Artist Interactive Open House
Presque Isle Artist Demonstrations and Open House June 19th
On June 19th,
The Presque Isle Chamber and the Presque Isle Library invites you to an open house and hands on demonstrations of many art mediums at the Presque Isle Library and Community Center from 10 a.m to 3:30 p.m. Talk to artists as they work, ask questions and try your hand at broom tying, wool spinning, throw a pot, hand build a clay pot, paint with oil or watercolor, try making a variety of items on a wood lathe, machine felting, wood carving and many more. There is also an interactive adventure called "Pages in the Park" in stories and watercolor for children that begins at 10:30 a.m.
The following artists
will be doing demonstrations of their art medium and you will have the opportunity to try all of them. The activities begin at 10 a.m and continue throughout the day. Some programs run at
Specific times so plan your day so you don't want miss any of the fun. Unless otherwise noted,, all programs are free.
The Presque Isle Chamber will have appetizers and beverages from 10 to 3:30 and local restaurants are running lunch specials.
Mindy Schnell, master watercolorist, offers two programs. A demo at 10:30 to kick off the children's program and then librarian Pam Eschenbauch and her storytellers will take the
children on a journey through the magic of Presque Isle.
Mindy will also be painting in the flower garden from 1 p.m. To 3 p.m. Bring your own supplies be it watercolors or whatever medium you prefer and paint along with her. In the event of rain, Mindy will be painting in the community building.
Saga Erickson will offer a broom tying class from 11 to 2. The cost is $25 which includes all supplies. Class size is limited to 6. Call to pre-register at 715 561-5006.
Cathy Breitholtz is offering a wildwood arts basket making
class from 11 to 3 p.m. The cost for materials is $30. Call to pre register at 715 686 2695.
All of the following hands on activities run from 10 a.m. - 3p.m:
Jeannine Achauer oil painting
Steve Helgeson throwing pots on a potters wheel
John & Vickie Langer hand build pottery
Jackie Bassett drop spindle and spinning wheel
Nancy Williams ceramic beads, tubular peyote stitched bead making, copper wire wrapped sweater pins
Sheri Smith weaving on a loom
Dan Roesinger spoon carving
Allen Connor cane design using found items and collectibles
Connie Warshall machine needle felting
Ron Warshall woodturning
By invitation only, twenty artists have been chosen for their cutting edge design and expertise in their mediums. Many of these artists will be available to talk with you about their work and answer questions.
A guided tour of the art work with the always entertaining Elinore Sommerfeld from 11 to 2 will spark your imagination and inspire you to give art a try. Many works are for sale and the artists are always open to commissions.
Artists on exhibit in the library
Jeannine Achauer, Minocqua, oil painting
Saga Erickson, Hurley, mixed media
Jackie Bassett, Presque Isle, fiber art
Cathy Breitholtz, Presque Isle, backstory
Steve Helgeson, Three Lakes, pottery
Carole Hall, St. Germain, glass painting
Linda Christensen, Marinesco, MI, photography
Connie Warshall, Harshaw, fiber art
Ron Warshall, Harshaw, overturning
William Kingsbury, Rhinelander, overturning
Dan Reisinger, Hurley, blacksmith
Nancy Williams, Winchester, jewelry design
Sheri Smith, Winchester, weaver
John and Vickie Langer, Lake Tomahawk, potters
Ed Brodsky, Presque Isle, Photography
Elinore Sommerfeld, Boulder Junction, Mixed media
Allen Conner, Minocqua, cane design with found items
Kay Lorbiecki, Presque Isle, Photography and mixed media
Artist Interactive Exhibit opens May 1st
The Presque Isle Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2013 Artist Interactive Exhibit for the months of May and June.
Nineteen artists working in a variety of mediums have been invited to showcase their work in the Presque Isle Community Library. By invitation only, these artists have been chosen for their cutting edge design and ground breaking expertise in their mediums. The show runs through June 30th and gives you the opportunity to get up close to the artwork and be dazzled by the innovative use of color and design. Many works are for sale and the artists are always open to commissions.
On June 19th, the Presque Isle Chamber invites you to an open house and hands on demonstrations of many art mediums. Here is an opportunity to talk with the artists as they work, ask questions and try your hand at journal making, basketry, pick up a brush and paint with oil, watercolor, or acrylic… throw a pot, turn a wooden bowl, try machine felting, or paint outside in the flower garden with Mindy Schnell…there will also be a children’s interactive adventure called Pages in the Park. Watch for more details in upcoming issues of FYI.
artists in this year’s exhibit are:
Sheri Smith, Winchester, fiber art
Nancy Williams, Winchester, jewelry
Allen Connor, Minocqua, woodworking
John & Vicki Langer, Lake Tomahawk, pottery
Ed Brodsky, Presque Isle, photography
Melinda Schnell, Boulder Junction, Master watercolorist
Jeannine Achauer, Minocqua, Oil painting
Saga Erickson, Hurley, watercolor and acrylic
William Kingsbury, Rhinelander, woodturning
Jackie Bassett, Presque Isle, wool spinning and weaving
Cathy Breitholtz, Presque Isle, Basketry
Steve Helgeson, Three Lakes, Pottery
Carole Hall, St. Germain, glass painting.
Linda Christiansen, Marenesco, MI, Photography
Connie Warshall, Harshaw, WI , fiber art
Ron Warshall, Harshaw, WI, woodturning
Elinore Sommerfeld, Boulder Junction, Mixed media painting, photography
Kay Lorbiecki, Presque Isle, photography and mixed media
The exhibit is open at the Presque Isle Community Library MWF 10 to 4, Tues/Thurs 4 to 9 and Saturdays 10 to noon.
For more information, call Cathy at the chamber 715 686 2910 or Pam at the library 715 686 7613. See you there.
"In the Shadow of Lascaux"
This progam has been rescheduled. Manitowish Waters artist Barbara McFarland's exhibit and presentation will concentrate on paintings that she has created over the past 10 years while living and traveling in the area around Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, France, the center of prehistoric habitation during the last ice age, where early humans found a fertile haven allowing them to express their spiritual life through art. Come and see Barbara's exhibit, on display at the Presque Isle Community Library throughout the month of January, and make sure to see this acclaimed artist's presentation July 11, 2013 at 4 p.m. Her art display will stay up through February.
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