Opening reception:Saturday, May 13, 3-5 pm. Public welcome; refreshments will be served.
Jim Schreiber: Adirondack Furniture
Jim Schreiber, of Great Sacandaga Designs, will be displaying his rustic furniture in the Small Gallery. Each piece is custom designed and hand-crafted using sustainably harvested local forest materials whenever possible. He incorporates various figured woods, bark, twig, and log species, along with wood carving into his pieces. Each and every project is a unique interpretation of time-tested traditional furniture designs. Because his furniture is built from the ground up – not by simply decorating existing pieces — his pieces are one-of-a-kind heirloom pieces. Jim specializes in large pieces of furniture, some being as tall as 10 feet, and as wide as 15 feet.
Jim, a former National Team Kayak Racer and development coach, has been a professional furniture maker since the early 1990s after his athletic career was cut short by Multiple Sclerosis. Heresides on the south shore of the Great Sacandaga Lake in the town of Day, here he and his extended family have a Biathlon facility on 175 acres. (They train athletes from beginner to an Olympic level.)
Jim is also involved with the Adirondack Folk School, a school for the traditional arts in Lake Luzerne NY as well as HASTAGA, an organization helping people out of poverty in Indonesia. He is also part of The Saratoga Biathlon Club as a trainer, race official, and trail groomer.