Rochester Folk Art Guild
The Rochester Folk Art Guild will present its 50th Holiday Festival of Crafts from 10 am to 5 pm on Friday, Nov. 25th and Saturday, Nov. 26th and from 11 am to 5 pm, Sunday, Nov. 27th. The show will be held at The Harley School, 1981 Clover Street in Rochester, between Elmwood Ave. and Allens Creek Road.
Hand-crafted pottery, wooden furniture and turnings, woven items, hand-made clothing from all natural fibers, folk toys, handmade art glass jewelry, imported vintage and contemporary Middle Eastern rugs and books for all ages will be for sale. Admission is $2 per person or free with an invitation which can be downloaded and printed out at www.folkartguild.org.
During this half century, countless people have enjoyed the Rochester Folk Art Guild’s functional and decorative work. Many of those people have also learned to make useful crafts in their experiences of working in the Guild’s Middlesex-based studios. Today, seasoned craftspeople continue to share their knowledge of process, working alongside younger apprentices.
To mark this milestone, Guild members have collected examples of early craft and will present them alongside their recent work. A photographic and descriptive display of the origins of the craft shops will be mounted next to views and text about the Guild today.
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Here’s another great interview with the Rochester Folk Art Guild as they talk to Katrina Irwin of WROC TV 8 about their upcoming June 24 to June 26 Craft Weekend. Featured here are Gabe Schliffer; bread-baker, musician, and farmer; and his mother, Annie Schliffer, a master potter at the Guild. http://rochesterhomepage.net/fulltext?nxd_id=250257.
This is a terrific interview with bread-baker, musician, farmer and all-around cool guy, Gabe Schliffer, and master-woodworker David Barnet – both from the Rochester Folk Art Guild – talk about the June 24 to June 26 Craft Weekend coming up there. Check it out! http://www.13wham.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=2509793&navCatId=389-folk
WHEC TV 10 invited me and a handful of people in the community to start doing some arts blogging for them. It’s an honor to have been asked, an a great opportunity. Here’s an excerpt from my first post about the Rochester Folk Art Guild’s upcoming Craft Weekend, June 24 to 26 in Middlesex.
Here’s an opportunity to hone one’s craft, regardless of skill level, in a nurturing environment, led by master craftspeople:
The Rochester Folk Art Guild will present its third annual Craft Weekend, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26th at its East Hill Farm, which is situated on 350 acres in Middlesex, N.Y. Workshops in music improvisation, pottery, wood-turning, weaving, drawing, photography, poetry and bread-baking will be taught by master craftspeople, including national, local and Guild artisans. The workshops are designed for students of all levels, including beginners.
For the full post and photos, click here: http://victor-canandaigua.whec.com/news/arts-culture/rochester-folk-art-guild-presents-its-3rd-annual-craft-weekend/52013
The Rochester Folk Art Guild presents its third annual Craft Weekend, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26th at its East Hill Farm, which is situated on 350 acres in Middlesex, N.Y. Workshops in music improvisation, pottery, wood-turning, weaving, drawing, photography, poetry and bread-baking will be taught by master craftspeople, including national, local and Guild artisans. The workshops are designed for students of all levels, including beginners.
Cost for the weekend is $275. Those who register before May 12th will receive a $25 discount. Meals can be added to the cost of registration as can lodging or onsite camping, which are available on a limited basis. Registration is required by contacting the Guild’s registrar, Alice Hooker, at (585) 554-4174 or email@example.com. Course information, registration forms and a complete schedule are also available at www.folkartguild.org.
To view more information plus a photo gallery, visit http://pitch.pe/142255
Chris Coffey, photographer extraordinaire at YNN, ran a beautiful, inspired piece on the Rochester Folk Art Guild, specifically focusing one of the potters there, Daniel Barnet. Daniel is committed to creating beautiful, functional pieces. Interestingly, he sources his clay from an interesting place: the pond on the Guild’s property, the same pond he swam in as a kid. This Viewfinder piece takes the sort of approach to craft as the artisans at the Guild take to all of theirs. It’s worth the two+ minutes to check it out: http://fingerlakes.ynn.com/content/other_features/524460/a-potters-clay/?ap=1&MP.