John A. Styer
P. O. Box 250
North East, Md., 21901
web site: www.lathe-meister.com
The Lathe Ledger
November, 2019 Edition
I've just returned from a visit to Maine. It allowed me to appreciate the longest period of colorful leaves in my life. The trees were turning (a favorite word of mine) all the way from there to here. And they're not finished!
The year is gradually running out of days, but I have squeezed in one more show, which may interest some of you. The Educate Veterans organization is sponsoring a Salute to Veterans on Monday, November 11 (Veterans Day, of course!) at the Maryland Veterans Museum at Patriot Park, 11000 Crain Hwy, Newburg, MD, 20664. That's just below La Plata. Tickets are $35 on line, $40 at the event, which runs from 11AM to 4PM. To get you acclimated to the language, that's 1100 to 1600. They kindly asked me to display my wares, and so I will. I'm told that Gov. Hogan will be there, as well as Larry Brown. Who, you ask? An older veteran Washington Redskins fan would know who he is.
Here's my calendar of events for the balance of 2019. It is abbreviated because the year is, too.
Nov. 2 - Patuxent Wildlife Festival, Laurel, MD, 9-3
Nov. 11 - Salute to Veterans, Newburg, MD, 11-4
Nov. 16 - Holiday Craft Fair, Salem Community College, Carney's Point, NJ, 10-3
Nov. 23-24 - Center for the Creative Arts, Yorklyn, DE, 10-5
Nov. 29-30 - Holiday Craft Show, Cape May Convention Hall, 10-4
Dec. 7 - Hodgson Vo.Tech. Winter Boutique & Craft Fair, 9-4
Dec. 13-14 - Winter Arts Festival, Delaware Art Museum, noon-8 and 10-4
This weekend is supposed to have recovered from frightful weather of Halloween, so get in your car and come to Laurel, MD on Saturday. The Patuxent Wildlife Research Center is an excellent facility to appreciate, and we artisans do our best to add flavor to your holiday mood.
The Salute to Veterans is for two kinds of people: those who are veterans, and those who aren't. So come, make it a three day weekend!
The Nov. 16 Holiday Craft Fair is sponsored by Salem Christian Academy. They do a superb job of converting the gymnasium into an exhibition hall, filled with loads of quality shopping possibilities. My booth will contain some of those possibilities!
Thanksgiving continues its present tradition of the fourth Thursday of November. The Center for the Creative Arts in Yorklyn, DE and the Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts in Cape May, NJ also continue their traditions of sponsoring shows the weekend before Thanksgiving, and the two days immediately following Thanksgiving. The former is a juried show (meaning top quality work) and the latter combines some commercial and antiques with the hand-crafted work.
The Hodgson Show is later than usual, because the first Saturday of December is the 7th. It starts at 9AM, so that you can get an early start.
And the Delaware Art Museum rounds out my schedule with their Winter Arts Festival, Fri. the 13th from noon until 8 PM, and Saturday from 10-4.
And that's that, as far as my 2019 events are concerned. 2020 already has a number of shows written in - I'll publish that list in due course. In the meantime, I have taken a few photos of pens to put in my web site, and will probably add some other work. That will at least enable folks to see something that they can actually purchase, as opposed to work that is comfortably resting in other folks' art collections.
Until next time!
John A. Styer, The Lathe-meister