitie-King Juried Exhibit
May
1
to May 14

14th Annual Robideau/Lamitie-King Juried Exhibit

14th Annual Robideau/Lamitie-King Juried Exhibit Featuring art work from  Middle and High School students at 7 area schools  May 1-May 14 Artist Reception & Awards Ceremony Presentation of Scholarships Thursday, May 14, 6-7:30 pm,  Awards at 6:30pm   The Wead Library,  64 Elm Street, Malone, NY 12953 Open: Monday, Tuesday,Wednesday, Friday 10-6 Thursday 10-8 & Saturday 10-3

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Apr
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Foothills ARTSociety and NCCC will co-host Castlebay

Foothills ARTSociety and NCCC are honored to co-host Castlebay.

 

Thursday, April 30th, 2015, 7:00p.m. at NCCC Malone Campus.

Ticket price: $10.00 at the door, limited seating with light refreshments.

 

Castlebay: Husband Fred and wife Julia from Maine have designed informative and entertaining programs which incorporate music and lore to reveal the history and symbolism of Beltain, as well as many other musical/story telling programs.

 

Beltain- May 1- also called May Day, marks the entrance of summer.  The Queen of May and her consort preside over

Beltain.  New life in all it's forms is a celebration, as is the sacred marriage assuring symbolically the fertility of animals and crops for the rest of the year.  The great fruitfullness of the earth and the exuberance of Spring are honored, beginning the night before, with a carefree sense of playful abandon.  Rising to greet the dawn, celebrants sing, gather flowers, and dance around the maypole.

 

A beautiful performance in period clothing,  and a lovingly handmade harp by Fred Gosbee, promises to uplift and charm all

who attend.

Be prepared to dance around a Maypole! (optional)

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Feb
6
to Feb 7

Winter Carnival Revue- Wild Thing

The 2015 Winter Carnival Revue chosen theme of “Wild Thing” was excellent inspiration

for a group of Foothills ARTSociety artists as well as Franklin Academy and North

Country Community College students who created this yearʼs set-design. At their first

meeting in the Spring of 2014, it was decided to base the design on illustrations from

Maurice Sendakʼs childrenʼs book “Where the Wild Things Are.” The theme was a fun

one to work with.

Lead artist Pamela May was able to combine ideas from all the different artists into a set

that provided an imaginative background for the many varied acts in the show.

New comer to the group of artists this year was Arnold Sauther, a retired art teacher

from Salmon River. His sketches for the animals lurking in the Adirondack themed

background add a touch of humor to the scene. One of the main objectives of this

yearʼs set was to create a three dimensional look for the performers to fit in to. The

addition of three peep holes in the set make it possible for the performers to actually

perform from behind the set. We hope you enjoy the combined efforts of all the visual

and performing artists who made this performance possible.

Thank you to set-design committee members: Pamela May, Arnie Sauther, Linda

Crosby, Caron Roulston, Kief Sloate-Dowden, Bev Quenville, Charlie Tilson and Mark

Gonyea. Franklin Academy and North Country Community College students who also

helped were: Rebecca Branconnier, Kayla Tupor, Cheyenne Dollinger, Skylar Horner

and Marita Bray.

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Dec
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Membership Appreciation Christmas Concert

Happy Holidays Members!

In honor of our Foothills Members for helping to provide our organization with financial support for our yearly programming we would like to thank you.

Please join us for appetizers and a wonderful performance provided by Brian Donat an acclaimed cellist and soprano Holly McCormack as we ring in the holidays.

Wine and Beer provided by Hosler's for $3.00 and Polar seltzers/water donated by Glazier Food Service.

We will have a membership table at the event for members to renew their membership which would continue helping us provide quality performances and workshops in the future.
If you would like to bring a prospective member donations are welcome.

When: Friday Dec. 12th 6pm-8:30...pm (7pm performance)
Where: The House of History- 51 Milwaukee St.
Catered by Barb Gokey
Free of charge to current members

See you all there and Happy Holidays!

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Oct
30
7:30pm 7:30pm

393 Above

393 Above: A blend of American roots, folk, blues and rock

 

Formed in 2011, the 393 Above band members are: Peter Brown: bass/vocals, Jim Stickney: guitars/vocals, Stuart Rowley: guitars/vocals/songwriter, Mike Dufort: drums & percussion and Jeff Noreault: sound engineer/harmonica. 

 

Their sound is a blend of American roots, folk, blues and rock. The band plays original material and covers songs by such artists as The Eagles, Bruce Cockburn, The Beatles, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Neil Young, CS&N, The Police and Bob Dylan.

 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles coming to the USA and performing on the Ed Sullivan Show.

 

The band 393 Above is a big fan of The Beatles and will present a concert of their songs on October 30 at NCCC.

 

Stuart Rowley of 393 Above remarks, "The Beatles have been a big influence on my own songwriting and our band. Growing up in Malone I can remember going to NewBerry's and Grants to buy their albums and 45s. I was in 5th grade at Flanders Elementary School when they played for the first time on the Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964. I had just started trumpet lessons (along with Jim Stickney) and was directly effected by The Beatles' music. Many of us started to learn to play guitar a few years later. By high school, we were forming our own bands and playing at dances and later at bars in the area."

 

Thursday night's performance by 393 Above will consist of an acoustic set and electric set of Beatle songs. We encourage everyone to join us and sing along!

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Aug
23
10:00am10:00am

Fete du Qubecois

Celebrating the French Canadian heritage of the area in the mid 19th century with food, music, art, crafts, demonstrations, and more.
Co-sponsored with Foothills Art Society.
... REDUCED ADMISSION: Adults $7, 6-16, $4

This event was created with funding from the DEC Grant by the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts.

DEC is a regrant program intended to help promote the arts in outlying regions. It is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), and administered locally by the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts (NCCCA) in Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties in Northern NY.
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Music, dance, maple treats, and tortiere!

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Aug
16
12:00pm12:00pm

Beach Party

Join the Malone Recreation Park and FOOTHILLS ARTSociety as they celebrate summer and Art in the Adirondacks on Saturday, August 16th from noon until dark. This summer celebration is a well-established fun day for the entire community. The day ends with an outside movie on an inflatable screen followed by fireworks over the water at dark. Throughout the day all ages can join the fun; enjoy silly games and the bounce house, be inspired by the mosaic glass mural and take part in FOOTHILL’s signature Wish Boat Workshop; make a boat out of natural materials, add your wishes, hopes and dreams and launch them with candles on the water.

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Jul
26
10:00am10:00am

Chateaugay Lakes Arts Festival

Foothills ARTSociety would like to invite the public to the 19th Annual

Chateaugay Lake Arts Festival to be held on Saturday, July 26th from 10-3.

Inherited from the Chateaugay Lakes Arts Association in 2008, the Festival will

be chaired this year by Foothills members Julia Holmes and Toos Roozen Evans.

The event is held on the grounds of the Hollywood Restaurant on Rt 374 in

Merrill, NY.

This popular event is a highlight of the summer season for arts minded people

throughout the area. The “invitational” arts and crafts show assures that only

work deemed of “excellent quality” be accepted. Most of the vendors have

exhibited for years and all new inclusions must meet the standards expected by

the jurying committee. There will be over 30 vendors offering pottery, fine art

prints, decorative painting, art cards, stained glass, wood carving, wood turning,

furniture, picture frames, fiber art, cast glass, copper and semi - precious stone

jewelry, baskets and hand painted silk, as well as photographs, watercolors and

oils - most of which have an Adirondack flavor. Many of the vendors look forward

to taking orders for special items.

As an educational activity, a number of vendors will be demonstrating their craft.

Many participating artists/craftspeople have donated fine works of art for a

special raffle to be drawn on the 26th. Names will be drawn at the end of the day

and the winners may take their artwork home with them when they leave (It is not

necessary to be present to win.) A special raffle of childrenʼs items is also being

planned and children attending the Festival may be a lucky winner. Also of

special interest to children is the childrenʼs table which is set up each year and

offers art activities for children to participate in.

In addition to the arts and crafts vendors, numerous local organizations maintain

informational booths. Stewartʼs will once again be offering ice cream sundaes

and Agri-Mark MacAdam will be offering samples of their locally produced

products. There will be a baked goods table for anyone interested in sampling

home cooked sweets or taking some home to share with the family. The weekly

Adirondack Farmerʼs Market, located on the grounds, will stay open until 3:00

just for this day to offer an alluring array of produce, meats and garden items.

The Hollywood Restaurant will also be offering a lunch special for the day.

This Crafts Festival is the farthest North of the craft fairs in the Adirondack region

and has built a reputation for the quality of itʼs art. Foothills ARTSociety, a non

profit organization based in Malone (foothillsartsociety.com), would like to invite

the public to attend the festival, support local artisans and have an enjoyable day

mingling with other arts minded people. The event will be held rain or shine.

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