Hudson Museum

Maine Center for the Arts, University of Maine

Orono, ME



Ustamdan Ogrendim, 'I Learned from My Master': Traditional Turkish Occupations


"Ustamdan Ogrendim, 'I Learned from My Master': Traditional Turkish Occupations" is the result of several years of photographing and documenting the history and current lives of Turkish craftsmen by University of Maine graduate and Rockland resident Angela Waldron. The exhibit, which opened at the Hudson Museum on September 26, 2000, centers on Waldron's research into traditional Turkish crafts such as copper, tin, and iron smithing, cloth weaving, shoe making and felting. Waldron interviewed the artisans of more than fifty crafts and photographed the various stages of the work and object being made, and when possible purchased the resulting item.

Both photographs and objects will be on display at the Hudson Museum through June 3, 2001. The Temporary Exhibit gallery will hold such diverse items from Turkey as a copper mosque standard, wooden clogs, a leather horse bridle, musical instruments, felt dervish hats, and spoons, as well as photographs. (left: Almeci Faik Karayavuzoglu, standard maker, in Trabzon, Turkey.)

The Hudson Museum is located in the Maine Center for the Arts building on the University of Maine Campus, Orono, Maine. (information as of 10/00)

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