OASIS debuts new show on Sept. 5

newspaperOn September 5th, a new show will open, displaying painted wood by various OASIS artists. This show is a fundraiser for OASIS. The show will also include a doll house, painted by Jewel Hertzler; the doll house will be painted in a Dr. Seuss theme and donated to Camp Still Meadows after the show. The show will continue through 30 September. In addition, August’s featured artist, brenda fairweather, will continue her show “Thrown and Woven” through the end of September. These exhibitions are free at OASIS Fine Art & Craft, 103 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg.

New Members: OASIS welcomes new members Ken Brunk and Joshua Mathias. Ken Brunk of Dayton builds handmade custom furniture including sturdy folding leather and canvas safari chairs, folding tables and high quality boxes and leather carriers. He says “I love the challenge of functional art where utility and pleasing design intersect.” Brunk attended EMU, did rural development work in East Africa, and has designed and produced furniture of the British campaign style for a vintage safari camp in Tanzania.

Joshua Mathias is from Mathias, WV and started exhibiting his work at OASIS in July. He crafts jewelry and wind chimes, using silver, silver plate, and beads, combined with other unique “found” items. Joshua specializes in re- purposing lost treasures.

The artist and artisan co-op gallery and gift shop, OASIS Fine Art & Craft, is located at 103 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg. For more information, call 540- 442-8188, and email askOASISart@gmail.com, website of www.oasisfineartandcraft.org, and at Facebook as OASIS-Art-Gallery- Harrisonburg-VA.

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