Tuesday, August 4, 2015

American Craftsmen Show Returns to Lounsbury House on November 7th and 8th

The American Craftsmen Show has announced its return to the Lounsbury House in historic Ridgefield, Conncticut for its second year of presenting the very best of traditional handmade American Arts and Crafts.
Many of last year’s artists will be returning for the 2015 show. This includes Greg Schooner- recently profiled on the cover of Early American Life Magazine, Dan and Marlene Coble - noted for their painted furniture and Sandy Malamed whose applique quilts were recently on display at the American Folks Art Museum’s Fab Folk
Fest in New York City. Other Early American Life Magazine recognized artists appearing in the show include Robert LeHay, Leonard & Eve Marschark, Kathleen McDonald, Diane Louise Paul, Steven Earp, Sandy Malamed, and Diane Louise Paul. Some of the artwork on display will  include American redware and other pottery, bowls, chalkware, tinware, fraktur, floorcoverings, folk art paintings, intuitive visual art and sculpture, leather, painted wood carvings, Noah’s Arks, painted furniture, fiber arts, scherenschnitte, shaker boxes, silversmithing, tall case clocks, traditional painting, and willow furnishings.
Event/show Organizer Larry Koosed said “We are happy to have so many talented artists presenting their creations at this year’s show. We have a great mix of returning and new artists, which allows our show to continue to evolve and grow.
About The American Craftsmen Show: The American Craftsmen Show is a once a year event that showcases award-winning and nationally known artists and craftsmen offering their work for sale. Many of these creations are inspired by the traditions, methods and styles of the early American craftsmen.
About The Lounsbury House: The Lounsbury House is owned by the town of Ridgefield and operated by a not-for-profit association. The Center provides a socializing, learning and meeting center for the community and assumes complete financial responsibility for the operation and preservation of the Lounsbury House.  The Ridgefield Community Center at historic Lounsbury House is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. The Center serves as the heartbeat of Ridgefield community life in collaboration with the town, its citizens and organizations.

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