Getting The Word Out

Jon wrote a press release today for the Bedlam Farm Open House next weekend.  For some reason I have a really hard time writing press releases, but Jon knows just what to put in and what to leave out.

I emailed it today to the local papers and a couple of weeks ago we put up posters around town.

Here’s a copy of the press release….

Bedlam Farm Spring Open House 2017

The 7th annual Bedlam Farm Open House will be held on Saturday and Sunday June 10th and 11th, 11am – 4pm at Bedlam Farm 2502 State Route 22 Cambridge, NY.

Seven years ago, author Jon Katz and his wife, artist Maria Wulf, decided to celebrate their lives together and the creativity of rural life.  That tradition continues next week.

The Open House is a celebration of the art of rural life and will feature the work of artists Maria Wulf, Rachel Barlow, Carol Law Conklin, Debbie Glessner, Ed Gulley, Cheryl Gutmaker, Sara Kelly, Kim McMillan and Kathleen Nohe.

The Open House is a celebration of Art and Life in rural America and in Washington County. It honors the beauty and creativity of Farm life and its traditions.

Katz will read from his new book Talking to Animals and sign copies of the book.  There will also be sheep herding demonstrations with his border collies Red and Fate.  And visits with the donkeys Lulu and Fanny.

Wulf a fiber artist has converted her studio, an old one room school house, into a gallery.  The art includes Painting, Batik, Glass, Jewelry, Fiber, Sculpture.

Dairy Farmer and artist Ed Gulley will show and sell his “Junk Art” made from found objects on his farm.  He will also bring Silly Sally, a Yearling Heifer and talk about Dairy Farming in Washington County.

Local Farrier Ken Norman will trim the donkey’s hooves and talk about his work.

There will also be some readings. Katz will read from his new book.  Local author and artist Rachel Barlow will read from her new book, A is for All-Nighter.   And Poets Jackie Thorne and Margaret Waterson will be reading their poetry.

For more information go to or [email protected].


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