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Suzy Meelhuysen posted an event

Show-Me Gourd Festival at Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex West

April 9, 2016 at 9am to April 10, 2016 at 3pm
Juried art show and sale; workshops; live auction, raffles of art and supplies$5.00 admission, children under 12 free! Good for both days of the show. Parking is free.Friday the 8th closed workshopsOpen to the public on the weekend  Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm   Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pmSee More
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gay coe commented on gay coe's photo

western meadowlark

"Neola, is the filigree bamboo bowl the one you used the filipoint bur on? I have one of those burs, but didn't realize it could do that! Can't wait to try that out."
3 hours ago
April Boyd commented on Bob Caplan's photo

Bakers String - All Wound Up

"Very interesting idea. Thanks for sharing."
4 hours ago
Brenda Jamison commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Curved Lines

"Thanks again April"
4 hours ago
April Boyd commented on Henry Aschner's photo


"Too cute!"
4 hours ago
April Boyd commented on Kathy Williams's photo

Celtic Heart

"Love this."
4 hours ago
April Boyd commented on Denise Ann Lown's photo
4 hours ago
April Boyd commented on Judy Gorrell's photo


"Well done."
4 hours ago
April Boyd commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Curved Lines

"Love the contemporary aspect of this piece ; gray and black very nice color choice."
4 hours ago
Brenda Jamison commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Valentine Vase

"Thank you April. To bad I don't have a show to sell it at before Valentines day."
4 hours ago
Brenda Jamison commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Western Flower

"Thanks April"
4 hours ago
April Boyd commented on Brenda Jamison's photo

Valentine Vase

"How sweet.love."
4 hours ago


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