A Reception & Gallery Tour “American Hands” by Sally Wiener Grotta

Next Wednesday, July 23rd,  at 5:30 PM, The Century Club of Scranton will have a reception for my American Hands exhibit which is on display there for the month of July. And I will be giving a Gallery Tour starting at 6:00 PM.

 By the way, I’ll also be conducting a photography class at The Century Club, Wednesday, July 30th at 1:00 PM. Please call the Club at (570) 342-0204 to reserve your place. 

 I hope you can join us. 

Best, Sally

Sally Wiener Grotta


(570) 947-7777


The American Hands exhibit will be on display
at the library for the month of July 2014.

 Please join us for:

A Reception & Gallery Tour

“American Hands”

by Sally Wiener Grotta 

Stories & Insights Learned
from American Hands Artisans


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

5:30 to 7:30 PM  


The Century Club, 612 Jefferson Ave, Scranton, PA 18510

(570) 342-0204



Facebook: American Hands 

YouTube: AmHands  

Feel free to share this invitation & bring your friends. 

This exhibit and gallery talk are supported by a Lackawanna County Culture & Arts Grant


American Hands is supported by private donations and sponsorships from Artspire (a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts), Hewlett Packard Workstations, Pentax/Ricoh, Smugmug, Wacom and Kingston Technology 


American Hands is a visual celebration of those individuals who keep alive the traditional functional crafts that built our dynamically diverse culture. It is a narrative, not only about who we are, but who and what we were, how our society developed, one person, one skill at a time, and what it means to us, now and into the future.


In this ongoing project, Sally is creating narrative photographic portraits of people who use their hands in traditional ways, making functional objects that are, today, typically done by machines, if at all. She spends considerable time in a wide variety of artisans’ workshops – including a spinner, weaver, blacksmith, glassblower, rug-maker and many others – returning over the months and years, to follow the various stages of their creations. Sally also spends hundreds of hours in her studio,  interpreting, crafting, printing and mounting/framing each individual picture.


Sally welcomes suggestions of additional artisans to feature in this ongoing project, as well as invitations to speak or exhibit (www.AmHands.com/Contact ).  Please remember that her focus is on those who are involved in those functional skills that were once called “trades.”

To learn more about the project, visit www.AmHands.com, “like” American Hands on Facebook, watch the videos on the American Hands YouTube Channel and/or view the free American Hands Newsletter.

To make a tax-deductible donation to American Hands so that Sally may continue to share the pictures and stories of traditional American tradespeople in free-to-the-public lectures and exhibits, please go to the

American Hands NYFA/Artspire page . (All contributions are managed by the New York Foundation for the Arts.)


 “Every once in a while, great artists are able to transcend…

Sally’s vision is grand.. [and]…reflected in the warmth she portrays

in the people she photographs and the world she captures….”

 ~ Steven Rosenbaum,

President of SIR Communications & former Editor of “Modern Photography”


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