Sunday, November 29, 2009

Craft Fair Vendors 2009

A Complete List of the Rumpus Craft Fair Vendors

Renee Neuner Lionhead
mixed media boxed prints

Maeg Yosef Edison Rex

Megan Altshuler
aprons, onsies, wallets and bags

Jen Flores Jen Flores Art and Design
scarves, tops and jackets

Rebecca Golden Earth Angel Herbals

Mark Lattanzi The Alchemy Studio
gold and silver jewelry

Tracy Olsen Olsen Designs
beaded jewelry

Rhys McGovern Remcycle Jewelry
Jill Bromberg Moondance Quilts
baby quilts and pillows

Rebecca Fricke Bedscape Designs
quilts, wall hangings and table runners

Reprodepot Fabrics
small bags, kits, fabric

Erin Beadet Oui Bags

Zoe Johnson Nono Studios
upcycled and new wool goods for children and silver jewelry

Stacy Lou Leelyn Lou's Upcycles
upcycled accessories

Sue McFarland McFarland's Handwork
felted and handwoven items

Anna Lea Jones True Blue Studio
paintings, watercolors, oil pastel and ink

Malea Rhodes Maleas Pottery
wheel thrown porcelain and domestic ware

Cate Woolner Cate Woolner Photography

Nicole Lavin
blankets and burp cloths for babies and collars, accessories and biscuits for dogs

M.A.M. (Montague.Art.Movement)
mixed media fine arts

Jill Green Fantasy Wear
capes, costumes and fun frippery for children

Melinda Baughman
upcycled fabric creations

Lisa Ganci Smartypants
children’s clothing

Student Booth
various arts and crafts made by children 4-14

Welcome to Rumpus 2009

Welcome to the Greenfield Center School Rumpusa colossal arts and crafts event for ages 1 to 100.

Craft Fair
On Saturday, December 5th we will be hosting a craft fair with 25+ invited artists and crafters selling fresh, lovely hand-created wares. Come to the fair for ample holiday shopping: jewelry, household goods, textiles, fine art and more. Last year's craft fair drew a crowd of over 1,200 and this year promises to be even larger. Come early and stay as long as you want!

Silent Auction
In addition have a silent auction of gorgeous items from local and regional artists, goods and services from across the Pioneer Valley.

Children's Art and Craft Workshops
If you have children, bring them along! They can dive into the many different drop-in children's crafts workshops for ages 3-12 as well as scheduled art and craft demonstration workshops. See schedule for more details.

Enjoy our variety of crafting demonstrations- bookmaking, contour drawing, felting, and more.

Admissions Open House
Simultaneously the Center School will be hosting an admissions open house with teachers, parents and students on hand to answer questions and give tours. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn what a Center School education is all about.

No Rumpus is complete without:

Scrumptious Food! Live Music!

Come one, come all. Bring your friends and family. Enjoy.

Rumpus Featured Workshop Artists

Greenfield Center School Rumpus is thrilled to have three local artists/craftspeople offering workshops or demonstrations at Rumpus this year. From 11-1 fine artist Lisa Henry will offer an all-ages, drop-in, contour drawing workshop, working with bicycle gears and parts. Participants will have as long or as short as they want to utilize oil pastels and crayons to explore contour drawing with Lisa's guidance. Lisa will have a small display of recent works.

Also at 11, book artist Steve Daiber will offer a bookmaking workshop for children grades 1-4 (and their parents.) At 1pm he will offer a second workshop, this one for students in 5th-8th grades. Particpants in both workshops will leave with at least one completed book. Please call to pre-register for Steve's workshops as space is limited, (413-773-1700.) Steve will have, for sale, copies of his special edition book El muro by Eduardo Hernandez Santos (with a generous 30% of proceeds going to the Center School!) in addition to other books for sale, show and tell.

From 2-4 fiber craftsperson Laurie Smith will demonstrate basic and complex basket weaving skills. She will have a collection of baskets for sale.

At 2pm herbalist Rebecca Golden will offer an herbal bath salts workshop. Rebecca has a vendor booth at the Craft Fair, but will come to the workshop portion of Rumpus to offer her skills and knowledge around creating aromatic and replenishing bath salts. This is a drop-in, first come, workshop open to 30 participants of any age.

Artist Information:

Lisa Henry is a Pioneer Valley artist working in charcoal, graphite and watercolor. After receiving her BFA in Design, and traveling extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada she returned to the valley to be part of its vibrant artistic community, and to enjoy the natural beauty of Western Massachusetts.

I delight in what I see. Wherever I go, I capture images, bold and inspiring - first with my eyes, then with my camera. Later, I study and begin to understand each subject as I sketch. It is not until I add layer upon layer of darkness that the light begins to emerge. Graphite, charcoal, and watercolor in sepia tones are all patient media, willing to wait as I apply them, very slowly to the page. I make no assumptions about my subject, having instead complete faith in what I observe.”

Lisa M. Henry's email is:

Steve Daiber is a book artist and researcher with a special focus on Cuba and transgender issues. Steve will be offering two workshops. One for students (and their parents) grades 1-4 and the other for students grades 5-8.

Steve Daiber's website is

Steve's Flicker site with photos of Cuban prints and print shops in Havana

And the Flicker site for his artist residence in Vietnam last November

Steve was interviewed this fall on his collaborations with Cuban Artists at The Art Blog

Steve's recent works are Almendrones,El Mar and El Muro.

Almendrones is a collaborative project with ten Cuban printmakers Steve came to know while working in six different print shops in Havana. Their works reflect their reality of living in Cuba where recycling of materials is a necessity of life and a creative art form. They offer in the volume a reflection of their lived experience with pre-American cars.

El Mar is a whirlwind scroll of a Cuban geography book and the April 2006 Cuban newspaper Granma. Early in the month Granma reports on the Cuban national baseball team’s return from the World Games and later in April Granma celebrates of the battle of Playa Giron, an ill-fated invasion attempt by the US known here in the States as the Bay of Pigs. Printed on the newspaper are wood cut images of fish found in the waters off Cuba. Contemporary images of ball players, street scenes and the Black Panther William Brandt along with historical postcards are silk screened over pages of Cuban geography.

El Muro is a collection of ten offset triptych photographs by Eduardo Hernández Santos and two bilingual essays by the artist and the young and insightful Cuban ethnographer Abel Sierra. Eduardo Hernández Santos made these photographs of homosexuals, transgenders, and crossdressers in the summer of 2005 at Havana, Cuba’s seafront wall. Taken together, the pictures in this book tell a remarkable story of human endurance and triumph. Hernández Santos presents his subjects not as passive players but as people who struggle (though more quietly than not) against discrimination even though such struggle is very risky.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Rumpus Schedule 2009

Greenfield Center School Rumpus Schedule 2009

10-4: Running all day: craft fair, drop-in art activities for children, silent auction, open house and food concessions.

Craft Fair (all day)
Drop in crafting and arts workshops for children 3-13 (all day)
Offerings include: key chains, duct tape accessories, beading, hair clips, button frames, puppets, cards, paper weights, and more and more and more!
Silent auction (all day)
Food concessions (all day)

Book making workshop for children grades 1-4 with Steve Daiber (call to register: 773-1700)
Childrens' musician Dennis Caraher
Craft Fair (all day)Drop in crafting and arts workshops for children 3-13 (See offerings above.)
Silent auction (all day)
Food concessions (all day)

Craft Fair (all day)
Drop in crafting and arts workshops for children 3-13 (See offerings, above.)
Silent auction (all day)
Food concessions (all day)

Book making workshop for children grades 5-8 with Steve Daiber (call to register: 773-1700)
Pop up and holiday cards workshop with Sally Freeman-Hawks
Craft Fair (all day)
Drop in crafting and arts workshops for children 3-13 (See offerings above.)
Silent auction (all day)
Food concessions (all day)

Bath salts workshop with Rebecca Golden (30 participants, first come)
Basket weaving demonstration with Laurie Smith
Craft Fair (all day)
Drop in crafting and arts workshops for children 3-13 (See offerings above.)
Silent auction (all day)
Food concessions (all day)

Basket weaving demonstration with Laurie Smith
Craft Fair
Drop in crafting and arts workshops for children 3-13 (See offerings above.)
Food concessions closes 3:30
Last bid for silent auction : 3:45

4:00 Rumpus Closes
Silent auction winners claim auction wins!

Thursday, November 12, 2009