Patron Arts & Crafts Abound at Pember’s March First Friday
The Pember Library and Museum in Granville, N.Y., invites members of the community to participate in its March 4 First Friday event, which will be a collaborative show of creative work in various media from the hands of patrons. There is open call for the public to participate with one or several works of art or crafted items. To date, 12 exhibitors are signed on to showcase everything from jewelry to paw prints: The Pember Quillers, Pember ‘A Good Yarn’ Crafters, crocheted items by Ardyce Bresett, jewelry by Bernie Hoffman, painting on glass by Donna Henry, hand-painted items by Kristin Gibson, book art by Friends of the Pember, student art of Jennifer Dashef’s class, graphic works by Christopher Smith, handbags by Gigi Zeitler, a historic home replica by Netty Lacroix and Creative Paw Prints by Lucy, the Pember cat. There is still time to submit work of your own. Two Bit Cowboys, an acoustic duo comprised of Jeff Gonzales and Aaron Hahn, will be appearing for the first time at First Friday. The pair will perform original music, western swing, and some bluegrass and country that take you back in time. Gonzales’ finger picking is reminiscent of Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and Jerry Reed, while Hahn supports his fine lead work with hard driving rhythms and a heavy downbeat to keep toes tapping. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Pember. The show opens on March 4, and some of the work will be on display throughout the month. First Friday is from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Anyone interested in showing should call the Pember by March 2 at 518-642-2525.