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Tibetan Culture and Arts Festival Begins Sept. 24 with Lecture, Art Opening

The Festival of Tibetan Arts and Culture of the Adirondack Coast 2015, a month-long celebration of art, culture and traditions, begins Thursday, Sept. 24 with a discussion about Tibet at 2 p.m. in Room 206, Yokum Lecture Hall on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

Tenzin Dechen, personal assistant to the representative of the Dalai Lama, will lead the discussion. Following Dechen’s presentation, an opening reception for the exhibition “Festival of Tibetan Arts and Culture of the Adirondack Coast 2015” will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Burke Gallery, Myers Fine Arts Building. Both are free and open to the public. 

Other events throughout the festival include the unveiling of “Mountain Lake Mandala,” a community art mural installed at the corner of Bridge and Durkee streets in downtown Plattsburgh, art demonstrations, a display featuring photos of the Dalai Lama, book discussions, the construction of a mandala in the Burke Gallery, and a concert by Techung and the Wind Horses featuring the Adirondack Youth Orchestra at 2 p.m. Sept. 27 in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall.

Many of the events are free; all are open to the public and are being held in venues on campus, 30 City at 30 City Hall Place, and The Strand Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff St., in downtown Plattsburgh. 

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