October will be a busy month at the Creamery Art Center, including a very special show. Opening night reception on Friday, Oct. 12, will feature the fabulous emotive photos of Vendla Stockdale and George Brauneis in a exhibit titled: "Shadow Horse in the Peach Gallery."
Celebrations start at 6 p.m. Wine, microbrews and refreshments will be served.
Shadow Horse is a visionary journey from the images of the rescued horse, horses that come to Spirit Wind Horse Rescue — shadows of what they once were and what they were meant to be. This visionary journey tells of how the shadow horse finds its soul and moves through the shadows to wholeness through the volunteers of Spirit Wind Horse Rescue. This special exhibit challenges us to look beyond the familiar and imagine a reality where we become respectful partners with the earth and all its other nations.
Photographic artists Vendla Stockdale and George Brauneis have combined their creative voices in an exhibition celebrating power and possibility and moving forward with new life. Their shared love of horses has led them to work with the subjects they love most: abused and unwanted horses. In this exhibit, these horses share their story and remind us that even though some of us suffer trauma, we can learn through the horses to either live in the shadows or follow their lead and find our spirit by moving forward and living again. It is about forgiveness, learning from our experience and finding the beauty of all that is offered to us.
All the animals in these photos have been rescued from abusive and neglectful situations. Proceeds from the sale of her photographs will be donated to the Spirit Wind Horse Rescue Group.
Spirit Wind Horse Rescue was started in 2006 by Vendla Stockdale and Elizabeth Keenan. They are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and currently have 41 horses in their care, some of which are looking for new homes and the older horses are retired within the organization.
Also in October the Creamery will offer fiber and clay classes for teens and adults, and the After School Art program for kids. On Thursdays, Oct. 18, 25 and Nov. 1, 1-3 p.m., Gayle Smith will share how to make coiled baskets using yarn, fabric and found objects. Cost is $35 plus materials for all 3 sessions. You must call 872-4848 before Oct. 12 to reserve your seat.
Wednesdays, Oct. 17, 24 and 31, 1-3 p.m., Gayle Smith will teach beginning crochet. Learn the basic to intermediate crochet stitches and how to turn them into a project. Cost is $30 plus $5 materials. You must call 872-4848 before Oct. 12 to reserve your seat.
Every Wednesday, from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., master potter David Strong provides instruction in his drop-in clay classes. Strong will be available for beginners to advanced students to learn clay and glazing techniques in both hand-build and wheel. Cost is $18 per session plus $28 per 25 lbs. of clay.
The 3rd annual Dress Your Best fundraiser will be held Oct. 20. Please join us at 6 p.m. in the Creamery Gallery for an evening of dinner, dancing and a live auction. Dine on prime rib catered by North Fork Restaurant (vegetarian meal by reservation) and dance to the David and Tamera Hauze Strike Band. Table for eight is $400, $100 per couple, and $60 per person. Tickets available by calling 872-4848 or at the front desk.
The Creamery Arts Center is located at 165 Bridge Street, Hotchkiss. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Saturday. Phone 872-4848 or visit www.creameryartscenter.org.blog comments powered by Disqus