Henry County Arts & Crafts Guild Show

13th annual event to feature
a variety of local talent

Husband-wife crafters
to take part in Guild Show

By Helen E. McKinney
Contributing Writer

NEW CASTLE, Ky. (September 2012) – Two heads are better than one, as the old saying goes. For Pam and Darrell Moore, this adage holds true when it comes to displaying their unique artwork.
Pam is a stained glass artist. She has been working in the medium for the last 25 years.
“My aunt owned a stained glass store in New York,” she said. “I visited her store and thought it would be something neat to do. My aunt showed me how to do it in one hour.”

Pam Moore Stained Glass

Photos provided

Above is an example of Pam
Moore’s stained glass. Below is
a sample of Darrell Moore’s
woodworking skills.The Henry
County residents will exhibit
at the Guild Show.

Darrell Moore Woodwork

Pam, 46, said she creates a lot of angels, 3D birds and 12x12 inch panels. She began attending craft shows with her husband and his artwork at the end of last year. This is how she mainly sells her work, in addition to word-of-mouth.
The couple moved to Henry County in 2007. They had previously lived in Maryland, Pam having lived in a variety of locations while growing up.
“I decided when it was time to move to pick a spot on the map and move there. That’s literally what we did,” she said.
They settled in Henry County and became involved last year with the Henry County Arts and Crafts Guild. Good friend and guild member, Malissa Beatty, encouraged the husband and wife team to join the guild.
As a result, they will be participating in the 2012 art show sponsored by the Henry County Arts and Crafts Guild. This 13th annual show will take place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Henry County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 421 just outside of New Castle, Ky.
Guild president Sharon Silvers said new this year to the event will be lunch provided by the Henry County Cattlemen’s Association. Ye Merry Melodious Dulcimers will also be a new element of the show. A variety of artistic medium, including woodworking, jewelry, furniture and paintings will be on display.
“The guild is in its 13th year,” said Silvers. “We still have many charter members and can provide Henry Countians with a great choice of artwork at this show.”
The guild continues to benefit its members in many ways. “It provides an opportunity for the artists to display and sell their work through the art show and at Cooke’s Pharmacy, where they have a special section just for us,” Silvers said.
The Henry County Arts and Crafts Guild Showcase is a “great way to showcase what we do.” she said. And it is the perfect opportunity for the Moores, who do not belong to any other arts organization.
Darrell, 51, said he “has always been interested in woodworking. I enjoy what I do.” He does fretwork with a scroll saw and turning on the lathe, many times creating Christmas ornaments by the latter technique. Depending upon the wood that he uses, Darrell may only apply a clear finish to his products.
After acquiring a lathe, Darrell thought he “would give crafting a try,” said the Pennsylvania native. Experience has been the best teacher for him over the last 40 years that he has been woodworking.
The quality that he likes best about woodworking is that “it’s a good stress reliever,” he said. Making things in this manner affords him a “quiet time” that is hard to find elsewhere.
Darrell either purchases wood for his creations or uses wood that has been given to him. The couple lives between Eminence and New Castle, not far from where the Henry Count Arts and Crafts Guild Showcase will be held.

• For more information, contact Sharon Silvers at (502) 845-4560.

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