LARAC Programming

LARAC’s programming includes exhibits, artist workshops, children’s classes, critiques, business seminars for artists, musical performances, networking events and more.

GALLERY | Beyond the Blue Line: The Art of Travel @ Tannery Pond Center
Jan 5 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 4 @ 4:00 pm

GALLERY | Beyond the Blue Line: The Art of Travel

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 12:00 PM
Saturday, February 12, 2022 4:00 PM
GALLERY HOURS: Wed – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat 12:00-4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

Opening Reception on Friday, January 7 | 5:00-7:00 PM

***For everyone’s safety at the reception, all will be required to show proof of vaccination OR recent negative PCR test.

***Refreshments will NOT be served.

Curious about where our neighbors had traveled, the Widlund Gallery committee invited anyone with a connection to the Gore Mountain Region to submit art from or inspired by their travels Beyond the Blue Line. In other words, beyond the boundary of the Adirondack Park.

And, boy, have they traveled! From the Grand Canyon to India, Oregon to Croatia, Alaska to Cuba, New Mexico to Ireland, and so much more, our neighbors share with us their intrepid spirit and insatiable curiosity. While most are currently rooted at home in the Adirondacks, in this exhibit, they share stories of discovery, enlightenment, delight, awe, and exploration. They describe travel as a source of rejuvenation and learning, a time to connect with old friends and make new ones. They are dazzled and humbled by what they have seen.

The show includes photos, paintings, carvings, sacred objects, and much more.

Oil Paintings by Susan Hoffer @ 2nd Floor City Hall Gallery
Jan 10 @ 9:00 am – Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm

Oil Paintings by Susan Hoffer
NCA 2nd Floor Gallery in City Hall
42 Ridge St, Glens Falls, NY
Hours: Mon-Fri. 9am-4pm

“The Sweetheart Deal” @ North Country Arts Gallery
Jan 15 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm

January 15 – February 26
“The Sweetheart Deal” – original art for $99 or less.
North Country Arts Gallery in The Shirt Factory, suite #120,
71 Lawrence St., Glens Falls, NY
Gallery Hours are Thursday-Saturday 12-5pm.
For membership and show information

CONCERT | Girl Blue @ Tannery Pond Center
Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CONCERT | Girl Blue @ Tannery Pond Center | North Creek | New York | United States

CONCERT | Girl Blue

Sunday, January 23, 2022

3:00 PM 5:00 PM

The Winter Coffeehouse Concert Series includes four performances, all on Sunday afternoons at 3:00 pm. Izzy’s Market & Deli will offer refreshments for purchase, plus complimentary coffee and other non-alcoholic beverages. The series is underwritten by the Glenn & Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation – dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park.

Advance $15 | Day of Event $20 | Free for Youth

For advance price tickets, please visit the TPC box office, call
(518) 251-2505 x128, or purchase online thru eventbrite.

COVID-19 Protocols:

1. Masks will be required while
inside the Tannery Pond Community Center for all visitors, users and audience

2. All patrons must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon
arrival at the center if attending a performance or special
event that is presented by Tannery Pond Center, the nonprofit organization.
Proof can be paper or digital copy of vaccination card and/or NYS Exclesior
Pass. Patrons
unable to receive vaccination can provide negative COVID-19 PCR test result
taken within 72 hours of showtime.


Powerhouse vocalist!

Girl Blue is the moniker of singer-songwriter/producer Arielle
O’Keefe. Compared often to the likes of Alanis Morissette, Laura Marling, Joni
Mitchell, and Jeff Buckley, she is a powerhouse vocalist with a highly
sophisticated ability to write songs that both catch the ear and deeply touch
the heart. Girl Blue’s first single, “Fire Under Water” was released completely
independently, and was immediately recognized by Spotify, placed in the top 10
of their “New Music Friday” playlist. It has since been placed in the Las Vegas
TV’s viral commercial “Now and Then”, and sits comfortably at over 3 million
streams. O’Keefe is a rare and masterful talent, most especially shining as a
live performer, where she has become known for silencing rooms with her
incredibly authentic voice and songs. In 2019, she received three Thomas Edison
Awards (Capital District Music Awards), naming her the Solo Performer of the
year, with the Record of the Year (“Lolita”) and Music Video of the
Year (“Dreams”). She continues to tour regularly and record her own
music independently.

For this show, Girl Blue will be joined on stage by fellow
singer-songwriter/producer and guitar extraordinaire Jimi Woodul, who will
accompany with guitar, percussion, and backing vocals. The concert is certain
to be intimate and richly emotional, featuring many of Girl Blue’s ‘classics’
along with material from her new full-length album, released on December 15th,

GALLERY | “Winter Into Spring” by George Dirolf @ Tannery Pond Center
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm

GALLERY | “Winter Into Spring” by George Dirolf

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 10:00 AM
Saturday, March 26, 2022 4:00 PM

GALLERY HOURS: Wed – Fri, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sat 12:00-4:00 PM | additional hours by appointment

Opening Reception on Friday, February 18 | 5:00-7:00 PM

***For everyone’s safety at the reception, all will be required to show proof of vaccination OR recent negative PCR test.


I am a painter, printmaker, and graphic artist.

As a printmaker I’m presently focusing on end-grain wood engravings (end-grain because it allows a finer line…a 19th century technique to be printed alongside type).

I also work in large scale charcoal drawings on mylar; and oil paintings which range from smaller plein air works to larger studio pieces.

I draw my inspiration from nature – whether the birds crowding around the feeders outside my studio window, or deep into wild lands. I especially enjoy bushwhacking in the Adirondacks and Catskills and stumbling upon quiet hidden revelations be they micro or macro… springtails on snow, or a fern glade suddenly spotlit in a forest of maple trees… my art is a reflection on those moments.


George Dirolf has exhibited in numerous galleries throughout New York’s Capital District, most recently as part of the 2021 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Exhibition at Albany International Airport. He has won several awards, including the 2020 Juror’s Choice Award at the Regional Art Galleries of the Arkell Museum (Canajoharie, NY) and Best in Show at the 2017 Upstate Artists Show at Laffer Gallery (Schuylerville, NY).

George taught art to young people at Bethlehem Central School for 27 years. He lives in Loudonville, NY.