Siskiyou Decorative Artists coming to EP Library, Oct. 30

The imaginations of the Siskiyou Decorative Artists are at work creating beautiful objects that people will have a chance to buy. This group of talented artisans will show and sell their work at the Eagle Point Library on Thursday, October 30. There will also be ongoing demonstrations of painting at the show. The show is sponsored by the Eagle Point Friends of the Library.
   
    

Two of the artisans from the Upper Rogue are Kathryn Hardy and DeLores
Williams. Hardy began painting 11 years ago because she wanted a new
challenge. She could not put colors together or paint, she said, so she
took up decorative painting. She found her niche because anyone that
has seen her artwork raves about her talent. Her Canada Geese look like
they just stepped out of the river and the flowers Hardy paints appear
to be freshly picked. But the real test of talent is in the painted
eyes of animals and people in pictures. In Hardy’s portraits the eyes
are perfection putting her work into the category of fine art.
   
Although
Williams did some decorative painting with her daughter back in 1994
and also painted rocking horses her husband Roger crafted, she did not
really get started until she met Hardy. Together the two women attend
monthly meeting and seminars of the decorative artists group.
   
The
library show, featuring many artisans, will include work in oils,
acrylics and watercolors. The objects of art include vases, plates,
mirrors, ornaments, place mats, fall pictures, eyeglass cases, CD
holders, calculators in miniature suitcases, Halloween items and more.
   
Throughout
the afternoon, painters will demonstrate their skills, mostly in
acrylics. It is an opportunity to see how decorative painting is done
and perhaps interest someone in painting. Demonstrators are Joyce
Connington and Mina Wright from 12 to 2 p.m., Barbara Adams from 2 to 4
p.m. and Barbara Stuckley and Dottie Bishop from 4 to 6 p.m.
   
The
Siskiyou Decorative Artists is the southern Oregon Chapter of the
Society of Decorative Painters. Decorative painting is defined by the
society as an art form that decorates functional and nonfunctional
surfaces.  Members meet monthly to paint. Two seminars a year feature
well known "big brush" professional artists. All levels of painters are
encouraged to attend and develop their talents. The meetings are at the
Live Oak Grange in Rogue River on the fourth Saturday of the month.
Contact Kathy Prewitt (541) 479-0337 for information.
   
For
more information on the show call Kathryn Hardy 878-2522 or Sue King
830-4170. The hours of the show are noon to 6:00 p.m. The Eagle Point
Library is at 239 West Main Street.
By Margaret Bradburn
Of the Independent  
 

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