NEW YORK TRADITIONS:
“Three Generations on the Erie Barge Canal”
The Gallery of New York Folk Art
Exhibitions at the Gallery
129 Jay Street, Schenectady, NY ♦ 518/346-7008
Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Sunday hours (May-October) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (in conjunction with the Schenectady Greenmarket outside City Hall);
or by Appointment
The New York Folklore Society operates its Gallery of New York Folk Arts — NEW YORK TRADITIONS — a consignment folk art gallery that provides a sales outlet for folk arts from New York State. Over 65 folk and traditional artists are represented in the gallery. This includes Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) beadworkers and basketmakers, wood carvers, quilters and other fiber artists, stone carvers, and furniture makers.
Here are some examples of past exhibitions and events at the Gallery:
Subtitled “Photographs from the Graham Family Collection”
Opening on Downtown Schenectady’s Summer Night
July 15 through September 9, 2011
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TEXTURED STORIES: An Exhibition featuring the work of Denise Allen,
folk artist and master craftswoman from Palatine Bridge, NY
Opening wine-and-cheese reception with the artist: Thursday, March 4, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public; light refreshments served
As a folk artist who predominately focuses on themes of African American colonial life and country living, Allen creates one-of-a-kind textured artwork employing various techniques, prints, dolls, and story cloths. Her work has been featured nationally and internationally, and in February 2010, she unveiled her latest piece, a 9-11 story cloth that will be housed at the forthcoming 9-11 memorial in New York City.
February 25, 2010 - March 26, 2010
The gallery is made possible with the generous support of
William Gundry Broughton Charitable Foundation.
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|To recognize the month-long run of The Lion King at Proctors Theatre in downtown Schenectady, The New York Folklore Society featured the bead and wire animals of Bernard Domingo. Originally from Zimbabwe but now living in New York State, Bernard uses wire and glass beads to create whimsical animals as well as other items such as motorcycles and flowers. Bernard has specifically crafted a large lion and a water buffalo to tie in to the performance of the musical. These, and many more animals were on display through February and March 2011.|
As a part of the Hudson Valley’s Quadricentennial celebrations, the New York Folklore Society commemorated the vibrant cultural traditions of New York’s Haudenosaunee tribes with “North by Northeast: Baskets and Beadwork from the Akwesasne Mohawk and Tuscarora.” Read about this exhibition and see photos and video.
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New York Folklore Society member, Lucine Kasbarian, is an author and syndicated journalist who writes first-hand about Armenian culture and history. The Greedy Sparrow is an Armenian folktale that has been handed down orally in the author’s family for many generations.
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