View art, buy art, create art at Har-Ber Village Museum in Grove on August 12On the Saturday, August 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., fourteen artists and crafts people take part in the second annual Art on the Lake Day at Har-Ber Village on. Arts featured include: blacksmithing, beadworking, basket weaving, woodworking, wood carving, resin, oil and water color painting, architectural and landscape drawing, pen and ink portraits and more. Artists have been invited to demonstrate their skills at the Village, and in several cases, to provide opportunities for our visitors to have hands-on participation in the craft. Artists will also have their work available for sale.
Projects made during the recently completed Art Camp for 9-13 year-olds will be on display in the Visitor Center Art Gallery for the event. Several hands-on activities will be part of the day so that participants can get creative with a variety of art forms. Members of the Grand Lake Audubon Society will volunteer in the Village’s Natural History Activity Room where visitors can explore bird art from bird tangram designs to a build-a-nest creative project.
New artists to the event this year include: blacksmith Billy Heller, water colorist Susan Newman, wooden toy maker Ray Rochau, outdoor planters and wooden furniture producers Ken and Myra Noteboom, basker weaver Mary McCreery, landscape and architectural artist Ken Brown, pen and ink portrait artist Willie Morrison, woodcarver and painter Jerry and Nancy Harper, and resin artist Mary Lee. Back with us for a second year are weaver Jeannie Wheatley and Gloria Smoke-King and her sister Rhonda Smoke. King, bead designers and artists from Sallisaw, Okla.
A complete list of vendors, activities and locations in the Village can be found at har-bervillage.com on the Art on the Lake page. Check back for updates as additional artists may be added. Space is still available for local artists!
All Art on the Lake Day activities are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted. Har-Ber Village Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission is $10 for adults; $7.50 for seniors 63+; $5 for children ages 6-13; under 6 and members are free. Museum admission is not necessary to shop in the Village retail shops, to eat at the Café or to walk the Nature Trail.