PHOTOGRAPHER PETER HOUTS IS ONE OF 40 ARTISANS AND ARTISTS AT NYCREATES HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR DEC. 6-7 AT THE BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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  • December 02, 2014

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Slow shutter speeds create beautiful abstract patterns of flying birds in Peter Houts’ photographs.
Peter Houts
As a member of the New York City Audubon Photography Club Peter Houts learned about local birds and where it is feasible to photograph them.
Peter Houts

Others from New York City’s creative community of artists and artisans will sell handmade ceramics, jewelry, ornaments, fashion, & art in time for holiday gift-giving. Admission to the fair is free.

 

Photographer Peter Houts, whose studio is in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, will join 39 other artists and artisans at the NYCreates 11th Holiday Craft Fair December 6-7, 2014, in the landmark Brooklyn Historical Society’s Great Hall. Admission is free to the fair in the newly renovated Historical Society that was first built in 1881.

NYCreates is a non-profit organization [501c3] committed to expand opportunities, visibility and marketability of NYC’s crafts artists and artisans.

Houts chose the subject of his work because of what he said is “My love of birds which came from living on a farm in Pennsylvania for 40 years. My wife and I identified over a hundred species of birds there. Photographing these beautiful creatures became an absorbing, challenging, and rewarding hobby. After moving to Brooklyn four years ago, I joined the New York City Audubon Photography Club and learned about local birds and where it is feasible to photograph them. Through the club I met Johann Schumacher, an accomplished bird photographer, who used slow shutter speeds to create beautiful abstract patterns of flying birds." From Schumacher, Houts learned how to create the photographs he will sell at the craft fair.

Peter Houts’ love of birds—the subject of his photography--came from living on a farm in Pennsylvania for 40 years.
Peter Houts

Among the artisans and artists with Brooklyn studios, the largest number specialize in handcrafted ceramics that reflect a remarkable range of creativity in ornaments and table jewelry to handsome mugs, teapots–even napkin rings and salt cellars. In addition to photographer Houts, the borough also boasts jewelers, a candle maker and crochet expert as well as fine artists who will exhibit and sell their best work in time for the holidays.

Some concurrent special exhibitions at the Brooklyn Historical Society include: "We The People: The Citizens of NYHA in Photos + Words," to address misconceptions and stereotypes associated with residents of NYC public housing; "Wonder: First Encounters with Green-Wood," and "Full Steam Ahead: 200 Years of Ferries in Brooklyn."

 

Information:   Visit http://newyorkcreates.wordpress.com/

Where:           Brooklyn Historical Society's Great Hall, 128 Pierrepont Street @ Clinton

Hours:            Saturday December 6, 12 pm - 6 pm; Sunday December 7, 11 am-5 pm

Tickets:          FREE

Sponsors:      New York Foundation for the Arts and Brooklyn Historical Society

 

Contact:
Jeanne Byington
J M Byington & Associates, Inc.
212-840-5834
jeanne@jmbyington.com

NYCreates
nycreates@gmail.com
http://newyorkcreates.wordpress.com/
About NYCreates

NYCreates is a non-profit organization [501c3] founded in 2003 and committed to expand opportunities, visibility and marketability of NYC’s crafts artists and artisans. The Crafts Fair, sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Brooklyn Historical Society, is in its 11th year. Executive Director is Judith Eloise Hooper. Alicia Degener is the crafts fair on-site manager.


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