The TAUNY Center in Canton, NY, has announced Folk Arts All Around Us, a new exhibition featuring over 120 items from the folk art collection of the Folklife Center at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls.
Folk Arts All Around Us is 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 fine wood carvings to bright papier-mache festival masks, the selections include items that reflect the rural context in which DeGarmo works, such as a beautifully crafted turkey call, decoys, and hand-knit mittens.
Baskets have been a focus of the collection; visitors to the exhibition will see over a dozen examples. Dolls have also been a focus, and examples representing different cultural backgrounds are included. Work by some of the best-known traditional artists of the lower Adirondacks, such as Barry Gregson and Jack Leadley, is also included.
Folk Arts All Around Us will be on display through October 23rd. The TAUNY Center is open Monday-Friday 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. Individuals and small groups are welcome to visit the exhibition any time during those hours.
The TAUNY Center is located at 53 Main Street, Downtown Canton. More information is available on their website.
Painting: “Brown Trout” by Tim Reed.