Traditional Arts in Upstate New York. Traditional Arts of Upstate New York
53 Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
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New Exhibit Opening

 Folkstore Artist Spotlight:

New Work from the Swartzentruber Amish Community

Opening Saturday, June 24

TAUNY presents the next Folkstore Artist Spotlight, ďNew Work From the Swartzentruber Amish Community,Ē 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.

Campfire Jam with Barb

Thursday, June 29

Wachtmeister Field Station (Park St., Canton)

TAUNY and Nature Up North invite you to a night of music and fun around the campfire! Bring your guitar, your friends, and family for a campfire sing/play-along jam featuring NCPRís Barb Heller. We'll be playing and singing traditional campfire songs with a few requests added. No musical expertise required, just 4 or 5 basic chords will do it. Barb will guide you through the chord changes, so just come and have a good time. This event is free and open to the public. Símores will be provided! Come a few minutes early if you need help tuning up.

The campfire jam will be held at the Wachtmeister Field Station at the south end of the SLU campus in Canton. To get there, proceed south down Park St. past the campus athletic fields. Cross the wooden bow bridge over the Little River and take the first left into the field station parking lot. Coming from the south, it is the second driveway on the right after the Kunoco station as you approach Canton village.

New Exhibit Opening
Personal Collection Series:

Paddles and More from the Personal Collection of Ted Comstock, Saranac Lake

Opening July 8,2017

Ted Comstock, Saranac Lake, NY,  has been interested in the Adirondack region for most of his life.  He was a curator at the (then named) Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, NY,  in the 1970s. Ted is a lifelong student of the regionís history, artifacts, and publications.  He established and operated Wildwood Enterprises in Old Forge, NY,  from 1979-1991, a shop where he specialized in regional books, prints, paintings, early photographs, vintage wooden boats, and antiques.

For this display,  Ted will exhibit a collection of full-size vintage guideboat and canoe paddles made in the Adirondacks at different times and places, and related items, such as a souvenir paddle blank from Parsons Brothers in Old Forge.  The display will also feature supporting illustrative materials.

Visitors are invited to see this exhibit through August 19, 2017.


Aug 26
   Personal Collection Series: Fiddles from Rick Streeter of the Adirondack Playboys Band
Aug 26
   Featured Folkstore Artist: Ola Aldous
Sept 1
   First Friday Jam
 Sept 14    Welcome to the North Country Open House
 Oct 22    Salute to North Country Heritage
Dec 2    Holiday Open House & Sugar and Spice Gingerbread Competition


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