[Update March 24, 2020: The remainder of the Meet the Makers Series has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a future time.]
Opportunity to meet six local artist/makers
The Makers Guild, Inc. is pleased to announce an upcoming “Meet the Makers” presentation series, each highlighting the work and creative process of a local artist/maker. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the presenter, see their work, and learn about the person’s inspiration for their artwork and the process used to bring their vision to life.
There are six total presentations planned as part of the Meet the Makers series, set to kick off on February 13. The first three presentations will be held at the Willsboro Visitors Center, located at 3743 Main Street in Willsboro, NY. The first presentation will feature Kate List, a multi-media sculptor who uses found objects. Woodworker, Jeff Scott, will present on February 27, and Ric Feeney, watercolor artist, will present on March 12. Each event will begin at 7:30PM, the public is invited to attend, and there is a $5 suggested donation.
The second series of Meet the Makers will be held at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, located at 1610 NYS Route 22, in Essex, NY. Fiber and textile artist, Cynthia Schira, will present her work and process on March 26. Catherine Seidenberg, a pottery artist, will present on April 9, and the series will wrap up with graphic artist, Gwen Jamison, on April 23. Each event will begin at 7:30PM, the public is invited to attend, and there is a $5 suggested donation.
Meet the Makers is being hosted by the Makers Guild, Inc., as part of their mission to cultivate collaboration and creativity in our rural communities. The Meet the Makers project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.
About the Makers Guild, Inc.
The Makers Guild, Inc. is a new, non-profit community initiative working to establish the MakeBoro Center for Arts and Innovation, a makerspace in the vacant IGA on Main Street in Willsboro. Makerspaces are often described as a “community center with tools,” providing tools, equipment, and other resources for people to explore traditional arts (woodwork, textile arts, metalwork, and others) and/or new innovation (computer arts, robotics, electronics and technology), to collaborate, work, invent, and learn. MakeBoro will be rooted in arts and innovation with an emphasis on environmental stewardship.
Restoration of the former IGA building will provide a local, central space for artists/makers to develop and share their work, receive critiques, provide classes and workshops, and exhibit or sell their work. Although the MakeBoro building is not currently usable, plans are in motion to begin repairs, as well as establish a mobile makers lab to utilize in the interim.
For more information about Makeboro, visit www.makersguild.org or connect on Facebook @makersguildinc. If you are a maker, tinkerer, hacker or artist and would like to be featured in a future Meet the Maker series, are interested in volunteering with the Makers Guild, email email@example.com.