Category Archives: Crafts

Morven in May Gets an Arts-and-Crafts Makeover

May is the perfect month to throw a garden party. And if you have a sweeping front meadow like Morven Museum & Gardens, framed by a hundred-year-old wisteria and lined with historic trees, consider moving that party from the backyard … Continue reading

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Intelligent Design

An economic downturn disrupted the American marketplace, and unemployment reached double digits. Urban dwellers retreated to the country, embracing a simple and moral work ethic, and sought a path to a better life by working on farms and making things … Continue reading

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Going to the Country

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for those who love arts and craft shows. One of the best in the region is the Covered Bridge Artisans Studio Tour Nov. 25 through 27. Just getting there is half the … Continue reading

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Most Wonderful Time of the Year: II

CRUISING around Philadelphia’s City Hall at street level, you might not see him at first. Take a look up at the top, and there stands William Penn. The 37-foot, 27-ton bronze rendering of the Quaker who founded the Keystone State … Continue reading

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Most Wonderful Time of the Year

THE air is getting raw, the days are growing shorter and even the autumnal glow is starting to fade… but there’s still more to look forward to this season. The Covered Bridge Artisans will be holding its annual studio tour … Continue reading

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Call of the Small

Whenever I ask, what can I do to help our planet? How can my skills be put to use to help clean the oil in the Gulf? My sons say the best thing I can do is to live more … Continue reading

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Valley of Art

This past weekend, I took an extraordinary glass mosaic workshop with mosaic artist Cynthia Fisher. Ms. Fisher, a former wildlife biologist and children’s book illustrator, has come full circle with her mosaic art, incorporating children and animal themes in her … Continue reading

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Finding Your Center Through Beading

Bead artist and author of Beading – The Creative Spirit: Finding Your Sacred Center through the Art of Beadwork Wendy Ellsworth will give a talk about her work with tribal women in Kenya March 16, 7 p.m., in the cafe … Continue reading

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Knitted Reptiles and Leopards, Oh My!

Talk about fascinating lines of work: Ruth Marshall worked as an exhibit sculptor and fabricator at the Bronx Zoo for 14 years. There, she got to combine interests in art and the natural world and conservation. (Did you know that … Continue reading

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Get Wired

Want to learn to make wire jewelry? Artist Ann Glaser will offer four classes in jewelry-making at her studio, Rewired Designs, 1624 Chestnut Ridge Road, Upper Black Eddy, Pa. (If you want to drool over her designs, like the one … Continue reading

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