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The Strand Center for the Arts is proud to announce the opening of the SCA Drawing Group Exhibition, running September 6th to 27th, 2014.

The Strand Center for the Arts is proud to announce their upcoming September exhibit featuring works by the Strand Center for the Arts Drawing Group, which will be on display in our Main Gallery from September 6st to the 27th, 2014. The opening event will feature a live drawing class that guests are encouraged to participate in and raffles for framed artwork throughout the night. The opening reception will be held Saturday, September 6th from 5:00-7:30 PM. This event is free to the public and refreshments will be served.

The exhibition will feature works by artists who regularly participate in SCA’s open studio figure drawing group, held every Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This supportive group setting is actively enjoyed by constituents of all artistic levels and ages who wish to improve their interpretation of the human form.

The open studio figure drawing group has been active for years, first initiated by Jackie Sabourn at the previous Art Center building across the street from the Strand Center known informally as “the old bank building.” The studio group has run continually for years, only taking off time for major holidays. These drawing sessions were run by Kim Berg at the previous location and then in the space over the North Country Food Co-Op. In recent years, Kim Berg has been joined by Shaun O’Connell and Tim Palkovic. The sessions are open studio, meaning that there is not a formal class but a group of enlivening artists who draw the model together.

Adding to the excitement, there will be a live drawing demonstration held in the gallery during the opening. A clothed model will pose and easels will be provided as gallery attendees are encouraged to try their hand at figure drawing. Class coordinator Tim Palkovic states, “The art opening, drawing demonstration and art auction combined are intended to create a lively and entertaining evening.”

The opening reception will be held September 6th from 5:00-7:30 PM at the Strand Main Gallery located at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh and is free to the public. The Arts Center will also be providing refreshments. For more information on the artists, exhibition, or figure drawing class, please contact SCA at 518-563-1604, email, or visit

Check out how much fun was had by all at the reception!

Two nice ladies Model drawing     people minglingPalmer-Angells

 Tim Drawingwitnessing

The SCA Announces the Adirondack Coast ARTWays 2014 Opening Reception & Exhibition

The Strand Center for the Arts and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau are excited to announce the opening reception for this year’s Adirondack Coast ARTWays competition. The theme of this year’s Adirondack Coast ARTWays is the Battle of Plattsburgh Bicentennial. Two hundred years have passed since military forces battled for colonial rights off the coast of Plattsburgh and throughout the region. To commemorate these events the 2014 theme of ARTWays is honoring this rich history by inviting artists to reinterpret these events through creative expression.

The opening reception will be held at the Strand Center for the Arts at 23 Brinkerhoff Street in Plattsburgh Friday September 5th from 5 to 8 p.m. Organizers will be on hand to answer questions about the project, posters featuring the winning submission will be available, and free refreshments will be provided. The unveiling of the winner and official 2015 ARTWays poster will commence at 6 p.m.

The Adirondack Coast ARTWays project is a collaborative effort between the Strand Center for the Arts and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau celebrating the people, products, and places of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks through art.

The SCA is open to visitors Tuesday through Friday, 10a.m- 5p.m. and Saturdays, 10a.m.-4p.m. For a full list of juried shows, exhibition opportunities, community events, and classes, please visit the SCA’s website at:

If you have questions, please contact Christina Elliott, SCA Museum Coordinator by phone at: 518-563-1604 or by email at:

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North Country Cultural Center for the Arts
23 Brinkerhoff Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
(518) 563-1604