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"Creative Hands" newsletter for August 2002
Ruby Lane's monthly newsletter celebrating the Arts & Crafts
Welcome to Creative Hands!
IN THIS ISSUE:
o August Issue: Utilitarian Objets d'Art
o August Featured Craft: Basketry by Sara's Shop
o August Show Sampler: Fine Arts and Arts & Crafts Shows
o Share Creative Hands With A Friend
Welcome to the August issue of Creative Hands! This issue
features Objets d'Art that are designed to serve a specific
function beyond aesthetics. As an example, both historically and
in present day, groups such as the Quakers are known for
designing and producing fine utilitarian pieces that are simple
yet beautiful, and served a key purpose in performing the tasks
of daily life. But they are only one example. Read on about
what various Ruby Lane artisans are doing these days. Enjoy!
Basketry is one of the earliest known art forms and has appeared
in most cultures throughout history. Baskets can be both
utilitarian and ornamental in purpose. They have filled the
needs for gathering, carrying and storing foods for centuries.
Some cultures used them in religious ceremonies and took great
care to produce baskets beautiful in form, color and
craftsmanship. Few tools were required for basket-making and
materials indigenous to one's region such as cane, rush, reed,
sisal fiber or wood splint were used.
Basket types and styles, from simple to complex, are still very
much a part of our culture today. While they are not quite as
necessary as they once were, baskets remain among our favorite
utilitarian and decorative objects. The people of the Amish
communities in the Heartland, well-known for simple and
unpretentious lifestyles, are recognized for superior basketry.
Amish baskets are known for quality and durability as much as
for beauty and utility. For a variety of handmade Amish baskets,
visit Sara's Shop.
Here's a list of upcoming shows around the U.S. featuring fine
art and handmade items:
Aug 31-Sep 2, 2002 Moss Oak Plantation Country Crafts Festival
Powers Crossroads Newnan, GA
Aug 31-Sep 1, 2002 Labor Day Craft Show Wildwood Convention
Center Wildwood, NJ
Aug 31-Sep 2, 2002 Meet the Artists & Artisans Olde Mistick
Village Mystic, CT
Aug 31-Sep 1, 2002 Art & Craft Show Dillard City Hall Grounds
Aug 31-Sep 2, 2002 Arts & Crafts Labor Day Weekend C.W. Post
College Brookville, NY
Sep 5-8, 2002 Yellow Daisy Festival Stone Mountain Park Stone
Sept. 7 & 8, 2002 Heart of the Ozarks Fall Arts & Crafts
Festival Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Springfield, MO
Sept. 7 & 8, 2002 Beaux Arts Fall Fair (downtown on Second St.
between Brady & Ripley) Davenport, Iowa
Sept. 21 & 22, 2002 Green County Cheese Days Arts & Crafts Show
Monroe Middle School Campus 1510 13th St. Monroe, Wisconsin
Sep 27-29, 2002 Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival Sam
Michaels' Park Harper's Ferry, WV
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