We say "so long" to July, our self-proclaimed "Maker Month", with some wise words from our New York makers.
JUL 31, 2017 | BY: BERTRAM PROCTOR
Allentown Art Festival, The Caroline Affair band. Photo from Instagram by @yeahbuffalo Let me guess. When you hear “Buffalo,” you think wings. Or Bills. These associations are understandable and completely valid. Whether it was Teressa Bellissimo at the Anchor Bar or Alabama transplant John Young, the barroom staples were certainly invented in Buffalo, probably in the late 1960s. The Buffalo Bills have been active there since 1960. The Buffalo Sabres, the Bisons and the Bulls round out the town’s copious all-season sports offerings. So yes, if you’re looking for an evening of athletically themed, beer-soaked partying with a side of spicy,...
JUL 31, 2017 | BY: KATHLEEN WILLCOX
Two great exhibitions currently featured at the Hyde Collection in Upstate New York highlight the great works of abstract painter, Ellsworth Kelly.
JUL 29, 2017 | BY: BERTRAM PROCTOR
The Adirondack Region has a long tradition of building boats of the highest quality. Here are five companies that carry on this tradition today. From restorers of historic wooden boats to makers of modern canoes and motorboats, the region has every sort of boat builder.
JUL 25, 2017 | BY: BERTRAM PROCTOR
Photo Credit: Donna Davis “Being an artist is like having a calling.” Alexandra Momin tells us. Momin is an NYC-based artist, a maker of powerful contemporary art, deeply inspired and moved by the cultural contour and history of her Harlem home. Expressed through the symbiosis of her chosen mediums, painting, photography and still video, along with a digitized layering technique, her colorful work brings 21st century influences to traditional on "urbanscape" art, for example with her use of aluminum instead of traditional canvas. She abstractly communicates the constant change, and movement, of cities, and how those kinetic factors affect the...
JUL 24, 2017 | BY: AMANDA DIROBELLA
Donald Rosenfeld on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Bridge in NYC. Photo Credit: David Salle Making movies isn’t like making most other things. Unlike making a chair, a necklace or even something as referential as an oil painting, the final product isn’t quite there in the same way. Sure, there’s the actual film reel or more likely today, the digitized images stored on a hard drive, but that’s not the movie. The reel has no utility in and of itself, it’s just the vehicle to what a movie really is. No, what a movie really is, is an experience. It...
JUL 20, 2017 | BY: BERTRAM PROCTOR
New York State has one of the most varied and vibrant cultures of artisanal cheesemaking in the country. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, New York is home to 85 cheese-manufacturing plants. Independent, artisanal dairy farms and creameries exist all over the state, from the Adirondacks to the Finger Lakes, and even in Brooklyn. (It would seem as though a heartwarming number of artisanal cheesemakers have fallen in love and moved to New York State to start dairy farms together!) They vary greatly in size, and in the range of techniques and traditions they have adopted, but they all...
JUL 13, 2017 | BY: BERTRAM PROCTOR
This week, for the second and last time this year, New York City will be witness to a spectacular, natural light display. The Sun will perfectly align with Manhattan’s street grid and create a breathtaking sight as it sets.
JUL 11, 2017 | BY: BERTRAM PROCTOR
If you’re anything like we are, mustard works on and in just about everything. Fire up that grill, stovetop pan or oven and try the following Summer-inspired food pairings, featuring Adirondack Flavor Farm’s specialty mustards created by New York Maker Sandy Maine in Potsdam, to add a signature to the July comfort food we love. Sandy Maine, founder of Adirondack Flavor Farm -- Grilled Veggie Burger with Tangy Mustard. $9.50 (shipping included). Click here to purchase. -- Potato Salad with Jalapeno Mustard. $9.50 (shipping included). Click here to purchase. -- Hot Dog Supreme with Horseradish Mustard. $9.50 (shipping included)....
JUL 10, 2017 | BY: NEW YORK MAKERS