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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ABC Wednesday: T is for Tamarack


Tamarack is located in Beckley, WV and includes a wide variety of works by West Virginia artists, crafts people and cooks.
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Tourists tired of trekking on trails can toddle in for food to taste, a performance, or a little shopping. There is a theatre for music and other shows.
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There are galleries which include works by WV artists. The driftwood sculpture above (Early Dawn) and below (Forest Guardian) are by Karen Sparks (Nicholas County)
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I think the ladies sitting below look tipsy and they made me titter.
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There are artisans in residence who work in studios at Tamarack.
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If you are visiting Beckley, WV and torrential rains threaten to drive you indoors you can spend a long time looking around Tamarack and not see everything.
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I could take a long time looking at pottery which I enjoy. There were traditional styles of pottery as shown below and also some very unusual styles too.
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I also like the way some of the sections overlap with a mixture of types of products.
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I would be tempted by the wooden bowls if I could afford the tags with the price.
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I also enjoy mixes of glass which I bet would tinkle if tapped.
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Try as I might I think I've worked all the T words I can into this post about Tamarack. Although come to think of it, the pieces of patchwork quilts could qualify as tiles of a type. Also, we did have a tasty lunch and although they had trout on the menu, I had something else but can't recall what it was.
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23 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a great looking place, Carver!! I'd love to wander around there for a few days!! Terrific captures for the T Day! Hope you had a good Memorial Day weekend! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Sylvia
ABC Team

richies said...

Looks like a fun place to visit!

An Arkies Musings

Karen said...

A Terrific post! Loving the driftwood sculptures!

EG Wow said...

The driftwood sculptures are amazing! I would very much like to visit Tamarack!

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Great shots. Interesting objects - a :) from T as Tina

Meryl said...

Love the shots and glimpse at these diverse works! It's like being there without the out-of-pocket expense!

photowannabe said...

I think I would spend far too much time and money in there. What a wonderful place with so much variety. Love all your T words describing everything.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you so much for sharing these terrific photos! What a place and how beautiful are those pieces of art. I love the driftwood sculptures!

Roger Owen Green said...

especially like the animal sculptures.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Denise said...

I sure would like to take a drive out to this place one day. Love all your photos.

Leslie: said...

What an amazing post about a place that sounds amazing! Thanks for taking us on a tour of Tamarack and I must remember to check it out if ever in the neighbourhood! Have a great week,

Leslie
abcw team

Kate said...

You gave us a wonderful tour of the museum. The grounds itself is a work of art. Terrific building. I'm going back again to review all the photos.

Tumblewords: said...

That looks like the most marvelous place - both inside and out. I'd love to hang out there til I'd seen every little bit.

hocam said...

I'm ready to book my plane ticket now. I just need to rob a bank for some spending money first. Love the photos.

Gigi Ann said...

I loved the quilts, I think they were lovely.

Kay L. Davies said...

Tamarack looks Terrific.
Perhaps if you had Tried the Trout you would have another Tasty Tidbit to post about.
I enjoyed looking at all the Things! Thanks!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Hildred and Charles said...

Oh, I could spend a lot of time here, and I'm going to come back and enlarge all the pictures and drool over them....

Wanda said...

What a fun place to visit. Your pictures make me feel like I was right there beside you.

Ann said...

the quilt is amazing.

SandyCarlson said...

Astounding art. The tipsy ladies made me smile, too.

Paula Scott said...

Another titillating post! And,a lot of 'eye candy'!
Most certainly a treat for me!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous place!

Time is Precious

sush said...

very interesting..fabulous shots too

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