SAM Fest 2016

North Country musicians Dan Berggren, Celia Evans, Peggy Lynn, Glenn McClure and the Adirondack Folk Opera Project, Larry Montague, Jamie Savage, and others perform between TED-axe talks, focusing on the art and science of time. See Highlights page for photos from previous SAM Fests.

Saturday, APRIL 16, 2016

10:30AM - 5:30 PM
at the Paul Smith's College "VIC" (link:VIC)
PAUL SMITHS, NY


ADMISSION: $5 (PSC community and friends of the VIC free)

A 15-minute dance performance on the theme of time by Russian modern dancer Ekaterina Zharinova has been commissioned for  specifically for SAMFest 2016, and its world premier will be delivered as a video.  The day will close with an award-winning documentary about the retreat of ice from the Arctic and how it was filmed by planting time-lapse cameras near vanishing glaciers to capture long-term change.  Link to web page here.

It's maple season! The VIC sugar shack will boil syrup and make maple cotton candy.  And Paul Smith's College chefs and students will provide tasty and sustainable lunch-sustenance for sale! 

Paul Smith's College faculty and students will demonstrate traditions from the deep and recent past including stone-boiling as an ancient Adirondack cooking method,             the preparation and use of locally harvested paleolithic-style pigments, and traditional fiddling. 

A wide range of displays and activities by painters  and other folk and visual artists from the North Country, focusing on the art and science of time, Organized by Paul Smith's College and Saranac Lake artists.

Musical performances.



"Dance of Time" and "Chasing Ice".

Maple syrup and refreshments.

Lunch hour demonstrations

"TED-axe" talks. 

Traditional folk and visual arts.

Short TED-style presentations by students, researchers, and educators on topics related to the art and science of time, including the geological stories of local pebbles, envisioning deep time, and exploring the long history of aboriginal peoples in the Adirondacks. See Highlights page for photos from previous SAM Fests.

Science, Art, and Music Festival in Paul Smiths