Local Artists to Hold Meetup Event
A local artists’ group launched last September through the social networking site Meetup.com is scheduling monthly activities and resources for art makers. Membership is open to all people inspired to create visual arts – jewelry, ceramics, fiber arts, woodworking, photography, stained glass – and of course painting, drawing and graphics. The group plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, at the Manchester Art Studio and Gallery, 4479 Main Street to the rear of Rachel’s/Pink Boot Farm. All those interested are invited to attend. Visit the ‘Manchester VT Artists Mid-Week Meetup’ page on meetup.com to become a member and register for the event. The group was founded by two local artists wanting to meet and network with neighbors who share a love of art and making it: Stacy Gates, a long-time arts instructor and co-owner of the new Manchester Arts Studio and Gallery, and Beth Whitaker, who has had an extensive career as a designer and recently reconnected with her love of painting. Meetup members, who live as far away as Brattleboro and West Pawlet, will show and discuss their work with the group during the event.