We are a vibrant small Museum in a rural setting near Albany NY. We have special exhibitions that feature contemporary Iroquois artists. Our permanent exhibits review thearcheology andhistory of the Iroquois people. On designated weekends we have Iroquois dance groups, festivals or art demonstrations. In our interactive C
A renowned exhibitor of contemporary art, The Arts Center cultivates creative potential in adults and children through art classes and events that emphasize hands-on learning. Members receive discounts on arts classes—up to $25 off kids classes—an opportunity to exhibit their art at the annual members’ Fence Show, discounts at local businesses, and the right to sing in the gallery when nobody’s around. Patrons with a taste for food can enroll in courses on the culinary arts, and aspiring artists can transform stuttering line work into fluid brushstrokes via drawing and painting courses.
For years, Jacqui Hauser and Brian Kaiser had been making jewelry to sell at farmers’ markets and trade shows. Then in 2009, after finding some success on the crafting circuit, the pair opened The Studio for Art and Craft as a space where novices could create their own art. In fewer than three years, the studio has broadened its creative horizons by adding several crafting experiences for burgeoning and established artists to explore. At the pottery wheel, guests shape smooth, cool clay into a custom ceramic design, and drawing and painting stations offer up their paints and inks for colorful self-portraits. With chain mail and silver and bronze clay crafts, patrons can cobble together their own accessories rather than pilfering them from statues in the park. Classes and parties delve into the nuances of assembling baubles and lagniappes, while giving friends and family a chance to bond over their creative endeavors.
A small staff of local artists lead two-hour painting workshops, where they give participants of all skill levels step-by-step instruction in blending backgrounds and building up foregrounds for a range of subjects. They teach attendees how to paint in the style of Van Gogh and Monet, emulating the artists' iconic masterpieces and high-school notebook doodles. The expression experts also impart the know-how to depict whimsical subjects such as an Adirondack sunset, swaying spring tulips, and a lady's cocked hat. Participants paint at communal tables in front of tall windows, which let in ample natural light. Though the studio hosts regular workshops, staffers also hold open-studio time daily and organize painting parties for a range of events, such as birthday celebrations, small-business gatherings, and discoveries of new colors. Studio staff keeps artists fueled with shared appetizer plates, as well as beer, wine, and non-alcoholic pours from an in-studio bar.
In 1964, the march of progress came to the doorstep of a Greek Revival mansion fallen into disrepair and abandoned to time. The house was slated for demolition. The community, though, treasured the landmark, and organized to preserve and restore the building. They moved the house, brick by brick, from its original property to a lot overlooking the Mohawk River and old Champlain Canal, where they began restorations. They dedicated its walls to preserving other pieces of local history, and the
Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center
The Museum features permanent exhibitions on the history of Waterford, including the illustrated exhibit, Born of Two Rivers. This work chronicles the evolution of the city thanks to the trade and ships that moved up and down the very waters that the museum overlooks. Other standing exhibits include a Victorian period room decorated in the style of the era and the George and Annabel O?Connor Library for Local History.