Ann Wefer Art Exhibit Reception is Sunday, November 19


The current art exhibit at the Highland County Public Library features the paintings of Ann Wefer.  Ms. Wefer, a resident of McDowell, says she has not been painting for very long.

“I think it was about 2014, that Harmony Leonard had an ad in the paper about old people coming for a free watercolor class there at The Highland Center and I thought ‘Well, I’m an old person,’ and I knew I had some art talent, but, you know, I hadn’t really done anything for years and years and so I showed up and that’s how it all got started,” says Wefer.

Ms. Wefer finds painting rewarding and enjoys progressing with her art.

“Well, I actually do a lot of different kinds of paintings, but the ones that are in the library right now are sort of Highland County themed,” says Wefer.  “You know, the mountains, and the birds and the hayfields, and old barns and that sort of thing.  So, these particular paintings have a local theme to them, Highland County specifically.”

The Highland County Arts Council is holding a reception in honor of Ms. Wefer’s art exhibit.  The reception is Sunday, November 19, from 2 until 4pm at the Highland County Public Library in Monterey.

“The exhibit, I’m hoping that the people of Highland County have a feeling towards it,” says Wefer.  “Like farmers, you know, they get up at daybreak in frigid weather and go feed their cows.  When they’re mowing hayfields, they’re watching those storm clouds come in over the mountains, and the early morning sun on their fields.  I’d like for them to identify with that in my paintings.  Or a hunter who is out in the middle of the woods, just sitting there trying to be as still as possible for hours on end, waiting for a turkey or a big buck to come along.  I mean, they’re sitting there and they’re looking at the woods like that and I can say ‘Well, these paintings are for you too’.”

“I would like to thank Liz Delahoussaye,” says Wefer.  “She is just a professional at hanging up those art exhibits.  And Tomi Herold, she really has to do a lot of coordination to get these exhibits coordinated with all those different activities that occur in that room.  I’d like to thank her too.”

The Highland County Arts Council is a supporter of Allegheny Mountain Radio.

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Bonnie Ralston

Bonnie Ralston is the Assistant Station Coordinator at WVLS and a Highland County news reporter. She began volunteering at Allegheny Mountain Radio in the fall of 2005. In 2006 she became an AMR employee and worked in Bath County for eight years as the WCHG Station Coordinator and then as the news reporter there. She began working in radio while in college and has stayed connected to radio, in one way or another, for more than thirty years. She grew up in Staunton, Virginia, while spending a lot of time on her family’s farm in Deerfield, Virginia. She enjoys spending time outside, watching old TV shows and movies and tending to her chickens.

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