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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.

Currently on View

Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Romi Sebald

March 11, 2017 - April 22, 2017

The artistís works on view at The TAUNY Center evoke the beauty, darkness, and mystery of North Country woodland life with the presentation of her new, one-of-a-kind forest creature dolls in addition to her work with more traditional, historical doll figures. Picking up on the thrifty ways of her Adirondack pioneer grandparents, Sebald is inspired by the traditional ethic and aesthetics of reuse, but she aims to turn worn and well-loved scraps into things entirely new. She said, ďI love to see where the sharp meets the soft. I work with beloved and familiar forms, but make them with bones and teeth.Ē Visitors to The TAUNY Center are invited to view the exhibition to explore these unusual juxtapositions with her, and all artworks on view will also be for sale.


Folkstore Artist Spotlight: Bill Smithers

April 29, 2017 - June 17, 2017

Opening Reception:
Saturday, April 29, 10:00am-12:00pm

The next Folkstore Artist Spotlight will highlight the beautifully crafted work of local craftsman and celebrated woodworker, Bill Smithers. In the early 1980ís, Bill began making custom furniture and cabinetry and also worked as the resident boat builder at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY. Currently, he primarily concentrates on custom woodworking and woodturning in his shop in Hammond, NY. This Folkstore Artist Spotlight exhibit will feature Billís elegant custom woodwork including everything from larger pieces of furniture to small pieces like boxes and bowls, made primarily from local woods including cherry, walnut, and butternut. These unique pieces made by this self-taught craftsman will be on view and for sale in The TAUNY Center through June 17th.

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