Bliss Co-op

Bliss Co-op in Sugar loaf - Best Art Collective

Located in Romer’s Alley (Loafer Walking Map # 12), Bliss Co-Op is the first creative cooperative for women artisans in Sugar Loaf. The shop showcases the work of over 30 local & regional women providing them with a platform to pursue their passion. For more information on BLISS CO-OP: BLISS CO-OP.COM Find them on FACEBOOK Phone: 518-77BLISS …read more

Collage

History of Collage

40 years of Creative Design

In 1971 Bruce Roberts graduated college a marketing major and Marsha Roberts graduated the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan specializing in design. That year with $800.00 and a rent of $75. 00 a month they opened a gift and handcraft store which they called Collage. Marsha and Bruce hand crafted jewelry, leather goods and also sold handmade candles and pottery.

In 1972 my wife and I drove to Mexico purchasing sterling silver jewelry and handcrafts (Tin ware, Baskets, Pottery) to broaden the scope of our product line. A friend of ours was opening a gallery at …read more

Free Music & Poetry Festival

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Bertoni Gallery is hosting its 10th Annual Sundays in July Free Music & Poetry Festival. It is held every Sunday in July at the Bertoni Gallery Sculpture Garden located at 1392 Kings Highway in Sugar Loaf from 1-5 pm.

Local and regional musicians and poets will be performing at this years’ event. On the schedule this year will be Weird Apples, Kevin Kenny (Poet), Bill Davis, Gayle Donnelly & the Mystery Box, Jim Kenny (Poet), Ariel Feierman Quinn (Singer, Songwriter), The Black Dirt Band (Blues Rock), Ada Hunter (Poet), Tony Rivera (Flamenco Blues).

On July 13th at 4:00pm there will be an (Open …read more

A Jeweler Recasts Herself

J.Hengen Design Gallery - Store Sign

[Dirt Magazine – Reprint]

Step inside Jessica Hengen’s store and workshop in Sugar Loaf, N.Y., and you might find her at her workbench, jeweler’s visor on, filing a ring carved from wax—a commission for a customer. The finished version will be cast in green gold, and set with natural, uncut sapphires.

Or you might find her brushing a white clay slip on a head modeled out of red stoneware, her dog (and sometimes model) Qweet lying nearby. Your eyes rove from the striking clay figurative pieces peering out from every nook, to the jewelry case packed with her unique designs.

It was as a jewelry …read more

Bertoni Gallery

Bertoni Gallery

Come visit Bertoni Gallery and see our new collection of handmade copper earrings.

Rachel Bertoni-Finstad has been making jewelry since 1982. She has a BA in art education with an MFA in sculpture. Over the years, Bertoni has worked with many different materials however she primarily works with silver and gold, semi-precious & precious stones in her unique handmade jewelry items.

In 2010 Rachel Bertoni celebrated her ten year anniversary at Bertoni Gallery in Sugar Loaf. She is an artist in resident and has created many one of kind and custom designs pieces over the years for both individual clients and manufacturers. Bertoni Designs have …read more