Join us at the Preserve while we make art! Tracy Jacknow, artist and retired teacher will lead us through a group art project.
Kachinas are individual, supernatural entities of the spiritual world of the Hopi. The term also describes the dancers who preform renewal ceremonies in the guise of Kachinas (by wearing masks and costumes) as well as the small wooden dolls that possess specific Kachina attributes.
The goal of this workshop is to create and distribute Kachina Dolls througout the Preserve. Basic forms will be provided free of charge for the piece that remains at the Preserve. If you want to make one to take home, we ask for a $5 donation.
Pre-Registration requested firstname.lastname@example.org (607) 242-1260 so we know how many forms to prepare.
No admission fee for this workshop. Donations are always welcomed.
Tracy was born in Brooklyn in 1947 and was raised on the south shore of Long Island. She lived with her family in a unique area known as the “Idle Hour Artist Colony” where French Normandy farm buildings were surrounded by canals and marshland, complete with a brick tower that a pianist lived in. The residents were actors and artist’s and retired vaudeville characters. She says she was fortunate to spend time with creative people like Jim Dine. It was a childhood of inspiration and creativity. Some summers were spent in the mountains of upstate New York, helping her grandmother at the tourist home she owned on Main Street waiting tables and hanging crisp white sheets on the line, singing and entertaining guests after dinner. At college, she had the opportunity to spend her junior year in Siena, Italy. Her early experiences gave her exposure to a world of creative minds and alternative life styles. Teaching art for 32 years on Long Island, NY and working with young, nascent spirits was inspiring. Buying a home in the high desert plateau Mexican town of San Miguel de Allende was a fantastic part of this life’s adventure. Living now in upstate NY on property she shares with my family, has allowed her reflective time to paint and garden.
Her family has always been one of artists, teachers and story tellers. Painting and exploring various mediums has been a very fulfilling way for her to share her impressions of the many places she has been and create “her story." She works in her studio when she is not gardening or traveling.