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Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore editorial/production team of
Todd DeGarmo, Patti Mason, Laurie Longfield, and Desktop Solutions, announce the publication of VOICES Fall-Winter 2014, coming to you soon!
|Stable Views: Voices and Stories from the Thoroughbred Racetrack|
Based upon research by NYFS Executive Director, Ellen McHale, through an Archie Green Fellowship in Occupational Folklore from the Library of Congress, this exhibition portrays the workers in the “backstretch” of the thoroughbred racetracks. Through photographs and their reflections of work in their own words, it portrays the work and workers behind the scenes within thoroughbred racing. The exhibition features the paintings of Sarah Camele Arnold, handmade objects by riders and trainers, and video. At The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls through December 2014. Read more...
Photo of exercise rider, Roger Horgan, checking his
tack at the Palm Meadows Training Facility, Florida. Photo by Ellen McHale.
SEE Executive Director
on Schenectady Today,
February 25, 2014.
|SAVE THE DATE! Announcing a Benefit for New York Folklore Society:
|Friday, May 22, 2015|
GE Theater, Proctors
432 State Street
On sale April 1
The Adirondack Attic Musical History Tour vibrantly brings history to life. Author, editor, publisher and host of North Country Public Radio’s Adirondack Attic, Andy Flynn joins Adirondack folk singer Dan Berggren for a special presentation that mixes folk songs with stories and images from the archives of the Adirondack Museum.
Tickets go on sale on April 1, 2015, at NYFS in downtown Schenectady,
online here, or
by mail to NYFS, 129 Jay Street, Schenectady, NY 12305.
For more information, or to order by phone, call NYFS at 518/346-7008.
Only at Proctors
Save the Date!
New York Folklore Society’s
Members’ Annual Meeting and Gathering
March 10, 2015
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Please RSVP here
Visit the New York Folklore Society’s
Gallery of NY Traditions
The New York Folklore Society is pleased to announce a presentation by
Ms. Lukovich will be demonstrating the making of baskets and decorations woven from pine needles, as part of the New York Folklore Society’s “Artist in the Gallery” series.
Carol Lukovich in our Gallery
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Gallery of New York Folklore and Traditions, 129 Jay Street Schenectady, NY
A tradition from the southern United States originating with Seminoles in Florida, Carol innovates the traditional art through designing and creating pottery inserts for many of her baskets. Carol explains, “Pottery is my addition which would not be in traditional baskets.”
Carol has been exhibiting and selling her baskets at the Gallery of New York Artists at the New York Folklore Society since 2013. Also available is the Gallery is the book Pine Needles to Baskets and Other Things, edited by Ms. Lukovich, which includes instructions, suggestions and examples for creating beautiful and durable baskets and other items.Ms. Lukovich resides in Vestal, New York.
New York Folklore Society’s “Artist in the Gallery” series is supported by Schenectady County Initiative Program.
|Ask the New York Folklore|
Technical assistance and professional development opportunities are now available from the New York Folklore Society, through support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Support is also available for travel to attend conferences or to observe a colleague or fellow artist. Sound interesting? Email the New York Folklore Society or read more here.