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Monthly Archives: September 2010
The Grand Isle Art Works is extending a challenge to our artists and community members! Red Scarf Project – Here we come! The Grand Isle Art Works would like to provide a work site for knitters making these amazing scarves. Norma (from: Normaknits) will help us with the details…mark your calendar for Oct 7, 14, 21 and November 4, 11, and 18th. Bring your best red yarn. Can we make 25 scarves for the project before December 15? Yes, we can!
Where will my Red Scarf be sent?
Your wonderful handmade creation will be sent in a Valentine’s Day Care Package to an Orphan Foundation of America student enrolled in college or trade school.
Not close enough to knit with us – that’s okay. Your finished scarf can be sent no later than December 8th to Grand Isle Art Works, Attention: Red Scarf Project, 259 US Route 2, Grand Isle, VT 05452.
We all need to follow closely the directions below for our scarves to be accepted!
HOW TO MAKE AN Orphan Foundation of America RED SCARF
Scarf Size: Approximately 60″ long and 5″ to 8″ wide. Scarves should be long enough to be
wrapped around the neck, with tails long enough to be tied in the front.
Style: Think unisex collegiate. The scarves go to both male and female students, so they
shouldn’t be gender specific. Fringes are optional. Your scarf should be 60-70 inches by 6-8
Yarn: Preferably DK, double fingering-weight, worsted weight, or light bulky yarns. No lace
weight, super-chunky, or mohair yarns as there are many people who find mohair too itchy. The
yarn should be soft. (Yellow Dog Farm definitely disagrees with the mohair designation!)
Color: Red! However, this could mean burgundy, cherry, russet, red stripes with other colors, or
multicolor hues including red.
Finished and tagged: Yarn ends should be securely sewn in. For a personal touch, attach a tag
saying “Handmade for You” with your first name, city, and group affiliation, if any. We also
suggest that you include washing instructions and personal messages of encouragement.
For more information check out the official website for OFA
We have had a steady stream of visitors to the Grand Isle Art Works.
New to Art Works this past month:
- Member Amey Radcliffe of ReArt. Amey creates much great art from found items. Check out her mini mutts!
- Member, Linda James. Linda is a mixed media artist who loves adding unique layers of paints, pastels, crayons and even papers to her work.
- Jennifer Buckner added her fused glass dishes as a new line of art work. They have added much color to the “orange room.”
- September 3: Member, Paula Bradley. Paula is a pastel artist with gobs of energy!
- Several new artists are currently in the jury process for membership in the gallery.
Our Grand Opening Celebration on September 4 offered a visit to the gallery along with a fundraising meal and fabulous raffle of members’ artwork. Raffle ticket sales were good. This will allow us to purchase the much needed track lighting for the “yellow” room!
Raffle winners were:
Maurie Harrington: $75 gift certificate to the gallery from Manny Neuzil of Manny Beads
Bernadette Jones: $60 art doll created by Meta Strick
Lynn Goyette: $50 re-frame from Amey Radcliffe of ReArt
Linda Forrer: $40 shawl kit from Ellen Thompson of Yellow Dog Farm
Karen Searles: $25 gallery gift certificate from Naomi King of Lemon Lily Farm
Deb Mach: $24 mug created by Marcia Hagwood, Chasworth Pottery and Farm
Jim McKnight: $22 Vermont poster by Jennifer Prince
We had a yellow room full of artisan demonstrations all day on Saturday. It was a happening place with Maurie, Karen, Linda, Meta, Marcia and Jim all sharing what they do for the Grand Isle Art Works. Raffle items came from Manny, Marcia, Meta, Ellen, Naomi, and Amey. Thank you all!
Mark your calendars:
- November 6 will be our next fundraising event from 4:00-8:00 pm. We have lined up East Shore Vineyards to help us with this one! It is sure to be tasty. We are looking for help to create this event. We would love it to draw a large crowd and offer a true sense of the Art Works to those who attend. Are you a fan of the arts? Interested in helping? Drop us a note via email. We’d love to hear your ideas.