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not long now!! July 11th. Workshop and opening! See below
watercolors by Wendy Soneson
A Summer Event in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
Schedule of Events, Summer 2015
SHOWINGS OF PAINTINGS:
Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust
July 8th - August 19th, 2015
Opening reception: July 11th, 2:00-4:00
May - June, 2015
on display at the Swedenborg Library, June
Be Well Cafe
July 11th, 9-11 Workshop at Orchard Artworks (orchardartworks.org)
$25 includes supplies: register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Intensive watercolor week: Bryn Athyn College July 27-31, 9:00-3:30
visit website soon to sign up or email me if interested
For more information email email@example.com
I was born a block from the Pennypack Creek on my family’s homestead: where my grandfather Donald Rose established his American roots and raised his family of twelve. His first home was a tree house in the Pennypack woods, when he emigrated from England at the age of 16, a century ago. He courted my grandmother Marjorie Wells by its banks.
Growing up my mother took us on what she called “Nature Walks” after school, pointing out touch-me-nots, birds’ nests and telling stories of her brothers’ antics in the creek: playing pirates or devising boats. We often had summer picnics there, and sledded down hills to the frozen creek in winter months. My mother insisted we always drive by the creek after church: the long but scenic way home.
I left the area in 1969 but returned each year and always took time for a walk by the creek. The sounds of the trickling water and rustling leaves served as a background for my ever-changing life. This was a touchstone for my experiences, good and bad. I could always find the spirit of my ancestors whispering support to carry on to the next life event. The old graveyard near the Pennypack borders holds my many relatives’ remains. It will hold mine someday.
In what may be my last visit this summer to the creek, as I am moving west, I wanted to memorialize Pennypack Creek’s beauty in watercolor. I am on an artist journey around the country to end in northern California. The process of painting these works has been an experience in self-reflection and solidifying of my connection to this earth.
DONATION to the TRUST
I plan to donate a portion of sales at the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust to their fine organization which keeps the woods and creek safe.
I LIKE COFFEE
In July, I would love to meet people for coffee at Be Well Cafe, where my paintings will be on display. They have all manner of healthy and gluten free goodies there.
Here are some of the works that will be on display, Some will be in miniature version, at the Allways Cafe.
To pre-order a 10x13 unframed PRINT of the Treehouse Painting, click here.
Limited edition of 50 only.