Crary Art gallery to celebrate Women’s Small Business Month

Photo courtesy of Crary Art Gallery This statue and others from Marion Sandford’s “A Woman at Work” series will be on exhibit at the Crary Art Gallery through Nov. 6.

The Crary Art Gallery is celebrating Women’s Small Business Month with exhibitions and workshops.

Marion Sanford’s “A Woman at Work” sculptures fit the timing perfectly and will be on exhibit from Oct. 6 through Nov. 1.

During that same time, Modernist painter Paul Mommer’s “A Life in Art” will be on display.

“Mommer was in a tight circle of New York artists that included the pioneering Abstract Expressionists,” according to the gallery’s website.

The gallery’s exhibitions are open from noon to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

The gallery is also celebrating by joining with the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry in its Brews and Business event from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12. “The event is open to the business community and admission is always free,” Board President Ines Nelson said.

The gallery is partnering with Pearl City Clayhouse in Jamestown to offer a series of Japanese embroidery workshops with instructor Deb Eck through October.

Introduction to Sashiko will take place today, Oct. 6, Semamori embroidery sewn blessings on Tuesday, Oct. 11, and Ainu embroidery on Thursday, Oct. 13. The events wrap up with Shibori dyed dinner napkins on Tuesday, Oct. 25, and Kumihimo braided bracelets on Thursday, Oct. 27.

The costs for classes vary and there is a discount for those who sign up for all classes. Those interested in more information or signing up may visit the workshops tab at craryartgallery.org.

The holiday Pysanky workshop with Shandra Wilson will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 5, at the gallery. Pysanky is a traditional method of egg decoration using hot candle wax, a wooden stylus (Kystka) and colorful dyes, Nelson said. There is a member discount available and all materials are included.

For those less interested in making art of their own, the Crary will host the Artisan Marketplace. “We will fill our galleries with up to 20 artisans selling their wares along with lots of art for sale from the Warren Art League,” Nelson said. “The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 18, 19 and 20. Registration for artisans is currently open at craryartgallery.org.”


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