Events and Happenings

UPCOMING:

May 22nd 5pm – 7pm

A workshop by Bliss Arts NY

Email blissartsny@gmail.com to register or to ask any questions.

$25 RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Participate in a painting workshop with artist Amara Issel in which we will be exploring with acrylic paints and mixed media. Cost: $25 Participants are welcome to bring either a canvas or a piece of sturdy cardboard, acrylic paints and paint brushes, and any materials that might be fun to use such as string, glue, tissue paper etc.
If you do not have a canvas or materials, just let us know and we will have some for your use. All are welcome to attend, including beginners.
Space is limited so please contact us beforehand if you plan to attend. Covid precautions will be taken. Masks required.

Amara Issel is currently showing an exhibit of paintings at Collar City Mushrooms through the month of May. You can view the exhibit any time during Collar City Mushrooms’ normal business hours.
Many of the paintings are for sale.

About Amara Issel:
Statement: Art is necessary to inspire others. It is a way you communicate a feeling.
I was raised in Lima, Peru in a family that really appreciates Art. One of my uncles used to paint everything about seascapes, and I used to watch how he painted, while he used to record my voice. I have always been surrounded with color pencils, crayons, and Art books since I was a little child.
I consider Art as part of me, a way to express myself with vivid colors, like my vivid dreams.
I am connected with our Mother Nature and all that she has to offer for my inspiration. Being in contact with Nature, whether hiking or kayaking, is a way for feeling the existence of why I am here, and it brings me peace, happiness and restores my sense of seeing things.
I taught myself to paint portraits at first. I currently reside in upstate New York; when I visited Lake George and the Adirondacks, I wanted to paint landscapes because the images last in my mind for weeks, and maybe this was the starting point to my own self-discovery experience with painting landscapes

Sorry you Missed it:

Collar City Mushrooms first Art, Music and Tasty Mushroom Treat Extravaganza!

May 1st from 5pm to 7pm

Collar City Mushrooms, in conjunction with Bliss Arts, will be hosting our first in person art and music event. There will be Paintings by Amara Issel, Live Music by Mr. Days Band, and Culinary Treats by Lansinburgh’s own Dave Chaiken and Corrine Carey made with Collar City Mushrooms grown Fungi.

Guests will be required to wear masks, eat in designated areas, and move through the farm in small groups in order to adhere to Covid Precautions.

About Amara Issel:
Statement: Art is necessary to inspire others. It is a way you communicate a feeling.
I was raised in Lima, Peru in a family that really appreciates Art. One of my uncles used to paint everything about seascapes, and I used to watch how he painted, while he used to record my voice. I have always been surrounded with color pencils, crayons, and Art books since I was a little child.
I consider Art as part of me, a way to express myself with vivid colors, like my vivid dreams.
I am connected with our Mother Nature and all that she has to offer for my inspiration. Being in contact with Nature, whether hiking or kayaking, is a way for feeling the existence of why I am here, and it brings me peace, happiness and restores my sense of seeing things.
I taught myself to paint portraits at first. I currently reside in upstate New York; when I visited Lake George and the Adirondacks, I wanted to paint landscapes because the images last in my mind for weeks, and maybe this was the starting point to my own self-discovery experience with painting landscapes.

About Mr. Days Band:
3-Piece band from upstate NY with Jam, Rock, Country, Folk, & Funky vibes. Infinitus demo out now https://mrdays.bandcamp.com/album/infinitus

About Dave and Corinne:
Dave Chaiken and Corinne Carey are Lansingburgh residents who love the availability of fantastic local produce, dairy and meats from the Troy area. Dave is currently with the Capital District’s most prominent hospitality company as a corporate executive chef; he loves playing guitar, crafting with wood, and restoring their 140-year old Victorian home. Corinne is a public policy lawyer by trade and a radio producer for the Hudson Mohawk Magazine, which can be heard on our local community-supported radio station WOOC 105.3 FM. She’s also an avid flavor creator whose love of regional cuisines stems from her time living and traveling in Central America, India, and Morocco. They’ve been married for 11 years with their anniversary on our opening night’s event!

About Bliss Arts:
Bliss Arts encourages inspiration and wellness through the practice of Yoga and Reiki, and through Arts events, exhibits, workshops & performances. Founded by the creative practice of Maria Cristine Diotte. – facebook.com/blissartsny

There is no fee to attend, but donations will be appreciated!

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