Katherine 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!
Break out your Tartan (Plaid) Tammies, Tassles, Knickers and Kilts and show up at the MAC Center for the Arts to celebrate poet Robbie Burns. This celebration includes Scottish piper, Beverly Davis, who will set the mood, with additional music provided by, harpist, Linda Schneck , and vocal harmonies by Ben and Janice Luce, Susan-Lynn Johns and Lynn Leimer. Setting the tone is The Chairman, our Master of Ceremonies, Bradleigh Stockwell, who will Address the Lassies and Brian McCrae who will process in with the Haggis and Address the Haggis. Poetry, Readings, Games, and Auld Lang Syne.
Don’t miss it! Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 2pm to 4 pm. Tickets are $10 and are available at the MAC prior to the celebration or at the door.
Want to know more about this wonderful Scottish poet? I’m sure you are familiar with “Auld Lang Syne” (We sang it on Dec. 31st), but here is more:
I hope you have had a little time today to visit http://www.woodenhorsearts.com/galleries/index.php?album=jake-swanson Jake is our youngest and newest member of the WHAG with lots of talent! He has been appointed to sit on the Board of the Wooden Horse Arts Guild, and we look forward to great things from Jake. I hope you will take a few minutes to look at his page…then look at his page on Facebook – Tower View Chain Saw Carvings. Have fun!
Have you made your New Year’s Resolution to make a Donation to the CAMILLA MEAD ARTS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND? Please help the WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD to continue this important work for the ARTS in VERMONT.
CLICK HERE: http://www.woodenhorsearts.com/donations.shtml
All of us (members of the Wooden Horse Arts Guild) want to wish everyone of you a wonderful New Year! Whether you are an artist or crafter or musician or dancer or an appreciator of the arts, we hope that you will enjoy taking part in the Arts around you and that you will have a WELL and HAPPY 2015!
This is a perfect time to remember to support the arts! We are asking you specifically to support the Scholarship Fund of the Wooden Horse Arts Guild. You can help by making a donation, please visit http://www.woodenhorsearts.com/donations.shtml or becoming a Sponsor (your web page will be on the WHAG web). Another way (if you are a shopper) check out http://smile.amazon.com/
and support WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD INCORPORATED . We appreciate every penny and YOU!
Wishing all the Members of the Wooden Horse Arts Guild and their families and friends, a Very Merry Christmas. May your heart be lifted in praise as I share with you the Glory, the Wonder, the Miracle of this Holy Season, and may the wonder of it guide and light your way…enjoy the music, the laughter, the food, and especially each other!
For our Friends who are celebrating Hanukkah, may Love and Light fill your home and heart during Hanukkah and throughout the New Year.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
I thought I would help you out with a little Christmas shopping. It’s not too late for these interesting gifts for anyone in the family. These are from Jeanne and Bill of Jeanne Rae Crafts and Wildflower Wood, that lovely couple who produce Personalized Christmas Ornaments and Painted Furniture. They are at 74 Cedar St. in Newport, VT. and you may call 802-334-7298. These are wonderful, lasting gifts! Here’s a little look!
Stacy Vos has created a documentary for the Newport Area Community Orchestra. Well done, Stacy. Most enjoyable. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ0gVw-hKxc
For those of you who could not be in attendance for the 2nd Annual Orchestra Members Recital on December 6th, here is a link to the recording on the orchestras website: http://www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org/orchestra-members-recital-2014.html.
Some of you will recognize WHAG member, Chris Nicotera, performing with his wife, Heather. They always play lovely music together. More about them http://www.woodenhorsearts.com/galleries/index.php?album=chris-nicotera
There are so many fine musicians , but I do have my favorite pieces. One, for sure, is the Mozart Divertimento for Winds! And, Take a listen to Venice Fantasia! Why is it that I always feel happy when I hear this piece? This time with Thomas McCurdy on Tuba and Vivian Spates at the piano!!! This was FUN! Haven’t heard a good tuba for a long time! I just loved this arrangement! Thanks to all of you! And, thanks to Ken Michelli for his tenacity: “Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. “
~ Louis Pasteur