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  • School’s Out, Art’s In! Spring Break Workshops: What’s In Your Pouch? With artists Tony Moretti & Gwen Quigley

    Monday, April 15, 2019
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Add to Calendar 04/15/2019 10:00 AM 04/15/2019 3:00 PM America/New_York School’s Out, Art’s In! Spring Break Workshops: What’s In Your Pouch? With artists Tony Moretti & Gwen Quigley

    Workshops are included with regular museum admission. Sign up for a 45-minute session starting at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Check in at The Rockwell at 111 Cedar Street location to receive your workshop tickets.

    Pouch Project

    Click here to Register

    Please note the following:

    • Every child must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Adults are required to pay museum admission to secure a time slot.
    • Forever Passes are accepted during spring break programming. You will be required to present your forever pass when you check in.

    Who are you? What do you treasure? Make a leather pouch by sewing pieces of leather together and then embellish them with painted designs, beads, fringe, metal and feathers. Then add a cord to wear your pouch in style!

    Throughout history, many cultures have had different types of pouches, whether it’s Native American medicine bags, Cowboy saddle bags, Scottish sporrans (waist pouch), French paniers (basket), purses, or wallets. Pouches can represent a container for what we treasure. These special items often include coins, tinder for fire, sacred objects, seeds, herbs, pine cones, rocks, tobacco, bones, teeth, rattles, stones, animal fur, locks of hair, photos, etc. Certain items would be kept for protection, good luck, healing or hunting.

    About the Artists

    Tony Moretti

    Local artist Tony Moretti focuses on sand-cast bronze, ceramics as well as structural and ornamental work. He has studied at Alfred University, Mendocino Arts Center, and Artwork Foundry in Berkeley, CA, where he assisted with well-known sculptors. He has shown at San Francisco and Santa Fe galleries. He and his wife Gwen now work together to transform recycled steel and natural materials through forging and fabrication to create a variety of works. 

    Gwen Quigley

    After graduating from University of Michigan, Gwen attended classes at the College of Redwoods, CA focusing on the creation of art from natural and found materials. She and her husband Tony came to the area over 10 years ago where they now teach and work collaboratively doing many public and private commissions and providing a variety of educational programs. They are both currently art instructors at 171 Cedar Arts Center.

    The Rockwell Museum, 111 Cedar Street Corning NY

    Workshops are included with regular museum admission. Sign up for a 45-minute session starting at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Check in at The Rockwell at 111 Cedar Street location to receive your workshop tickets.

    Pouch Project

    Click here to Register

    Please note the following:

    • Every child must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Adults are required to pay museum admission to secure a time slot.
    • Forever Passes are accepted during spring break programming. You will be required to present your forever pass when you check in.

    Who are you? What do you treasure? Make a leather pouch by sewing pieces of leather together and then embellish them with painted designs, beads, fringe, metal and feathers. Then add a cord to wear your pouch in style!

    Throughout history, many cultures have had different types of pouches, whether it’s Native American medicine bags, Cowboy saddle bags, Scottish sporrans (waist pouch), French paniers (basket), purses, or wallets. Pouches can represent a container for what we treasure. These special items often include coins, tinder for fire, sacred objects, seeds, herbs, pine cones, rocks, tobacco, bones, teeth, rattles, stones, animal fur, locks of hair, photos, etc. Certain items would be kept for protection, good luck, healing or hunting.

    About the Artists

    Tony Moretti

    Local artist Tony Moretti focuses on sand-cast bronze, ceramics as well as structural and ornamental work. He has studied at Alfred University, Mendocino Arts Center, and Artwork Foundry in Berkeley, CA, where he assisted with well-known sculptors. He has shown at San Francisco and Santa Fe galleries. He and his wife Gwen now work together to transform recycled steel and natural materials through forging and fabrication to create a variety of works. 

    Gwen Quigley

    After graduating from University of Michigan, Gwen attended classes at the College of Redwoods, CA focusing on the creation of art from natural and found materials. She and her husband Tony came to the area over 10 years ago where they now teach and work collaboratively doing many public and private commissions and providing a variety of educational programs. They are both currently art instructors at 171 Cedar Arts Center.