The Artisan Gallery is once again open for business. The Gallery has expanded its horizons, and has added new items and some antique art. These factors will be of interest to the public and art lovers here in Mason and beyond.
The new items will make nice gifts for friends or family. Each artist has a style of their own, and some have a specialty. Brinda Pape does wonderful weaving of angora scarves, hats and belts. Brinda raises the goats, clips them, washes the mohair, cards it and readies it for spinning, after spinning she dyes it and weaves it into a lovely useful item.
Nan Loeffler’s jewelry is a must. Each piece is so unique. Nan mixes humor and seriousness in her very different styles, and in looking at them, you can’t help but ‘oh’ and ‘ah. Carol Kothmann has tasteful and one of a kind pieces of hand-built pottery. Hunter Sterling makes beautiful boxes and has added a variety of clocks to his line of interest.
Most of us have heard Rosemary Davis relate spellbinding stories, but Rosemary also is a wonderful oil painter. Tom Tannehill does pen/ink and pencil art work, and is now adding watercolor to some of his pieces. Tom enjoys sketching old buildings here in Mason. Our painting artists, Jan Keller, Al Dreyer, Nancy Sterling and the Artisan Gallery owner Sue Kaan have many pieces of interest in watercolor, oil and acrylic to offer.
The gallery is planning to have a featured guest artist showing his/her work along with a small reception each month. If you are interested in showing your work to sell or just to show, please apply at the gallery with photos or samples of your work. Students may apply if they have a teacher’s recommendation.
The gallery hopes to be offering classes in various art forms if there is enough interest from the public; please drop by the gallery to discuss what you may want, and what we have to offer. Gallery hours at present are 10AM to 5PM on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.