An exhibition about the community found within the backstretch of the thoroughbred racetracks in New York and elsewhere in the nation.
At The Folklife Center
of Crandall Public Library
251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
August 5, 2014 — December 2014
See Photos from the Opening:
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library
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.
August - December 2014
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls, NY
Flushing Town Hall, Queens, NY
July - December, 2015
Traditional Arts of Upstate NY, Canton, NY
Support for this exhibition is provided by the America Works! program of the Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, the Alfred Z Solomon Trust, and the New York Council for the Humanities. Additional support is provided by The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library.