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

Calendar

Unless otherwise specified, events take place at The TAUNY Center.


IN THE GALLERY
 

Selected Works by Fred Morgan (Case Exhibit)

Fred Morgan (1913-1994) of Norwood, tinkerer and inventor, carved and painted dioramas after a stroke left him partially paralyzed. His pieces represent the history of Norwood, telling the story of the town’s past from his perspective, including the musical life of Norwood, the humor that can be found in contentious political issues, and the communal work and celebration involved in the seasonal rounds of rural life.


This exhibit of selected works, a more complete version of which was first displayed at TAUNY in the fall and winter of 1996-7, celebrates the gift of Fred Morgan’s collection to TAUNY. We are deeply indebted to Mrs. Rena Morgan and her children—Joan, Chuck, Jack, and Fred—for their generosity and confidence. We are committed to preserving the work and to sharing it with the public.



ON THE CALENDAR

 


SalveSalves, oils, and other external herbal remedies for dermal distress

A Nature’s Storehouse workshop in the TAUNY Kitchen

Tuesday, July 7  ***CANCELED***

5:00 - 7:00pm

Cost: $20

Simple poultices, washes, salves, and oils; we’ll explore topical applications of herbs, including a hands-on workshop on salve making. Each participant will take home a salve and handouts with detailed instructions for various topical applications of herbs. Contact Nature’s Storehouse with questions or to register. 315-386-3740



Express Guitar School

Tuesdays July 21, July 28, August 4 

Noon - 1:00pm

Cost: $45.00/$40 for TAUNY Friends

This is a 3-lesson course over 3 weeks to help you quickly learn basic chords and strums. Barb Heller will also teach you some music theory to help you understand how the guitar works, and

help you continue your own education into the future.  Learning guitar is a great way to start playing along with the musical traditions of the North Country.

You must have your own guitar and tuner for daily practice and for lessons. All other materials provided. This streamlined class is designed for ages 16 and up; younger students by permission from the instructor.

The cost of this class is $45 ($40 for TAUNY Friends). Pre-registration is required. To register contact us at 315-386-4289 or programs@tauny.org.



Jam School

Tuesdays August 11, August 18, August 25

Noon - 1:00pm

Cost: $45.00/$40 for TAUNY Friends

This is a 3-lesson course over 3 weeks to help you navigate music reading and group playing. This course is designed as a preamble to our monthly TAUNY jams which begin in September.

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. Bring any fretted instrument and get set to have fun! To register, email programs@tauny.org.

The cost of this class is $45 ($40 for TAUNY Friends). Pre-registration is required. To register contact us at 315-386-4289 or programs@tauny.org.

herbsCulinary Herbalism: creative cooking with herbs

A Nature’s Storehouse workshop in the TAUNY Kitchen

Tuesday, August 4

5:00 - 7:00pm

Cost: $15

Learn to weave herbs into your daily culinary concoctions beyond a simple cup of tea. This class will cover powders, vinegars, congees, and a host of other ways to use herbs as food. Participants will sample a variety of herbal dishes and preparations and leave inspired to integrate tonic herbs into their diet. Contact Nature’s Storehouse with questions or to register. 315-386-3740


 


Welcome to the North Country Reception

Thursday, September 10

5:30 - 7:00pm

An Open House for newcomers and old-timers alike. See what makes the North Country so special.






Alex Smith in Concert

Saturday, September 12

7:00-9:00pm

Alex Smith is an Adirondack folk singer-songwriter with a resonant voice who is deeply inspired by the region's music, history and landscape. A suggested donation of $5-$15 includes simple refreshments and a cash bar.







Sunday, October 18

2:00-4:00pm

Salute to North Country Legends

Our newly-revised annual Heritage Awards program promises to introduce you to some hidden legends and magical places in our community.






Weekly Watercolor Circle

Fridays 10:00am - Noon


A group of watercolorists and other artists gathers at The TAUNY Center each Friday morning, bringing their own materials and projects, to paint, consult, and converse. The group is open to the public, and you are welcome to bring any kind of art or craft project you’re working on. For more information, call Camilla at 315-384-4289, or email programs@tauny.org.



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