Friday, July 24, Opening Reception 5–7 pm, Saturday, July 25, 10–5 pm, Sunday, July 26, 9–3 pm, War Memorial Building, Shepherdstown, WV—Celebrate summer and handmade during the Over the Mountain Studio Tour’s annual Summer Preview Show in downtown Shepherdstown’s War Memorial Building, July 24–26. The 25- member tour invites you to kick off its 26th year at its Opening Reception on Friday, July 24, 5–7 pm, where you can meet this year’s five newest juried members, experience fresh work from all members, and enjoy a bit of conversation with snacks and drinks.
Five new tour members will be featured, including Tim Wohleber, twig furniture maker; Rose Sanders Mendez, metal smith jeweler; Ann Sharp, portrait painter; Joe Mayer, abstract painter; and Liz Goins, paper and book arts. All tour members will be represented; work includes pottery, basketry, stained glass, furniture, blacksmithing, jewelry, colored pencil drawings, abstract and portrait painting, watercolor painting, hand hewn bowls, wood sculpting, book and paper art, needle artistry, wearable art, folk art, polymer clay, cabinetry, twig furniture, gourd art and wooden toys.
“The Annual Summer Show gives the artisans of the tour a reason to gather under one roof for a weekend and have a great time together, kicking off our 26th year celebration. We want to share the genuine sense of enjoyment and connection with the larger community,” says Fran Brolle, jeweler and tenth year tour member.
“Friday night’s reception is our first chance to introduce our newest members, and celebrate the fresh work and energy they bring to the group. Come celebrate with us, and meet these gems of Jefferson County!” says Pam Parziale, potter and founding member.
Photo: Gee’s Bend Bowls by Pam & Ren Parziale