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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, & 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.

 


Barn Quilt Tourism Project Events Summer 2019

“How-To” Barn Quilt Class: Basics from Inspiration to Installation


June 20-22 (Full Class)

(10:00 am-5:00 pm on day one, 10:00 am-5:00 pm on day two, and 10:00 am-4:00 pm on day three)


June 27-29

(10:00 am-5:00 pm on day one, 10:00 am-5:00 pm on day two, and 10:00 am-4:00 pm on day three)

 

Registration required.

For more details about the program and fees click here.


TAUNY will kick off a major barn quilt tourism project this June with barn quilt classes and painting sessions led by Ruth McWilliams. In the “How-To” Barn Quilt Class: Basics from Inspiration to Installation, participants will learn about the history of barn quilts in the United States and St. Lawrence County and learn how to make their very own 2’x2’ barn quilt from start to finish. This 3-day class will take place at The TAUNY Center on June 20-22 and again on June 27-29 (10:00 am-5:00 pm on day one, 10:00 am-5:00 pm on day two, and 10:00 am-4:00 pm on day three). There will be a $15 studio fee and an additional cost for materials starting at $50 for this workshop. All participants must register with Ruth McWilliams (ruth@catamountlodge.com). Further workshop details are also available here.


Pictured here: Pat Dominie paints a barn quilt at The TAUNY Center. Photo courtesy of Ruth McWilliams.



Barn Quilt Painting Sessions

June 11-12 and June 27-29


In addition to barn quilt classes (see description above), there will also be opportunities for people to observe barn quilt painting in action at two barn quilt painting sessions at The TAUNY Center on June 11-12 and June 27-29. Interested observers can drop in and watch others paint a “Towns of St. Lawrence County Barn Quilt” at these sessions, as part of the larger barn quilt tourism project. To create this barn quilt mural, historians and other town representatives around the county are working with Ruth and the St. Lawrence County Historical Association to choose traditional quilt patterns representing the rich heritage and identity of the county's 32 towns. These 32 barn quilt squares will make up a 4’x8’ mural that will then be on public display over the coming months.


Pictured here: Carol Musser Rose paints a barn quilt at The TAUNY Center. Photo courtesy of Ruth McWilliams. 



 

Barn Quilt Project

Call for Artists

New 4'x4' Art Inspired by Barn Quilts

Deadline Extended: Applications due July 8


Artists are invited to apply for grant funding to create new works in their own medium, reflecting on the questions of heritage, identity, community, and self-expression that barn quilts inspire, as part of the 2019 project and to display in an upcoming 2020 exhibit at The TAUNY Center.


For more details and to see the Call for Artists click here.

 



Barn Quilt Party Series Summer 2019!

July 14: Colton, NY

Swift Field

1:00-5:00 pm


July 20: Wanakena, NY

Wanakena Green

11:00am-2:00pm


August 3: Hammond, NY
Iva Smith Memorial Gallery

10:00 am-12:00 pm


August 10: Massena, NY
Nicandri Nature Center

1:00-4:00 pm


Note: All events will take place rain or shine!


Have you seen the colorful painted quilt pattern squares on homes, barns, and garages around St. Lawrence County--or by TAUNY’s back door? There’s a grassroots arts and economic development movement afoot through making and displaying these “barn quilt” creations, which draw on the rich quilting traditions of our region, and TAUNY is excited to help celebrate and promote it!


Come by a Barn Quilt Party this summer to celebrate the growing barn quilt movement! You can check out: demonstrations of barn quilt painting and related arts, barn and traditional quilt displays, kids’ activities, live music, fun and delicious themed refreshments, barn quilt and related vendors, and more ways to learn about--and share your own experience with--barn quilt making in the county!


Details vary by location.


Schedule:


July 14: Colton, NY*

Swift Field

1:00-5:00 pm
Kicking off Colton Country Days


July 20: Wanakena, NY

Wanakena Green

11:00am-2:00pm


August 3: Hammond, NY*
Iva Smith Memorial Gallery

10:00 am-12:00 pm


August 10: Massena, NY
Nicandri Nature Center

1:00-4:00 pm


*Home of an established barn quilt trail.


About the Barn Quilt Tourism Project

These events are part of a bigger arts and economic development project underway over 2019. This year, TAUNY is working with the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, the St. Lawrence County Arts Council, the Hammond Barn Quilt Trail Committee, and the Town of Colton Tourism & Beautification Committee on a major Barn Quilt Tourism Project. This project, funded by a New York State Council on the Arts Regional Economic Development (REDC) grant, highlights, celebrates, and encourages barn quilt activity in St. Lawrence County and beyond. In addition to the “Towns of St. Lawrence County Barn Quilt” mural, the project will feature a range of exciting elements including: a series of summer “Barn Quilt Parties” in green spaces around the county, a pilot tour of an area barn quilt trail, support for several contemporary, folk, and traditional artists to produce new works inspired by the barn quilt concept, and an online map on which people in and around St. Lawrence County will be encouraged to post their own barn quilts and the stories that go with them. Click here for more details about the 2019 Barn Quilt Tourism Project and learn more about barn quilts and existing county trails here.


The 2019 Barn Quilt Tourism Project is made possible by a Regional Economic Development Council Grant through the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Photo: Barn quilt on display at the Iva Smith Gallery of Fine Art, on the Hammond Barn Quilt

Trail. Photo taken by Evelyn Saphier, courtesy of the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce.


 


 


Nature Up North/TAUNY Campfire Jam with Barb Heller

Thursday, August 1

7:15-8:45 pm

Location: Wachtmeister Field Station


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 NCPR’s 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. S’mores 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.


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