It’s a chance to get some “good” in your life.
The first Lake Placid Celebration of the Arts will be held at the Lake Placid Conference Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 through Oct. 9, from noon to 6 p.m.
“The reason that we are doing this is because there is so much unpleasantness that is going on in the world and even locally with rains and flooding, this is a chance to showcase the best of peoples talents,” Victor Forbes, co-editor of Fine Art Magazine with SunStorm Arts Publishing and organizer of the event, said. “We want this to be like a page from the arts magazine coming to life.”
The weekend of arts will feature many different forms, including sculpture, photography, film, spoken word and song.
“There will be an art exhibition, music, poetry readings, film screenings, photography, and a special appearance by Dr. Bill Akpinar, founder of the University of Health and Spiritual Sciences,” Forbes said.
Evening musical performances will include Ghislain Dion, sister of internationally known recording artist Celine Dion, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 ($20 admission), which will be followed by an open mic jam session and reggae dance party. Blues/rock musicians Savoy Brown, featuring Kim Simmonds, will take to the stage Oct. 8 at 8 p.m., along with openers Roadside Mystics and Frank Latorre ($20 admission). Oct. 9 will be a tribute to John Lennon Peace Concert starring Heidi Little along with an open mic for singers and musicians to play/sing their favorite Lennon and Beatles songs for the benefit of fund-raising groups.
“The proceeds from the Sunday concert will go to benefit flood relief efforts in the region,” Forbes said.
Among the films being shown are, “Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend,” a documentary by Esther Anderson and Gian Godoy, and “Matilijah Magic,” a documentary in the works about the rock duo Delaney and Bonnie.
On exhibit for all three days will be works by artists from Montreal, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, and the Hamptons along with a collection of banners created by Artists for Peace and the Environment originally shown at Woodstock ’99.
For more information on the first Lake Placid Celebration of the Arts, visit the website at lakeplacidcelebration.com.