Meet the Artists at Imagination into Art – June 23 and 24

More than a dozen local artists will participate in the WCA fifth annual Imagination into Art on June 23 and 24 at the WCA’s Red Barn, 64 Village Road in Wilmot.

Stop by and meet the artists!

Dana Dakin and Barbara Faughnan

Paintings and watercolors:
Sue Finney
Penny Koberger
Molly and Corbett Leith
Holly Noyes
Grace Schust
Leslie Ward

Ink drawings:
Paul Linehan

Sculpture:
Ann Feeley Kieffer

Joan_Pirozzoli, Nancy Schlosser and Lindy Heim

Photography:
Vlad Chertikhin
Leslie Tuttle

Fabric artists:
Lynne Raleigh
Nancy Schlosser

Handcrafted Furniture:
Jay Aubertin

The art exhibit and sale will open with a reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 23. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served and a $15 donation per person is suggested.

Judy Hauck and Dick Chase

Imagination into Art will continue from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 24. Families are encouraged to participate on Saturday morning and there will be workshops for children.

Some artists have donated works for a silent auction to benefit the WCA. Bidding will begin on Friday evening and end at noon on Saturday.

Meet the artists at Imagination into Art – June 23 and 24

More than a dozen local artists will participate in the WCA’s fifth annual Imagination into Art at the WCA’s Red Barn. Imagination into Art offers a unique opportunity to meet and speak with local artists. The two day show starts with a wine and hors d’oeuvre reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 23. A $15 donation is suggested.

Art lovers are encouraged to bring their children and grandchildren on Saturday. Admission is free and their will be workshops for the kids.

A preview of a few of the artists …

Leslie Tuttle, photographer
For many years, Leslie Tuttle worked as a photojournalist in developing countries. From nomadic tribes in the mountains of Turkey to waste pickers in Brazil, her portfolio focused on working women. The difficult lives of these women rid her of any romanticized notion of rural life. Leslie has an enormous respect for people who work incredibly hard to sustain themselves and their families, and for whom being picturesque holds no coin.

Collaborating with author, Helen Brody, Leslie recently turned her attention to rural development in New Hampshire. Together, they have investigated women farmers. Their book, New Hampshire Women Farmers: Pioneers of the Local Food Movement, was published in 2015.

During the process, Leslie discovered that the similarities far outweighed the differences between the women she encountered in other countries and those in the book. She is delighted to be able to share these New Hampshire farmers’ stories of innovation and resilience.

Paul Linehan, pen and ink drawing
Paul Linehan and his wife Ann moved to New London in the late 1960’s. Many locals know Paul from his many years as an administrator in the Kearsarge Regional School District. After almost 30 years in education and the good fortune to meet a multitude of very special young people, Paul took on a new career and opened Colby-Linehan Real Estate.

Paul always loved drawing and painting but rarely had the time. Throughout his years in real estate, he enjoyed giving his clients pen and ink drawings of their homes. After retiring in 2014, he spends most of his days reading, playing golf, traveling, working in his gardens, drawing and paintings. His work focuses on local scenes.

Penny Koburger, drawing and oil painting
Penny Koburger likes to paint and draw a variety of everyday subject matter. Watercolor and oils are her preferred mediums. Painting allows her to slow down and contemplate the subject matter, be it a person, object or scene in nature. She is fascinated by light color and mood. Rather than strive for total realism, Penny attempts to create an emotional connection.

Penny lives Enfield. She has a doctorate in clinical psychology and practiced for many years in Vermont. Since retiring, she has been studying, painting and teaching full time. Penny has shown her work in Vermont and New York. She has won numerous prizes for her oils and watercolors, including 3 Best in Shows. She has been president of the Bethlehem Art Association in NY, and is a member of Center for the Arts in New London and the AVA Gallery in Lebanon.

Jay Aubertin, metal craftsman
Guided by an artistic sensibility, Jay Aubertin employs traditional and modern techniques to fabricate both practical and purely ornamental pieces. Jay’s work celebrates the innate beauty of the materials used and a perennial reverence for quality. He creates custom products his clients are proud to hand down from one generation to the next.

He has a strong background in welding and fabrication. Jay enjoys utilizing other materials such as wood, copper and leather into his work. In addition to his many other projects, Jay has a passion for making and riding his own hand built bicycles. Jay lives in Wilmot.

Additional artists participating in Imagination into Art include

Vlad Chertikhin
Sue Finney
Ann Feeley Kieffer
Corbett Leith
Molly Leith
Holly Noyes
Lynne Raleigh
Nancy Schlosser
Grace Schust
Leslie Ward

Save the Date for Imagination into Art

More than a dozen local artists will participate in the WCA’s fifth annual Imagination into Art on June 23 and 24 at the WCA’s Red Barn, 64 Village Road in Wilmot.

Painters and watercolorists Sue Finney, Penny Koberger, Molly and Corbett Leith, Holly Noyes, Grace Schust and Leslie Ward will show their work. Fine crafts will be exhibited by fabric artist Lynne Raleigh, quilter Nancy Schlosser and furniture maker Jay Aubertin. Ann Feeley Kieffer will show her sculpture and Paul Linehan his ink drawings. Photographers Vlad Chertikhin and Leslie Tuttle will round out the show. All of the artists and artisans will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their work.

The art exhibit and sale will open with a reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 23. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served and a $15 donation per person is suggested. During the reception artists will exhibit completed works and demonstrate their skills and techniques.

Imagination into Art will continue from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 24. Families are encouraged to participate on Saturday morning and there will be workshops for children. The Saturday morning exhibit and workshops are free and open to all.

Some artists have donated works for a silent auction to benefit the WCA. Bidding will begin on Friday evening and end at noon on Saturday.

“We are pleased to host a show that features so many of our very talented local artists,” said Nancy Schlosser, quilter and organizer of Imagination into Art. “The works include beautiful pottery, sculpture, photographs, and paintings.”

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Imagination into Art – A Creative Success!

John Monto and Mark Wendling talk harmonograms.

John Monto and Mark Wendling talk harmonograms.

An enthusiastic crowd of art lovers filled the WCA Red Barn on June 24 and 25. Now in its fourth year, Imagination into Art has much to offer – a warm community event, a fabulous reception, art show, silent auction and sale.

This year’s artists included: Nancy Barthold, Mark Beerman, Dick Chase, Dana Dakin, Sue Finney, Jennifer Grasmere, Zack Jonas, Connie Jordan, Ann Feeley Kieffer, John Monto, Dorothy Prats, Nancy Schlosser, Rette Solomon, Leslie Ward, Lisa Whitcher and Sam Wild from Wilmot shared works in a variety of media. Painters Jay Koron and Grace Schust and photographer Helen Wickham of Andover and painter Marilyn Wendling of New London rounded out the show.

 Grace Schust and Wendy Gouirand discuss Grace's paintings.

Grace Schust and Wendy Gouirand discuss Grace’s paintings.

Marilyn Wendling smiles in front of one of her impressionistic paintings.

Marilyn Wendling smiles in front of one of her impressionistic paintings.

Summer resident, Jennifer Grasmere shared her silver and bronze jewelry.

Wilmot summer resident, Jennifer Grasmere shared her silver and bronze jewelry.

We could not have done it without the tireless help of many volunteers. Our thanks go out to Margaret Monto and Deb Beerman for their delicious hors d’oeuvres. Kudos as well to helpers Diane Beaudoin, Mark Beerman, Ann and Mark Davis, Mary Fanelli, Christine Jenssen, Nancy Large, Lindy Heim, John Monto, Tom Palmer, Nancy Schlosser and Tom and Joanne Schamberg.

Once again, Margaret Monto ably led the kitchen crew!

Once again, Margaret Monto ably led the kitchen crew!

Deb Beerman was cook and bottle washer extraordinaire!

Deb Beerman was cook and bottle washer extraordinaire!

We are grateful to the community and their continued support of WCA programs and events. Our thanks go out everyone who assisted with Imagination into Art as well as the artists who participated and donated their work to the silent auction. You all made it such fun!

Dana Dakin and Barbara Faughnan discuss journaling.

Dana Dakin and Barbara Faughnan discuss journaling.

Joan_Pirozzoli, Nancy Schlosser and Lindy_Heim

Joan Pirozzoli, Nancy Schlosser and Lindy Heim enjoy the show!

Sincerely,

Judy Hauck, coordinator, Imagination into Art

Judy Hauck keeps the buffet and bar stocked with goodies.

Judy Hauck keeps the buffet and bar stocked with goodies.

A few more of talented artists you’ll meet at Imagination into Art!

sculpture_silent_auction_2016The Imagination into Art show and begins with a reception on Friday, June 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Red Barn at 64 Village Road in Wilmot. You can visit with the artists and see them at work. Don’t forget to bid on the beautiful pieces in the Silent Auction while you enjoy a glass of wine and some tasty hors d’oeuvres. The event is free but a donation $15 per person is suggested.

The show continues on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at both the Red Barn and Wilmot Farmers Market on the Town Green.

Here are just a few of the artists you will meet on Friday and Saturday:

 

John Monto, harmonographer
My interests in the arts and crafts are far ranging. After retiring to Wilmot in 1999, I spent renovating an old farmhouse. I am also responsible for the whimsical deer you see in front of the WCA and many other venues. I built my first harmonograph when I was seventeen from a design in Popular Science. I was recently inspired to build a more elaborate model and study the history of the harmonograph. It is fascinating to see these harmonograms appear.john_monto_harmonograms

Leslie K Ward, painter
l_ward_headshotSeveral years ago, I attended a nature journaling workshop. It inspired me to draw and paint all the wonderful things I enjoy in our beautiful State. Without formal instruction, I have gradually learned watercolor techniques. My paintings include all manner of subjects, serious to whimsical, domestic to wild. In the last several years, I have been creating small prints and note cards of my favorite images and memories.l_ward_work

Dorothy Prats, painter
Upon retirement I began taking drawing and watercolor classes from professional artists in the Washington DC area where I live in the winter. In the summer I get my inspiration around the Wilmot area.

Meet Zach Jonas at Imagination into Art in Wilmot

Once again, it is time for the WCA’ annual art show, Imagination into Art. The event starts with a reception on Friday, June 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. Seventeen local artists will demonstrate as well as show their work and chat with art lovers at the WCA Red Barn, 64 Village Road in Wilmot. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the reception and a $15 donation per person is suggested. The show will continue on Saturday morning, June 25 from 9 to noon at both the WCA Red Barn and at the Wilmot Farmers Market on the town green.

Bladesmith Zack Jonas is among this talented group of artists. Working at his forge zack_jonas_at_workin Wilmot, Zack turns steel into beautifully patterned, custom-made knives. Knives have been an essential tool of human survival since the Stone Age. Zack has been fascinated with their form, function and history for much of his life. As a child and teenager, his two passions were collecting pocketknives and making art: drawing, painting and sculpture.

As a bladesmith, Zack has been able to combine these two passions. Manipulating the steel at more than two thousand degrees, he creates beautiful shapes and patterns. His portfolio includes everything from chef’s knives to pocketknives and samurai swords.

Zack_Jonas_bladesZack first learned bladesmithing at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He continued his studies at workshops throughout the country as well as in New Zealand with Steve Wheeler, the weapons master for the Lord of the Rings movie series. A member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, Zack is one of only 120 artists to be included in this year’s Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, D.C.

You can learn more about Zack and watch a video of him working at the forge on his website.

Meet some of Wilmot’s talented artists at Imagination into Art!

The Red Barn will be turned into a gallery on Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25 for an art show, sale and auction.  Starting at 5 p.m. on Friday evening, join us for a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. Many of the artists will be demonstrating their work. Stop by, enjoy a glass of wine, chat with the artists and bid on some fabulous art in the Silent Auction.

Imagination into Art continues on Saturday  at 9 a.m. until noon at the Red Barn and Wilmot Farmers Market on the Town Green.

Here are just a few of the artists you will meet on Friday and Saturday:

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Sue Finney, painter
Painting with watercolors opens up many exciting possibilities for me, and I continue to experiment. I am attracted to light, color and composition. I usually begin painting from my photos, sketches, or still life compositions. Letting my brush work loosely allows for the creation of bolder images with greater abstractions, which is satisfying.

 

 

r_solomon_headRette Solomon, photographer
I have enjoyed taking photos since I was a young child. I like capturing the beauty of nature and animals, particularly horses. This year I received two Gold Key Awards, was selected for the Newport Juried Regional Show, and have a photograph in the New Hampshire 4H State competition. I am currently a rising sophomore at Mount Royal Academy.r_solomon_work

Learn more about Rette and her work on her website.

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Schlosser, quilterNancy_Schlosser_w_Quilt

My mother taught me to sew, knit and crochet as a young girl.  I’ve always enjoyed the process, from purchasing materials to completing the project.  Making quilts is relaxing and uplifting for me.  Quilts, like so much art, are both practical and spiritual.

 

“The creative flow goes on all the time. You learn that no matter where you are or what the problem is, the first step to the solution is always within reach. If you don’t have the answer yourself, ask around. Somebody near you will come up with ideas to get you started, and you can take it from there.”       Harold Klemp from The Golden Heart

Imagination into Art – Meet the Artists!

Stop by the Red Barn on Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25 for an art show, sale and auction.  Starting at 5 p.m. on Friday evening, join us  for a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. Many of the artists will be demonstrating their work. Stop by, enjoy a glass of wine, chat with the artists and bid on some fabulous art in the Silent Auction.

Imagination into Art continues on Saturday  at 9 a.m. until noon at the Red Barn and Wilmot Farmers Market on the Town Green.

Here are just a few of the artists you will meet on Friday and Saturday:

BeermanMarc Beerman, wildlife and landscape photographer
“The camera allows me to explore and capture the innocence, simplicity, and beauty of the world around me. It is my passion to find the perspective that captures not only the beauty of  the subject but a lasting memory.”Beerman_Lynx

Learn more about Marc and his work on his website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dana Dakin, bookmakerDana Dakin Headshot
Dana Dakins moved to the Old Firehouse in Wilmot in 1995 and founded of WomensTrust.  In 2011, she changed direction and left WomensTrust . As part of the transition, she began a page-per-day visual journal to process loss and uncover the next leg of her journey.Dana Dakin Diary

“For many of us, roles in life we are called to play wear us down and we unwittingly drift into the discard pile. Journaling is embraced as a technique to get through those transitions, but are dropped from the sheer boredom of self-reflection. Setting out with a quest for proactive healing, I broke through the constraints of a rigid practice to thread words and ideas and visuals from the unconscious to a renewed commitment to life’s next calling.”

Marilyn Wendlingwendling_headshot
An American Impressionist, Marilyn’s zest for life is evident in her Alla Prima works in oil. She uses a limited palette of red, yellow, blue and white. In 2009 Marilyn had the distinguished honor of having one of her paintings placed into the permanent collection of the Tennessee Governor’s Residence.
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