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First Friday Hosted By The CDABA In Reedsport
The Coastal Douglas Arts & Business Alliance announces that Gene — “Zippy’s Sweet Melody.” will be joining the duo of artists for the First Friday event scheduled for October 4th. Zippy’s Sweet Melody will be playing jazz, blues style music to compliment the Stained Glass Art of Sue McConnell and Dave Teachout.
The First Friday event will be held October 4th from 5-7 pm and will be hosted by Reedsport Natural Foods, 1891 Winchester Avenue. The featured artist: Sue McConnell will be displaying stained glass panels, sun catchers, candle holders and more. She has been working with stained glass for 15 years. She has shown her work at festivals and art walks. For a limited time, she made ornaments for the Danish Society in California. She has also made special order items that have been sent to various states in the US and as far away as Denmark. Sue uses nature as her palette and for pattern ideas to create “one of a kind” pieces.
Dave Teachout, and his wife Mimi, moved to Reedsport from San Diego. While in San Diego, he decided to try stained glass. Dave took a class at Palomar Community College. He feels fortunate to get the teacher he did, as Brian Canfield was also the owner of Bera Studio in San Diego. “Brian is a great guy and a very good teacher, who specializes in BIG church windows.” Dave really liked working with stained glass and his projects turned out “well enough,” so he just stuck with it. He still loves doing projects because every time you complete one, you get a real sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.
CDABA is working on obtaining the necessary equipment in order to include a stained glass workshop in its Fall Art Academy. Call 541-319-0089 for more information.