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Photo Credit: Akina, lampwork glass bead by Margie


Once Upon A Bead

One of the most popular shows of last year’s season at

the Catskill Mountain Foundation Fine Craft and Art

gallery was the exhibition of handmade beads.

Response from bead makers and gallery enthusiasts was

so positive, we had to do it again!

Opening on Saturday, August 18th, Once Upon A Bead

will show the diversity of the bead as an art form at

its best, representing national and international

artists who have a significant history with the art

bead movement. Explore the diversity of the

contemporary beading community, its creative and

technological advances. Learn how all encompassing the

true definition of “bead work” is and the methods

today’s artists are employing, from lampwork glass and

mixed media to polymer and just about any material

that is non-toxic.

This exhibit will give the viewer a tremendous

overview of what exciting new ideas are happening in

the contemporary beading community. Also included in

the exhibition will be finished work, either jewelry

or sculpture, by the bead artists. Artists include

Carolyn Baum, Debra Dowden-Crockett, Alicia Felton,

Margie Huebner, Heather Martin, Guy Melamed, Mary

Mullaney, Lisa Peters, Laurie Salopek, Cynthia Saari,

Kim Typanski and Deborah Weaver. Lisajoy Sachs,

jeweler, bead maker and teacher, curates this popular


The show runs through September 30. Artists’

reception will be Saturday, August 18, from 4-6 pm.

Located on Main Street in the village of Hunter, NY.

Gallery hours are: Mon/Thurs/Fri 11-6, Sat 10-6, Sun

10-5. Call (518) 263-2060 or go to

www.catskillmtn.org for more information.