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EVENTS, PROGRAMS, & WORKSHOPS



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Current Programs


In Season: Our Rural Food System in Photos


Exhibit open Saturday, May 14th - October 29th at The TAUNY Center.
The Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County helmed exhibit features the stories and images of local farmers and food entrepreneurs along with events for all ages. The ‘CCE Fruition’ program “celebrates the rich traditions and resourceful innovations of North Country growers and eaters.” Tune in for engaging stories of the farmers, gardeners and cooks creating a delicious landscape and healthy local food system. Learn more about the CCE project online at https://blogs.cornell.edu/fruition/in-season/.


 Rural Feminisms in the North Country

Now Showing May 1st - May 28th at The TAUNY Center

TAUNY's Upper Level Gallery hosts a new exhibit produced by St. Lawrence University students working with history professor Judith DeGroat. The exhibit presents the ways that North Country women in the 1960s and 1970s participated in the Second Wave of feminism, effecting positive change in the North Country.

The exhibit is now available for viewing in the Upper Level Gallery, free and open to the public.



Carver Bob Jones Featured in Video Screening and Exhibit

Opening at The TAUNY Center on June 4

 

Carver Bob Jones in his workshop


Adirondack artisan Bob Jones, Cranberry Lake, has been carving for more than 50 years and making decoys professionally for decades. At the end of 2021, Tom French, a contributor to the publication Adirondack Explorer, interviewed Bob and his wife, Linda and  wrote this story about them

 

Soon after, Tom and his daughter, Emma, returned to the Jones’ home and studio to record him at work and learn more about the processes that go into his decoy making. The resulting short documentary film, produced by Adirondack Explorer, gives a glimpse behind the scenes of Bob's Cranberry Lake studio and shows the artistry that goes into carving and creating iconic wooden decoys.

 

On June 4, 1-3 p.m.,TAUNY will host a live-streamed screening of the documentary, followed by a Q&A with Bob and filmmaker Emma French, led by TAUNY Executive Director Jill Breit. The event will also be the opening reception for an exhibit of Bob’s decoys in the upper level gallery of The TAUNY Center.  

 

The event will also be a good opportunity to learn about Adirondack Explorer and the people who make it happen. http://www.adirondackexplorer.org/

 


 

Past Programs in 2022

Hammered Dulcimer Workshop II with Dan Duggan: Saturday, May 14th, 10am-1pm

10am-1pm at the TAUNY Center, Canton

Cost: $60, $55 for TAUNY Friends

 This workshop is intended for those who have already taken one of Dan’s previous workshops, or have prior experience playing the hammered dulcimer.  

***When registering, please indicate in the “notes” whether you will be bringing your own dulcimer or will need one supplied to you***

Maximum class size will be 10 participants.

Register here.



Canton Canoe Weekend Events

Friday May 6th 10a-5p, 

Saturday May 7th 10a-4p, 

Sunday May 8th, 1p-3p 

The TAUNY Center, Canton NY
Free open to public


Canton Canoe Weekend is only a month away! The 60th anniversary weekend paddling celebration includes The TAUNY Center, open Friday, Saturday and Sunday to show its final weekend of Hornbeck Boats: Lightest Boats in the Deep Woods exhibit.

Join us on Sunday May 8, From 1 to 3 p.m as we invite people to come to Canton with their Hornbeck boats on their vehicles and we are going to take over the parking lot behind our building downtown and try to fill that parking lot with vehicles that have Hornbeck boats.

The event will include refreshments and traditional Adirondack music from the trio Jam Crackers (Peggy Lynn, Dan Duggan and Dan Berggren). At 3 o’clock, anyone that is so inclined will head down to the Grasse River and we will have a group paddle to conclude the exhibition and to also conclude the Canton Canoe Weekend. 


Hornbeck Boats: Lightest Boats in the Deep Woods
February 19th - May 8th, 2022
Standard TAUNY Center Hours 10am-4pm M-SA
Free to the public

Exhibit includes:
-Hornbeck Boats and lots of information about them
-Dozens of photographs taken by documentary photographer Nancie Battaglia
-A video of people we interviewed about their experiences in their Hornbeck boats
-And a slideshow of photos submitted by people who love their Hornbeck boats


Read more of the online exhibit for “Hornbeck Boats: Lightest Boats in the Deep Woods” at https://tauny.org/pages/228/22/online-exhibit

 



 

Beginners 2 Hammered Dulcimer Workshop


On Saturday, April 23,  Dan Duggan will return to The TAUNY Center to offer another Beginners 2 workshop.  This workshop is intended for those who have already taken one of Dan’s previous workshops, or have basic prior experience playing the hammered dulcimer. 

Saturday, April 23rd from 10am-1pm at The TAUNY Center

Cost: $60, $55 for TAUNY Friends. Pre-registration is required.

Sign up online here:

https://tauny-folkstore.myshopify.com/collections/programs

 




TAUNY Film Screening of Yancey's Sugarbush: Filmmaker Award Celebration
Saturday April 9th, 2pm-4pm
TAUNY Center Upper Level Gallery
Free to the public

This Saturday we will present the film “Yancey’s Sugarbush: First Crop of the Year” to celebrate the Watertown Film Festival North Country Filmmaker Award given to director Xiuke Wei. Xiuke will introduce the film via a pre-recorded introduction. A member of Yancey’s plans to be here in person to give us an update on their 2022 sugaring season progress, one year after the release of the film. Free and open to the public, screening will take place in the Upper Level Gallery of The TAUNY Center. Event begins at 2pm and will continue until the completion of the film. A livestream link will be provided on Saturday as well for online viewing.

TAUNY Workshop: Plaited Birch Bark Basketry Workshop

Saturday, March 26, 2022

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Cost: $85, $80 for TAUNY Friends


From Scandinavia to North America, birch tree bark has been used for thousands of years to accelerate fire making, fabricate birch tar, and for building the most beautiful of baskets. Water resistant and durable, these baskets are pleasers. Learn from naturalist and craftsman Len Mackey how to process and harvest birch bark and prepare the bark for basketry materials, then make and bring home your very own handmade basket. Fee includes instruction and materials.  You’ll leave the workshop with a basket you made yourself.

Sign up here: https://tauny-folkstore.myshopify.com/collections/programs




TAUNY Workshop: Hammered Dulcimer 2 - Rescheduled for Sat. 3/19

Saturday, March 12 March 19th

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The TAUNY Center, Canton NY

$60/person - registration required

This is a session for people who’ve already taken Dan’s Beginners workshop, or who have had previous introductory experience playing the hammered dulcimer. 
Original 3/12/22 date rescheduled due to weather.

 


 


Miniature Quilt Workshop with the Fiberistas

February 26, 2022

11 a.m.-noon

At The TAUNY Center

Fiberistas Kathy Burns and Adele Vandenburgh will be at The TAUNY Center 11-Noon on Saturday, February 26 to help you make an original 5”x7” miniature quilt that you can frame. Using fabric scraps, fusible bond, and card stock, participants will learn the basics of color balance, proportion, and add their own creativity to create a collage-style “quilt” to take home.  No sewing will be involved. All skill levels are welcome.  All materials and supplies will be provided. 

Cost is $10/person, $5 for TAUNY Friends.  Pre-registration is required.  Class size is limited to 10.  To register, click here: https://tauny-folkstore.myshopify.com/collections/programs/products/miniature-quilt-workshop-with-the-fiberistas-february-26-11am-2pm-at-the-tauny-center-canton-ny 

This will also be a great opportunity to see the exhibit The Fiberistas: Studies in Black & White, on display at The TAUNY Center through February 26.

 



 

The Fiberistas: Studies in Black & White Exhibit
February 5th-26th, 2022

Opening reception: February 5, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

On February 5, at 1:30 we’ll open The Fiberistas: Studies in Black & White. It’s an exhibit of new quilts, including their latest slice quilt. Starting at 1:30, the Fiberistas will talk about each of the quilts on display. It’s always a pleasure to hear them describe what inspires them and how they work their magic. Join us!

Save the date: On February 26th, the Fiberistas will host a workshop to make original works of art with quilting scraps. Details forthcoming.



TAUNY Cooks: Crepes with Rainbow Crabtree

SATURDAY, February 12th
11 am – 12pm

Get out your planners and pencil in that Rainbow Crabtree, owner of Nature’s Storehouse, Canton, will be in the TAUNY Kitchen on Saturday, February 12, 11 a.m.-Noon. Have you avoided making crepes (everyone loves them, right?) because it just seems too scary? Rainbow will share her tips for successful crepe-making, something she does for her family regularly. She’ll make blueberry-filled crepes, and another flavor that will be a surprise that day.

Download the full recipe guide from Nature's Storehouse here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1efPxSWZOo9o61L1V-9THIR0KCB-wK5Kx/view?usp=sharing




TAUNY Workshop: Hammered Dulcimer Workshop II
Due to popular demand, we’ve scheduled another session with Dan on February 12, 1-4 p.m. To register for that session, go to https://tauny-folkstore.myshopify.com/collections/programs/products/hammered-dulcimer-workshop-ii-with-dan-duggan-saturday-february-12th-1pm-4pm

Have you ever wanted to try the hammered dulcimer? Award-winning dulcimer artist Dan Duggan, Lake Clear, will offer a three-hour hands-on introduction to this delightful instrument. Dan will supply everything you will need to use for the class.

Participants will learn several tunes, songs and chords and will also learn more about the history of this wonderful instrument. Maximum class size will be 10 participants. No special musical training is required to take this workshop.

Pre-registration is required.


 


 

TAUNY Workshop: Beginning Hammered Dulcimer with Dan Duggan
Saturday, February 5, 2022, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at The TAUNY Center: SOLD OUT

A wait list is available for a second follow up event. Add your name today by calling The TAUNY Center at 315.386.4289 or send us an email at info@tauny.org.

Have you ever wanted to try the hammered dulcimer? Award-winning dulcimer artist Dan Duggan, Lake Clear, will offer a three-hour hands-on introduction to this delightful instrument. Dan will supply everything you will need to use for the class.

Participants will learn several tunes, songs and chords and will also learn more about the history of this wonderful instrument. Maximum class size will be 10 participants. No special musical training is required to take this workshop.

Pre-registration is required.

 


TAUNY Cooks: Sourdough Bread with Kathy Montan

 Saturday, Jan 22, 2022, Noon- 3p.m., at The TAUNY Center
Photo Caption: Sourdough Bread

 

Kathy Montan, Pierrepont, was motivated to learn how to bake sourdough bread in the early days of the COVID pandemic when both bread and yeast were in short supply in the stores. She’s been making sourdough bread regularly since then.  Kathy will share the easy process she’s developed through trial and error and will share with you what you need to know to get started in your own kitchen. Sourdough starter will be available as a take-away on a first come, first served basis.

 

 

 








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