The Taber Museum is offering two new greeting cards for the holiday season. Each design features artwork by a local artist, and both works of art are now in the permanent collections.
One of the cards is the art quilt of Wendy Etzel. The quilt, “A Victorian Winter in 1872”, depicts the Peck House in Williamsport. The house is shown when in its youth, unveiling “the beauty of its silhouette as well as the extraordinary details that embellished its framework. Obviously, the skilled architect designing the structure placed no bounds on his imagination.”
Wendy Etzel was captivated by the wonderful old mansions that dominated the area. An afternoon quilting class ignited the spark that has guided Wendy these past 45 years. As a professional quilting teacher she has conducted classes across the USA, and has crossed the borders into Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In 1994 her first book, Houses of Cloth, featuring several of Williamsport's historic homes (including the Peck House on the cover) was chosen as the best new book at the Houston Quilt Market.
The second card is a watercolor by the late Doris Heller Teufel. It features a poinsettia blooming within an Oriental vase. Doris was a graduate of Williamsport High School, class of 1950, and graduated cum laude from Lycoming College in 1954. In 1968, she received a Master of Art Ed. from Syracuse University. Doris was a teacher at J. George Becht School 1955-1959; Jefferson and Sheridan Schools, teaching art and music, 1959-1968; Roosevelt Junior High School, teaching art, 1968-1980; and Williamsport High School, teaching art from 1980 until her retirement in 1990.
The cards are available in boxes of ten and priced at $12.00. There will be cards with no greeting and ones with a holiday greeting. Supplies will be limited. The cards promise to be a popular item because they reflect the great talent of these two Lycoming County artists!
The museum store is open Tuesdays through Fridays, 9:30am until 4:00pm and Saturdays, 11:00am until 4:00pm. Members of the museum receive a 10% discount in the Museum Store.