Saturday, May 28, 2016

Hersteading: Art and Friendship

I met Miriam at the Tae Kwon Do school we both attended. She and I knew each other from those classes, and we chatted from time to time, but it was when she found out I had a farm she emailed me asking if she could take photos? I agreed and a friendship started between us and her family.

That was 2013. Over the years she has taken over 5,000 photos of Cold Antler Farm in every season. She has been here for horse cart rides with Merlin to the Stannard Farm Stand and has walked beside me on hawking adventures with Italics. She has been to the butchering of chickens and pigs, the shearing of sheep, and the weeding of gardens. She met me not too long after I had left the corporate life for the farm life and only knows me as the scrappy woman trying to keep her Creative life pumping blood to all the corners of hope and force it needs. She's been a true friend, an amazing artist, and a photo journalist of one eccentric life on the side of a mountain. She is about to share it all with the world.

Miriam has a show called Hersteading, and it opens to the public in a few weeks! There she will have her favorite and most-powerful images of this One-Woman-Farm up for display. On the 18th I will be there as well, to do an author talk about my experience on the farm as a Jill of All Trades and have books available to purchase and sign. Please join us for this celebration of art, friendship, and farming! All events are FREE to attend, no purchase of books or art necessary.


a photo project about Cold Antler Farm by Miriam Romais
On view at Saratoga Arts, June 11 – July 31, 2016
July 9, 6-8pm
Opening Reception for 10×10 and Hersteading exhibitions

July 18, 6-8pm
Artist Talk • Book Signing • Reception
Artist talk and slide presentation with Romais and homesteader and author Jenna Woginrich of Cold Antler Farm.  Exhibition catalogues will be available for purchase and signing, as well as Jenna’s books thanks to Northshire Books. The Reception (7-8pm) features a delicious tasting from Bon Bon Brazil, with Druthers providing beer and yummies.

The Theatre Gallery at Saratoga Arts 
320 Broadway • Saratoga Springs NY

Hours: Mon-Fri, 9-5pm + Sundays in July, 11-5pm, with extended hours on performance nights (check events calendar for evening hours)


Blogger Unknown said...

Very creative-- but / and your fire sale at the top of the this new and permanent? The other day, I clicked into your blog and saw fire sale......left....came back today....saw fire sale....nearly left, luckily, I scrolled down. Ahh. There was more farm stuff!! New updates!!

I wondered if the fire sale is always going be at the top, because it isn't very farm-related. :) I'm still waiting for the pics of rabbits from the SWAP. :)

I wish I could go to the photog show. It is very kind and creative on her part.

May 29, 2016 at 10:02 PM  

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