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!
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 !
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!
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!
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
It is great to have flowers and art in our everday lives. I cannot imagine a day without them. Here are more from the Art In Bloom at the MAC Center for the Arts.
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”
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!
Here are three more paintings with Lovely arrangements to match! I do love showing these to you! Watch for the announcement of Art in Bloom in 2015!
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 Lipinski
Young Photographers in grades 5 thru 8 and 9 thru 12 in Vermont are invited to enter the 3rd Photo Fun Contest given by Wooden Horse Arts Guild. In order to enter, you must pre-register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by August 4, 2014. Include your name, address, grade and the camera you will use. Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive a packet which will include the entry application, the photo categories and the awards of cash, ribbons and certificates to be given in each Grade Group. Need more information? call 802-988-4300
The Wooden Horse Arts Guild is pleased to welcome Robin Leavitt of “Robin Leavitt Photography” in Casco, Maine as the instructor for the Photo Fun seminar(s). She has been chosen because of her experience, not only in her work with young people in sports, but in her wide experience in Sport Photography (downhill & free-style skiing, soccer, etc.), Robin was Manager/photographer at Sunday River Ski Area for 10 years for “Sharp Shooters Photography” of Breckinridge, Colorado, and #1 Manager/Photographer two years running. Today, as well as photographing skiiers, her photography business includes weddings, portraits, food, animals, landscape/water and much more. Visit www.robinleavittphotography.com
(The seminar will be held in North Troy (library building) during Friday/Saturday, August 15, 16 (day to be announced).