NM’s Epic Summer 2017!

Norte Maar, Jay invitational of Clay, Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour, Dance at Socrates

There is only one word that can describe summertime at Norte Maar… EPIC! From our early years mounting summer ballets in an empty ice skating rink in Rouses Point to our current exhibition of clay in the mountains of the Adirondacks, summertime has always played an enormous role in our collaborative energy and programming.

Check out details on our forthcoming events and programs!

Ausable River Association Benefit, Norte MaarThurs, Jul 13 @ The Jay House, 6-8pm | RSVP $20
Fundraiser and benefit for the Ausable River Association
Norman Jabaut and Jason Andrew are pleased to invite you to our home for a special ticketed event benefiting the Ausable River Association. This special event will feature a private view of Norte Maar’s 4th Annual Jay Invitational of Clay with a walk through with curator Jason Andrew. In addition, there will be guest performances by dance company Racoco Productions (NYC) and music by Famous Letter Writer (Plattsburgh). Please join us in supporting this amazing local organization that conserves, protects and restores our Ausable River.


Fri, Jul 14 @ The Jay House, 6-9pm  | Free
4th Annual Jay Invitational of Clay
Norte Maar returns to its summer home in the Adirondacks presenting the 4th Annual Jay Invitational of Clay: an exhibition featuring a local and regional selection of works in clay. This is the longest running exhibition in the Adirondacks specifically centered on new works in clay. The exhibition opens to the public on Fri, Jul 14 from 6-9pm and will continue Sat + Sun, Jul 15- 16. A highlight of this years Invitational is a memorial exhibition celebrating the life and work of renowned ceramic artist and founder of Craigardan, Paul Z. Nowicki (1941-2015). This event coincides with the 3rd Annual Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour.


Sat + Sun, Jul 15 + 16 @ Various locations throughout the Au Sable River Valley | Free
3rd Annual Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour
Building upon the enthusiasm and history of the former Jay Studio Tour of the 1990s and 2000s, The Au Sable River Valley Studio Tour returns for its third year including over thirty artist studios and art spaces featuring a wide range of creative artists living and working in the townships of the Au Sable River Valley including Keene Valley, Keene, Upper Jay, Jay, Wilmington and Au Sable Forks. Studios and art spaces will be open to the public on July 15 + 16 from 10am-4pm. An opening reception for the artists and the public will be held on Friday, July 14 from 6-9pm at the Jay House (35 Randy’s Lane, Jay). This opening celebration will be held in conjunction with the opening of Norte Maar’s 4th Annual Jay Invitational of Clay that includes a regional exhibition of ceramics and a weekend of programs and demonstrations in clay.


Saturdays, Aug 5, 12, 19 @ Socrates Sculpture Park, 4pm | Free
Dance at Socrates 2017
Norte Maar partners with Socrates Sculpture Park for the return of the fifth season of this summer dance series that brings New York-based choreographers and their dancers to the East River waterfront at Socrates. Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates, is the first choreographic residency in the park dedicated to the creation and presentation of dance.


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