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March 24, 2011

Home Notes: Art Show

---- — The Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home residents and staff held an art show on Feb. 28. There were works of art by artists ranging in age from 6 to 96. Frank Rollins exhibited a beautiful painting and two wonderful photographs.

Doris Blomquist displayed a needlepoint pillow and her mother’s needlepoint stool. Alberta Bowes exhibited a beautiful piece from Korea. Her brother Bill Bowes showed two wonderful paintings. Pat DeBaun displayed an exceptional afghan of the United States.

Dot Gardner exhibited original paintings from 1976 to the present. Julia displayed a lovely sculpture from her collection by Lladro. Jeanette Hansen selected two of her favorite silhouettes. Natalie and Art Laidlaw exhibited a print of a cat, a gift from their son Tex, and a painting of a dachshund their son Robin had made. Joe Langan showed a photograph of his son’s wood carvings and of the Langan bar in New York.

Bobbie Mook displayed a beautiful antique tray that she painted. A candlewick pillow was handmade by Wanda Noyes. Leon Rathbun’s handmade nesting tables and shelves were made of cherry. Sue Stevens displayed chairs that they had needlepointed. Hilde showed a counted cross stitch, hand-painted trays and a chair that she painted.

Wally Pickhardt displayed a photograph of himself, sailing his sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean. Ruth Swart selected a delicate inlaid wooden box.

Maureen Micek showed a painting of a vase of flowers that a friend painted.

Ralph Veenema’s greatgranddaughter Claire sent him a special handmade Valentine and he placed her photograph next to it – she’s adorable. Susan Kenyon exhibited a wonderful painting of Otsego Lake with Kingfisher Tower. Mary Nolan, cook, showed two beautiful winter paintings. Deanna and Ireland Gable, both submitted paintings. Laurie Blatt brought two small sculptures and her husband Fred, a bronze of a dance figure and a sculpture of Walt Whitman .