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Celebrate at Homewood art fest

By From page B13 | July 04, 2014

Homewood ArtThe Homewood Mountain Resort celebrates Independence Day weekend with the Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festival taking place Friday through Sunday, July 4 through 6, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.

This free event brings together an exciting group of more than 50 artists showcasing an assortment of collectable arts and crafts in a variety of media including paintings, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, photography and much more.

This year’s featured artists include Eileen Blodgett, Bj Fulmer and John Hinchman.

Blodgett, of Nevada City, is fascinated with nature and texture. Her new Sierra Animal acrylic painting series was inspired by an improved local pond trail which made nature more accessible and enjoyable to the general public, but had the unintended consequence of forcing “our little neighbors” to begin to relocate.

In addition to working in acrylic and other water media, fine art printmaking techniques have found their way onto Boldgett’s canvases. In her recent acrylic paintings on canvas, she combines the concepts of printing and painting, layering color and patterns with a brush or brayer, etching the paint and adding images created by her own original hand-carved print blocks. Original paintings, giclée print reproductions and mono prints with acrylics and watercolor paints are her speciality.

Bj Fulmer, of Minden, Nev. produces hand-crafted leather products. Bj and Kandi participate at many of the craft fairs throughout Nevada and California displaying his leather work, but Bj is also a local campfire storyteller, author and artist who, inspired by his grandfather, continues to bring to life the campfire stories of his youth. Bj has created Campfire Legends — a wonderfully hand crafted leather-bound book filled with campfire stories. Additionally, he creates journals (and a refillable version) as well as notebooks, iPhone cases, eyeglass cases, checkbook covers, wallets and much more.

Hinchman of Placerville  combined his passions of music and woodworking to create JHRUSTIC. A lifelong musician turned to woodworking after leaving the 9-5 routine. He first built custom dining tables and rocking chairs, then turned to wood burning and got hooked on the textures and cool shading that burning creates. From there, he took his inspiration along the rock and roll path and now he is working exclusively on his Rock and Roll Art, which features album art with rustic wood frames, rock and roll plates and his guitar line that includes hand-made incense cedar wood Strats, Les Pauls, and some acoustics — each one truly one of a kind.

Homewood Mountain Resort is located off highway 89. For more information about the event, contact Homewood Mountain Resort at 530-525-2992 or Pacific Fine Arts Festivals at 209-276-4394 or visit pacificfinearts.com. You can also see more information on Facebook at facebook.com/PacificFineArts and on Twitter @PacificFineArts.

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