A Joining of 2 Ohio Folk Art Shows.
Many years ago Rebekah L. Smith began a show titled "A Gathering of Artisans". This show was held in a bard on a historic property in Bath Township, Ohio. In addition to her own wool work and folk painting, her show focused on local and regional artisans working in historically inspired folk art painting, hooked rugs, sampler, textile folk art and bears. Rebekah eventually moved her show to The Boston Township Hall in Peninsula, Ohio to accommodate her growing list of exhibitors. For 10 years Rebekah ran this successful show until the duties of family, moving and restoring an early house took over.
At a similar time in central Ohio, Lori Ann Corelis and Sharon Andrews began a small "wholesale" show titled "From Our Hands". The pair had both been exhibiting in Valley Forge, PA at the larger markets and felt a smaller, more intimate show was needed for individual artisans to sell one of a kind works to shops and galleries. In time, seasonal retail shows were added and the pair ran multiple shows a year. As often happens, life changes, family obligations and relocations eventually prevented Sharon and then Lori Ann from running their show.
Fast forward 7 - 8 years.
While exhibiting at another Ohio show, Lori Ann & Rebekah struck up a conversation. A shared love of textiles, folk art, history, and antiques was discovered. They also unearthed a common past of promoting their own shows and the wheels began to turn. Countless emails, meetings, Skype chats, sleepless nights and phone calls culminated in a the "new" From Our Hands & Hearts ~ folk art and antique show.
2019 marks the 6th. year of a very special folk art show.
A unique and intimate shopping experience, where you will meet artisans,
fine craftsmen and dealers whose work and collections are truly of their "Hands & Hearts".
Lori Ann & Rebekah