Logansport Art Association celebrates fall with Fall Fest | News

Kristel Rascon and April Hurley explore career options. However, their study did not include searching help wanted ads in the classifieds.

“I’m rediscovering something that I’ve strayed from, but I’m trying to work my way back into it,” Miller said as he swirled white and blue paint on a black piece of slate.

Women enjoyed themselves at the Logansport Art Association’s annual fall festival held Saturday29 Oct.

The festival was open to community members and featured crafts, vendors and a soup and baked potato bar.

Pots of various soups and potato toppings like cheese, bacon bits and sour cream graced the Logansport Art Association kitchen. Jane Williams, president of the Logansport Arts Association, said the organization’s nine board members made the soups themselves and brought the potato sides and desserts.

However, the room next to the kitchen caused the greatest interest. Inside, children applied paint to round wooden ornaments. A woman was working on a colored glass, and Rascon and Hurley sat painting dark pieces of plate with Joan Miller.

“I had to make something up on the fly because I was like a deer in the headlights,” Rascon said. “I didn’t know what I was going to do, so I thought I should keep it simple. The white peacock is simple, so I thought, “Let’s try this.”

While Rascon added gold tips to the end of his peacock’s feathers, Hurley and Miller painted vintage cars on their plates.

Miller said her husband was watching a football game at home, so she decided it was the perfect time to visit the art association. She traced the outline of the red truck onto her tablet. Miller chose her design because it reminded her of a vehicle she and her husband owned.

Hurley chose to paint his truck green, but added orange and yellow beams reminiscent of a sunset on the outer edges. On the bottom of the plate she drew small pink flowers.

“I really wanted pink on it,” Hurley said. “My husband hates pink. I love pink. He likes green and old vehicles and stuff like that. That’s why I wanted to do the painting, but it also goes into the house I live in, so we’re going pink.

Elsewhere in the room, Logansport Art Association Vice President Terry Abbott helped his grandson, Camden Shay, finish painting a white wooden block with cheerful eyes, a carrot nose and a scarf ribbon wrapped around the bottom.

“It was fun,” Shea said. He added that his snowman would be called Snowy. “It’s really cool how it turned out in the end.”

Williams said the festival’s turnout this year was significantly higher than last year. She said the Logansport Art Association is a hidden gem of the community and believes posting the event on Facebook has helped more people learn about it.

“Word of mouth spread,” she said. “I actually had more vendors than I had room for this year. Unfortunately, we are not big enough to put too many, but the ones we had, we tried for a lot of homemade stuff.

For some vendors like Carly Osborne, owner of OG Confections, the Logansport Art Association Fall Festival was their first experience as a vendor at a local event. Osborn brought fall cupcake flavors like apple cinnamon, maple bacon and carrot cake.

Keith Binkerd has manned booths at previous fall festivals and said he has recently started branching out, creating different types of pottery than he has brought to previous festivals. He moved from ceramic animals and figurines to glazed bowls created on the potter’s wheel.

“I like experimenting with the glazes,” he said.

Whether you’re making art or selling it, everyone at Fall Fest agreed that the best part is meeting new friends and enjoying the sense of camaraderie.

“It was really nice,” Osborne said. “I had a lot of family friends coming to support me so it was really nice. It’s good to see all the support and it’s good to meet new people. I feel like part of the community.”

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