Thursday, May 4, 2017

Spring Gourd Show

The West Central Ohio Gourd Patch is excited to announce their 2nd annual Spring Gourd Show. It will be held on Saturday, May 13th from 10am to 5pm at the Darke County Shawnee Prairie Preserve in Greenville, in conjunction with their Spring Native Plant sale. The events are free and open to the public.

During the show, handcrafted gourds will be available to purchase from local artisans, along with dried gourds and plants. This will be a wonderful opportunity to see the many different artistic techniques that can be implemented to a gourd and meet the talented artists who will gladly share their knowledge of their craft. Some like to carve and woodburn them, while others like to cut and paint or dye them different colors, or use a combination of these techniques and more to create a unique piece of art. With so many different sizes and shapes of gourds available, the possibilities of craft ideas are endless. While gourd plants will be available for purchase, any questions you might have about planting, growing, harvesting, drying, and cleaning a gourd will happily be answered by any of the artists also.

If you are looking for a new hobby, why not give gourds a try? But be warned...they can be very addictive. Just ask anyone who starts!

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