Thanks to a bequest from the estate of Barbara Wilder, TAUNY is offering a second program supported by the Nancy Wilder Palmateer Memorial Fund this year. Children (of all ages) and their families are invited to The TAUNY Center in Canton on Sunday, December 9 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm for a special art-making drop-in program. Participants will have the opportunity to make a variety of unique, handmade gifts with local artist Sudjai Bentley and her sister, artist Supawadee Ngamhuy.
Sudjai Bentley is well known in the Adirondack region for her beautiful woven birchbark ornaments and her delicate paintings, on birchbark and paper. Sudjai’s sister, Supawadee Ngamhuy, is well known for the intricate miniature plants she creates, some of which are permanently on display at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake. Children of all ages are invited to stop by on December 9 to make a variety of gifts with Sudjai and create polymer clay caterpillars with Supawadee. Participants can make one or more of any of the following: woven fish ornaments made from paper strips, paper snowflakes dipped in wax and decorated, and miniature paintings on cards, bookmarks, or gift tags.
This workshop is made possible by the Nancy Wilder Palmateer Memorial Fund. This fund was established by the Palmateer and Wilder families in 2015 to honor the creative side of Nancy Wilder Palmateer, to recognize her work with children, and to encourage hands-on engagement for young people.
The TAUNY Center and North Country Folkstore are located at 53 Main Street, Downtown Canton, NY. TAUNY, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people understand and appreciate the folk traditions and local culture of everyday life–present and past–in the North Country. To do so, TAUNY seeks to research and preserve a record of diverse groups, customs and traditions; to recognize and empower traditional arts and artists; to identify and promote regional identity; and to provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn about folklore and culture. More information is available at tauny.org.