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FROM THE EARTH

July 26, 2014, (Saturday) 9 am - 5 pm

1530 Randolph Road, Alfred Station, NY and other nearby locations

From the Earth is an event that celebrates our connection to the land in meaningful, creative, informative, and sustainable ways.  We hope to encourage local community-based endeavors that include agriculture, gardening, crafts made with natural materials, and appreciation of the natural beauty found in farm or forest.  Be inspired and learn from how-to gardening talks, demonstrations on stone wall building, woodworking, timber framing, soap making, natural dying, and a hands on clay bowl making workshop. Tour an organic dairy farm, join a guided bird walk, and enjoy a rewarding and memorable day!  Kids activities included.  Each location (except for Foster Lake) will be open all day and have several presentations.   

Eight locations:

Betsy Brooks, Foster Lake, Lake Road, Alfred Station, “Early” bird walk at 8:00 am (not open all day)

New Country Flowers, 2179 Baker Road, Andover, open all day - greenhouse, butterfly garden, free plants while supplies last

Mary Lu Wells, 4981 McAndrews Road, Alfred Station, open all day - vegetable and flower gardens

9:30 - 10:15 “Garden Know-How” talk by Mary Lu Wells

Linda Huey and David Dronsick, 1530 Randolph Road, Alfred Station, open all day - gardens and pottery display in sugar shed

10:30 - 11:15 “Sex and the Single Flower” pollination talk by Cheryld Emmons

11:30 - 12:15 “Make your own Fossil Bowl”, free clay workshop with Linda Huey

2:00 - 5:00 “Wheel Throwing Demonstration”, by Tara Snyder

 

Sunny Cove Farm, 1444 Randolph Road, Alfred Station, open all day - organic dairy farm, kid’s activities

12:30 - 1:15 “How to Improve Clay Soil” talk by Sasha Khodorkovskaya

1:30 - 2:15 “Soap Making Demonstration” by Meghan Snyder

2:45 - 3:30 “Hard Wheat Bread Making Demonstration” by Dotty Snyder

MacCrea Family Farm, 1664 Waterwells Road, Alfred Station, open all day - gardens, dye making demonstrations by Debbie MacCrea and Carol Wood, woodworking demonstrations by Sean Hyland, Luke Voytas, and Alec MacCrea, “Goat Milking and Cheese Making” demonstration by Kim MacCrea

Quest Farm, 7142 St. Rt.21, Almond, Reynolds Family, open all day - organic produce, gardens

11:00 - 11:45 “Compost Basics” talk by Quentin Castle

4:00 - 4:45 “How to Build a Stone Wall” with Scotty MacCrea

 

The Rogue Carrot, 14 1/2 West University St., Alfred, open all day - natural food grocery for a bite to eat

Flyers with map can be obtained before the event at:

Tinkertown Hardware, 833 State Rt.244, Alfred Station, NY

Quest Farm, 7142 Rt.21, Almond, NY

New Country Flowers, 2179 Baker Road, Andover, NY

 

Public information:

607-587-9282, Snyder Farm

http://www.lindahuey.com/shows.html

www.facebook.com/FromTheEarth

 

Press information:

607-587-9877 or 607-590-8103

Lindahuey@frontiernet.net

Other Upcoming Shows and Events for Linda Huey

FORT POINT ART WALK (Open Studios)

May 9 - 11, 2014 (Friday 4 - 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5 pm)

249 A Street, # 57, Boston, MA

WESTERN NEW YORK POTTERY FESTIVAL

June 7 and 8 (Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 10 am - 4 pm)

5557 East Avon Road (Route 20), Avon, NY

Recent Shows and Events

DARK GARDEN, an installation of my newest ceramic sculpture

February 2 - May 19, 2013

Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA

My concern for the natural environment influences my sculpture, where I explore various aspects of the problem "man versus nature" as well as fragility, vulnerability, and life versus decay.  I use plant forms, seed pods, leaves, and flowers as a source for imagery.  Many of the sculptures also incorporate into the clay textures of trash.  I consider littering to be the "canary in the coal mine," portraying attitudes toward pollution.  Often actual rusted rebar metal becomes a part of my sculptural plants’ structure.  The rebar also facilitates building clay forms that can rise higher into space in a way unusual for traditional heavy clay sculpture.  I like to test the borders of response from the viewer and what they want to see: desirable versus undesirable in a way that parallels our acceptance or denial of environmental issues.

Upcoming Workshops

My teaching philosophy involves helping people feel inspired and connected to their creative imaginations.  I encourage them in a non-judgmental way, try to expose them to as many influences as possible, help them with specific techniques that apply to their ideas, and emphasize that mistakes can be very productive. 

I teach occasional one or two day workshops from my Boston studio.  Each has a different theme or project.  I also teach workshops outside my studio at various places such as art centers, clay studios, or schools.  These usually are more related to my personal work, with discussion of how I follow a path of ideas, how my personal philosophy and motivations have evolved over many years of working in clay, demonstrations of techniques I use in my own work, and a PowerPoint presentation showing work by other artists who approach the subject of nature in a different way than I do.

Please contact me if you are interested in taking a workshop, or if you have a venue where I could present a workshop.

Linda Huey Pottery & Sculpture