By IDALIA REWAR
Two new members have joined the Hidden Meadows Artisan Guild. Paul Briden and Trevor Presley both work in wood in unique ways.
At the January meeting, many of the fifteen attendees shared their latest piece(s) of art as well as information on classes and exhibits.
Lisa Lonsdale passed around a beautiful, delicately-decorated ceramic bowl as well as petite leaf tiles she made for a table top project.
Ursula Schroter showed photos of the front steps of her house where she has laid new tiles, an on-going project. Trevor brought samples of his large, organic wood carvings. Allen Driver shared his creations of polished bowls and vases from tree trunks.
Sharol Clay made bracelets from sea kelp and silk, Lynn Clark finished the last of six colored pencil drawings of butterflies, Kathy Oxford explained the process used to make a broach she created, Marsha Rafter passed around a picture of her latest tree of life mosaic mounted on glass, I (Idalia Rewar) brought two oil paintings to add to the collection on the walls of the Pavilion.
A short discussion followed on how we can improve the annual art show and sale to maximize community involvement. Lynn Clark presented an idea for an activity involving the children in the community which could take place on the exhibit days. More details will be forthcoming.
Members also discussed plans for the upcoming HMAG Arts and Crafts Show and Sale, which will be held at the Pavilion on April 22-23. Ursula Shroter and Robin Rabens will coordinate the event. Besides arts and crafts displays, a wine, cheese reception on Saturday afternoon accompanied by live music will be organized. Come one, come all! See you there!