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Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore is back on track, with leadership provided by the editorial/production team of Todd DeGarmo, Patti Mason, Laurie Longfield, and Desktop Solutions. The most current issue was mailed early in 2015.
|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
|Henry Arquette receives the
National Endowment for
the Arts National Heritage
Fellowship Award for 2014|
NEA Heritage Fellow Henry Arquette with NEA Chairman Jane Chu. Photo by Tom Pich. Photo courtesy of NEA.
On September 17,
2014, Henry Arquette
received the highest
award that this nation
offers to folk and
traditional artists. A
maker of utilitarian
baskets held in high
regard by his Haudenosaunee
Mohawk community, Henry Arquette
was one of nine award honorees for
2014, and the only artist from New York State
to receive the National Endowment for the
Arts National Heritage Fellowship Award for
2014. READ more from the Director’s Column in Voices Fall-Winter 2013.
|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.