Lake Carmel Arts Center
640 Route 52
Kent Lakes, NY 10512

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Arts on the Lake News Archive

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Life Drawing is cancelled for Feb 20. The weather report indicates that the snow will be getting more intense during the evening, so we need to be sure folks can get home safely.

Intensive Painting is cancelled for today

Intensive Painting is cancelled due to weather.


Ron Hutchinson at Bedford Playhouse

Ron Hutchinson, who brought us Lookin’ for Trouble last April and Clinging to the Iceberg the previous March, will be at the Bedford Playhouse on Thursday, February 21, in an evening titled The Making of Monsters. Taking off from his memoir, screenwriter Hutchinson is expected to reveal what happened in the making of The Island of Dr. Moreau. Looking ahead, playwright Hutchinson is scheduled to bring to Arts on the Lake a new work in April.


Due to the model being ill, we have had to cancel the life drawing session for this evening.

Life Drawing Studio Sessions will not held Halloween Night, Oct 31.

Please be aware the there will not be a Life Drawing Open Session this Wed as it is Halloween night, Oct 31.

Lifge Drawing Cancelled for this evening

There is no Life Drawing session this evening Oct 4th. Regular schedule resumes next week.




Dear Friends,

This week we lost a dear friend and valued member of our Arts on the Lake Community. Steve Schreiber, beloved husband of Mary, passed away on Saturday from a battle with cancer. Steve was a special man with vast capabilities whose dynamic spirit was always excited and supportive of people through his positive attitude.

Through the years, he was involved in many events at the Art Center ranging from being a puppeteer and helping build stage sets, to playing music, and painting walls.  He was a brilliant musician, and he loved sharing his gifts with others. We will miss having him come bounding through the doors ready to jump into whatever is happening.

Mary has asked that any contributions in honor of Steve be given to The New Hampshire Music Festival. "Since Steve was a child, he spent time every summer in the White Mountains. He enjoyed hiking, biking, swimming, and relaxing and playing music on the porch of his family’s cottage...Support to this organization would reflect both his enjoyment of the mountains and his love of music."

You can go to the Support section on their website: and enter your information and Steve Schreiber in the Dedication Information section. You may also enter Mary's email ( if you would like her to know about your contribution.

She will also let us know when a date for a gathering to remember Steve will be set in the near future.

Ed Durkee





Screenwriter/Playwright Ron Hutchinson reports that AotL-developed Clinging to the Iceberg will be at the Tyneside Festival in Newcastle upon Tyne in England this October. And, as might be expected, there is serious in Jos Vantyler for Lookin’ for Trouble in London. Jos, while waiting to realize Elvis again, has been well-received in Two Noble Kinsmen and Love’s Labor’s Lost. This spring we expect that AotL will again be the site of a new Hutchinson work. He’s been developing a story on how forcibly-imported sparrows have flourished in the New World. Yes!


The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival announced this week that James Shearwood’s “The Return of the Clogged Sink” will be part of the 2018 Community Bake-Off readings on Saturday, August 4 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, August 5, at 2 pm at the Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison. This is the second year of the community writing event called a “Bake-Off” sponsored by the Shakespeare Festival. “There is always pride and pleasure coupled with anxiety in watching actors bring a new play to life,” said Shearwood, our Director of Theatrical Programing at AotL. Reservations to share that moment can be made here.

Can you Volunteer to Help with Summer Concert Series

Are you looking to be involved with a wonderful community event? Our Summer Concert Series has become a major attraction during July and we welcome anyone who can lend us a hand preparing for these concerts. There are many ways to contribute and we are meeting Wed 6/6 at 6 PM at the Center to talk about what needs to be done. Please join us if you can. If you can not attend please email and we will get back to you promptly.