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Marilyn Wilber - @buzzardridgehandmade Final Friday Artist Showcase

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Marilyn Wilber - @buzzardridgehandmade Final Friday Artist Showcase

Did you miss The Spark's Final Friday Artist Showcase this February? See a snippet of who you missed - @buzzardridgehandmade - Marilyn Wilber here: https://youtu.be/viGPI_xe8rk This short documentary is a personal peak into Marilyn Wilber's involvement with The Spark and showcases many of her fabric and textile work available for sale at 341 N Broadway Wednesday-Saturday from 11am-3pm.

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Robin Holtby Is This Week’s ‘Artist Behind The Art’

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Robin Holtby Is This Week’s ‘Artist Behind The Art’

by Mary KernsBurns Times-Herald This week, our Artist Behind the Art is Harney County’s own Robin Holtby. Holtby specializes in beadwork, and she’s been practicing the craft for almost three years. Beading runs in her family. Holtby said she remembers watching her cousins and Auntie Julie work with beads, and she simply wanted to join in.  Since then, she has worked on honing her skills. She creates beautiful earrings and beaded embellishments around the brim of hats. Seed beads, cut beads, and a collection of sparkly eye catchers make up her work. Holtby’s work is currently available at Spark Collaborative...

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‘Artist Behind The Art’ Features The Work Of Connie Robbins

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‘Artist Behind The Art’ Features The Work Of Connie Robbins

Submitted photos From L-R: Connie Robbins at work on a Canada goose painting. Robbins used batik wax and watercolor to create this pileated woodpecker as part of her Beauty Bird series. One of the carousel horses that Robbins restored. by Mary Kernsfor Burns Times-Herald This week’s Artist Behind the Art is Connie Robbins. She currently teaches at Crane Union High School and pursues her art when time allows. “I have been an artist for over 30 years,” Robbins said. “Born and raised in Burns, my artistic influences came from my mother, paternal grandmother, and Burns art instructors Joe Hendry and...

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‘Artist Behind The Art’ Features The Work Of Artisan Louie Ash

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‘Artist Behind The Art’ Features The Work Of Artisan Louie Ash

Submitted photos These Santa Claus ornaments were carved and painted by local artisan Louie Ash.  by Mary Kernsfor Burns Times-Herald Ash and his cat, Lucky, showcase one of the largest frames that Ash has ever created. This week’s Artist Behind the Art is wood sculpture Louie Ash. A Harney County native, Ash was born at the old hospital on Egan Street in Burns. His family had a ranch in Frenchglen, which is where Ash attended grade school. He rode his horse five miles to and from class each school day. Ash’s family summered their cattle in the Big and Little...

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Krissy Matterson Is This Week’s ‘Artist Behind The Art’

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Krissy Matterson Is This Week’s ‘Artist Behind The Art’

Photo by MARY CORNING Krissy Matterson creates rustic furniture and decor by refurbishing abused and neglected pieces. When she isn’t working on projects, Matterson stays busy on her ranch.  by Mary Kernsfor Burns Times-Herald When I visited with Krissy Matterson about the rustic furniture and decor that she creates, this is what she said, “I have been living in Harney County for six and a half years. I started refurbishing and building rustic furniture and home decor about four years ago. The Rusty Bucket is the name of my business. “When I find a new piece of furniture, most times...

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