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PBS Folk Art Series

TAUNY partnered with Mountain Lake PBS to produce these pieces, which were part of a regional "Folk Arts" series on Mountain Lake PBS programs.


Prudence Matthews' 1000 Islands Rugs
Thrift stores and closets provide the material for the the beautiful hooked rugs created by folk artist Prudence Matthews. Folklorist Hannah Harvester visited Prudence to learn about how the 1,000 Islands region has inspired her work.


Master Luthier David Nichols
Folk artist David Nichols is a musician who can create the very instruments that he loves to play. He builds guitars that look and sound beautiful, using materials from as far away as Russia and as close as the Adirondacks.



Totem Pole Carver Andree Dennis Newton

In her father's footsteps: An Adirondack artist discovers the talent of carving totem poles passed on by her native ancestors and her father.



Francoise Ouimet's Wagon Wheel Rug Making
Francoise weave round rugs on antique wagon wheels with nails pounded into the frame. She is the only person in this part of the country carrying on the tradition.

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