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Dvonne Faullks, African American Hair Braiding
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The Mission of New York Folklore is to encourage and amplify the diverse folk cultural expressions of New York and of all its residents through education, support, and outreach.

 

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Beauty of the Burl

Don Williams

When: Opens May 9 through August 31, 2022

Where: New York Folklore Shop & Gallery, 129 Jay Street, Schenectady NY

Beauty of the Burl is an exhibit of Adirondack Burls by guide and artist Donald Williams.

Burls are abnormalities in trees. The burl sculptures, brought to life by Williams, are carefully peeled by a small knife, and coated with varnish, enhancing their natural marbleized interior. No two are alike and they range from the size of a pea to as large as a bathtub.  

Donald grew up in Northville, NY. During his life, he worked as a science teacher, school principal, and an Adirondack guide for 60 years, following in his grandfather’s footsteps.  He is the author of 12 books, including his latest, Grandfather’s Tool Chest. 

Founder and first president of the New York State Outdoor Guides Association. 

New York Folklore’s Gallery of New York Artists is located at 129 Jay Street, Schenectady, on the Jay Street pedestrian mall.  The Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 3:30PM, and Sundays 10AM to 2PM through Christmas Eve.  The Gallery is closed Sundays in January and February.

 

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2 days ago
New York Folklore

Have you stopped into our Gallery and Shop recently? We have work from artists big and small! Today, we’re highlighting some of our larger pieces, all of which are available to purchase!

Wooden Bowl by Keith Armstrong, Voorheesville, NY

Adirondack Burl by Don Williams, Adirondack Guide, Gloversville NY

Lillies by Noah Khory, Blacksmith, Altamont NY

#schnectadydoesntsuck #schenectadygreenmarket
#jaystreetmarketplace #ShopSmall #ShopLocal
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Have you stopped into our Gallery and Shop recently? We have work from artists big and small! Today, we’re highlighting some of our larger pieces, all of which are available to purchase!

Wooden Bowl by Keith Armstrong, Voorheesville,      NY

Adirondack Burl by Don Williams, Adirondack Guide, Gloversville NY

Lillies by Noah Khory, Blacksmith, Altamont NY

#schnectadydoesntsuck #schenectadygreenmarket
#jaystreetmarketplace #ShopSmall #ShopLocalImage attachmentImage attachment
1 week ago
New York Folklore

Join us on Sunday, July 17th for an event with Gallery Artist, Don Williams! This event is free and open to the public. Link in our bio for event details!

Don will discuss how Adirondack burls are created and their cultural significance . He will also discuss Adirondack history and his experiences as a guide. Following the talk Don will sign copies of his latest book, Grandfather’s Tool Chest, which will be available for purchase, in addition to his decorative burl art.

Beauty of the Burl will be on view at New York Folklore,through the end of August, 2022.

#schnectadydoesntsuck #schenectadygreenmarket #jaystreetmarketplace #adirondackart #ADK
... See MoreSee Less

Join us on Sunday, July 17th for an event with Gallery Artist, Don Williams! This event is free and open to the public. Link in our bio for event details! 

Don will discuss how Adirondack  burls are created and their cultural significance . He will also discuss Adirondack history and his experiences as a guide. Following the talk Don will sign copies of his latest book, Grandfather’s Tool Chest, which will be available for purchase, in addition to his decorative burl art. 

Beauty of the Burl will be on view at New York Folklore,through the end of August, 2022. 
 
#schnectadydoesntsuck #schenectadygreenmarket #jaystreetmarketplace #adirondackart #ADK
2 weeks ago
New York Folklore

Welcome Fabiana!We are pleased to announce that Fabiana Chiu-Rinaldi has been promoted to Program Director for the Folk Arts and Electronic Media & Film funding areas. Please join us in a round of applause for Fabiana! We are so excited to have her on the NYSCA Team in her new role, and we look forward to all the great work we will achieve together. Read more here: arts.ny.gov/blog/program-director-announcement ... See MoreSee Less

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