Painting with Wool! Community is invited to participate in the creation of two murals celebrating the people and places we love

marcyArts Council of Tamworth is excited to bring fiber artist Marcy Schepker to Tamworth for a weeklong Art Connects Us residency in Painting with Wool, November 18-22, 2013. Marcy Schepker will be guiding students at the K. A. Brett School and community members of all ages in the creation of two needle-felted murals, “Our Home Through the Seasons” and “Celebrating Our Town and Its People.” All of us who live in small rural communities know that we share joys and losses, and that each person is a small part of the larger story of the community. ACT invites you to make part of your story visible in these communal artworks. Come with an idea in mind of something or someone you want to honor, remember, or celebrate, and Marcy will give you tools and skills to integrate it into the larger work. The community will have three opportunities to work on one or both murals. Join Marcy Schepker on Tuesday, November 19, from 6:30-8:00PM at the Tamworth Lyceum, on Wednesday, November 20 from 4:00-5:30PM at the Cook Memorial Library, and on Thursday, November 21, from 1:00-2:00PM at the Community School in South Tamworth, following the Farmers’ Table lunch at noon. (Call the Community School at 323-7000 if you’d like to attend this delicious by-donation local foods luncheon before the workshop.) These workshops are free; donations in support of community-wide artist residencies are always welcome. Community members needing rides to these events can contact Tamworth Caregivers at 603-323-7697.

NHSCAwebJoin us at 2:15PM on Friday at the Brett School for a sharing of the final murals and of the process that went into their creation. Students working on glass geometry with Hans Schepker will also be sharing their work at this event (more info on the concurrent residency in Math Art here). Homeschoolers wishing to participate in the daytime workshops at Brett can call 323-7271 for a schedule. After the residency the murals will be on display in various community locations so that area residents have a chance to enjoy them. Arts Council of Tamworth is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts. Enormous thanks to our residency sponsors Meadow Pond Animal Hospital and Settlers’ Crossing for funding creative activities open to every member of this community, to the Gibson/Woodbury Foundation for their generous materials grant, and to the Tamworth PTA.

Marcy Schepker's true art is building bridges between people. She is a tapestry weaver, soft toy maker, clothing designer and community person with 40 years of experience as a weaver and educator. Marcy loves color and texture, using recycled materials as much as possible. She is a state juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and on the Visiting Artists Roster of the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Marcy has represented NH twice at international Very Special Arts Festivals. Marcy's work is sold across the country in museum shops and stores, at fairs and through catalogues and individual commissions. Her studio has been written up in the Boston Globe and Fiber Arts Magazine. In 1995 Marcy received a yearlong Access Grant through the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. In 2005 she was asked to create one of the Governor's Arts Awards.

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