The Wooden Horse Arts Guild webmaster, Steve Maas, who absolutely loves movie-making, along with Eric Clifford, director and more, present www.stateofgreenmovie.com for your information and enjoyment. Read and see the pictures of their travels recently to James Bay to visit the Hydro Quebec and Chisasibi, the home of the Cree, and to search the stories of Renewable Energy. This short movie is a story of their trip to the VERY cold and snowy NORTH! I think you will enjoy taking the trip with them as they search for many, many stories of Renewable Energy to put together their Documentary. Of course, donations are welcome to help this effort come to fruition! Enjoy the Site!http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com
It’s not too late (5 days left)!! May 1 is the deadline for a high school senior from Jay or Westfield to apply for a $250.00 scholarship from the Jay Focus Group. Their Community Service Scholarship provides funding and an opportunity to enhance the future through continued education, assisting with educational costs. If YOU are a graduating senior from Jay or Westfield, don’t miss this opportunity! Information and application are at www.jayvt.com under Jay Focus Group News! If you have been active in any community service, fill out the form! It’s Easy!
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A public handbell concert, marking the 32nd Vermont Spring Ring, will be presented on Saturday, April 27th at 4 p.m. in the Stannard Gymnasium of Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT. Admission to the concert is free. A Free Will Offering to support handbell activities in Vermont will be taken. Over 200 handbell ringers, representing 25 handbell groups will be participating. If you really love the “ringing of the bells” don’t miss this Spring Ring!http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com
Opus 26 is a production of Music Composition Online Mentoring Program. This nonprofit organization serves over 5000 students yearly as they explore music composition. The international Premier of Vermont Student Composers’ works will be played by professional musicians at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line on Wednesday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. Three students from North Country Union High School will have their works recognized at the FREE concert. Adele Woodmansee, grade 11, Brad Dopp, grade 12 and Erin Spoerl, grade 12.
For more information and a complete listing of students whose selected compositions will be performed on May 1, please visit http://music-comp.org/Opus26.htm . The concert will feature 27 pieces from Vermont students in grades 4 to 12, selected for performance from 104 submissions.
NEWPORT! This small Vermont city has recently made news due to its designation as a Foreign Trade Zone, creating the potential for economic growth and development in the region. A local artist has captured the city as it is now.
The Wooden Horse Arts Guild is proud to present this oil painting of Newport City by member, Nicole Warner, who was born in Indiana and lives now in Newport with her husband and 2 children. Nicole is a young artist who sees so much in this Vermont landscape, and paints in a way that creates “light” and “air” and a certain depth that draws the eye, tells a story and invokes a memory of quiet places, lakes, fields, small towns and special places that residents and visitors hold dear.
Nicole’s first painting of Newport City attracted so much attention that she was encouraged to paint the Main Street of Newport “from the top”! This large painting 24” x 36” of Newport will be presented publicly (soon to be announced) and reproduction prints will then be available.
More of Nicole’s works may be seen at http://www.woodenhorsearts.com/warner and at MAC Center for the ARTS on Main Street in Newport. To commission a painting, contact Nicole through www.woodenhorsearts.com/warner
“The future of art depends on the quality of the art of today and its power to inspire and influence artists and art lovers, now and in the decades and centuries to come. Just as contemporary representational artists have been inspired and influenced by the great works of artists of centuries past, so must we strive to create compelling masterpieces that will carry forward the torch of quality into the future.”
– Virgil Elliott
If you are interested in studying with Virgil Elliott, please visit his website for more details http://www.virgilelliott.comhttp://blog.woodenhorsearts.com
Up the Creek Without a Saddle by Jerry Johnson of Irasburg, Vt. (the Creek Road Poet) is now available to order. Visit www.vtpoet.com The book contains 99 poems and artwork on 150-plus pages. Many of the poems are set to music by Jon Gailmor and Pete Sutherland, Vermont “troubadours”. Up the Creek Without a Saddle is published by Red Barn Books and is also available on Amazon.http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com
There are just a few more days to visit the Village Frame Shoppe & Gallery, Main Street, St. Albans to see the Wooden Horse Arts Guild exhibition of Artists’ works. Here are a few by Bonnie Nash, Phyllis Hammond, Georgia Higley, Fred Wilson, Mary Brenner, Josy Shurtleff and Pat Lipinski. The quilted wall hanging is by Carleen Cote. They will be on the wall through Saturday, April 20.!
If you’re traveling near Blue Ridge, Ga., don’t forget to stop in at the Blue Ridge Art Center. Jim Maas’ Hummingbird is on display! http://www.blueridgearts.net/Pages Summer is almost here - Birds in Wood are very active now and can be seen in shows and galleries thoughout the East. Jim’s Long-Eared Owl is on display til the 17 of April at Village Frame Shoppe in St. Albans. Don’t miss it and other Art and Crafts of the Wooden Horse Arts Guild which are on display at the Frame Shoppe.http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com