Tuesday, October 27, 2009

First Open House- Happening...

Artists and friends gather at event's end to
celebrate, and enjoy a fine dinner prepared by
Mary Ellen Keller...

Artist Jim Koch talks about his welded sculpture
and artist vision..

Tim Friesen jammin' it up on acoustic bass!

Larry jammin on guitar, having convulsions
apparently as can't get the camera to focus
on this guy!

Dale Keller gettin' into rhythm!

Dan Deschinny having a good time on guitar
and banjo...

some paintings of Steve Wysocki (top) and Larry

Jim Koch's sculpture, "Guardian Angel"

Debbie Seiler, Margaret Mary and Jim Koch relax
a bit, soaking the moment in...
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Artists and friends, patrons of the arts gathered from
as far away as Appleton, Rhinelander, Newald...and
Armstrong Creek in NE Wisconsin, at the home of
Tim and Connie Friesen, as part of the newly formed
guild, the Wabeno Arts Consortium. Bringing all manner
of art forms together such as welded sculpture, rugging,
poetry, soaps and essential oils, batik, paintings from
unique floor coverings, landscapes and plein air, and
very fine pottery.

Artist/musician Larry Seiler played guitar during the
two day event, and a number of very fine musicians
celebrated the end of the second day with the traditional
jam session. The event was well attended with great
expectations expressed by the public to see such
things grow and receive greater attention. To that end,
we members of the consortium do heartily agree!!!

Participants for this first open house event included-
Steve Wysocki- (paintings), Elizabeth Coulliard- (book of poetry),
Mary Margaret- (batik), Jim Koch- (welded sculptures),
Connie Friesen- (paintings & floor coverings), Larry
Seiler- (plein air- paintings, Dale Keller- (fine pottery)
and Colette Suminski- (weaving/ruggings).

November the 28th is the scheduled date for our next
open house arts event!!!

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