Henry (Hank) Stocek, was born and bred in Deep River, Connecticut. Many of you are acquainted with Hank, but did you know that he is a writer? Well, his first book is published and in Barnes and Noble and Amazon and many other places. Hank writes about what he knows and remembers of growing up on the Connecticut River. Anyone who has an affinity for New England and especially those wonderful days on the River, will love this book!
Hank is retired, lives in Vermont with his wife, Cookie, two dogs (and a new puppy, Huckleberry Finn is his name!) and a runty, but reliable cat!
Here is “QUEEN OF THE VALLEY”! If you want an autographed copy, watch for the Book-signing day!http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com
Have you always wanted to make your own jewelry? Well, here’s your chance! Beginning Jewelry Making Class with Amy Rickman on Saturday, August 16. Spend the morning with Amy and go home with new earrings! What Fun! Bring your neighbor, Bring a friend! Contact Bonnie – 802-766-2105 !http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com
Now that the Art in Bloom is over, I am reminding everyone that the PHOTO FUN is about to begin, and the JAY SUMMERFEST will be setting up their tents for the great event on August 9.
All information about Jay Summer Fest can be found on http://www.jayvt.com
Games, Arts and Crafts, Music, Food, and a Fabulous parade! Don’t miss it!
Entries have started to come in for Art on the Fence.
Application is at http://www.woodenhorsearts.com/events.shtml
Don’t miss out on this chance to share your art with many people who might not otherwise see it. The Art will be critiqued and the event will benefit the WHAG and the Jay Focus Group, benefactors of so much in this area. Vote for your favorite!http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com
MAC member, Victoria Mathiesen created a special arrangement including Wooden Nesting Dolls to compliment Sydney Stevens (MAC & WHAG member) unusual Collage. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Art In Bloom- 2015. It gets better and better!http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com
The Stunning Blue is by Pixie Durand, the arrangement by Dianne LaPlante (Mac members) Lower: By Penny Thomas with photo by Angela Young, Friends of the MAC
Top: The arrangement by Master Gardener, Carolyn Bailey - Painting by Donna Jean Safford
On left: Didi Saulnier choosing John Selmer’s “Another Jay Peak”
On right: Phyllis Gable chose WHAG and MAC member Mary Brenner’s painting of “Peonies”http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com
Here are more from the ART in BLOOM event which took place at the MAC Center for the Arts in Newport, VT. on July 24-26. It was a fantastic event and worth looking forward to in 2015! On left-from fabulous artist and Garden Club member, Sylvia Beauregard with her choice of John Selmer’s beautiful winter scene. Middle: Rosemary Miller chose Wooden Horse Arts Guild & MAC member, Mary Brenner’s painting. Below: Rita Taylor with her choice of Pat Lipinski’s “Bridal Song”. Love the scarf, Rita!http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com
This is EASY! Just choose your favorite paintings or photos to share with the public at Jay Summerfest. Enter it (them) with entry fee by sending your application to Wooden Horse Arts Guild/Art on the Fence, P.O. Box 502, North Troy, Vt. 05859. Hurry, Hurry, Hurry! Application is at http://www.woodenhorsearts.com/ click on Special Events.
Here’s the Poster: Share it! See you at the Summer Fest – August 9!
Lower -This wonderful setting met visitors as they entered the event:
This set by MAC members: Arrangement by Kathy Aiken / Painting by Darlene Ratte
Upper left:A masterpiece again by Judy Kavanaugh / Painting by Donna Walsh
Upper right, favorites of mine: Basket arrangement is a team effort by Donna Dopp and Anna Leland/ Painting by MAC and Wooden Horse Arts Guild member, Pat Lipinskihttp://blog.woodenhorsearts.com