I never seem to post anything until I’m producing a photo and art fair locally. I know I should write more, but I just haven’t gotten a handle on what my friends want to read in here. Today, I’m posting an article I wrote for my upcoming Fall Harvest Fair for the newspaper. I’ve added a more text here though. I don’t know if the newspaper will publish the story, but will link it here, if it does.
Fall Harvest Fair & Art Exhibit
Saturday, October 22
11am to 3pm
NHA Community Hall
5 Chambers St.
Fall Harvest Gift Fair and Art Show
Tucked away in the brick apartment buildings off Linden Street live a number of talented artists whose wares you can rarely view. Women who ages range from 50 to 85 produce artwork in watercolor, pen & ink and photography. For the first time they come together for a Fall Harvest Fair on Sat, October 22 at 5 Chambers St. in Needham, MA. The art they produce is not available elsewhere.
Long-time resident and octogenarian Sheila Clark, creates paper cards in pen & ink; a craft taught to her by her mother. She carefully and selectively colors these whimsical cards to create miniature woodland scenes. Sheila shames us all with her folksy sense of humor, endless energy and daily walks.
A professional musician by trade, Nancy-Lee Mauger has transformed her inability to play anymore into another art form. After immersing herself in art therapy at McLean Hospital she discovered her painting talent. She creates colorful and thought-provoking scenes and portraits on watercolor canvas. For fairs she paints one of a kind watercolor cards that cover every theme. You can customize her cards with your own message.
When a car accident short-circuited her consulting work, Needham-native Ilene Hoffman started producing cards, calendars, magnets and fine art prints from her photography library. As a long time shooter, Ilene specializes in wildlife, landscape and nature prints. She offers many different kinds of photo products featuring the local suburban area’s birds and animals. You can order a 2017 local nature calendar, grab a copy of her children’s book, Hector the Heron or buy a custom photo shopping bag. Her photography graces many pages on this site.
Other artists joining the fair include a photographer and bead artist. Christine Chambers from Millis specializes in portraits and landscapes. She just opened up a business oriented Facebook page to advertise her services.
Janet Hirschhorn, formerly of Needham and an NHS classmate of Ilene, creates one of a kind beaded earrings. Janet works hard as an LPN and finds that creating earrings is a great way to relax and unwind.
The Fall Harvest Fair also includes a White Elephant Table. This table includes new and gently used household items, games, frames, Legos, costume jewelry, candles, DVDs and CDs. In addition, you may find electronics, cameras, and other uncommon items. All the exhibitors of the fair contribute to the wares showcased on this table.
We welcome families and hope you stop by for a drink and snack and come see our work.