Local Artisans

Check out the Events Calendar on this page to see the schedule of local artisans sharing their knowledge and skills in Lehman’s Buggy Barn as demos.   We are fortunate to have a wide variety of local, talented folks from the Ohio Arts and Crafts Guild who welcome the chance to talk with visitors to the store on topics of interest such as environmentally ‘green’  activities, farm related arts and crafts,  pottery, wood carving, farm animal art, rural landscape oil paintings and gardening.

This week Devona of Clevernesting will be back with her garden themed crafts using recycled items normally thrown away.  Last week she shared with us seed catalog art, plastic grocery bag woven baskets and coffee bag seed starter pots.  You’ll enjoy her enthusiam as she shares her wealth of ideas and tutorials on how to make the most with the least using commonly found items!

I will be in the Buggy Barn on Friday continuing to paint the farm animal murals.  I am taking an informal survey of what animal needs to have a home in the Buggy Barn next.  As it stands right now  sheep/lambs are ahead by a small margin with piglets a close second and goats a third choice.  I will be tallying people’s requests up until I begin painting the next animal so stop in the store and add your opinion or comment here on this blog.    Stay tuned to watch it take shape!

I also included a sample of a recent Amish themed painting of mine  based on a local scene in Kidron, Ohio titled  ‘Belgians in the Field’ to whet your appetite for the Local Artisans Festival at Lehman’s on July 11th.  Many of the people who do the demos will also be particiapting so stay tuned for more info.  To read more about the painting above go to Kidron Arts  Blog.

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.