Local artists featured in ACHHH raffle

MIDDLEBURY — Get ready for the 11th annual Dream Vacation Raffle at Middlebury Inn on Saturday, March 16. Once again Addison County Home Health and Hospice and End of Life Services, Inc. (formerly known as Hospice Volunteer Services) will host the event from 4-6:30 p.m. Tickets to the event are $25. (See page 16 for a list of local places to buy a ticket.)
Come enjoy food and beverages by local restaurants and a cash bar. Bid on items in the silent auction — be sure to get there early to preview the goods from 3-4 p.m. — and on items in the live auction, including work from local artists.
The grand prize this year is a six-day, seven-night trip to Ireland courtesy of Milne Travel, on Washington Street in Middlebury. Second prize is $500 in cash. Raffle tickets are $25 each.
“This year our honoree is Frank Buonincontro of Bristol who has been a longtime friend to both organizations and countless area residents whom he helped at the Marble Works Pharmacy,” said Maureen Conrad, Director of Development at ACHHH.
For more info call (802) 388-7259.
Deborah Holmes
Deborah Holmes has been creating art since her childhood and has been making her living with her art for the past 25 years. Today, she lives in the village of Bristol, where she has her studio and in-home gallery. Holmes paints on a daily basis either in her studio or on site. She is inspired by the Vermont landscape, especially the Champlain Valley and the Northeast Kingdom. Her work can be seen in several galleries throughout Vermont. Holmes welcomes visitors to her studio/gallery by appointment and at the Vermont Open Studio Weekend on Memorial Day weekend.
For more info visit deborahholmeswatercolors.com.
Tom Dunne
Looking at Tom Dunne’s beautifully turned wooden bowls, it is hard to believe that his original field of study was mathematics. He had an early interest in making things from wood watching a violin maker in his studio and observing his uncle make wooden boats. But life took him in a different direction. For 25 years he worked in corporate finance and raised three children. He started turning full-time in 1998 and hasn’t looked back. Dunne is inspired by designs of great cultures of the past, the diversity of the human race, conservation, preservation and recycling. “Each piece is unique, a statement of my commitment to simplicity of design, good craftsmanship and respect for this extraordinary material,” he said. He maintains a studio at 36 South Street in Middlebury.
For more info visit artisticwoodturning.com
Kristine Myrick Andrews
Kristine Myrick Andrews has been making finely-crafted baskets in her home in Salisbury since the early 1980s. A native Vermonter, Andrews designs her baskets to be functional and rugged as well as aesthetically pleasing. Some of the handles and bases are fashioned from oak or pine. After they are woven and sanded, her baskets are stained to give them a warm and comfortable look. A lover of variety, Andrews makes many different styles in various sizes including miniatures. Most of her designs are based on early Shaker, Appalachian and New England Styles.
For more info visit naturallyinspiredbaskets.com

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