The Imagination into Art show and begins with a reception on Friday, June 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Red Barn at 64 Village Road in Wilmot. You can visit with the artists and see them at work. Don’t forget to bid on the beautiful pieces in the Silent Auction while you enjoy a glass of wine and some tasty hors d’oeuvres. The event is free but a donation $15 per person is suggested.
The show continues on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at both the Red Barn and Wilmot Farmers Market on the Town Green.
Here are just a few of the artists you will meet on Friday and Saturday:
John Monto, harmonographer
My interests in the arts and crafts are far ranging. After retiring to Wilmot in 1999, I spent renovating an old farmhouse. I am also responsible for the whimsical deer you see in front of the WCA and many other venues. I built my first harmonograph when I was seventeen from a design in Popular Science. I was recently inspired to build a more elaborate model and study the history of the harmonograph. It is fascinating to see these harmonograms appear.
Leslie K Ward, painter
Several years ago, I attended a nature journaling workshop. It inspired me to draw and paint all the wonderful things I enjoy in our beautiful State. Without formal instruction, I have gradually learned watercolor techniques. My paintings include all manner of subjects, serious to whimsical, domestic to wild. In the last several years, I have been creating small prints and note cards of my favorite images and memories.
Dorothy Prats, painter
Upon retirement I began taking drawing and watercolor classes from professional artists in the Washington DC area where I live in the winter. In the summer I get my inspiration around the Wilmot area.