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Folkstore Artist Spotlight

The Folkstore Artist Spotlight (FAS) is a special showcase of work from a local artist or group of related artists. These exhibits highlight the local living traditions of the North Country through locally-made products which are on view and for sale in The TAUNY Center. The Folkstore Artist Spotlight Series also allows TAUNY to present a greater range of work by these local producers.   

Folkstore Artist Spotlight Exhibit

Earth, Water, and Fire:

New Works by Women Ceramic Artists of the North Country

February 23-March 23, 2019

Opening Reception 

Saturday, February 23

1:00-3:00 pm

TAUNY’s next Folkstore Artist Spotlight exhibit, Earth, Water, and Fire: New Works by Women Ceramic Artists of the North Country, features new ceramic works by local artists Anne Burnham, Roxanne Locy, Nan Lazovik, Linda Petroccione, Jackie Sabourin, and Joanne Arvisais with additional works by guest artist Cheri Cross from the Jay Craft Center in Jay, NY. All of these women have worked in the medium for decades and have worked closely with each other professionally over the years.

The Folkstore Artist Spotlight series highlights the work of regional artists and artisans and allows TAUNY to present a greater range of work by these local artists and producers. All of the work on display will also be for sale.

Each local artist featured in this exhibit has a unique style and a strikingly different technique.

Anne Burnham (Parishville, NY) has been making pottery for over 40 years. Her landscape motifs are inspired by the beauty of the region, but her California roots and lifelong interest in Asia, as well as her travels in Africa and India, add to the design elements of her pottery.

Roxanne Locy (Canton, NY) grew up on a dairy farm in the North Country and has been making pottery since 1979. Roxanne's signature boldly colorful floral and whimsical pottery is made at her Rockhead Creations studio in Canton, NY.

Nan Lazovik (DeKalb, NY) has been making pottery and ceramic tiles since her days as an undergraduate student at St. Lawrence University. In the 1970's and 1980's, she was a member of the Canton Gallery Cooperative, and she sold her pottery there and throughout galleries in Northern New York. Her “story tiles” featured in this exhibit have designs which are reflections of her North Country surroundings and life.

Linda Petroccione (DeKalb Junction, NY), a recent addition to TAUNY’s North Country Folkstore, returned to making pottery after retiring from her teaching career. Her glazes range from desert earth tones to pale pastels and creams.

Jackie Sabourin (Peru, NY) is an experienced ceramic artist who lives along Lake Champlain. She uses real botanicals to impress patterns in her handbuilt pottery.

Joanne Arvisais (Plattsburgh, NY) is a new addition to TAUNY’s Folkstore artisans. Originally from Montreal, she began her studies at the Centre de Ceramique Bonsecours. Her focus is to create useful, contemporary, timeless pieces.

Cheri Cross (Jay, NY), our guest artist from the Jay Craft Center in the Adirondacks, is showcasing her hand-painted, unique, white-glazed ceramics with nature and botanical images.


Past Folkstore Artist Spotlight Exhibits

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Susan Robinson
November 3 - November 24, 2018

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Kathy Montan
September 8 - October 26, 2018

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: William Newman

May 5 - June 28, 2018

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Roxanne Locy
March 3 - April 28, 2018

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: The Enduring Mystique of the Adirondacks in American Writing
February 3 - February 24, 2018

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: The Art of Recycling and Upcycling

January 6 - January 27, 2018

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: North Country Heritage Award Recipients

November 4 - November 25, 2017

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Ola Aldous

September 14, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: New Work from the Swartzentruber Amish Community

June 24, 2017 - September 2, 2017

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Bill Smithers

April 29, 2017 - June 17, 2017

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Romi Sebald

March 11, 2017 - April 22, 2017

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Sara Lynch

January, 7, 2017 - February 25, 2017


Featured Folkstore Artist: James Gonzalez

November 5, 2016 - November 26, 2016


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