'MUSE' Presentation Features Music by betterArts Board Members

The North Country Arts Council's annual multi-arts presentation "MUSE" this year features music by betterArts board members AmberLee Clement and Erin Fulton. 

The event, slated from 7-9 p.m. this Saturday, March 29, brings together artists across all mediums. Visual artists, writers, dancers, performance artists, and musicians were all inspired by a song to create their own original presentation.

This year's MUSE celebrates the third anniversary of North Country Arts Council's (NCAC)'s gallery space, Arts on the Square. The art exhibit portion of MUSE will be the feature exhibit at Arts on the Square from Wednesday, April 2, to Saturday, April 26.

Artists were able to choose one song from the following muses: Quill & Plow, Joe and Andy King, Pianist Jason Comet, or Musical trio Amber LeeClement, Erin Fulton and Evan Wormwood. AmberLee is director of programming for betterArts, while Erin serves that organization as creative director.

The song created by the trio, "Big River Smile", was written for the family of Walter Boname, local hunting and fishing guide and friend who passed away suddenly in 2013. AmberLee wrote the song; Erin joins in on vocals; and Evan produced the composition. "This song took a very natural direction and that direction came from the heart," AmberLee said. "After a four-year battle, I lost my father to cancer. Feeling the loss of another great man in my life, this song fell heavy on my heart and mind to deliver and honor my father and Walter Boname."

Arts on the Square is located at at 52 Public Square in Watertown, N.Y. For further information about the North Country Arts Council, visit nnyart.org.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.