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The Glass River: A Winter Photography Exhibition

The images below were part of a first-time exhibition titled "The Glass River" which opened in mid-January to a filled and delighted gallery of visitors and photographers.  weaving

The exhibition was a community event open to anyone in the area that wanted to participate.  Because of the incredibly positive response this exhibition will become an annual event. Please be thinking about submitting an image for next year’s show and check our web site for details.

There are many things to celebrate at the Handweaving Museum and Arts Center and one of the more important items is our new name!  We are officially changing our name to The Thousand Islands Arts Center ~ Home of the Handweaving Museum.  We hope the new name is more descriptive and perhaps more user-friendly.  

The Arts Center is filled with creative minds and exciting times, from the Wednesday Weavers who fill the studio with their talent every week to our Potter-in-Residence who conducts vibrant classes and keeps the pottery studio spinning with fun nearly every day.  

The Thousand Islands Arts Center is located at 314 John Street, Clayton, New York.  For more information and to see a complete listing of the 2009 Schedule please visit our web site at

Award winners:

People's Choice - Stephen Diehl
Juror's Choice - Melanie Curley and Christiane Langer
Honorable Mentions - Stephen Diehl, Ralph Eastman, John Slattery, Lesley Vars, Gary Walts, and Vici Zaremba.

By Rebecca Hopfinger, Assistant Director, Thousand Islands Arts Center

OD-The Cat

OD/The Cat That Loves Snow © 2008

Steve Diehl, Antwerp

winter sky

Winter Sky © 2009

Gary Walts, Chaumont


Good Neighbor © 2008

John Slattery, Clayton

2-Ice Bubbles

Ice Bubbles © 2008

Vici Zaremba, Antwerp

River Crystal

River Crystal © 2009

Christiane Langer, Clayton

[Editor's note: Another big change is the addition of a full time Assistant Director; Rebecca Hopfinger joined the staff at the Thousand Islands Arts Center ~ Home of the Handweaving Museum, in early February.  This Editor and many of Rebecca's friends and colleagues are grateful she has accepted this position for she brings with it solid museum experience, having been part of the Antique Boat Museum for more than a decade. After a restful summer filled with all sorts of river outings, Rebecca says, " I am thrilled to be staying in the River community and sharing my expertise and knowledge with such a special cultural gem."]

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Sandy Zeck
Comment by: Sandy Zeck ( )
Left at: 7:59 PM Monday, March 30, 2009
This was a wonderful exhibit. My sister-in-law, Nancy Parker, and I visited during the Save The River Conference weekend and were very impressed with the quality. "OD/The Cat that Loves Snow" was definitely my favorite!