Born in Canada, Donna McDermid moved to Vermont 11 years ago. It is here that she was introduced to the fascinating world of wool and felting. Always an avid crafter and artist, "It is through the manipulation of raw fibers," she says, "that I am able to 'sculpt' and 'paint' and thereby bring to life the world around me, both real and imagined." Donna is a member of the Essex Art League.
You can find Donna's sculptures - which she creates with felted wool - here at The Gallery at Phoenix Books.
Throughout Spring Open Studio Weekend, The Gallery at Phoenix Books will host several demos by Essex Art League artists. These demos are laid back and friendly, and we invite you to enjoy a drink from our cafe while appreciating the depth and breadth of talent that exists among our local artists! Whether you're an artist yourself or simply an enthusiast, please join us!
Vermont Spring Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and the creative process in which Vermont artists and craftspeople invite the public to visit them in their studios. The Vermont Crafts Council launched Open Studio Weekend in 1993 as a way to increase the visibility of artists and craftspeople in Vermont. The event's goal is to foster an appreciation for the creative process and the role that artists and craftspeople play in the vitality of Vermont's communities.Make a day of it! Check out more studios in Essex.