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Folk Arts All Around Us 2021

Folk Arts All Around Us

 Exhibit Showcases Folk Art from Glens Falls Collection


 

Bald Eagle woodcarving by Alan Hill (Gansevoort, Saratoga County, NY).


The current exhibition at The TAUNY Center is featuring over 120 items from the folk art collection of the Folklife Center at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls, NY. Folk Arts All Around Us is open at The TAUNY Center. Curated by Folklife Center Director Todd DeGarmo, who has had primary vision and responsibility for building the collection during his long tenure at the Center, the exhibition is a colorful and varied display that demonstrates DeGarmo's eclectic approach to collecting. Ranging from exquisitely fine wood carvings to bright Papier-mâché festival masks, the selections include items that reflect the rural context in which DeGarmo works, such as a turkey call and hand-knit mittens. Baskets have been a focus of the collection; visitors to the exhibition will see stunning examples. Dolls have also been a focus, and examples representing different cultural backgrounds are included in the exhibition. Folk Arts All Around Us will be on display through October 23. Due to the pandemic, there will not be an opening reception on February 13, but there are plans to schedule a reception with DeGarmo later in the year.  


If you are not able to visit us in person just yet, watch the videos below to enjoy the exhibition and the stories behind some of the pieces.



 

Walk through Folk Arts All Around Us Exhibition with Curator Todd DeGarmo


A Walk through the Folk Arts All Around Us Exhibition



Folk Arts All Around Us Exhibition Virtual Event: A Discussion with Curator Todd DeGarmo


Folk Arts All Around Us Exhibition Virtual Event: A Discussion with Curator Todd DeGarmo


Traditional Arts in Upstate New York programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.


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