The Tactile Artist

Auburn, New York has a First Friday thing.

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Seventeen venues were open last Friday evening with special happy hour deals and art exhibits (including the Cayuga Museum, Seymour Public Library, Seward House Museum, The Copper Pig, Moondog’s Lounge, Finger Lakes Artist Co-op, and the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center to name a few).

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It was another gorgeous summer night in Central New York.  Joyce, Janine and I met at the Schweinfurth.  Edgy Folk played outside to the crowd of people who enjoyed a free mini-painting workshop.

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Inside, we viewed the exhibit – Transgressing Traditions: Contemporary Textiles from the Surface Design Association.

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This is an international exhibition of textile work from sixty-five artists.  People from all over the nation, as well as from Canada, Hungary, Korea, France, Germany, and the UK! The Schweinfurth is such a beautiful space and this work looks AMAZING in it!

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So modern!  It is just so incredible what artists are doing with traditional sewing techniques.  These are not your grandmother’s crochet and knitted afgans – my grandmother, while being known as the best crochet-er in New York State as acknowledged at the New York State Fair for many years, never created her own patterns or took the art to another level the way these artists do.

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The show continues through August 21, 2016.

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The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center is located at 205 Genesee Street, Auburn, New York.  Call (315) 255-1553 for more information or visit their web-site – www.myartcenter.org

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