June 12 is coming right up and we hope you have it marked on your calendar. It’s the second year (2020 was skipped for obvious reasons) for Summertime at the Mill and the Studio Tour is co-hosting with the family-owned Shenandoah Planing Mill. Many of our members are participating and they are excited to show you what they’ve been doing over the last year. All will have some teaching portion to their exhibits. I checked in with three for their thoughts.
Fiber artist Diane Myers is excited for a “day of fun, meeting people, showing work and talking about my process.” She’ll be demonstrating weaving on a 4 harness workshop floor loom. She’s added lots of colorful rag table runners and tote bags to her wonderful line of creations.
Master basketmaker Anne Bowers has been busy, busy, busy during Covid writing a book on Appalachian ribbed baskets (which she will talk about at 2pm.) She’s bringing lots of new baskets including antler baskets and colorful heirloom baskets of all designs. Get there early, her output goes fast!
Woodcarver Nancy Streeter can’t wait to “get out and see the folks we’ve missed over the last year.” She’s bring lots of new carvings and will be demonstrating carving techniques and answering your questions.
This will be your first chance to meet our three new artists: Bead and textile artist Lisa Ashton, Comic series writer and artist Danielle Corsetto and Botanical collage and assemblage artist Rod Glover.
This will be a day full of fun for the whole family. There will be over 40 local artisans, food trucks, two live bands, and tours of this fascinating 40,000 sq.ft. facility. That’s not the half of it and attending is free!
The Details: Shenandoah Planing Mill, 471 Cold Storage Road, Charles Town WV
9 am: Lumber and Equipment Auction + Joy Bridy Nature Journaling Workshop
10 am: Exhibits and other activities begin. Event closes at 6pm.
Should the weather not be hospitable, note that many of the events are under roof.
For more information check out the Shenandoah Planing Mill on Facebook.