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Archive for April 22nd, 2012

Location

Woman’s Club
856 W. Washington St.
Artist hosted:  Susanne & Jim Koenig

Medium

Various

Artist Statement/Bio

Susanne Koenig and husband, Jim Koenig, will feature their work at the Harpers Ferry Woman’s Club. Susanne may be best known locally for her richly rendered ink drawings. As former artist for the Shenandoah-Potomac House and Garden Tour, her drawings grace fifty of the most historic and notable homes in Jefferson and BerkeleyCounty. By special order, she can capture your home in ink or create a treasured family heirloom of your pet in a painted portrait. Visit her website www.fineartportraitbysusanne.com

Jim Koenig is an accomplished literary and visual artist, and a professional handyman.  He and his wife, Susanne, have lived in Harpers Ferry since 1985.  Primarily he exploits locally found material, especially cedar root, to fashion elegant or fanciful sculpture.

copyright Susanne Koenig, reproduced and displayed with permission.

copyright Jim Koenig, reproduced and displayed with permission.

Participant

Westwind Potters
144 High Street
Hosted artist:  Various

Medium

Pottery

Artist Statement/Bio (from website)

“Located in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, historic Harpers Ferry has been the home of Westwind Potters for 24 years. A great day trip, equal distance from Gettysburg, PA, Baltimore, MD, and our nation’s capitol, Washington, D.C. Craft enthusiasts trek to Westwind Potters for the high quality, affordable, all American-made products.

For over two decades, emphasis has been placed on pottery, since that was the humble beginnings of Westwind in 1983. Since then, our late founders dream of a simple pottery studio has evolved into a nationally-known craft retailer. Our shop has now expanded to showcase 52 artists from 28 states. Their handiworks include pottery, baskets, carved utensils, candles and an “in-house” stained glass studio.”

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Participants

Harpers Ferry Guest House
800 W. Washington St.
304-535-6955
Artists hosted:  Peggy Winchester and Sharon Garvey

Appalachian Trail Conservancy
799 W. Washington St.
304-535-6331
Artist hosted:  Sharon Garvey

Medium

Various

copyright Peggy Winchester, reproduced and displayed with permission.

copyright Sharon Garvey, reproduced and displayed with permission.

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Participant

Teahorse Hostel
1312 W. Washington St.
304-535-6848

Artist hosted:  Kweli Kitwana

Medium

Acrylic Painting

Artist Statement/Bio

“The art of transforming ourselves with make-up and masks is a universal phenomenon. Decorating one’s face in various patterns and shapes has been a part of the cultural make-up of many societies since the beginning of time. Face painting is a common theme across cultures as divergent as the Indigenous American tribes in North America and various tribes and cultures in Asia, Africa and South America. In Native American Tribes, face painting has been used for artistic expression since ancient times.”

copyright 2012 Kweli Kitwana, reproduced and displayed with permission.

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