Arts and Crafts Demonstrations this Fall

Lehman’s asked that I might helped round up some artists and crafters to do demonstrations in the Buggy Barn at the Kidron store.  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.  We will be posting on the ‘Events’ Calendar on the menu at the top of this blog entry what types of demos will be taking place Sept.- Dec.  Our goal is to combine education and entertainment for the visitors to the store as well as honor the creativity and inspiration that comes from working with your hands.  I have found, even when I am the person doing the demonstration, I am inspired by the people I get to meet and talk to in the Buggy Barn who share with me the things that they make and create!  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 demonstrations off by bringing in some of my farm animal art.  I will also be beginning a new horse mural on Sept. 6th that I will work on thru out the fall/winter season.  This coincides nicely with the Wayne County Fair that will begin on the same day!  You can read a story about my inspiration for the new mural here:

This month we will also have oil painter and Kidron resident Dennis Lipp painting rural landscapes and Amish farms from the rolling hills of our scenic community!   Dennis has some beautiful barn and farm landscapes in exquisite detail that you will not want to miss!  Two Sister’s Wool were a great hit at Lehman’s Local Artisan Festival in July and they will be back sharing the history and techniques of wool rug hooking which dates back to colonial days.  They will bring with them some samples of lovely primitive style rugs that they have made using recycled wool.  These rugs become heirlooms and are as practical and sturdy as they are beautiful!  We are pleased and excited to have them share their knowledge and skills with you.

I will be writing regularly on this blog with more details of our full season of demonstrations by local artists and crafters from the Ohio Arts and Crafts Guild.  You can look forward to seeing pottery, fiber art,  beeswax Christmas ornaments, vintage fabric handicrafts, whimsical folk art, decorative painting,  wildlife art, gourd painting, woodcarving to name a few!  Subscribe to this blog or the events calendar to be notified of upcoming demonstrations and video clips.

About Sue Steiner

I am a professional artist living in the Kidron area. With a farming background and my love for animals and anything agricultural it was a natural fit when Lehman's asked me to paint the murals you see at the Kidron store. My biggest project to date was the mural of a life sized team of Amish work horses at the hitching post in the Buggy barn. I have the pleasure of adding to the murals on an ongoing basis as a painting demonstration during store hours on many Fridays. I also have the pleausre of bringing Ohio Arts and Crafts Guild members to the store for a wide variety of demos. You can find the demo schedule on this web site under the Events tab. It is always a pleasure to be in the store meeting new folks. I find Lehman's customers to be the very best, down to earth people! It is also my pleasure to help network with all the talented artists and crafters in the area.