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:
May 5 - June 28, 2018
Virtually all of Bill’s artwork deals with his family dairy farm outside of Rensselaer Falls, NY on which he has lived his entire life. His pen and ink still lifes and watercolors capture scenes from within his old red farmhouse. They depict household objects in the often messy chance arrangements of ordinary life. His landscapes, done with dry pastels on black paper, focus on his farmland and State Highway 68 which runs by his house. These landscape drawings evoke the heat of the asphalt on a midsummer day, the chill of damp air on a rainy evening, the “fwoosh” of a passing car, or the silence of the empty road.
In addition to Bill’s own artwork, he is also known for his work with local theater companies and departments on set design and scenic painting. His theatre designs and painting include productions for St. Lawrence University, SUNY Potsdam, Grasse River Players, Sunday Rock Legacy Project of Colton, and Crane School of Music, as well as the Canton and Potsdam High Schools.
Photo: "Backyard Rhubarb" pastel drawing by William Newman
Past Folkstore Artist Spotlight Exhibits
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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