Art in Wilds

Artisan Peggy Houser creates beaded jewelry, as she will be doing during the upcoming Art in the Wilds outdoor, juried fine arts show later this month.

KANE — The Annual Art in the Wilds outdoor, juried fine arts show will take place on June 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 23 from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in scenic Evergreen Park in Kane.

Artists will showcase and sell their work in the following categories: acrylics, oils, watercolors, drawings, mixed media, pottery, photography, fiber, wood, leather, jewelry, glass and metal. Several artists can be found demonstrating at their booths during the show. Look for these artists: Gerina Faison doing the Peyote stitch in her beaded jewelry, Ellen Paquette painting, Stacie Johnson-Leske with her wheel-thrown pottery, Leslie Halaby-Moore doing chain maille jewelry, Peggy Houser creating her beaded jewelry, Pamela Bartl creating fiber art, and Gregg Kristophel carving wooden spoons.

On Sunday, special demonstrations will be at the gazebo:

1 p.m. Mike & Karen Baum, pottery. Mike Baum makes wheel-thrown, functional and decorative stoneware. The pots are fired in an electric kiln, glazed and fired again in a high efficiency fiber gas kiln of his own design. Karen Baum assists with the glazing and loading the kilns.

2 p.m. Dawn Johnson, painting with ink. Johnson works with inks on synthetic paper, canvas, or gessoed wood panels. She drips and splatters the ink with a variety of tools including brushes, pens, and squeeze bottles.

3 p.m. Jack Paluh, plein air painting. Paluh creates plein air paintings which are painted outdoors or “out in the open.” The images are painted in a short period of time to capture lighting and color. He will talk about how he uses his field studies (the plein air paintings) and how he works with color and light.

Under the direction of Janine Smith, Art in the Wilds will be featuring the student art exhibition and competition. High school students in districts from McKean, and five contiguous counties including Cameron, Elk, Forest, Potter and Warren have been invited to participate. Students submitted art pieces to their art teachers and those accepted pieces will be displayed at Art in the Wilds. Several schools will be represented this year.

Art in the Wilds is made possible by many local supporters including: Kane Community Development Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, New Growth Industries, the Cleland Endowment, Northwest Charitable Foundations, Highlander Energy Products Inc. and Zook Motors.

Partners include PA Wilds Artisan Trail, PA Route 6 Artisan Trail, Allegheny National Forest Visitor’s Bureau, Kane Area Development Center and ArtWorks on the Summit.

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