One event on July 22, 2018 at 2:00pm
Bruce Fountain-Stalker and Marietta Ellis will exhibit their paintings during the Job Lane Museum House Tours on July 8 and July 22, from 2 to 4 pm. Bruce did not take one lesson, but he has always loved painting miniatures. He painted the restored one-room school houses throughout New England, in six (6) New England stares. He has had exhibitions in galleries and museums. He wrote a newspaper article on painted school houses, and a magazine known throughout the world accepted and the newspaper printed all four of his paintings.
In October 2017, he painted the Bedford East School, as he loves to paint historical buildings, and has painted several of them in Bedford.
Marietta Ellis will also have her art on exhibit. She has been painting for about 18 years starting with a few courses run by the COA in Bedford. In the 1960’s she started using natural plant dyes to dye wool. From that she designed some crewel embroidery (colonial needlework) and sold kits with the design on linen. Painting grew out of a soap customer asking if she could paint a motif on a soap bar. She decided to learn more about how to paint and signed up for the Bedford Arts and Crafts Society (BACS) art classes. Back then the instructor was Mary Gerber. When she left Valerie Lanza became the instructor and is still taking classes with her and taking a drawing class with Susan Funk. All three of these instructors have helped her develop her art skills. She enjoys painting and finds a day incomplete, if she has not picked up a brush or pencil.
She mostly exhibits with BACS in the Flint Room and in July will again be with BACS at Great Road Gallery and Framing and always participates in the BACS Regional Art show.