Friday, February 22, 2013

Warren Miller’s “Flow State” at View March 1 and 2

View will present Warren Miller’s ultimate ski and snowboard video Flow State on the first weekend in March. There will be two showings, one with a spaghetti dinner. On Friday, March 1 at 7 pm, come see Flow State only or come see it on Saturday, March 2 and enjoy a spaghetti dinner served from 6 pm to 7 pm, and the movie will start at 7 pm.

Immerse yourself in the Flow State with Warren Miller Entertainment and experience the ultimate winter from a lens of absolute clarity. If you saw last year’s movie, “Like There’s No  Tomorrow,” then you know you’re in for a treat.

The Flow State exists anywhere crisp winter air shocks your lungs and sunlight refracts off snowflakes. So buckle up, because Warren Miller’s 63rd annual ski and snowboard film will take you into the zone…the moment…the groove…the center…the Flow State.

Warren Miller’s Flow State guides viewers to the top of the world’s most striking peaks, taking you on an exhilarating journey across the globe to Norway, Austria, California, Switzerland and beyond. The powder in Japan will send you scrambling to tune-up your gear, the gravity in Telluride will have you scheduling an avalanche refresher course, and the steeps in Alaska will drive you to push a little harder during your next  workout. Winter is here, and it is time to enter the Flow State…where the mountain meets the mind.

Flow State showcases celebrated athletes including Colby West, Chris Davenport, Jess McMillan and David Wise. Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety takes on Alaska’s mighty Chugach, Julian Carr bombs down Utah’s famed Wasatch, Jackie Paaso explores the Norwegian Arctic, and Chris Anthony makes Warren Miller history on 70-year-old, 10th Mountain Division ski equipment.

Once again, Warren Miller raises the bar with Flow State, offering filmgoers a magnitude of ski and snowboard action that can’t be matched anywhere else. When asked about the film, director Max Bervy said, “The Flow State is a place where the impossible becomes possible – where time slows down and a perfect moment becomes attainable. This film reveals what it is like to be completely immersed in the present…completely immersed in the snow, in the mountains, and in the enjoyment of winter.”

Flow State is sponsored by McCauley Mountain, Holly Woodworking, and the Polar Bear Ski Club. Film-only tickets on Friday, March 1 are $8. Film with spaghetti dinner tickets on Saturday, March 2 are $12 in advance or $15 the day of the show. To view the trailer and to purchase tickets online for Flow State, visit For more information or to purchase tickets by phone call View at (315) 369-6411.

--posted by Leslie Bailey, View staff

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Enjoy a Hot Lunch in a Chili Bowl!

Next Tuesday is the annual chili bowl luncheon at View, where you can escape winter and warm up with homemade meat and vegetarian chili. Chili is served with handmade bowls created by talented View, and regional, potters. Lunch includes chili with all the fixings, garlic bread, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages. Enjoy live entertainment as well as complimentary admission to The Wild Life exhibition.
There are dozens of bowls to choose from, with variations in color, size, and design. There will also be additional pottery -- trays, mugs, serving bowls, and decorative pieces -- made by regional potters that will be for sale.
Lunch with a bowl costs between $18 and $25, depending on the bowl you choose. You can also purchase lunch without a bowl for $10. 

--Posted by Leslie Bailey, View staff

Friday, February 8, 2013

Painted Feathers on display at View

Paintings on Feathers by Constance B. Smith

The artwork of Constance B. Smith is on display in View’s Rosenau Gallery until April 28 in conjunction with “The Wild Life” exhibit.  A special focus will be on her wildlife paintings created on turkey feathers.  Although the feathers will be featured, no surface is safe from her brush… she enjoys painting on various surfaces such as tree fungi, saw blades, snowshoes, tin ware, and wood.

Maintaining a working studio gallery (originally a General Store) on the bank of the Black River in Forestport, N.Y., Connie endeavors to create beautiful Adirondack landscapes, still lifes, and wildlife art. She works in watercolor, and acrylic, and she is also a print maker. Working on commission, she will paint pictures of camps, homes, animals, people or whatever is needed.  She says, “My art is a source of never-ending joyous hours spent engaged in what I love, and I consider myself one of the ‘ lucky ones’.”

Born and raised in Clinton, N.Y., she majored in Art and studied at Pratt Institute School of Interior Design, Brooklyn, N.Y.  After marriage and raising four sons, she worked as an Interior Designer and also free-lanced, designing many showrooms and business interiors in New York state. Recently, she has worked on redesigning and restoring a turn-of-the-century Adirondack camp.

To learn more about View programming visit or call 315.369.6411.

--Posted by Leslie Bailey, View staff

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Happy 100th Birthday to Ceil Buckley

The family of local resident Ceil Buckley celebrated her 100th birthday at View last Sunday with a birthday party, complete with cake and balloons, and a proclamation presented by County Legislator Patrick Russell announcing “Ceil Buckley Day.” More than 80 friends and family attended the festivities to wish Ceil Happy Birthday. 

Ceil Buckley is queen for a day at her 100th birthday party.
 Decorations included several of Ceil’s quilts. Photo by Loretta Lepkowski
In lieu of gifts, her family asked for contributions to the Silver Needle Award given annually by the Pointed Pine Quilters in Ceil’s honor at View’s Quilts Unlimited Exhibition. This award is given for the best hand-stitched quilt in the exhibit as a tribute to Ceil’s skill with a quilting needle. More than $800 was raised at her party toward endowing this award!

The award will be presented at the Quilts Unlimited reception on Saturday, Nov. 2. The exhibit will run from Nov. 2 until Jan. 5, 2014.

--Leslie Bailey, View staff