**** EVENTS ****

For more information on upcoming workshops contact:

Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, Phillips, WI
715-339-7282
fofs@pctcnet.net

 

Decorative Tiles from Clay

April 16, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 Highway 13 S., Phillips, WI

A one-part clay class making commemorative ceramic tiles and painting them with glaze in the same day. Sheila Miske will lead you through the process. The FoFS will fire and final glaze all the tiles. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Number of participants is limited. Registration & $10 fee are required.

 

Garden Art

May 28, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 Highway 13 S., Phillips, WI

Make your own garden art out of fresh branches cut at the park. Learn to identify and cut popple, buckthorn or honeysuckle for materials. Sally Punzel returns to show you how to gather the materials and construct stars, small shelves, racks and small pot trellises using the collected materials, a hammer and nails. Free and open to all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Number of participants is limited. Registration required.

 

Ceramic Figure Painting

June 9, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 Highway 13 S., Phillips, WI

The Gehrke Family has generously donated to the park several ceramic figures in a variety of sizes that need painting. Join in by picking your favorite figure and painting to your heart’s content. All materials will be provided. Open to all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Number of participants is limited. Registration required.

 

Barn Quilts

June 11, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 Highway 13 S., Phillips, WI

Jeanie Heizler, life-long fabric quilter and owner of Custom Outdoor Covers, returns for another afternoon of exploring the tradition of making and displaying barn quilts. Create a mini-sized version of a quilt for your home or mailbox. Cost is $12.00. Patterns and many supplies are provided. Open to all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Number of participants is limited. Registration required.

 

Fiber Artist Trunk Show & Workshop by Rene Iannarelli

June 25, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 Hwy. 13 S., Phillips, WI

Fiber artist and quilter from Rhinelander, Rene Iannarelli will open her trunk of art quilts for a free morning presentation showcasing ideas for going beyond traditional quilts. During the afternoon workshop, Permission to Play, participants will make samples of non-traditional piecing techniques as seen during the morning presentation. Afternoon workshop is $35.00. Lunch & refreshments will be available for a free will donation. Open to all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Class size is limited. Registration required.

Celebration of Arts in Action

September 24, 2016
Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Painting Competition Judging starts at 4 p.m.
Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org
E-mail:  fofs@pctcnet.net

The park will be host to a Wandering Wisconsin Roadside Art Experience event as one of five special art environments hosting similar events statewide, each including an Outdoor Painting Competition. Attendees to the Concrete Park will be offered an array of instant opportunities to create art in four different mediums: painting on a life-size mural, glazing and firing raku pottery, decorating the park garage with mosaics, and painting open-air, postcard-sized landscapes. All open-air paintings completed at the park are eligible for entry into the competition for cash prizes. Judging starts at 4 p.m. and awards are given thereafter. All materials for each art opportunity will be provided. A quilt display, music, auction and great food make this a wonderful event for the entire family. Stop by on your way between the Phillips Harvest Fest and Ogema Christmas Tree Festival. For the location of other Roadside Art Experience sites, visit www.kohlerfoundation.org/grants/plein-air-painting-competition-wandering-wisconsin/.

 
 

 

Horse and rider from Henry Mocavts
and John Putro tableau
Farming with Oxen tableau

Farming with Horses tableau
     
#6 Chiann the Beer Drinker and Photographer.
Photo: Robert Amft,
circa 1950-64.
Farming With Oxen. Photo: Fred Scruton ©
Mr. Knox and Oxen. Photo: Fred Scruton ©

     
     

 


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