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Past Folklife Exhibits

Past Folklife Exhibits

2018

2017

  • Wings Falls Quilters Guild Celebrates 40 Years of Quilting 1977-2017 (January 18 to July 7, 2017)
  • Rights, Race & Revolutions: A Portrait of LIFE in 1960s by Grey Villet (July 24 to December 31, 2017)

2016

  • The Dream of America: Separation & Sacrifice in the Lives of North Country Latinos Immigrants (January 23 to August 31, 2016)
  • Charles Evans Hughes: A Native Son (September 8 to December 31, 2016) 

2015

  • Battenkill Inspired (January 30 to June 30, 2015)
  • A Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music by Five Photographers (September to December 2015)

2014

  • Celebrating Women’s Creative Hands & Spirits. A newly donated international collection by Betty LaDuke, with selections from the Folklife Center celebrating the art of local women (January to April 30, 2014)
  • Collecting Lake George: Maps, Prints, Postcards & Other Memorabilia. Featuring maps and prints loaned by the family of H. Glen Caffry, and items from the new Abby & Will Csaplar Lake George Collection (May 7 to July 17, 2014)
  • Batman Imagined (July 21-25, 2014)
  • Stable Views: Voices and Stories from the Thoroughbred Racetrack (August to December, 2014)

2013

  • Inspiring Hands, Heart & Mind: The Arts & Crafts of the Adirondack Folk School (March 7 to June 30, 2013)
  • Heaven Runs Down to the Lake: 100 Years of YMCA Camp Chingachgook (July 19 to December 31, 2013)

2012

  • Odetta The Queen of Folk: An Exhibition of original paintings, prints and drawings by Stephen Alcorn (January 15 to June 15, 2012)
  • Dance Masks of Guatemala: The Collection of Ed & Carmen Contento (August 13 to December 31, 2012)

2011

  • Foodways: Documenting the Local (March to October 2011)
  • Glens Falls Hospital Guild: Over a Century of Community Service (October to December, 2011)
  • Dreaming Cows: The Paintings, Murals and Drawings of Betty LaDuke Celebrating Heifer International (November to December, 2011)

2010

  • Great River of the Mountains (to May 2010 (see 2009)
  • Come Sit ‘a Spell: folk art chairs & their makers • This Seat Taken lol: mini Adirondack chair sculptures created by youth, as part of Have a Seat in Glens Falls a downtown outdoor art project • Stand up. Be heard: 1968 NYC March for Peach & Equality Photographs by Nicholas Amplo (Summer 2010)
  • Glens Falls & WWII. From Our Collections: posters, scrapbooks, photographs, publications & ephemera (October 7 to December 31, 2010)
  • Peak to Peak: Verplanck Colvin and the First Years of the Adirondack Survey. A Handmade Book by Robert Walp (November 18 to December 31, 2010)
  • (Small Displays)  • Fran & Irv Shapiro Folk Music Record Library • Guess What I Collect

2009

  • Folk Arts All Around Us (January to September 30, 2009)
  • I’d Be Delighted To Go, If I May Take Mrs. Meyer with Me (July to September, 2009)
  • Great River of the Mountains: Croswel Bowen, Carl Carmer, Margaret Bourke-White on the upper Hudson River of the 1930s (October 2009 to May 2010)
  • (Small Displays)  •  Guess What I Collect
  • (Traveling exhibit)  • Indian Camps & Upstate Tourism, display at the Saratoga Native American Festival, October 3-4, 2009

December 12, 2008 new Folklife Gallery

2007-2008 Temporary Move (loss of original Folklife Gallery)

  • (Small Displays) •  Godnick’s Building History • Guess What I Collect
  • (Traveling Exhibit) • Folk Arts All Around Us

2006

  • In Place: The Photographs of Neil Rappaport (January 21 to April 20, 2006)
  • Photograph Your World: Youth Photographers (May 8 to June 12, 2006)
  • Fair Fotos: Agricultural Portraits by Clifford Oliver (June 12 to September 12, 2006)
  • (Traveling Exhibit) Peaveys, Pike Poles, & Picaroons

2005

  • Partners for Lake Champlain (January 4 to 30, 2005)
  • Photograph Your World: Youth Photographers of BOCES Project Enrich (February 1 to 28, 2005)
  • Dreaming Cows: Betty LaDuke’s Photographs, Drawings & Paintings inspired by Heifer International Uganda/Rwanda Tour (March 1 to April 30, 2005)
  • Photograph Your World: Youth Photographers Spring Show (May 16 to June 30, 2005)
  • Summer Camp Memories (July 1 to December 31, 2005)
  • Crandall Library’s Building History
  • (Small Displays) Guess What I Collect
  • (Traveling Exhibits) • Paper Arts  •  Adirondack Women •  Folklife Programs

2004

  • Land & Liberty: Murals of Chiapas Mexico: Photographs, drawings & paintings by Betty LaDuke (February 1 to March 31, 2004)
  • Paper Arts: Festival Masks, Origami, Snowflakes, Paper Dolls, May Baskets by Local Artists (April 5 to June 7, 2004)
  • Home & Loved Ones: My Paintings & Their Stories by Clara Mae Towers Orto (June 7 to August 31, 2004)
  • My Photographs by the students of BOCES Project Enrich (June 7 to August 31, 2004)
  • 100 Years of Cameras & Projectors 1860-1960: An Exhibition from the Collection of Russell Serrianne (September to December 2004)
  • Homemade Halloween: A Community Exhibition of Handmade Masks, Costumes, & Family Photographs (Friends Gallery) (October 25 to November 12, 2004)
  • (Small Displays) • Guess What I Collect
  • (Traveling Exhibits) Women of the Adirondacks  •  Peaveys, Pike Poles & Picaroons  •  Musical Memories of the Adirondacks  •  Folk Arts All Around Us

2003

  • Harnessing the Hudson: Industrial-Site Photography by Gretchen McHugh & a Pantheon of 19th Century Artists (December 1, 2003 to January 31, 2004)
  • The Sound of Stone: Michael Noonan’s photographs of Christopher Gregory’s stonework & the ancient stones of Ireland, & Gregory’s mortarless keystone arch (September 15 to November 30, 2003)
  • Family Stories, Family Sagas: An Audiovisual exhibit (February 1 to April 30, 2003)

2002

  • Over & Under, Around & Through: Basket Weaving in North Carolina (January 22 to March 25, 2002)
  • Small Farm Season: Photographs of a local, organic farm by Julie Simms (April 1 to July 31, 2002)
  • Revolutionary Lives: Crafts of the Rev War Community To commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the Battles of Saratoga (October to November 2002)
  • Women of the Adirondacks: Woodcut Portraits by Cheryl Mirer (December 2, 2002 to January 31, 2003)
  • (Small Displays) • Memorial for Vaughn Ward  •  Wooden mechanical toys • Snowshoes • Navajo wedding dolls • Chainsaw carved bear • Toy barn • Bird carving • Fish taxidermy • Shovel maker • Fishing Flies

2001

  • Let It Shine: An Exhibition of Paintings by Stephen Alcorn Celebrating the Lives of Ten Black Women Freedom Fighters (February 1 to June 30, 2001)
  • Nature Explored: A Youthful Vision. An Exhibition of Photographs, Drawings, Plaster Casts & Haiku Poetry by the Students of the Elementary Outings Clubs of Glens Falls City Schools (July 16 to September 12, 2001)
  • Musical Mosaic: Alan Lomax in Italy, Spain, West Indies, American South; Field Photography & Recordings 1952-62 (September 24, 2001 to January 15, 2002)
  • (Small Displays) Wooden mechanical toys • Navajo wedding dolls • Chainsaw carved bear • Toy barn • Bird carving • Fish Taxidermy • Painted canes • Pysanky

2000

  • Folk Art from the Trees 
  • Musical Memories of the Adirondacks (January 2000)
  • Hello! from Saga City Japan
  • If Only They Could Talk: Dolls, Stories, & the Spirit of Doll Making (October 1 to January, 2001)

1999

  • Folk Arts from the Trees
  • American Folklife
  • A Rainbow At Night: Exhibit of the words & pictures by Navajo Children originally at the Wheelright Museum, Sante Fe, NM (September 1 to December 31, 1999)
  • (Small displays) African Thorn Carving • Fish Taxidermy • Chainsaw Carved Bear • Washington County Wool Tour • Fred Hill’s Meg’s Snow Cycle
  • (Traveling Exhibits) • Musical Memories of the Adirondacks • Peaveys, Pike Poles & Picaroons

1998

  • Maya Textile Tradition: photographs by Jeffrey Jay Foxx with textiles from Mayan Hands, MayaWorks, duFlon Collection, International Maya League (April 1 to June 30, 1998)
  • Granddaughters of Corn photographs by Marilyn Anderson & Jonathan Garlock (Friends Gallery) (May 9-29, 1998)
  • An Ongoing Voyage (via Library of Congress)
  • Folk Arts from the Trees 
  • (Traveling Exhibit)  • Peaveys, Pike Poles & Picaroons: Moving Logs from Stump to Mill in the Adirondacks

1997

  • Traditions on Ice: Fishing, Skating, Harvest (Spring 1997)
  • Memory Art of Mildred Louise Covell Lloyd (June to December 1997)
  • (Small Displays) Chainsaw Carved Bear by Bob Sutliff • Handcarved Noah’s Ark by Tom Wilkins • Pysanky in Easter Basket by Marge Prehoda • Sheep & Fiber Tour of Washington County • Bird Carvings by Bob Jones • Adirondack Guide-Boat Model by David Kavner • Soap, Everlastings, & Woolens by Steele, Southerland & DePaul
  • (Traveling Exhibit) • Peaveys, Pike Poles, & Picaroons: Moving Logs from Stump to Mill in the Adirondacks

1996

  • Documenting the Homefront: People of Glens Falls during World War II
  • Amusements, Summer Camps & Dude Ranches
  • American Cowboy
  • (Small Displays) Adirondack Pack Basket by Jack Leadley • Washington County Wool & Fiber Tour • Christmas Tradition: Balsam Pillows • Selections from the Old Children’s Book Collection • Fishing Flies by Marc Francato • Handcarved Noah’s Ark by Tom Wilkins • Halloween Memorabilia by Robert & Barbara Strangfeld • 350th Anniversary of Father Jogues curated by Robert Nellis • Rustic Furniture by Barry Gregson

1995 Folklife Gallery born May 24 with Folklife Center ribbon cutting

  • (Small Displays) American Folklife: A Commonwealth of Cultures • Scenes from Growing Up in the North Country • photographs & maps • Glens Falls Community Theatre

1986 to 1994

  • Earlier displays in CPL Lobby (eg. Balsam Traditions) and Friends Gallery (eg. Folk Arts in the Adirondacks)