About ten days ago I went to an Arts & Wine Event at Stepping Stone Museum. Supporting local arts is important to me, so I pay attention to what is on the art calendar for opportunities to get out and about and visit artists. I love chatting about what mediums of art makes other creative hearts zing and what the art form brings to their lives.
Stepping Stone Museum abutts the Susquehanna State Park in Havre de Grace, Maryland. This link will lead you to a blog called Joy: Come Rain or Come Shine and photos I posted some months back from my first visit there. At that time the grounds were open but not the museum buildings due to the pandemic.
Some of the vendors I spoke with at the Art and Wine Event had not been involved in their craft too many years before walls from the pandemic were put up requiring social distancing. Some said in a way it was a blessing because they got to hone their craft even further, set up websites and e-commerce and had time to create and increase their inventory. Such has been the story with my friend at MZ Glassworks whose portfolio of wares continues to grow!
Today I will share photos of some of the vendors and their crafts, including local vintners. It was a great afternoon at Stepping Stone Museum seeing some contemporary artists and their crafts.
Please do return to our next post on June 24, 2021 because we will be putting a spotlight on a basketry guild that was well represented at this event. Their mission is to help keep an art alive through the generations, just as my mission was in writing the book Sew the Heart, Book One in the Neighbor to Neighbor Series. Book #2 in the series is coming along nicely! It will be released in early fall.
Wine and Cheese Vendors:
Harford Vineyard & Winery,
Royal Rabbit Vineyards
Chesapeake Gold Farms
Above: Jody Jenkins Artist – Her Stress Relief Art
Above: Crystal Vision Jewelry – Kristi Metzger
Kellie Huller – Painter, Illustrator & Ceramicist
Sam Gilbert Art
Above: Megan J. Spray Paint Art
Flowers by Frannie
When I chatted with this pen and ink artist, and she mentioned she has been inspired by Alphonse Mucha of the Art Nouveau period. I happen to like Alphonse Mucha at well. EMC Creates – Erin Cebula, artist
The musician from Skyline Acoustic, shown at the top of the page, was wonderful. I sat and listened for a long time. His music can be found on bandcamp.com.
My apologies to any artists if I did not get you in the picture or have attached the wrong names with the pictures. I did my best to get it right and have all represented. If anyone would like to follow-up with these artists, many of them have Etsy sites or perhaps Haley Miller at Steppingstone Farm Museum may have their contact information.