Thurman neighbors join to welcome guests, all illustrating some facet of man's relationship to and dependence on nature, and the need to sustain the resources that sustain us. Presentations are informal and interactive, for all ages.
Intermittent guided woods walks with Gary Martin and Bill Kenney to identify trees and medicinal plants, and learn about selective cutting and sound woodlot management practices. Gary displays old tools used by Adirondack woodsmen and gives demonstrations of a modern band saw mill.
Got newspaper and ad fliers? Wini Martin shows bead-making. Ask how she extends the skill to make unique gifts to commemorate a special occasion. Wallpaper? Kids will fold origami boxes to take home. See stained glass stepping stones.
Descendents of Native Americans demonstrate and discuss skills passed down through the generations:
? Cheryl Kenyon shares language of the Mi'kmaq
? Sally Feihel honors her Mohawk ancestors by
sewing dream catchers & medicine bags.
? Bill Kenney, Abenaki, discusses healing plants.
? Donna Wormwood, Abenaki; art/craft that is
from and about nature
Local author Persis Granger leads a "green" take-home activity and tells how the main character of "Adirondack Gold" learned lessons about sustainability in the 1800s.
Woodworkers John Welch (carved wooden spoons) and Bob Brooks (signs, candle holders, coat racks, lamps, small tables, coat tree made from logs, and comfort birds).
When: Wed, Jun 5, 2013 until Fri, Jul 5, 2013
| 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: View (the new Arts Center), Old Forge
Celebrate the First Friday Artwalk and the Fourth of July weekend at View with live music, refreshments and receptions for the Central Adirondack Art Show, Gerda Wikander and Rosemary Conroy. Admission: free, charge for wine
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