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.