Plein Air Workshop for experienced or novice painters.
Mark your calendars: The Wooden Horse Arts Guild will sponsor a Plein Air Workshop on Thursday, July 11, 2013 –with a rain date of July 16.
The Workshop will be held at Rose Apple Acres Farm – 721 East Hill – North Troy, VT. The instructor is well-known watercolor artist, Rosalie Des Groseilliers of Harwick, Vt.
Be ready to set up your easels and pull out your brushes to paint the beautiful landscape of Rose Apple Acres Farm.
Don’t miss this opportunity to paint “out of doors” and “in the air” with Rosalie!
Visit www.woodenhorsearts.com and click Special Events
Plan to participate in Newport’s Aquafest celebration on July 6, and please join us for one of two, free, 30-minute, “freedom of expression” workshops at the MAC Center for the Arts, 158 Main Street. Workshops are scheduled at 11 AM and 1 PM. All materials will be provided. No previous art experience is required.
Ages 8 to 80 are welcome. Participants will leave with a matted work of art suitable for framing. To guarantee your place at either workshop, please call Sydney at 334-7593 by July 5 with your name, age, workshop time and phone number.
Younger folks and those who cannot attend the workshop at the scheduled times are invited to stop in between 11 AM and 3 PM to create custom note cards using the same concepts
Jim Maas was rewarded with “Best 3D” at The Appalachian Renaissance SAAG Show at the Blue Ridge Art Center in Blue Ridge Georgia recently. This Long-eared Owl with Virginia Creeper Moth must surely have been the hit of the show! I saw it not long ago and was convinced that it was alive!
The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (SAAG) promoted the talent and design of 2D and 3D artists with their Annual Spring Member Exhibit.
Here’s an invitation from Paul Orgel, pianist, and a member of the music faculty at the University of Vermont, to the upcoming performance of the César Franck Piano Quintet on Friday, June 28th, 7:30 PM in the UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, VT.
Franck’s Piano Quintet is one of the moodiest and most powerful chamber works ever composed, a lushly melodic, late Romantic masterpiece. Joining Mr. Orgel will be world-renowned, Boston-based violinist Lynn Chang, Lembi Veskimets, a violist from the Cleveland Orchestra, Stephanie Ezerman, violin, and Robert Jesselson, cello; distinguised Green Mountain Festival players.
This is part of a program called “Bold and Bright” at the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. The festival is a gathering of 130 students and 25 outstanding faculty/performers from all around the U.S., held from June 23rd to July 19th on the UVM Redstone Campus. Be sure to check out the festival’s Artist Faculty Series and other events on their website: http://gmcmf.org
This is a wonderful opportunity to hear the music of Cesar Franck with well-known Paul Orgel at the piano.
The Winning Photos of the PHOTO FUN – The World Around Us are now on the Photo Fun page of www.woodenhorsearts.com . Don’t miss seeing these photos and learn who the young photographers are. They have spent many hours getting “just the right picture”. If you know any of them, be sure to let them know that you, too, are proud that they spent some time in “The World Around Us” to bring these pictures to us. Each of them received a certificate, a ribbon and 1st, 2nd, 3rd (in both age groups) received a check. The People’s Choice young man also received a check. The awards day was fun for all, especially for members of the Wooden Horse Arts Guild. The Photo Fun contest is a community endeavor and is particularly needed by businesses such as the Rand Memorial Library. The Rand Librarian, Emily, encouraged the local young people to enter the contest and provided the space for the photos to be viewed during the People’s Choice voting.When the Photo Fun Contest begins again in 2014, be sure to encourage YOUR young person to take part. If you should want to donate towards the 2014 Photo Fun Contest, visit www.woodenhorsearts.com and click on Donations. Be sure to designate where your donation should go. You may also send to Wooden Horse Arts Guild P.O. Box 502 North Troy, Vt. 05859.
The Wooden Horse Arts Guild has launched a competition which reaches back to the 1950′s and the popular Paint by Number. Many artists today owe a debt of gratitude to Dan Robbins, a man of vision from Michigan. He discovered a way for ordinary folks with art in their hearts to become artists. Many of us did not become artists, but have fond memories of hours “painting” some of the Masters. Today there are old and new Paint by Number paintings available on websites and in craft stores, ranging in low to high prices. The most popular in the 50′s, and the first to be created by the Palmer Paint Company was The Last Supper, now a 60th Anniversary Collector’s Edition.
Because Paint by Numbers were created for any age, and invited people who had never before held a paintbrush (they are for kids, too) to enter a world of art and creativity, the Wooden Horse Arts Guild invites anyone, any age, to enter this contest. The WHAG hopes that you will have fun “bringing back” Paint by Number and perhaps become a new artist yourself! Complete information, where to get a Paint by Number Kit and applications are on: www.woodenhorsearts.com click on Paint by Number!
The Wooden Horse Arts Guild photo contest “Photo Fun-The World Around Us” awards event was held on Sunday, June 9 at the Rand Memorial Library in North Troy, following which, the young people and their guests enjoyed cookies and punch. Thanks to Sue Barnett and her super sweets!
The cash awards, ribbons and certificates were handed by Sydney Stevens, Board member; Gloria Willis, Secretary; Josy Shurtleff, Treasurer and Camilla Mead, President. Pat Lipinski, member, and Alyssa Stevens, parent, photographed the event. The judges for the 32 photos of the 12 entrants were professional photographers, Rosemary Miller of Morgan and Francis Varkala, WHAG member, of North Troy. This contest for young persons of Vermont was supported by Vermont Community Foundation. The display system for showing the photos was possible with donations from Rock Insurance Agency, Inc. and Cooperative Insurance Companies.
Watch for the winning photos coming soon at www.woodenhorsearts.com . Click on Photo Fun!
Above: People’s Choice Winner, William Stevens – 12 – of Burlington (and happy Grandma). William’s photo: Balls, Balls and More Balls attracted a lot of attention!
On Tuesday afternoon, May 21, the Wooden Horse Arts Guild members were treated at their Annual Meeting in North Troy to the unveiling of the painting “Newport City” by WHAG member, Nicole Warner. On Thursday, May 23, Lynne Bertrand, Newport Chamber of Commerce Director, arranged for Nicole and her painting to be on hand at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting at the East Side in Newport, for its first Public Viewing. There will subsequent showings of this painting…watch for them. Here is “Newport City” by Nicole Warner.
Here’s an invitation from Wooden Horse Arts Guild member, Jennifer Ranz. “I hope you will come and visit my magnificent historic 1880′s Greensboro Barn, the blossoming fruit trees, and see my new porcelain jewelry, pottery and watercolor reproductions. I will be demonstrating on the potter’s wheel and showing hand built techniques which make my decorative and functional pottery and porcelain jewelry unique.”
The Greensboro Barn is located on the Country Club Road in Greensboro, just 1 mile from Willey’s Store.
To visit the Greensboro Barn IS a treat! Don’t miss this double opportunity! While you are in the area, pick up an Open Studio map and see many other simply wonderful artists and craftsmen who are opening their studios to YOU!
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Here is an opportunity to see the Photo Fun entries in a Slide Show! Visit www.woodenhorsearts.com and Click on Photo Fun Contest. I guarantee – you will enjoy these pictures taken by those who entered the Photo Fun-The World around us Contest! And, we’ll see you at the Presentation Event on June 9! Don’t forget to vote for your favorite!