"The chief source of art is man's pleasure in his daily work, which expresses itself and is embodied in that art itself."
William Morris (1834-1896)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Our first July show was at the Chautauqua Institute in western New York. We hear some of the educational programs on National Public Radio so we were expecting the summer program to be rich with variety. We weren't disappointed. They have a nine week program every summer that includes lectures, symphony, opera, theatre, popular music.....etc....
They include two art fairs, one in July and the other in August. There were maybe 145-150 exhibitors so it was a small show but well balanced. The weather was dreadful on Saturday but quite nice on Friday and Sunday. We were pleased that some of our loyal collectors came from outside to support us. We were new fish in the pond for Chautauqua and most people were there for the other events, not the art fair. However, the grounds including the exquisite summer homes and the lake were a feast for the eyes. Lovely!
Half the fun though was traveling the southern route over New York State. It is really a beautiful State. We warmly recommend Interstate 86 from Binghampton to Jamestown or Chautauqua. If you do go, check out the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum in Salamanca. It highlights some incredible Native American crafts, old and new.

On to Ann Arbor.........

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