New York Folklore will host this year’s Spotlight Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival on Sunday, October 2nd, at Washington Park in Albany from 11 am to 5:30 pm.
The new exhibit Spotlight Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival at New York Folklore’s gallery features interpretive panels exploring the different genres of folk culture that the festival highlights including: foodways, art, music, dance, and craft. In addition, the exhibit is filled with art by New York State and Capital Region artists. Featured artists are Anusha Sekhar, Jake Krohn, and Latifa ali Muhammad. The exhibit is open now, and will continue through October.
Anusha is a visual and henna artist from Saratoga County. She creates henna, paintings influenced by her heritage, custom works, and live paintings.
Jake Krohn is a farrier and blacksmith from Montgomery County. He cares for a select group of horses in the area using natural techniques. He learned blacksmithing in his farrier training and creates for personal artistic endeavors.
Latifa is an embroidery artist from Afghanistan. She grew up in Kabul learning embroidery from her mother Embroidery is deeply rooted in Afghan culture. Delicate silk satin stitches are typically sewn on heavy silk, wool or cotton.
Jake, Anusha, and Latifa will be demonstrating at the Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival on October 2nd at Washington Park’s Lakehouse Amphitheater.
This festival and exhibit are free and open to the public. New York Folklore is located at 129 Jay Street, Schenectady, on the Jay Street Marketplace pedestrian mall. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 3:30 pm, and Sundays 10 am to 2 pm. For more information call (518) 346-7008, email email@example.com, or visit the New York Folklore website.
Photo of embroidery by Latifa embroidery at the 2021 Festival provided.