Monday, May 23, 2016

Meet @KimHeadlee at Black Horse Artisan Guild, Wytheville VA! #ASMSG #MFRWOrg

King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court
by Mark Twain as channeled by Kim Iverson Headlee
hardcover on display at the Black Horse Artisan Guild.
Today on The Maze I'm pleased to introduce you to a new artists' collective in my hometown, Black Horse Artisan Guild of Wytheville, Virginia! 

Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge, at the confluence of interstates 81 and 77, 18th-century Wytheville is the birthplace of First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson. Black Horse Artisan Guild is located steps away from the museum that was established in the house in which she was born and across Main Street from the newly renovated Bolling Wilson Hotel.

A sampling of handcrafted items available for
purchase at the Black Horse Artisan Guild.
The guild showcases the work of several talented artists residing in the lower Shenandoah Valley, from Bristol (TN/VA) to Roanoke. That work includes pottery, jewelry, paintings, baskets, herbal products, textiles, and sculptures in wood, hammered metal, and wrought iron.

And, of course, books.

The photo on the left shows a sample of what you may find in this treasure trove—except for the pair of ceramic cups in the top picture's foreground. I bought those as a housewarming gift for my daughter a few days after the guild's grand opening. :)

In addition to displaying these beautiful handcrafted wares for purchase, Black Horse Artisan Guild frequently runs special events, everything from workshops in painting and other crafts to glass blowing demonstrations.

Also on display during May are the entries submitted for Art Wythe In, a contest for original youth crafts (i.e., not made from kits) in the mediums of wood, clay, fiber, glass, and 2D (painting/drawing). The top three winners will be announced June 18th.

On Tuesday May 24, 6–8 p.m., owners Jennifer & Randy Pugh will be hosting a Meet the Author party in honor of my latest novel King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court having won the 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal in Fantasy & Science Fiction. More information may be found on the Facebook event page.

All print editions of my books will be available for viewing and purchase during the party, and I plan to give a dramatic reading from KASIWC. I hope to see y'all there!


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