The TAUNY Folkstore is ushering in its Annual Holiday Showcase on Saturday, November 2nd with the opening of two Folkstore Artist Spotlights, featuring work by Johanna Kingsley (DeKalb Junction, NY) and Marie Cogar (Saranac Lake, NY). Visitors can meet both artists at an opening reception that day, from 2:00-4:00 pm. All work on view will also be for sale.
Johanna Kingsley creates relief prints reflecting the natural and agricultural beauty of Northern New York. She began making prints for family and friends in 2016, following a gift of a student linoleum cutting kit. The meditative quality of carving and bold graphic quality of the resulting prints quickly turned block printing into her favorite medium. This exhibit will include handmade prints of wildlife, domestic scenes, and more. Shop for Johanna Kingsley’s prints online at tauny.org/shop.
Marie Cogar has expanded her knowledge and techniques of fusing glass through weaving, combing, screen melting, cold working, kiln firing, and combining metal and wood with glass. She has tapped into her inner life to discover aesthetic possibilities, harmonies, colors, and tones. Her works have been in juried art shows in New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Marie’s studio, Wellsprings Spectrum, is situated on her home property where she lives with her husband and six animals, with spectacular views of the High Peaks. Shop for Marie Cogar’s glass works online at tauny.org/shop.
The Folkstore Artist Spotlight 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.
November 2 - December 31
Support local artists and makers this season by doing your holiday shopping at The North Country Folkstore! This special showcase is a temporary expansion of the Folkstore during the holiday season and features a wide variety of additional merchandise in The TAUNY Center’s first floor gallery space.
Potsdam Civic Center Board Room
2 Park St., Potsdam, NY
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm
On display through October 2019
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