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Eighteen women enjoyed activities with Bonnie Rochefort on Wednesday September 16th, 10a.m. at her camp. Bonnie provided dessert to go with everyones sack lunch. Special guest was Phyllis Lamberg of Rapid River with her Indian Basketry. Her baskets are featured in the U.S. Dept. of the Interior "Indian Craft Shop" in Washington, D.C.
Phyllis is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. A self-taught artist, Phyllis began basket weaving in the early 1990s after her reitrement. At that time, she became interested in her heritage and began exploring the art form of basketry. Phyllis creates woven and gourd baskets accented with earth elements. Her inspiration comes from the natural environment and she states "creating basketry gives me a sense of a relationship and connnection with nature."
The Art for the Holidays Silent Auction fundraiser for the Village Artisans will be held on Saturday December 7, 2013 at the Garden Gallery. Please note that the time of the auction has been changed this year. The doors will open at 2:45, bidding is from 3-4pm and wrap up is 4-5pm. Save the date for this chance to bid on beautiful, high quality, handmade art & craft items, just in time for holiday gift giving. There will be plenty of food, wine, music, and a chance to visit with old friends and neighbors.
To view items ahead of time, click on picture gallery/silent auction on the left of this webpage. The first entry is the 2013 silent auction info and pictures of items donated as they come in.....more are added every day. Click on the picture to see all items and if you click again on a picture, you will get a slide show of the items.
Be sure to stop in and buy your quilt ticket at the Garden Gallery. Once again the quilters have created a master piece!
Each week two or three artist are highlighted as "Artist of the Week". Watch each week for postings of their work. If you see something you like or want to know more about the artist call the Gallery at 906-644-2025.
Bring family and friends. Spend the day visiting homes, yoga, art, and music studios, and a fishery. Dine on delicious salads and shop among the beautiful items in the Garden Gallery. The Village Artisans will sponsor the young children for art time at the "For the Love of Art" during the Luncheon and Tour.
The Tour is Saturday, July 20th from 10-3. The Luncheon is served from 11-2. Purchase tickets and obtain a map at the Village Artisans/Garden Gallery. The cost is $10.00.