Kathy Matulis of Cohoes was discussing the organic heirloom seeds, handmade cold process soaps, and aftershave that Jen O'Connor of Altamont makes and sells. She says she and her business, called The Little Ragamuffin, benefit greatly from the supportive community she finds at The Foundry. The cold processed method we use to produce soaps is old fashioned that uses limited energy and is better for the environment."
Among the artists who were both selling and demonstrating their respective crafts was illustrator Mark Gregory. Gregory worked purposely on a caricature of Mary LaFleur of North Greenbush, who did her best to remain still as Gregory sketched quickly. LaFleur said, "I came out to support the artists at this event. "
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For the artists represented at the Foundry event, it's not just focusing on selling the artwork. Sparrow said "For artists like myself, selling my art is not the most important thing; making the art is. I utilize many of my creative talents to make room in my life to make that happen. That's really what we're about, educating artists, the general public, and the business community on how to work with artists, how to really truly support them so that at the end of the day, their art making can continue to happen."
a mentality espoused by the public and even some artists that creative people don't have a business sensibility. "We work to help artists individually to embrace all the different things they have to do to support their art making."
Matulis said, "I was so excited to come today, because I had the feeling there'd be a lot of talented people and one of a kind things here. There's uniqueness, not a run of the Prada Wristlet Wallet mill, one size fits all. It's an exciting atmosphere, the mood is upbeat and fun and the artists enjoy talking about their own work.".
Made By Hand Invitational brings local artists
The well attended five hour event drew crowds out to do their holiday shopping downtown into the Timpane's building at the corner of Remsen Street and Newcomb Streets, which is home to the Foundry. Among the art forms Prada Sling Bag 2017
represented at the event were illustrators, dress designers, jewelry makers, screen printers, and ceramic artists.
those of us working in the arts and creative sectors of the Capital Region. The Made By Hand Invitational is the first of its kind here at the Foundry, and is doing just that. We've brought local design artisans here under one roof to showcase their wares, and thereby support the local economy."
COHOES Saturday's Made By Hand Invitational at the Foundry for Art Design + Culture embodied the vision of its founding principals, Alana Sparrow and Jesse Matulis. Sparrow said "The Foundry works to inspire and foster and create economic opportunities for Prada Bag Price 2017
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