Presented by Mary Tegtmeyer; December 3, 2022, through January 27, 2023. This lovely exhibit features whimsical tabletop houses in a folk-art style created using found objects, clay, and wood to depict intricate scenes with a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, set in a Christmas theme. Also on display is Mary’s collection of antique doll ornaments from around the world.
Mary has always been interested in creating with natural materials. Mary has always been interested in creating with natural materials. As a child, she was inspired by her dad, a stone mason, who made decorative houses of remnant stone. She followed in her dad’s footsteps to create her much-loved folk-art friends and their domiciles.
Mary will be presenting a hands-on workshop on Saturday, January 14, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the New Woodstock Free Library. This fun take-and-make workshop is for children age 5 and up, along with a caregiver. Mary will show how to make whimsical wooden dolls such as those shown in her display.