The PERRELLA GALLERY at FMCC will host the Buck Moon Regional Art & Photography Showcase, opening Sat., July 12.Arts Networking
THREE local art groups come together: FOVAPA, THE ART FACTORY and CREATIVE CONNECTIONS will have adjoining booths at Buck Moon to talk about their activities promoting regional arts programs and artists. During festival weekend, FOVAPA will offer demonstrations at their booth. Friends of the Visual and Performing Arts—or FOVAPA—is a grassroots, non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to increasing opportunities for youth and adults to appreciate, experience and participate in the arts in the Mohawk Valley of New York State. All three groups will distribute information and answer questions. Come join the conversation!
ADIRONDACK BALSAM from ASPLIN TREE FARMS and HIGH PEAKS EMBROIDERY of Saranac Lake-NY is coming to Buck Moon! They are bringing the heavenly scent of balsam in a variety of products, including custom pillows, sachets, and balsam-scented candles. Website:http://balsamshoppe.com/Basketry:
Looking for ADK baskets? Barbara Green, of Adirondack Green House Basketry, pursues weaving with a passion and shares her mastery of the craft through classes offered at View, the art center at Old Forge, NY, the Thousand Islands Art Center in Clayton, and at Abanakee Studios in Indian Lake.Carving:
Need something unique for your garden or camp? KERR’S CHAINSAW CARVINGS might provide just the accent you need. Josh Kerr does chainsaw carvings, mostly from white pine, of animals, such as bears, horses, owls and dogs; and he also makes outdoor furniture and benches. He’s from Broadalbin and takes custom orders. Stop by his booth at Buck Moon.Children’s Books:
Come to Buck Moon and meet author-illustrator Sharon Swain who created the “Camp Kids” book series about Adirondack fun and adventure inspired by her own memories of summers in upstate New York. Her latest book is “Camp Kids and the Treasure Map” and will be available for sale with other books in the series. Website: http://campkidsbooks.com/Children’s Music:
CHILDREN’S MUSICAL PROGRAM: Northville, NY musician Jessie Jensen is seen here presenting a music education program to Mayfield Elementary School first graders. Jessie is a classical guitar player and vocalist who is offering a free program on both Sat. 7/12 and Sun. 7/13 at Buck Moon from 2pm-3pm.Demonstrations:
On July 12 and 13, come see watercolor demonstrations by Gary C. Eckhart from Moosewalk Studios & Gallery, located in Warren, VT in the spectacular Green Mountains of central Vermont. Website: www.moosewalkstudios.com
The treasures of Mother Earth will be on display at Buck Moon. Visit Priscilla & Frank Spooner’s booth for their company HEAL, located in Mayfield, NY. Peruse the beautiful array of rocks & gemstones and hear the specifics of each one. To see some of their stones, visit these two links.
Pinarest Healing Stones: http://www.pinterest.com/dpris/healing-stones/
Pinarest Rocks: http://www.pinterest.com/Frank12117/rocks/
Johnstown jewelry designer Rosemary Brown is bringing to Buck Moon beautiful pieces she creates from silver-gold-gun metal plated brass, antiqued brass and copper, with added varieties of beads. She cuts shapes from sheet metal and textures them, adding chain mail and sometimes leather pieces.
Designer Carol A. McIntosh, owner of Leaning Tree Designs, is a native of Schenectady who lives at Caroga Lake in the Southern Adirondacks of NY. Carol will have for display and sale at Buck Moon her unique collection of hand crafted jewelry, created from unusual semi-precious gemstones in beautiful color combinations. Website: http://leaningtreedesigns.com/
Linda Popper of Nature’s Artistry, jewelry maker from So. Windsor-CT, is bringing her unique wearable art to Buck Moon. “No two pieces are created alike,” says Popper. This Orbiting Pearls necklace is comprised of Tanzanite, Apatite, Peridot & Fresh-water Pearls with a pewter clasp, designed and cast by the artist. Come check out what else she’ll have for sale at the festival.
Jewelry maker, Anita Tobler of GLIMMER GLO GEMSTONE DESIGNS, believes in the energy inherent in the gemstones and carefully crafts each handmade item with that in mind, including necklaces, earrings, pendants, and bracelets that she’ll bring to Buck Moon.
Artist Linda Biggers will have a vendor booth at Buck Moon. She creates fine art mosaics using eggshell, as well as stained glass and mixed media mosaics, incorporating a variety of materials including tempered glass, beads, stained glass, slate, pebbles, tile and eggshell. Linda is also offering an Eggshell Mosaic workshop on Sun., 7/13 (fee required). To see more of her work, visit: http://www.eggshellmosaicart.com/Painting:
Cheryl Bielli, owner of Mrs. B’s Petite Gallery & Studio in Gloversville, works with pastels, oils, and watercolor. She enjoys making house portraits, like the cottage seen here, and gives presentations at local schools encouraging young artists. Cheryl is bringing a variety of her work to Buck Moon and will also offer sketches and caricatures from her booth all weekend.
Artist Constance A. Dodge is participating in Buck Moon and will have items on display and for sale. Her work appears in many private collections, both nationally and internationally including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C. and Artpool in Budapest, Hungary. Her work has also appeared in New York Magazine. Regionally, she is a professional member of the Guild of Adirondack Artists and the former Director of the Oakroom Artists, a group in existence for 52 years. Website: http://constanceadodge.com/
Artists from CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS at Lexington-Fulton County Chapter NYSARC, Inc. in Johnstown are seen here at their very successful art opening in May at the Northville Public Library. This artistic showcase is on display in Northville through June. Artwork from the show and other pieces will be for sale at Buck Moon. Stop by their booth and meet some of the artists!
Summer flowers painted by artist Alexandra Higgins who will have items for display and sale at Buck Moon.
Linda K. Hinkle, graphic designer and mixed media painter, created the Buck Moon logo and will have her own artwork for sale at the festival. For over 30 years Linda has worked in Fulton County as a freelance designer developing materials for print, products for manufacture, and sites for the web. A graduate of the University of Michigan with a BFA in Design, Linda began a few years ago to study mixed water media and finds learning to be free with paint rather than controlling with a computer to be an exciting challenge. She co-founded the Micropolis Gallery in Gloversville that is thriving in its location on Main Street.
Painter Becky Jarczynski of Watervliet-NY is bringing to Buck Moon her abstract landscapes done from life and imagination, like these created on the Mohawk River. Her work embraces mixed media, including acrylic, oil, pastels and drawing materials for developing all original works of art.
Painter Cindy Schmidt created the CRANKY CAT Collection(TM) created by in response to her cats’ interactions. Cranky Cat items available at Buck Moon include ceramic tiles (trivets and coasters), note cards, signed prints, original paintings, and tote bags. The Bradford Exchange is licensing Cindy’s work and currently offering several Cranky Cat products worldwide. Cindy lives in Mexico, NY and is a member of Lakeside Artisans Cooperative in Oswego. Website: http://www.CrankyCats.com/
“Going Home” by artist and skilled Adirondack craftsman Jonathan Swartwout who will exhibit his work (with items for sale) at Buck Moon July 12-13. A Johnstown, NY native, Jon finds his inspiration in the upstate Adirondack scenery and lifestyle. He is as gifted creating his hand crafted furniture with a saw, chisel and hammer, as he is outdoors with a fly rod and brush, painting trout in their natural environs. Website: http://fisheroftheberrystudio.squarespace.com/
His day job is City Court Judge, yet Bart Carrig loves to capture nature in its best and natural light through his photographs. “Every scene tells a story,” he says, “and that story embraces your soul.” Bart’s images have been published in Adirondack Life magazine and he is a multiple winner of the U.S. National Heritage Corridor, Erie Canal calendar contest. He is bringing his work to Buck Moon, so come check it out!
Photographer John Elliott finds marvelous intricacies, hidden geometries, textures and beauty in his subjects. Water and flowers are his primary fascination, favoring taking images of reflective ponds, waterfalls, blooms and gardens—all of which will be on display for sale at Buck Moon. Website: http://www.johnelliottphotography.com/
Gloversville native Warren Greene has taken photos in the Adirondacks for over 30 years. He is widely known for his up close and personal images of birds and says the secret is patience. Co-author of “Birds of the Adirondacks” and honored as Photographer of the Month by the New Jersey Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory, Greene is bringing his work to Buck Moon for display and sale.
Rainy Day Peonies–Sandra J.Peters PHOTOGRAPHY CREATIONS will have a variety of matted and framed nature images of flowers and landscapes, plus greeting cards, for sale at Buck Moon.Pottery:
Pottery artist, Rachel Brown of DEEP EARTH DESIGNS, is from NY’s Hudson Valley area and brings to Buck Moon items featuring her array of striking glazes and simple, harmonious forms. Website: http://deepearthdesigns.vpweb.com/
Pamela Curtis of Creative Choice Designs in Niskayuna-NY makes nature-inspired and themed stoneware pottery items that are utilitarian. Her bowls are all food safe and heat resistant. Pam’s multi-use holders are great for business cards, cell phones, kitchen items, and will be on display and sale with other stoneware pieces at Buck Moon.
Here’s a hand-built stoneware pocket vase with wood handle from potter Kathryn Larsen that is Raku fired and shows a variety of glazes. “My work is both eclectic and functional,” says Larsen from Nassau-NY and she will have many items for display and sale at Buck Moon.
Pinewoods Potters was established in 1977 on Pinewoods Avenue in Troy-NY and owner MARY LA FLEUR will have her creations at Buck Moon. La Fleur’s educational background is in music and the patterns and designs used in her pottery remind her of the movement and rhythm in music, as seen here in Dancer.
Also with Pinewoods Potters, Kathryn Benson’s stoneware creations are full of texture and color. Her patterns come from stamps she makes and are influenced by Benson’s interest in needlework and quilting. This Dragonfly Platter shows her use of color and design that will be on display in items for sale at Buck Moon.
SACRED JOURNEY CERAMICS is hand-thrown pottery with a spiritual twist and mythological roots by artist James Best. Check out his Buck Moon booth for a variety of items such as this mask. Website: http://sacredjourneyceramics.com/Silk Screening:
Original silkscreening by Eric Melito of ONE ON 1 DESIGNS will be available at Buck Moon. Eric will talk about his process of transposing initial sketches to final art, which are exposed in a darkroom on light sensitive silk screens to create the stencil. He then personally mixes the inks and hand pulls for complete artistic control of each item.