North Country Cultural Center for the Arts gallery co-ordinator Shawna Armstrong, right, and NCCCA executive director Janine Scherline get into the carnival spirit for the upcoming Artists’ Market at the NCCCA by posing in photo cut outs.
A special artists’ market will display a vast array of artwork done in varying mediums and will include a family fun carnival day with activities for the whole family on Jan. 26 at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts, 23 Brinkerhoff Street.
The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with several activities throughout the day.
According to NCCCA gallery co-ordinator Shawna Armstrong, there will always be something happening, something to watch, something to participate in and something happening throughout the event.
“When people come in they will hear the music of guitarist Shawn Parrotte and he’ll be doing lessons during the day, there will be artists workshops on the third floor and in the basement and of course the artists will be here with their work,” Armstrong said.
There will be about 15 artists selling their work on the main floor of the center. Armstrong said their mediums vary from jewelry to textiles.
Several jewelry artists including work by Corrinna Maggie Designs, Laurie Berube, and Lisa Gadway will be for sale.
Photography from Dick Brogowski, Bobby Ziemba of Nature’s Way Fine Art Photography will be for sale.
Paintings by Tim Palkovic and works by Marguerite Hart, and pastel drawings by Shaun O’Connell will be for sale.
Sculptor Shai Walker will be selling her work made with old, used and re-purposed metal.
Cloth art by Stephanie DeJoseph and Edith Urban, and Ann Rooney: The Cat in the Window Weaver will be selling their various cloth art pieces from clothing, handbags to aprons and more will be for sale.
Cynthia Snow of Snow Flake Farms will be selling her all natural organic spices and jewelry, and Newmoon Ceramics will be selling ceramics teapots, cups and jewelry, and watercolors, photographs and soap stone sculpture by Judy Guglielmo.
Armstrong said the show will be the first time artists’ work has been for sale at the center since the closing of the store in the fall.
“It’s meant to replace our gift store and it’s a way for local artists to connect with the community,” Armstrong said. “It will be something we will continue to do at least three times a year as a celebration.”
The artists’ market will combine the showing and sale of local artist’s work while holding special carnival activities for the whole family, including an ice cream sundae bar courtesy of Stewart’s Shop, raffles, games, crafts and art workshops and a silent auction.
Armstrong said throughout the day music will be playing, several workshops will be held in the center’s basement and third floor, family activities and craft time will also be going on through the day, and of course, there will be a mixture of different art work hung throughout the main floor galleries.
NCCCA member Jeff Woodard will hold a family activity making “Egg Carton Creatures” free of charge in the afternoon. Armstrong said Parrotte’s garage band musical class may also make an appearance to entertain event goers.