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Artists in the Park Return for 31st Season

Press Releases - August 13, 2010





The Governor Wentworth Arts Council (GWAC) is hosting the 31st year of Artists in the Park, an artisan festival celebrating fine, juried artwork set against the backdrop of scenic Lake Winnipesaukee in Cate Park, Wolfeboro. Artists and craftsmen display and sell their work on Wednesday, August 18 from 10am to 5pm, rain or shine. Debbie Hopkins, event chair and a founding member says, “This artisan show just keeps getting better and better each year, and this year promises a bountiful array of vibrant artwork not to be missed.”

This year’s poster was designed by Dawn Marion, a New Hampshire native, born and raised in Center Ossipee. Dawn is a self-taught artist who expresses her themes in many different media. Each piece illustrates a story; often with stylized effects or with symbols drawn from her own iconography. View her work online at her website at www.dawnmarion.com.

Glass has captured the attention of collectors and artists alike, and artisan Cheryl Kumiski created an original piece of stained glass art for the GWAC fundraising 50/50 raffle this year. Kuminski shows her talent by marrying stained glass panels and fused glass jewelry. Raffle tickets will be sold locally and a portion of the proceeds benefi ts the GWAC, a 501(c)3 non-profi t educational arts organization dedicated to supporting fine, performing and musical arts in the community. Tickets are on sale in downtown Wolfeboro at Sandy Martin’s Gallery and may be purchased at the event. The drawing is at 4pm. Proceeds from the raffl e directly benefit local community arts through the Governor Wentworth Arts Council.

Once again the Mouse Ladies will offer hands-on finger printing for the children, framed in specialty key-chain keepsakes, from 10am to 12noon under the gazebo. Local carver and artist Brian Stockman will demonstrate his wood-craft techniques from 10am until 1pm, Deborah Cary will demonstrate weaving on the loom, and Peter Ferber will demonstrate his watercolor techniques from 1pm to 4pm. To help keep the youngsters happy for the afternoon is the zany clowning tricks of Mr. Phil & Company under the gazebo in three mini-matinees: 12:30, 1:30 and 3:30pm. 

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