BETHEL — Images of mountain ridge lines, trout, lighthouses, loons, the night sky, summer daisies, tribal patterns and even classic rock icons adorn the curves and lines of this year’s ARTirondack chairs which will be auctioned on Saturday, July 18.

The 2 p.m. auction will take place during the Mollyockett Day celebration on the Bethel Common.

The annual auction is named for the artful designs of the one-of-a-kind paintings by Western Maine artists and the Adirondack chairs handmade by craftsman Reggie Brown. The event will again be officiated by auctioneer Joe Gaidis.

The interesting variety of chairs reflects the array of 17 artists and organizations which contributed time, energy and resources to this project. They include Tera Ingraham, “Height of Land;” Jewel Clark, “Loons and Lily Pads;” Katherine McGregor, “Nature’s Wish;” Darcie Buker, “Lookin’ Out My Back Door;” Bethel Peace Pals, “May Peace Prevail;” Sara Shepley, “Celebras Cincuenta;” Irina Kahn, “A Maine Summer;” Suzanne Hardy, “Points East;” Lauren Head, “Trout Surround;” Carrie Boelsma, “Summer Days;” Molly Keane, “Farewell Beautiful;” Brandon Roberts, “Moose Caves;” Chris Davies, “Rockin’ Chair;” Troy Jordan, “A New Day;” Ingleside Classical Childcare, “Your Majesty;” Mahoosuc Montessori, “Loves Me” and the Early Minds at Gould Academy, “Purple Polka-Licious.”

Images of the chairs can be previewed at www.MahoosucArts.org or under Joe Gaidis’ profile at www.auctionzip.com/ME-Auctioneers/32589.html. Bids can be placed by calling the council at 824-3575. All proceeds go toward the operation and programming of the nonprofit Mahoosuc Arts Council.


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