Woodshop Open House

Contributed by Marian Fuchs

On March 22, there was an open house at the Woodshop — a largely unknown  Collington asset.  It is a huge, clean and well-lighted space offering the amateur do-it-yourself person every opportunity to fix or make anything at all.  Sue Regen makes Christmas decorations, and is willing to teach others;  other frequent users repair furniture, make furniture, repair lamps or find their inner Handy Andy!  You are invited to join the fun at the top of the hill.

Here’s some pictures of what you’ll find when you visit.

Hay Fever

Contributed by Marian Fuchs

Our talented Drama Committee put on a spirited performance of Noel Coward’s comedy of errors, “Hay Fever” in March.  Directed by committee chair Tim Sabin, with music from Marilyn Haskel, the demanding parts were taken by Pat Howard, Ed Robbins, Don Zelman, Eloise Branche, Jyce Garrison Grant Bagley, Margaret Bagley, Marilu Sherer and Richard Garrison.

Here they are, mostly in pictures from the wonderful performance poster.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Contributed by Marian Fuchs

On Monday March 18 some happy Collington revelers came to the Ivy Bar to drink green beer or white wine and celebrate this famous holiday.  Ana and Yolanda poured the drinks, and many smiling folks imbibed them.

More than Maine

IMG_3060bAnn Davie has mounted a show of her water colors in the library corridor. The show will be on the wall through May 2019.

Ann has viewed her study of water color painting as a weekly mini-vacation, as she would leave behind the cares of chaplaincy in Washington and drive across the river and down the GW Parkway to take classes at The Art League School in Alexandria, VA, She studied primarily with Susan Herron. In 2010 she began adding to coursework, workshops with Susan Abbott, taking groups to paint in Paris and the Bahamas and Vermont. (As it happens, none of those trips are represented here.)

However, the most dominant influence in the landscapes has been her summer days at Isle au Haut, ME where, for 50 years, she has found renewal and joy in the moods and images of the seas and skies, rocks and birds.

A number of the pictures here are from photos Ann took at the Island. Others are based on copies of bird photos in books, and in one case a copy of a favorite and famous Bonnard window painting (inspired by needing a window in her Collington bathroom! )

The single outside picture done at Collington shows the regatta on our lake in 2017.

Sometimes a “successful” picture is the result of many hours of work; occasionally a quick sketch assumes a personality of its own. Never having had a show, or even entered one before, Ann says she very much appreciates the encouragement to do so now!

Spring Must be Around the Corner: Bluebirds!

Contributed by Dorothy Yuan