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Settling North Troy, VT

By camilla @ 4:49 pm

Many years ago, a lovely woman came to North Troy with her family and became the first woman to settle in the area.  A few years ago I created a porcelain doll in her likeness for a special event.  The winner donated her to the North Troy Historical Society.  She resides there now and when the building is open you may stop in and see her.  As I created Mrs. Elkins I could feel the history of this area….a very hard life for those early people, but they survived.  Here is Mrs. Elkins – a lovely lady.Mrs. ElkinsElkins


Spring Round Scholarship

By camilla @ 12:38 pm

cash in handAre you an artist, craftsman, photographer, writer or musician in need of help to pursue your art? The Wooden Horse Arts Guild provides scholarships to Vermont residents (ages 14 and over) to encourage and recognize artistic excellence in the literary, visual and performing arts. We accept applications from individuals only. Activities supported by the fund include, but are not limited to, hands-on workshops, private or group classes, performance, instrument rental or purchase and acquisition of art supplies.

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild Arts Education Committee announces the Spring Scholarship Round for the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund.   Applications for the Spring round of up to $500.00 are being accepted until May 1, 2015.  Awards are applied to future expenses and must be used within 12 months of receiving the award.  Complete information about the Scholarship Fun, the recipients and application materials are at

Donations to the fund are fully deductible under section 170 of the 501c3 code.  To donate, mail to WHAG Scholarships, P.O. Box 502  North Troy, VT. 05859 or visit



By camilla @ 9:36 am

imagesimagesDAPXU54IuntitledThe Barton Area of Vermont will be Very busy on Saturday, February 28.  Don’t miss this very fun festival with terrific events for everyone.  An example: Heritage Crafts & Blacksmithing Demos from 10am to 2pm at the Old Stone House!  You can definitely keep warm while watching the Blacksmiths while they demonstrate for you.

The Perry Family Farm offers Sleigh Rides.  There’s a Hockey Tournament, sledding & Xcountry Skiing, Fishing Derby and a  Chili Challenge!

Information and times are at

Winter Work for this young artist!

By camilla @ 9:11 am

I am always happy to see a young person busy with something they truly enjoy! Here is WHAG youth member, Victoria Rose, intently working at new subjects, trying new products and colors.  We’ll keep you posted on her progress.   10857800_1560681217503024_8431142961087411301_nDsc03678 resize10864008_1010396185642759_8857214158107591246_o


Browsing the Web!

By camilla @ 5:18 pm

Sometimes it is fun to browse the web, especially the wonderful fine art of our local artists.  Here’s a painting I really like – File0272-resize Painted by one of my favorites – Phyllis Joy HammondIceland by PJHammond - cover-500 If you have never seen her “Traveling with Wildflowers” or her picture trips to Alaska or Iceland, do pick one up – maybe at the MAC in Newport.  You will enjoy Phyllis’ travels in art.  Makes me want to travel to those special places.


Now Playing Newport! – Tod Pronto & Friends in Concert!

By camilla @ 8:57 am
Sunday, February 22nd at 4 pm  Tod Pronto
Tod Pronto – Acoustic Guitar and Vocals
Aaron Carr – Bass Guitar and Backing Vocals
Nate Michaud – Electric Guitar
Dylan Bidwell – Drums
Holly Norton – Backing Vocals
Steve McManus – Fiddle
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 44 Second Street, Newport
Tickets: $5 
Don’t miss this fun afternoon!  
Tod’s live show combines several Traditional numbers with his originals along with his fun and unique brand of storytelling. Check out his website at


You’ll feel like dancing! Never mind the cold!

By camilla @ 8:49 am

untitledCelebrate Valentine’s Day at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport, VT tonight at 7:00 pm  (Friday, Feb.13) with the Friends and Drifters!  This will be a lovely “Valentine Café” setting with small tables, flowers and decorations.  The Goodrich Library staff knows how to put on an event!  Seating is limited – Tickets are $3.00 each or $5.00 for two …..available at the library.  Handicapped accessible.  For more information call 802-334-7902.  HAVE FUN!  You WILL feel like dancing to the Friends and Drifters music!dancing


The Orchestra is Growing!

By camilla @ 11:44 am

The Newport Area Community Orchestra is growing and is now an “International” Orchestra! Due to the recent collaboration with Stanstead College in Stanstead, Que., the orchestra has added nine student musicians. They represent the following countries: Japan, China, Taiwan, Germany, Canada and Korea. Three new violinists from the local community have also been added to the orchestra. The total membership of the orchestra stands now at 50 members.  More string players are needed.orchestra-colors

Visit the orchestra’s webpage for more information, especially dates and places of performances.


Guess who’s having a party??

By camilla @ 3:24 pm

publicity photos h c flute harp 2a - resizedHEATHER WEBSTER AND CHRIS NICOTERA are having a party!

Introducing their NEW CD at Newport Natural on Main St, Newport,VT

Date: Friday February 6th 2015   Time: 6:30-8 PM

Cost:  Free

Heather and Chris invite you to help them celebrate the release of their 2nd CD called “The Wind in the Strings” featuring music on Celtic Harp, Classical Guitar, Silver Flute and Native American Flutes.  They’ll be performing with these instruments on and off, so stop in, even for a few minutes.  Enjoy the music and refreshments!  This should be fun!  Don’t miss it!  Friday!  6:30 – 8


She’s a Winner!

By camilla @ 9:14 am

Katherine Ham-resizeKatherine Ham, a senior at Lyndon Institute, is the State-wide winner of Vermont’s Veterans of Foreign Wars “Voice of Democracy Audio Essay”. There were more than 50 contestants in this prestigious competition.  Katie received the $1000.00 first place prize and will travel in February to Washington, DC to take part in the National Competition.

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild is proud of Katie and her accomplishments.  We know her best for her fine photography and her winning photos in our Photo Fun contests.  Congratulations, Katie, and Good Luck in the National Competition!  Tapping-winner-2013#1b.Katherine Ham_ Morning Glories_12th grade -Sheffield_resize for news
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