Friday, May 5
Micropolis Announces Beverly Cornelius 05:00 PM– 07:00 PM
Where: Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, Inc., Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, 30 N. Main St., Gloversville 12078
Micropolis Announces Beverly Cornelius as Guest Artist at May 5 Reception
Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery, Gloversville, NY, is pleased to announce that Beverly Cornelius, a basket maker from Schenectady, NY, will be its guest artist for May and June. A “Meet the Artists” reception will be held on Friday, May 5, between 5 and 7pm.
Cornelius works in both ash and reed to create her baskets and is influenced by Native American and Shaker styles. She has been asked to design special items for the Beekman Boys of Sharon Springs. They challenged Cornelius to design a pie carrier different from baskets already on the market that would be both utilitarian and beautiful. She found the process stimulating, making her stretch both her imagination and her skills as a weaver.
More recently Cornelius has been working on new designs that include leather. Designing the leather strapping for custom pieces has led her to explore the use of leather as more than just strapping but also as a weaving material. This has led to her “Saratoga Collection.”
The gallery is located inside Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market at 30 N. Main St., Gloversville, and is open seven days a week. (MON-FRI 8am-6pm / SAT 8am-5pm / SUN 9am-3pm)