The Wooden Horse Arts Guild invites you to their ARTISAN’S CHRISTMAS SALE on December 6 from 10-4 at 783 Vance Hill in Newport Center. This is a one day only event to see or purchase works of the talented artists and craftsmen of the WHAG . Don’t miss FOOD AS ART which benefits the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund. A reminder: The deadline of the current Scholarship round is Dec. 15.
The 50-50 Scholarship Raffle will be drawn at 3 p.m. Tickets may be purchased up to 3 p.m.at the Sale.
Last Monday my friend took me to visit the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum on Main Street in St. Johnsbury, VT. I am ashamed to say that, as many years as I have lived here, I did not know about this wonderful place! The Library and building is wondrous and the Gallery of Fine Art took my breath away! We will be going back very soon as we could not possibly see it all in the few hours we were there. We will learn more about the history of how and why the Athenaeum exists in St. Johnsbury. You can learn about this wonderful place, too. http://www.stjathenaeum.org .http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com
Wooden Horse Arts Guild member, Jim Maas, has forwarded his finished Snowy Egret. Please see more views of this sculpture on Jim’s website: www.birdsinwood.com where you will also see the following completed pieces: woodland chickadee, northern flicker and the latest blue bird carving. Jim is currently working on a commissioned snow bunting piece, a reddish egret and a macaw.http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com
A reunion/reorganizing meeting for “Connections!” will be held on Thurs. Dec 5th in the private room at Wayne’s Snack Bar, 1688 Vermont 105, Newport, VT 05855. The meeting will begin at 5PM with a social hour, dinner is optional – ordering off the menu. Betsy Sylvester and Ruth Duckless will talk a bit about how “Connections!” began. Past members are encouraged to share their stories of their connection with “Connections!”
For those who are not familiar with “Connections!”, here is a thumbnail description: “Connections!” started in 2001 as a group which would be a venue for networking between women and existing services within the community. “Connections!” offered various events to any interested women as a way to share information, resources and support to each other. The group has been inactive for a few years, but is now in the process of reorganizing to help women face the challenges in the many roles women play – mom, caregiver, community volunteer or jobs.http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com
You are invited to 783 Vance Hill in Newport Center for the ARTISAN’S CHRISTMAS SALE presented by the Wooden Horse Arts Guild. This is a fun display and sale of some of the arts and crafts created by the talented artists and craftsmen of the WHAG. Our FOOD AS ART table benefits the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund. Also, this is your last chance to win 1/2 of the 50-50 Raffle! ONE DAY ONLY – Friday, December 6 from 10 am to 4 pm. (directions: 1 mile from the center of Newport Center, VT – look for the WHAG signs!) See You There!!http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com
Armistice Day/Remembrance Day/Veterans Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918. Most countries changed the name of the holiday after World War II, to honor veterans of that and subsequent conflicts. Remembrance Day was adopted by most member states of the Commonwealth of Nations, while the US chose All Veterans Day.http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com
Our local paper recently printed an article about a local artist, Ann Lisner, watercolorist. Ann is a member of the MAC in Newport and the Vermont Watercolor Society. Her love of art started when she was very young and this caught my eye: ‘On her seventh birthday Ann was given a Paint by Number horse, a piece she is proud of and which remains on display in her studio.’
We know from the 50 year history of Paint by Numbers that many artists began their careers with a simple picture with numbers created by Dan Robbins and introduced by Max Klein and the Palmer Paint Company with their Craft Master brand which sold over 12 million kits. In 1993 Max Klein’s daughter donated the Palmer Paint Co. archives to the Smithsonian Museum of American History. http://www.si.edu/Exhibitions/Details/Paint-by-Number-Accounting-for-Taste-in-the-1950s-2662
How many new artists will be created from the Paint by Number paintings of today? Are YOU one of them? Visit www.woodenhorsearts.com and click on Paint by Number. You may still have time to paint your painting and enter the WHAG’s Paint by Number contest! Entries are coming in!http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com