November’s art raffle prize is a framed, stained-glass creation generously donated by Lee Froystad. This gorgeous 32” x 20” wall hanging would be a wonderful addition to any home.
The beauty of stained glass is hard not to appreciate, no matter what your style. The myriad colors and intricate designs find their way into the hearts of all of us, making us feel inspired, comforted, or just nostalgic. Lee Froystad takes this appreciation one step further, being completely and totally dedicated not only to the finished products, but also with the entire process that results in this beauty. From the first thought of a design to the final aspects of completion, she puts her heart and soul into all that she creates.
After working with her hands in media such as leather, cloth, painting and sewing, it wasn’t surprising that Lee would find herself intrigued by the detail of glass working. She took classes at the Brasstown Folk Art School. Since taking up glass working, she has studied various techniques and many varieties of stained glass, both new and historical.
Interested in learning this craft for yourself? Lee also offers classes for aspiring artists. For more information, call her at (828) 743-5822.
Viewers are invited to see each month’s raffle item on display from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday at Betsy Paul Properties, 870 Highway 64 West, Cashiers, North Carolina. Checks can also be mailed directly to the Cashiers-Glenville Fire Department, P.O. Box 713, Cashiers, North Carolina, 28717.
“Artists receive promotion, winners receive a piece of art for a minimal investment, and the fire department gets crucial funding. And don’t forget, tickets can be purchased in blocks of 12 for $60. They make a great gift,” says Paul. All of the proceeds from the art raffle go exclusively to the Cashiers-Glenville Fire Department.