ALCA members show their stuff

By PETE KLEIN

Express News Staff

BLUE MT. LAKE -- The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts here has started its summer season and is now open Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Many people think of ALCA only when it comes to its concerts, plays and other events, but it offers much more.

On any day it is open, one can stop in and view paintings, photos and a variety of arts and crafts on display in its upstairs and downstairs galleries.

Starting June 12 and running to July 12 in the galleries will be "In Search of Humanity: Deconstructing Mythology" installations by Kristina Siegel. Her artwork is three dimensional textile objects, flattened and pressed textile objects encased in glass, drawings and paintings.

"Relics," paintings by Stephen Von Mason, will also be displayed. He uses oils on canvas to create stylized, intensely colored paintings with a critical view of social and cultural dynamics.

Leila Namin's paintings will also be on exhibit. She tries to make mysterious narratives around her characters. Everything can be a metaphor for something else.

The annual Members Art Show ended this past weekend. It featured a variety of art by members.

Keep abreast of all that takes place at ALCA by checking out this newspaper's Coming Attractions section weekly or by visiting the ALCA web page at www.adirondackarts.org/.