The Schenectady County Historical Society is set to open a new exhibition, Handcrafted: The Folk and Their Art, on February 1st.
Handcrafted: The Folk and Their Art explores folk art’s reflection of human needs, values, concerns, and desires. Handcrafted is co-curated by Susanna Fout and Schenectady County Community College folk art professor Marilyn Sassi and will feature over fifty carefully selected pieces, most of which have never been displayed publicly.
The exhibition will open with a presentation on stoneware by John Scherer at 1 pm. Often, utilitarian stoneware containers were decorated with cobalt blue designs to make them more attractive. These decorations are now considered examples of American folk art, and New York State has among the finest collections.
Refreshments will be served. Admission is $5, or free for SCHS members.
The Schenectady County Historical Society is located at 1100 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction.
Photo of Handcrafted: The Folk and Their Art exhibit provided.