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Let’s see what the Photo Fun kids are doing!

By camilla @ 12:33 pm



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Looks like this is the season for Baseball and soccer! FUN!















Newport Area Community Orchestra

By camilla @ 3:00 pm

newportareacommunityorchestra145x85Here’s an update from Ken Michelli, leader of the Community Orchestra.  We’re all getting anxious for their music!

The NACO’s fall concert season is almost underway.   Rehearsals began on Tuesday, September 13th and will culminate with the fall concert on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm at the United Church in Newport.  We also are having a chamber program at St. Mark’s Episcopal church on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm featuring our woodwind quintet, followed by our Orchestra Members Recital featuring soloists from the orchestra on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm.  On December 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm, members from the orchestra and the community will be featured on a special Christmas program at St. Mark’s.  Please add these dates to your calendars.  We would love to see you there!    We’ll keep you posted!

A Selfie from the past.

By camilla @ 2:35 pm

While I am working on the sorting of the Photo Fun Challenge photos, I thought about some of the “Selfies” which are appearing today.  Some are terrific, but some ‘not-so’.   well, my mother carried her blue box Kodak with her everywhere and here is a photo of herself in our dining room mirror.  It actually turned out pretty good! Loved to watch her take pictures!

self-portrait   Keep a lookout in this space.  There will be Challenge photos coming soon.


Vermonters and art education!

By camilla @ 9:12 am


Wooden Horse_small-USE THISThe Wooden Horse Arts Guild Arts Education Committee has announced the Fall Scholarship Round for the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund. Applications of up to $500.00 are now being accepted.  The round will be closed to applicants on November 30, 2016.

One of the ways the Guild fulfills its 501c3 mission is through the Scholarship Fund. The fund is named for a founding member and current president who continues to be dedicated to supporting creative development in the arts. We encourage and recognize artistic excellence in the literary, visual and performing arts and to date have given 14 scholarships in these fields. The Spring 2016 Scholarship winners are Cassie Tarbox of Newport . Cassie received an award to help further her education in Dance. Sophia Cannizzaro of Glover was able to attend the Governor’s Institute with the award she received.

See Cassie and Sophia at

The fund provides cash awards to enable Vermont residents ages 16 and over to enhance their growth and education in the arts and is supported by donations from members, the general public and fund raising events conducted by the Wooden Horse Arts Guild. The Guild appreciates and welcomes donations to help continue this important work and expand scholarship monies for Vermonters interested in continuing their artistic development. Donations to the fund are fully deductible under section 170 of the 501c3 code and may be sent to WHAG Scholarships, P.O. Box 502  North Troy, VT. 05859.  Donations can also be made through PayPal.  Complete information about the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund, the recipients and applications are at Request an application by writing to Wooden Horse Arts Guild, Inc., P.O. Box 502, North Troy, VT. 05859



By camilla @ 5:41 pm



From Arts and Crafts to a Gallery!

By camilla @ 8:32 am



From the Village Arts & Crafts Show- take a short drive to visit the gallery of Leona White (WHAG Member).  Here’s the map:




Take a look – from the Village Arts & Crafts show.

By camilla @ 2:54 pm

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Getting Close!

By camilla @ 2:24 pm

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Old Stone House AGAIN! Don’t Miss this!

By camilla @ 4:22 pm



Plein Air Exhibition ! Please don’t miss it!

By camilla @ 9:18 am

img_1672The MAC Center for the Arts proudly hosts Plein Air Northeast Kingdom. Opening Reception is Friday, September 16, 5-7 pm at the MAC Center, 158 Main Street, Newport.


‘Barton Falls’


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“Art adds to a community, attracts a core of people who are intelligent, creative and bring new ideas. They have a lot of energy, which is a wonderful thing for a community to have.” This exhibit of work is by landscape artists who have been painting all through the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont during this summer of 2016.”


Jeffersonville artist,  Karen Winslow,  painting at ‘Perennial Pleasures’ in Hardwick

Also, Exhibit on view (Free) in the downstairs Gallery, September 16th, 2016 – October 15, 2016.

(Courtesy photos)
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