Sunday, October 2, 2011
Susquehanna Woodland Design’s Mike McGrath is a well respected artist who specializes in flintknapping, artifacts, arrowheads, and pottery reproduction and so much more. He has created replicas for many large venues including the Carnegie Museum and even the San Diego Zoo. Now McGrath has added the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC) in Waverly, NY to his long list of customers.
SRAC gift shop visitors can purchase McGrath’s work including replicas of pottery, stone tools and arrowheads like those that were made and used by the Native Americans in our region hundreds of years ago.
SRAC’s Deb Twigg said, “We are bulking up items in our gift shop before our DrumBeats event when the national award winning Seneca Buffalo Creek Dancers return on October 15th and of course for the upcoming holiday season. If you haven’t been to SRAC lately, you will be amazed at the amount of items we have for sale from kids learning toys, jewelry, rocks and minerals, pottery, eclectic gifts and a lot of art by local artists. Adding Mike’s replicas to the long list of new items is exciting for us, because it can’t be found anywhere else.” McGrath added, “I’m excited to be a part of the SRAC experience. Replica work is near and dear to the heart of what I like to do with my flintknapping and primitive art skills. If you are interested in arrowheads, artifacts, and flintknapping, I know you will enjoy my work at SRAC.”
Twigg continued, “If people are looking for more ways to help our community as a whole– shop local. Studies show that even modest changes in local shopping habits can generate substantial economic impact for our whole community, and SRAC is just one of the many great places to shop in the Valley area.”
SRAC’s Gift Shop is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 1-5pm and Saturdays 11-5pm. To learn more, visit www.SRACenter.org or call the Center at (607) 565-7960.