Saturday, April 7, 2018

TAUNY Handmade Instrument Meet and Greet Apr 14th

Bob Wheeler points out the cow magnet component on his electric guitarA Handmade Instrument Meet and Greet, and Show and Tell has been set for Saturday, April 14th from 11 am to 2 pm at the TAUNY Center in Canton.

Instrument makers are invited to show one or more of their handmade instruments along with materials and related items, and to share their stories and demonstrate aspects of their work.

The community is invited to view this variety of creations and creative skills, with the chance to meet makers, ask questions, and see their skills in action. At least ten makers are expected to be present with their work, with experience ranging from experimental hobbyist to professional luthier, who have made instruments from guitars to bowed psalteries and more. Light refreshments will be served.

The program will feature makers who have been involved in the “Instrumental Stories” exhibit and research project. Additional makers of any level of experience who would like to participate are welcome, and are asked to contact Camilla Ammirati, TAUNY Director of Research and Programs, at or (315) 386-4289, by Monday, April 9th, for planning purposes.

This program is held in conjunction with Traditional Arts in Upstate New York’s (TAUNY) current exhibit, “Instrumental Stories,” which features handmade and heirloom instruments made and/or kept in New York’s North Country. The exhibit is on display at the TAUNY Center in Canton, NY through October 27, 2018.

The TAUNY Center is located at 53 Main Street, Downtown Canton. For more information, visit TAUNY’s website.

Photo: Bob Wheeler points out the cow magnet component on his electric guitar.

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