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TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, presents the next Folkstore Artist Spotlight, “New Work From the Swartzentruber Amish Community,” opening to the public on Saturday, June 24th at The TAUNY Center. This new Folkstore Artist Spotlight will feature a variety of handcrafted items from several local Amish families including textiles, baskets, furniture, and more. Visitors are invited to see this exhibit through August 19, 2017. 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 producers.

 

Many Amish families supplement their agricultural lifestyle by providing goods to people outside their community and often turn to carpentry, furniture making, quilt making, or basket making. In their culture it is considered prideful for an item to be purely decorative, but they frequently create decorative items for the outside market. Items for use within their community are restricted in colors and patterns; items for sale may have brighter colors and more decorative materials. A carefully selected assortment of locally made Amish woodwork and textiles will be on display and for sale in this upcoming Folkstore Artist Spotlight.

 

The TAUNY Center is located at 53 Main Street, Downtown Canton, NY. TAUNY  is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people understand and appreciate the folk traditions and local culture of everyday life—present and past—in the North Country. To do so, TAUNY seeks to research and preserve a record of diverse groups, customs and traditions; to recognize and empower traditional arts and artists; to identify and promote regional identity; and to provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn about folklore and culture. More information is available at tauny.org.

 

 

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Amish quilt and baskets from the next TAUNY exhibit “Folkstore Artist Spotlight: New Work from the Swartzentruber Amish Community” opening on 6/24.



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