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Summerfest and 50+ Expo

While I was looking over the schedule for Summerfest, someone behind me said, "Wow! What a program. This is what Killington has always needed." For ten years KAG member, Jill Dye, has given very successful art classes for Summerfest. Her husband, Duane Finger lectured. This year they are both on a pilgrimage in Europe and KAG is doing the art.

Art classes will be held Thursdays and Fridays 10-11:30 a.m. in Cooper's Coffee on the ground floor of Snowshed Lodge offering a variety of mediums-each class costs $10. Member, Linda Kropp, is giving four sessions in July on "One Stroke Painting" - basic rosebuds, wildflowers, sunflowers and four more advanced "One Stroke" in August ($40 each).

Additionally the Guild's classes will include a tour to Woodstock Galleries and three KAG sessions in July with Alice Sciore and Nancy Pisano (Subtraction Oil Painting) and five in August including Myra Grosinger (Georgia O'Keefe Style Painting), a framing and hanging workshop, a visit to the Vermont Institute of Contemporary Art in Chester and on August 24 a Summerfest Art show and Reception at the KAG Gallery at Cabin Fever Gifts. The Art Show reception is open to the public.

Summerfest includes complimentary events and those for a fee: lectures, book reviews, digital photography, cooking, classic films, card games and more.
All schedules, registration and posting of changes are at the Grand Hotel. Most events, accept the art, will be in the Escapade Room in the Hotel. Both summer and year round residents can participate.

The total program, with many extras, is available at $175 per month or $350 for the whole summer. Information on the art program is on KAG's website or call Sally Curtis 422-3852.

If the Vermont Maturity Magazine's "Expo Fifty Plus" held on June 9 was any example, Summerfest will be exceptional too. KAG made a significant contribution with five well attended art demonstrations with enthusiastic participants and Pot Luck's musical contributions in the Ovation Restaurant. Attendees, including many KAG members, found new ideas and memorabilia at the exhibits and a chance at fabulous door prizes.

Tagged: Killington Art's Guild, Expo Fifty Plus