Henry County Arts & Crafts Guild Show
annual event to feature
a variety of local talent
to take part in Guild Show
Helen E. McKinney
NEW CASTLE, Ky. (September 2012) Two heads
are better than one, as the old saying goes. For Pam and Darrell Moore,
this adage holds true when it comes to displaying their unique artwork.
Pam is a stained glass artist. She has been working in the medium for
the last 25 years.
My aunt owned a stained glass store in New York, she said.
I visited her store and thought it would be something neat to
do. My aunt showed me how to do it in one hour.
is an example of Pam
Moores stained glass. Below is
a sample of Darrell Moores
woodworking skills.The Henry
County residents will exhibit
at the Guild Show.
Pam, 46, said she creates a lot of angels, 3D birds and
12x12 inch panels. She began attending craft shows with her husband
and his artwork at the end of last year. This is how she mainly sells
her work, in addition to word-of-mouth.
The couple moved to Henry County in 2007. They had previously lived
in Maryland, Pam having lived in a variety of locations while growing
I decided when it was time to move to pick a spot on the map and
move there. Thats literally what we did, she said.
They settled in Henry County and became involved last year with the
Henry County Arts and Crafts Guild. Good friend and guild member, Malissa
Beatty, encouraged the husband and wife team to join the guild.
As a result, they will be participating in the 2012 art show sponsored
by the Henry County Arts and Crafts Guild. This 13th annual show will
take place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Henry
County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 421 just outside of New Castle, Ky.
Guild president Sharon Silvers said new this year to the event will
be lunch provided by the Henry County Cattlemens Association.
Ye Merry Melodious Dulcimers will also be a new element of the show.
A variety of artistic medium, including woodworking, jewelry, furniture
and paintings will be on display.
The guild is in its 13th year, said Silvers. We still
have many charter members and can provide Henry Countians with a great
choice of artwork at this show.
The guild continues to benefit its members in many ways. It provides
an opportunity for the artists to display and sell their work through
the art show and at Cookes Pharmacy, where they have a special
section just for us, Silvers said.
The Henry County Arts and Crafts Guild Showcase is a great way
to showcase what we do. she said. And it is the perfect opportunity
for the Moores, who do not belong to any other arts organization.
Darrell, 51, said he has always been interested in woodworking.
I enjoy what I do. He does fretwork with a scroll saw and turning
on the lathe, many times creating Christmas ornaments by the latter
technique. Depending upon the wood that he uses, Darrell may only apply
a clear finish to his products.
After acquiring a lathe, Darrell thought he would give crafting
a try, said the Pennsylvania native. Experience has been the best
teacher for him over the last 40 years that he has been woodworking.
The quality that he likes best about woodworking is that its
a good stress reliever, he said. Making things in this manner
affords him a quiet time that is hard to find elsewhere.
Darrell either purchases wood for his creations or uses wood that has
been given to him. The couple lives between Eminence and New Castle,
not far from where the Henry Count Arts and Crafts Guild Showcase will
For more information, contact Sharon Silvers
at (502) 845-4560.
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