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Plein Air Event coming

By camilla @ 1:28 pm




The Third Annual Plein Air Paintout in Westmore will be held on Saturday, July 29th.  The Westmore Community Church Fellowship Hall on Hinton Hill Road is the meeting place.  Register on Saturday from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. at the Fellowship Hall.  (There is a $10.00 registration fee.)  Have your canvases stamped – You may have as many stamped as you want but can only submit two for the judging.  You will be given a listing and map of places available for painting – including private residences around the lake!

For complete information, please contact Pam Kennedy  802-525-4905  or email .

We’ll be glad to see you!


By camilla @ 12:39 pm


'Posy Basket'-Darlene Ratte' Flowers - Judy Kavanaugh



The Seventh Annual ART IN BLOOM will open on August 4 at MAC Center for the Arts, 158 Main Street, Newport with a reception beginning at 5 pm.  The members of the Four Seasons Garden Club and MAC Center for the Arts will again be presenting their annual fundraiser where nature meets art.  We look forward to the unique arrangements from the Garden Club members standing next to the Art of the members of the Mac Center for the Arts.  ART IN BLOOM  is a ticketed event which benefits both organizations.  Art in Bloom-Phyllis Hammond Art with Josy Shurtleff's Wild Flowers

The Art, the flowers, the  door prizes, the wine and snacks are worth the price of admission.  Don’t miss it!

For tickets and more information call 802-334-1966 or visit the web at Pat Lipinski-flowers-Joanne Vana

(Photos from Art in Bloom – 2015 –  Elegant!)



By camilla @ 7:15 am

On Saturday, August 12, the Annual SUMMERFEST in JAY, VT. will take place!  The Wooden Horse Arts Guild is anxiously awaiting the artists to hang their work on the Fence!  This is an opportunity to see the works of familiar artists and NEW EMERGING artists. If you are an Emerging Artist, don’t miss this opportunity!

For those of you who absolutely LOVE to paint out-of-doors, here’s a new opportunity! PLEIN AIR in JAY!

Here’s the applications:

Here’s ART!   (looks like he’s painting ON the fence!)Art on the fence image-2   resize 900


A Fund raiser!

By camilla @ 4:26 pm

guitar playingThe Memphremagog Community Learning Center invites you to hear Live Traditional Country Music Featuring “THE COUNTRY STRANGER”  RAY SEGUIN.  This Fund Raising Concert of 50’s, 60’s & 70’s Retro Classics with Ray Seguin, in person, at the PIGGERY THEATRE – NORTH HATLEY, QUEBEC – 8:00 pm  –  FRIDAY, JULY 14.     Hear the mellow voice of Ray Sequin on YouTube “Country Stranger”

For Tickets Call Patsy @ 819-843-7587


Recognize this? A Garden of Windmills!

By camilla @ 7:11 pm

Garden of Windmills - Sarah              A Garden of Windmills     –      Sarah Neff    – 9th grade     –     Montpelier

No School! No braces! A Photo Fun silouette

By camilla @ 6:25 pm

No School, No Braces-Mei-resized-900                                 ‘No School! – No Braces!’   –     A Silouette by Mei Dwyer-Frattalo        –        8th grade       –      Barre


Ready for the Fair! more Photo Fun!

By camilla @ 7:46 pm

American Wheel-Joe-resize-height-900                           An American Wheel –  Joseph Grant    – 10th Grade     –    Wheelock

More fun from the Photo Fun

By camilla @ 5:46 pm

At the Fair - The Thrill of Flight-Umar -rezized-wide 800-cropped                     At the Fair -The Thrill of Flight !    – Uma Chirkova – Grade 6  –  Newbury


By camilla @ 5:56 am

Blossoming Firework-Mallory- 800Photo Fun Entry- July-2016 – ‘Blossoming Firework’- Mallory Bourdeau – grade 5 – Hyde Park-



By camilla @ 9:34 am

rug braids-2 felted kittenReady to learn something new?  Well, here are some choices at the Old Stone House in Brownington, VT.

Rug Braiding – Mary Ragno –  Monday & Tuesday, July 10 & 11, 1-5pm and Sunday, July 16, 10am – 2pm
Students will create a 2’ x 3’ oval rug using recycled wools and wool-blend fabrics.  In three 4-hour lessons, students will choose colors, fabrics, develop snug braids, and then learn to lace braids to ensure a rug that sits flat.  A 2’ x 3’ rug is the perfect size for learning all of the essential skills needed to carry you into a rewarding new hobby.

Introduction to Needle Felting - Laura LaCroix – Wednesday July, 12
Join Needle Felter, Laura LaCroix ,of Charleston, Vermont for this very special workshop..

Faux Grain Painting- Martha Kinney –
Learn how to decorate a wooden box using traditional grain painting technique grain painting
Wednesday, July 12, 10 to noon,  & Thursday,  July 13, 10 am to 1 pm

Traditional Rug Hooking, Diane J. Moore – Friday July 14th and Sunday July 16th, 1pm – 4pm

Stonewall Building Workshop, Charles MacMartin – Saturday, July 15, 9 am – 4 pmstone wall

Complete blacksmith course for Beginners, Courtney Mead, Wyatt Mosely, Lynn Lang – Saturday & Sunday, July 15 & 16, 9am – 5pm


For more information (or fees) about the Heritage Classes or others coming up, visit  or call 802-754-2022 

Definitely don’t forget the GALA! July 20, 2017!   blacksmith
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