Lake County – Artisans Guild puts work up on display

Published 5:00 pm Friday, February 24, 2023

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The Historic MacCallum More Museum & Gardens presents The Lake Country Artisans Guild in a spectacular exhibit and sale in the Samurai Gallery of the Museum from March 5 through April 24. The title of the Exhibit is “Spring Opening.” Twelve artists and artist teams will be displaying paintings in oil, graphite, acrylic, and watercolor; sculpture; pottery; and jewelry.

“All my life I have been blessed with a creative spirit, whether it was quilting, sewing, knitting, jewelry making, cooking, or chime making,” said artist Karen Sumner. “At this time in my life, I love creating jeweled pieces of art, finding a unique way to express who I am using pieces of jewelry discarded by others.”

Kim Leonard is another of the artists who will be at the museum.

“After a traumatic brain injury I experienced as a horse trainer, I discovered I could draw realistically. I now draw these incredible animals in graphite and charcoal and share them nationally,” Leonard explained.

The opening reception is Sunday, March 5 from 3-5 p.m. at the museum. Light refreshments. The reception is free and open to the public.

LCAG is an association of regional artisans, people skilled in the arts and who demonstrate strong creative abilities in their work. The goal of LCAG is to encourage interactions among artisans, further art development, and advance regional fine arts and craftsmanship by fostering and promoting the work of its members and providing opportunities for many artists. The Guild is celebrating its tenth year engaging in educational activities aimed at increasing the public’s knowledge and awareness of the history and work of artisans in and around Southside Virginia.