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

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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.




Lecture by Quilt 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.


Following the lecture and a brief intermission, Mohawk quilter Sheree Bonaparte will speak about her quilt A Flight for Peace, made in 2001.  The quilt was made at a time when Sheree's home community Akwesasne was experiencing strife and conflict.  She made the quilt to focus attention back on the core values of the Kanienkehaka/Mohawk people.  A Flight of Peace will be on display at The TAUNY Center for the day.

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


First Friday Jam

Friday, October 7

7:00-8:30pm


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!


 

Generations of Quilters: A Visit with Quilting

Families

Saturday, October 8

1:00-3:00pm    


In the North Country, quilting often “runs in the family.”  Historian Mary Jane Watson, who comes from a quilting family herself, has been studying the genealogy of multi-generation quilting families.  She will be joined by members of a few of these families for this program.  We’ll learn about Mary Jane’s research and see examples of quilts passed down through the featured families.


Photo: Detail from Pineapple Log Cabin Comforter by Matilda Jane Morrison Buyce, Wells, ca. 1950.  This example of a comforter from a multi-generational quilting family is on display in TAUNY’s  current exhibit.



Share Your French Heritage! Stories from Quebec

Saturday, October 15

1:00-3:00pm


Do you or your ancestors come from Quebec?  We’d love to hear your stories about how your family came to the North Country, and how you maintain a connection to your cultural identity. TAUNY has received funding to work with other partners in the region to research the historical connection between Northern New York and Quebec, and to investigate the ongoing cultural influence of that connection.  In addition to hearing your stories, we’d love your ideas for future programs and projects that present this heritage to a wide audience.


Photo: Photo: La Famille Ouimet passes their French heritage through the generations.



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.


Quilting Bee to Tie TAUNY's Anniversary Quilt

Saturday, October 22

10:00am      


We’re celebrating our 30th anniversary with a quilt made by TAUNY friends.  We’re going to tie the quilt at a public bee, led by a Mennonite sewing circle from Lewis County.  Stop by to watch us work, or step right up to the frame and help us tie some knots! We’ll work until the job is done.

Photo: Sewing Circle at Naumburg Mennonite Church, Lowville, 2016



Community Contra Dance with Angie Oliver, Rick Kovacs, and Friends! 
Saturday, October 29
7:00-9:00pm

$5-10 suggested donation


Join us for a family-friendly fall Community Contra Dance with Angie Oliver calling at TAUNY. Live and lively music provided by Rick Kovacs and friends. All dances will be taught. Beginners are welcome!



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

7:00-8:30pm


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!



Featured Folkstore Artist - Blacksmith James Gonzalez: Farmhouse Forge

Saturday, November 5 - Saturday, November 26


We’re thrilled to present a special exhibition of functional and decorative iron work created by this talented artist.  James moved to the North Country in 2013 with his young family and established a studio at his rural home in Potsdam.  James’s work is imaginative and delightful. 


TAUNY Kids Create: Gingerbread Workshop with Sue Wilder

Saturday, November 12

10:00am-12:00pm

$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

7:00-8:30pm


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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