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  • Wild Prairie Gourds Exhibit & Ancestra Performances at Ernest Hupeden's Painted Forest

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    Name: Wild Prairie Gourds Exhibit & Ancestra Performances at Ernest Hupeden's Painted Forest
    Date: September 25, 2021 - September 26, 2021
    Event Description:
    Please join us for a FREE Fall Event at Ernest Hupeden's Painted Forest in Valton in conjunction with the 2021 Hill and Valley Tour! We'll be featuring an exhibit of Wild Prairie Gourds presented by Connie Anderson, and performances by the women's a cappella trio, Ancestra on the weekend of 9/25 and 9/26.
    Featured in the Study Center
    Saturday, 9/25 & Sunday, 9/26
    10 AM-4 PM
    Concerts in Ernest Hupeden's Painted Forest
    2 performances on SATURDAY, 9/25 ONLY @ 1 PM & 2 PM
    Connie Anderson is a Reedsburg-based maker with a broad creative practice that includes painting, drawing, sculpting and cake decorating. For the past 16 years, she's been working with gourds as a foundational material to create 3-dimensional ornamental objects inspired by nature. Her work with gourds includes carving, drawing, metal inlays, painting, and other embellishments, including found objects. This is Connie's first public exhibit of her work.
    Ancestra, featuring Carol Harm, Kathryn Ripp, and Lauranne Bailey is a Madison-based women's a cappella trio that has been writing and performing hearted-centered songs of spiritual and personal journeys since 2003. Their arrangements feature tight harmonies that are broadly influenced by rock, blues, gospel and country. For more information about Ancestra, visit: https://ancestrasings.wordpress.com
    Ernest Hupeden's Painted Forest is a simple white frame building set on a beautiful hillside in the small community of Valton, WI, located in Sauk County. Its treasure lies inside, where the walls and ceiling are covered from floor to ceiling with intriguing visionary murals painted in the late 1890's by itinerant, self-taught artist Ernest Hupeden, a German immigrant. For more information about The Painted Forest visit: https://finearts.edgewood.edu/painted-forest
    Both the art exhibit and concerts are indoors. Though the use of masks is not mandated in Sauk County, wearing masks is requested for this event. Masks are available on site.

    Event by Reedsburg ArtsLink. To learn more (608) 393-2795 or email reedsburgartslink@gmail.com. 
    Ernest Hupeden's Painted Forest
    E846 Painted Forest
    Valton, WI
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday-Sunday, September 25-26, 2021
    10 AM-4 PM
    Contact Information:
    Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, 240 Railroad St., Reedsburg. (608) 524-2850.
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