Traditional Arts in Upstate New York. Traditional Arts of Upstate New York
53 Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 386-4289

Calendar

EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS

Unless otherwise noted the following events and workshops take place at The TAUNY Center and are free of charge.To receive our monthly event and workshop email, join our mailing list.



First Friday Jam

Friday, September 2

7-8:30pm

First Friday Jams are back for the season. Bring an instrument, your singing voice, or just yourself and come on down to The TAUNY Center for this fun monthly jam hosted by Barb Heller and Gretchen Koehler. Songs include old time fiddle tunes and songs from the American folk tradition. Learn more at this link.

Special thanks to Parker Maple for sponsoring TAUNY Jams!


Jam Workshop with Barb Heller

Thursday, September 8

7:30-8:30pm

$10 ($8 for TAUNY Friends)

Ages 15 & up

This one-time session will give a crash course in navigating music reading and group playing—it’s not about learning to play, but about learning to play with other people in a group setting.


The workshop is designed as a preamble to our monthly TAUNY jams which begin on September 2nd and focus on traditional fiddle tunes and folk songs. Learn about time signatures, repeats, first and second endings, codas, and other musical terms that can befuddle a first-time jammer. We’ll also practice group playing and jam etiquette. All instruments and levels of players are welcome, and music will be provided. Just get set to have fun!



Welcome to the North Country Reception

Thursday, September 15

5:30-7:00pm

This annual party offers newcomers to the area a chance to meet some of their neighbors and learn a little bit about what makes life in the north country special. Stop in and enjoy some our exhibits, activities, food, music, and more.


Special thanks to lead sponsor Hoffman Eells and Gray, CPAs, P.C. and to sponsor Pat Collins Real Estate for support of this event.



Foundation Piecing -- Compass Star Wall Hanging

Instructor: Donna Hastings

Saturday, September 24, 10-4 p.m.

Cost: $30 per person / $25 for TAUNY Friends

Material list provided in advance.


If you love the look of precisely pieced geometrics in a quilt, this workshop is for you. Donna's method of paper piecing produces accurate, stable, perfectly flat results. No paper is left in the quilt in this method. This is a perfect workshop for beginners who have never paper pieced, or quilters who have been frustrated by other methods and want to start over.


Examples of the technique are on display at The TAUNY Center. Sample blocks show how colors will be placed in the pattern, to help participants select materials in advance of the workshop. Donna's finished quilt, Aurora, another good example of the technique, is on display in TAUNY's current exhibition.


Donna Hastings has been quilting since taking a textiles class in college. Garment construction and quilting were skills that complemented each other. Donna's interests range from making very traditional patterns to experimentation with modern designs. Her quilts have received numerous awards in both traditional and art quilt competitions.


Pre-registration is required by calling 315-386-4289. Email programs@tauny.org with questions.

Materials list is available at this link.



Quilt Lecture by Exhibit Curators Jill Breit and Hallie Bond

Saturday, October 1, 1:00pm

Folklorist and TAUNY executive director Jill Breit and historian Hallie Bond will speak about their travels around the North Country to study more than 1,000 quilts and interview quilters about their work. They will present highlights of their quilt research and discuss how they brought their disciplines together for this project.


Lecture will be followed by a Q&A and refreshments.


First Friday Jam

Friday, October 7

7-8:30pm

Bring an instrument, your singing voice, or just yourself and come on down to The TAUNY Center for this fun monthly jam hosted by Barb Heller and Gretchen Koehler. Songs include old time fiddle tunes and songs from the American folk tradition. Learn more at this link.

Special thanks to Parker Maple for sponsoring TAUNY Jams!


Salute to North Country Heritage

Sunday, October 16

2:00-4:00pm


The 24th Annual Salute to North Country Heritage honors the North Country Heritage Award Recipients, and is free and open to the public.


This year’s Salute recognizes The Adirondack Playboys, the St. Lawrence Power and Equipment Museum, 4-H Camp Overlook, and Allan P. Newell.


Each year, the North Country Heritage Award is presented to individuals, families, and community groups who have mastered traditional arts or customs identified with our region, and have remained committed to passing them on to future generations. The Salute includes light refreshments and a brief program about each of the recipients and how they contribute to North Country culture.


This program is supported by Corning Incorporated Foundation, Cloudsplitter Foundation, NYSCA, and Heritage Homes.

Annual Donor Reception

Friday, November 4

5:00-7:00pm


The annual donor reception is our chance to show our appreciation to all of you who support TAUNY through the year. This annual party is not to be missed, so if you haven’t yet made a contribution to TAUNY, you can do so at this link. Thank you!


First Friday Jam

Friday, November 4

7-8:30pm

Bring an instrument, your singing voice, or just yourself and come on down to The TAUNY Center for this fun monthly jam hosted by Barb Heller and Gretchen Koehler. Songs include old time fiddle tunes and songs from the American folk tradition. Learn more at this link.

Special thanks to Parker Maple for sponsoring TAUNY Jams!


TAUNY Kids Create: Gingerbread Workshop with Sue Wilder

Saturday, November 12

10:00am - noon

$40 ($30 for TAUNY Friends) per workstation (either an individual, or a small group)

To register call 315-386-4289


Award-winning gingerbread builder Sue Wilder will again lead this seasonal workshop. Instruction, inspiration, and all materials, including a sparkling array of candies, will be provided. Participants can work individually or in small groups and will bring home their decorated gingerbread house. There is no minimum age to participate, but children must be supervised. Pre-registration is required, and the cost is $40 ($30 for TAUNY Friends) per individual or small group (the cost is per gingerbread house, basically). The workshop is great preparation for TAUNY's annual Sugar and Spice Gingerbread House Competition.


Thanks to Save A Lot for their support of this workshop!


First Friday Jam

Friday, December 2

7-8:30pm

Last jam of the season. Bring an instrument, your singing voice, or just yourself and come on down to The TAUNY Center for this fun monthly jam hosted by Barb Heller and Gretchen Koehler. Songs include old time fiddle tunes and songs from the American folk tradition. Learn more at this link.

Special thanks to Parker Maple for sponsoring TAUNY Jams!


Holiday Open House and Sugar and Spice Opening

Saturday, December 3

10:00am-4:00pm

TAUNY's annual open house brings the holiday spirit to life with refreshments, music, food demonstrations, and kids' activities throughout the day, and, of course, opens our annual Sugar and Spice Gingerbread exhibit. More details coming soon.


Sugar and Spice is generously supported by Save A Lot.





ONGOING PROGRAMS

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