Follow whagvt on Twitter   



By camilla @ 1:00 pm

oxen gathering




      A Gathering of Oxen

Sunday, August 7,   10am-5pm

To Bring the Grammar School Home  ~  Monday, Aug. 8 until done!

The Orleans County Grammar School was built in 1823, then moved 1/3 mile down the road in 1869, The Orleans County Historical Society is bringing the building back to its original site, with a reenactment of the way that buildings were commonly moved, with many teams of oxen.

On Sunday the 7th 4-H Teamsters from Vermont & New Hampshire, and area adult teamsters will gather for oxen events, then hitch up to the building on Monday morning. Follow the signs or check website for routes in and parking. Historical Museum and Antique Equipment Barns Open. Exhibits and Food.
10 am—5 pm: Obstacle Course, Log Pulling, Training a Young Team, Ox Yoke Making, Blacksmith Shop Forging Yoke Hardware, Hitching Teams Together

On Monday for the move plan to arrive around 9, Park and Walk to Viewing Area. Move will start around 10. Parking on Perimeter, Handicapped Parking Near Viewing Area, Museum, Barns and Oxen Exhibit Open, Food Available.


From the North: take Hinman Settler Road to parking area to the North of The Hall House
From the North West: Take West Road to the Parking area to the South of the  Grammar School
From the South: Follow the green marked roads to get to The Old Stone House on Aug. 8th
Then follow the signs on the road for parking directions

Hinman Settler Rd and West Rd will be closed from 8am on from 100 feet from Grammar School

2nd Quarter Photo Fun Winners

By camilla @ 10:49 am





Here are  judge’s Winners of the 2nd quarter Photo Fun Challenge.  (Comments are in quotes)



April –  “Synergy”   – Uma     (a self portrait)

“another simple mother- daughter connection through a complicated instrument / complex music.”


Synergy-Uma- resized



May –     ”  Namaste”  –  Brigid     

“this is my favorite of all of them! It really does say “Namaste”. It’s so calming & serene. The soft lighting, the shadows, the precipitation, and the focus.. there’s just so much to this simple flower.”


-Namaste-Brigid- resized - 700



June-       “Ghosts”   – Schuyler   

 “I love this.  Simple shot.  well composed.  One can walk a foot or so to one side or another and not get the shot. ”    Schuyler took some wonderful photos while family was traveling in Scotland!     Love those wonderful old castles!  They are still ALIVE!           'Ghosts'-Iona Abbey Scotland -Schuyler-  resized

Fireworks Again! WOW!

By camilla @ 9:32 am

We will never tire of Fireworks, especially ones like this one, taken by Mallory for the  July Photo Fun Challenge!  Mallory used a Fuji Fine Pix to get this wonderful clear shot!  I think you will like it as much as I do.

Fireworks - Carnation Firework-Mallory


One Evening – Two Artists!

By camilla @ 7:20 am

Newport Natural Foods Café is hosting artist, Marjorie Kramer, from the opening evening on Friday August 5th from 5 to 7  through the month of August!  If you can’t make the opening, stop in during the month and have  lunch at the Newport Natural Foods Café and enjoy Marjorie’s Art at the same time.

And here’s another happening on Friday evening! Don’t forget that Ann Young’s show opens at the 99 Gallery on School Street (just a walk away) on Friday evening, too.  Full article on   “The F Train”

 Marjorie enjoying lunch at the Newport Natural.  Marjorie  (Thurston)Have a great evening….Friday, August 6!


LOVE THOSE PHOTO FUN KIDS! Here’s some June Entries!

By camilla @ 6:23 am

An Unlikely Friendship – Ashleigh can always find a critter in the flowers!

What I Like about June – Pitter-Patter-Pansy  - Mallory

Golden Orb – Uma

An unlikely friendship- Ashleigh resized

What I Like About June - Pitter Patter Pansy-Mallory--resizedThe Golden Orb- Uma  - resized


Love those Photo Fun Kids! June Challenge Photos

By camilla @ 8:52 am

An unlikely friendship- Ashleigh resizedAn Unlikely Friendship-Ashleigh can always find the critters in with the flowers!

What I Like about June – Pitter-Patter-Pansy – Mallory  (Beautiful pansy with water drops)

Sunrise-The Golden Orb-  Uma

What I Like About June - Pitter Patter Pansy-Mallory--resized

The Golden Orb- Uma  - resized



By camilla @ 7:41 am

Just to get you all excited about Art on the Fence and Plein Air – all happening at Jay Summer Fest on August 13.

Here’s the Fireworks as shot by Mallory for Photo Fun Challenge – JULY!Fireworks - Flowing Flag Firework  resized-500

Beautiful! Painting out-of-doors!

By camilla @ 7:18 am

Conservation areaWooden Horse Arts Guild invites all persons who love to paint out-of-doors (en plein air) to paint during the 9th Annual Jay SummerFest at the Summerfest and around the Area: Big Falls, Jay Peak, Villages, Churches and the Jay Recreation area. It is truly special!  Call me and I will tell you just how special the area is!  988-4300

Where? Route 242 Jay, VT

When? August 13, 2016 Time: 8 am to 4 pm.

Entry fee – $5.00 – either mail or email to confirm –





Mailing your entry fee?   Wooden Horse Arts Guild P.O.Box 502 North Troy, Vt. 05859 ====================================================

___Sign in at the Art on the Fence tent from 8 am  (Bring along a piece to hang on the fence!)

___Whether your painting is finished or not, bring yourself back to the Tent by 3:00 p.m. for judging.

___Ribbons and a Special award for the Judge’s Choice Winner.

The judge for this event is Sam Thurston, artist and sculptor. You may become acquainted with his work here:

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild Plein Air event is a fund raiser and YOU can help! We welcome your donation!


You won’t want to miss this! Opening August 5, 2016

By camilla @ 8:22 am

Don’t miss this opportunity to see the paintings by ANN YOUNG.  Ann’s work will be on display at The 99 GALLERY AND CENTER , School Street, Newport, Vt.   The Opening Reception is Friday, August 5 at 5 p.m. and showing until September 30, 2016.   If you are not familiar with Ann’s work, then take a look at  I enjoy her BlogSpot as a way to be close to the meanings of her work. The Wooden Horse Arts Guild is proud to have Ann as one of our Scholarship Sponsors. Don’t miss this showing of the wonderful art of Ann Young.

The F train -


Social Band Visits the Northeast Kingdom-Vermont poets, lively music!

By camilla @ 5:51 pm

!cid_019ac494-52b3-4538-83e7-1df6df37cf3bwith its Newest Compositions Featuring Vermont Composers

Social Band sings to summer with a program of music and poetry at the charming St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Newport, Vermont. Come spend an hour with Burlington’s “lively band of singers” as we share our lusty repertoire of Vermont-composed music, with a cast of characters including the moon, stars, lovers, insomniacs, swimmers and diggers.

Sunday, July 24th at 3pm, 2016, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Newport, VT

This program features works by Thomas L. Read of Burlington and Anna Patton of Brattleboro from our most recent commissioning project. Read’s Late and Soon, Six Climate Choruses explores the art of maintaining sanity in the face of folly. It includes the works of Vermont poets Verandah Porche, F.D. Reeve, and Sharon Webster and creates individual, poetic vignettes that vary in approach but are all mindful of the past and future of our changing environment.

Patton’s composition is a setting of a selection of poems from the work “Dart” by British poet, Alice Oswald – a work born out of conversations with people who live and work along the River Dart in Devon, England. The settings follow the eels swimming under the surface, the forester working along the river in the presence of the water nymph, the swimmer moving into the water-world with a dramatic splash, the harbor with its boat voices and boat builders – all of these riding on the flow of the River as it makes its way from source to outlet.

In addition to these recent works, Social Band will share several “old” favorites in its repertoire of Vermont-made compositions, including works by Don Jamison and Bill Drislane.

Unfamiliar with Social Band? This Burlington-based chorus presents a cappella choral music to the public, encourages new compositions especially by local composers, and fosters the joyful and thought-provoking expression of music. Social Band organizes its programs around themes, weaving poetry and song to create an experience that feeds listeners’ hearts and heads. And, while we take the power of music very seriously, we tend to take ourselves a little less so, bringing a sense of exuberance and fun to our singing.

Join us for some delightful music in a delightful setting!

Coming Sunday, July 24 at 3 pm
Tickets:$10 – Under 16 free
« Newer PostsOlder Posts »
© Copyright Notice
Site design & maintenance by