Lehman’sÂ asked that I might helped round up some artists and crafters to do demonstrations in the Buggy Barn at the Kidron store.Â I am very happy to say I have a whole group of talented people eager to meet and chat with you as they produce their handicrafts.Â Â We will be posting on the ‘Events’ Calendar on the menu at the top of this blogÂ entry what types of demos will be taking place Sept.- Dec.Â Our goal is to combine education and entertainment for the visitors to the store as well asÂ honor the creativity and inspiration that comes fromÂ working with your hands.Â I have found,Â even when I am the person doing the demonstration, I amÂ inspiredÂ by the people I get to meet and talkÂ to in the Buggy Barn who share with me the things that they make and create!Â Â I’d love to hear what you create so feel free to share your ideas on what you’d like to see!
I will be kicking the demonstrationsÂ off by bringing in some of my farm animal art.Â I will also be beginning a new horse mural on Sept. 6th that I will work on thru out the fall/winter season.Â Â This coincides nicely with the WayneÂ County Fair that will begin on the same day!Â You can read a story about my inspiration for the new mural here:
This month we will alsoÂ haveÂ oil painter and Kidron resident Dennis Lipp painting rural landscapes and Amish farmsÂ from the rolling hills of our scenic community! Â Dennis has some beautiful barn and farm landscapes in exquisite detail that you will not want to miss!Â Two Sister’s Wool were a great hit at Lehman’s Local Artisan Festival in July and they will be backÂ sharing the history and techniques of wool rug hooking which dates back to colonial days.Â Â They will bring with them some samples ofÂ lovely primitive style rugs that they have made using recycled wool.Â These rugs become heirlooms and are as practical and sturdy as they are beautiful!Â Â We are pleased and excited toÂ have them share their knowledge and skills with you.
I will be writing regularlyÂ on this blog with more details of our fullÂ season of demonstrations by local artists and crafters from the Ohio Arts and Crafts Guild.Â You can look forward to seeingÂ pottery,Â fiber art,Â beeswax Christmas ornaments,Â vintage fabric handicrafts, whimsical folk art, decorative painting, Â wildlife art, gourd painting, woodcarving to name a few!Â Subscribe to this blog or the events calendar to be notified of upcoming demonstrations and video clips.