**** EVENTS ****


Flowering Pounding Workshop

June 12, 2014 
1 – 4 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website:  http://www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail: fofs@pctcnet.net
Pound your frustration into exquisite artwork by using the exclusive dyes found in nature. Learn the art of flower pounding. Start simply, learn tips and techniques to create a quilt block or wall hanging… or if you are feeling adventurous, bring a white cotton T-shirt to decorate. Free and open to all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Class size is limited. Registration required.

Introduction to Ceramics Workshop

July 10, 2014
1-4 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio, Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, Phillips
715-339-7282
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail: fofs@pctcnet.net
Join the fun of creating with clay in this introductory workshop lead by long-time ceramist John Langer. All you need is a desire to get your hands wet and experiment with this medium. Follow-up workshop time will be available to glaze and finish your project at the park. A wheel will be on hand for throwing clay as well. Free and open to all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Class size is limited. Registration & $10 fee required.

Dragonflies & Damselflies Workshop

July 19, 2014 
1 – 4 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website:  http://www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail: fofs@pctcnet.net
Ryan Chrouser, educator from the Wisconsin Dragonfly Society, returns to the park to talk about varieties of dragonflies in northern Wisconsin. We’ll explore the vernal pools in the park and discover hwo our tiniest neighbors are. Free and open to all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Class size is limited. Registration required.

28th Annual Wisconsin Concrete Park Celebration

August 9, 2014
Noon – 4 p.m.
Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, Phillips
715-339-7282
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org
E-mail:  fofs@pctcnet.net
A celebration of the arts in a park setting with FREE fun for the whole family. Lots of kids’ activities and entertainment for all ages including make & take art creations, quilt display, art exhibit, live music, guided park tours, silent auction, beverages and great food.

Plein Air Painting Workshop and Competition

August 9 & 10, 2014
Workshop - Sat. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Competition - 8 a.m. Sat. – 4 p.m. Sun.
Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, Phillips
715-339-7282
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org
E-mail:  fofs@pctcnet.net

The Wisconsin Art Environment Consortium will again sponsor a Plein Air Workshop and Competition at several of its art environments throughout Wisconsin.  The workshop instructor at Wisconsin Concrete Park, Bob Tarrell, is a long-time art professor at Edgewood College & Plein Air painter, and will introduce this style of painting “in open air” for all ages. The Saturday workshop starts with a morning demonstration, followed by hours of painting & ends with critiques. Easels & some materials are provided. Rain or shine. Bring lunch. Registration is required & space is limited. All plein air paintings done at the park are eligible to enter into the competition for cash prizes.  Judging starts at 4 p.m. on Sunday and awards are given thereafter during an artist’s reception in the Friends of Fred Smith Studio.  The public is welcome to join in the refreshments and entertainment during the reception.  All ages are welcome to join in the fun of painting in plein air. Winning paintings from the competition at Wisconsin Concrete Park will also be eligible to compete statewide with paintings from other sites in an online judging on the Kohler Foundation website (http://www.kohlerfoundation.org/grants/plein-air-painting-competition-wandering-wisconsin/) and a second round of cash prizes. Call for more information 715-339-7282.

Wood Felting & Embellishing Workshop

August 14, 2014
1 – 4 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org
E-mail: fofs@pctcnet.net
Pam Metsala will be at the park demonstrating techniques of wood felting from shrinking old wool items or knitted wool to embellishing items with roving and felting needles. Some supplies will be on hand to make a pair of mittens or small purse. Experiment with your own felt with advanced practices. Free and open to all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Class size is limited. Registration required.

Holiday Evergreen Decorating

November 8, 2014
1-4pm
Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, Phillips
715-339-7282
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org
E-mail:  fofs@pctcnet.net

Learn how to make & decorate a fresh holiday evergreen wreath as well as trying your hand at an evergreen swag. Wreath or swag packages with all necessary greenery & supplies available at nominal cost. Make some great gifts this holiday season. Class size is limited. Registration required. 

Heritage Days – Get Hooked on History

May 16, 2015
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail: fofs@pctcnet.net
A look into the past in Price County and all that makes us who we are. Enjoy interactive history stations for the kids, tools and skills used by early European settlements in the area, an authentic Fur Trade Era re-enactor's camp, ethnic food booths by area churches, stage performances with five (5) hours of continuous traditional music, ethnic dancers & singers, musical instrument makers, storytellers, working blacksmith and demonstrations of many old skills, tools and weapons. And bring our favorite family heritage collection to display and share with others in a special section of the park. Celebrate our northern Wisconsin heritage! Fun for the whole family. FREE admission. No registration necessary.

Plant Swap & Sale

May 23, 2015
1 – 4 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org
E-mail:  fofs@pctcnet.net
Bring your plants to swap or sell during the Garden Trellis Workshop and be sure to check out the selection of plants available at the Friends of Fred Smith Studio all summer long.

 
 

 

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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