To set the tone throughout the show, displays of spring foliage from Pughtown Agway and Designs Unlimited will grace locations throughout the middle school.

According to officials of the show, all participating artists and craftspeople have been juried on the quality of their trade and the overall aesthetics of their display booths. Forty new crafters have joined this year's show. Artisans from the Chester County Craft Guild and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen as well as from Chester, Berks, Lancaster, and Lehigh counties as well as Wilmington, Del. are included among the lineup of exhibitors.

Crafts on display include pysanky eggs (Ukranian egg decorating), theorem painting, black and white photography, chair caning, silversmith work, painted tin, colonial basketry, scherenschnitte (German paper cutting), tinsel painting, dried floral arrangements, fabric arts, pottery ranging from traditional salt ware to one-of-a-king contemporary pieces, leather crafting, stained glass, fiber weaving, wood carving, furniture, goldsmith work, and watercolor paintings.

Among area artisans at the show will be Bob Bauers of East Coventry who creates sculptures and furniture from metal. His aim is to make practical things interesting and interesting things practical. Suzanne Berg from West Chester, a doll-maker for more than 20 years will display her muslin dolls crafted from old classic doll characters. Sandra Jean Coldren of Lititz will offer her theorem painting, an early form of stenciling produced on 100 percent cotton velveteen. She specializes in elegant motifs from the early 1800s.

A craft raffle will be held with items donated by the participating artists and craftspeople with proceeds going to fund programs for OJR students. Local music students will provide entertainment throughout the show.

Lunch will be available from Bause-Landry Catering and will include the "OJR Art Show Sub" and "Aunt Mary's Chocolate Cake" among other delectables.

Tickets are available at the door. Adults are $4.00; children under 12 are free. For more information call: 610-326-5301.

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