WNYT Meteorologist Reid Kisselback joined us for an afternoon to learn a bit about blacksmithing with artisan-instructor Steve Gurzler. With Steve’s help, Reid made a bottle opener using various forging techniques. Check out the videos to see how it turned out!
This summer, the Adirondack Folk School will present an exhibit of artisan-made crafts in the third-floor gallery of the Hudson Falls Sandy Hill Arts Center. Through the artistry of local woodworkers, fiber artists, basket makers, blacksmiths, carvers, weavers and skilled crafters of other traditions, crafts reflecting the culture and history of our region will be on display and shared with our greater community.
Many of the show’s beautiful crafts are made by AFS instructors, and many represent classes given at the Folk School, which are open to all. The exhibit will also include a display of student work and demonstrations by master crafters.
The Adirondack Craft Exhibit will open with a reception on the evening of Saturday, August 6 and run through October 12. The Sandy Hill Arts Center is located at 214 Main St. in Hudson Falls, NY.
“We draw people who value the expertise of artisans and the fulfillment you can only earn by achieving something you worked hard for,” Hayden said. “If we can connect the right ‘who’ to the right ‘what’, that’s how we’re able to make an impact.”