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    Tuesday, November 29, 2022

    Final touches at the Wee Faerie Village

    Michele Mergy, of Old Lyme, works on a piece called “Esmerelda’s Magic House of Mirrors” with friend Dawn Bisharat, not pictured, as artists set up for the Wee Faerie Village at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme Thursday, September 29, 2022. This was the first year the two participated after volunteering at the museum for years. “We thought it was time to get our hands dirty,” said Bisharat, “literally, there’s so much glue.” This year’s theme for the outdoor exhibit is “Twinkle Point: An Amusement Park for the Wee Faerie Folk.” There are 26 pieces this year, from roller coasters to a house of mirrors, including work from six local schools. The exhibit runs through October. See https://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/wfv/ for more information. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Dawn Bisharat of Madison glues a piece into “Esmerelda’s Magic House of Mirrors” as artists set up their pieces for the Wee Faerie Village at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme Thursday, September 29, 2022. This was the first year Bisharat and her friend Michele Mergy participated after volunteering at the museum for years. “We thought it was time to get our hands dirty,” said Bisharat, “literally, there’s so much glue.” This year’s theme for the outdoor exhibit is “Twinkle Point: An Amusement Park for the Wee Faerie Folk.” There are 26 pieces this year, from roller coasters to a house of mirrors, including work from six local schools. The exhibit runs through October. See https://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/wfv/ for more information. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Jessica Zeedyk of Cromwell puts pieces in place in her “Jungle River Cruise” as artists set up their pieces for the Wee Faerie Village at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme Thursday, September 29, 2022. Zeedyk said this is the eighth or ninth year she has participated in the event. She first visited with her daughter about 10 years ago and knew she had to participate. This year’s theme for the outdoor exhibit is “Twinkle Point: An Amusement Park for the Wee Faerie Folk.” There are 26 pieces this year, from roller coasters to a house of mirrors, including work from six local schools. The exhibit runs through October. See https://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/wfv/ for more information. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Jessica Zeedyk of Cromwell puts a fake beetle in place in her “Jungle River Cruise” as artists set up their pieces for the Wee Faerie Village at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme Thursday, September 29, 2022. This year’s theme for the outdoor exhibit is “Twinkle Point: An Amusement Park for the Wee Faerie Folk.” There are 26 pieces this year, from roller coasters to a house of mirrors, including work from six local schools. The exhibit runs through October. See https://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/wfv/ for more information. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Details of “The Fool’s Journey Fun House” by Kristen Thornton are seen as artists set up their pieces for the Wee Faerie Village at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme Thursday, September 29, 2022. This year’s theme for the outdoor exhibit is “Twinkle Point: An Amusement Park for the Wee Faerie Folk.” There are 26 pieces this year, from roller coasters to a house of mirrors, including work from six local schools. The exhibit runs through October. See https://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/wfv/ for more information. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Mary Farrell, Art Outreach Manager at the Mystic Museum of Art, hangs hot air balloons for “Fern and Flutter’s Repurposed Balloons Ride” as artists set up their pieces for the Wee Faerie Village at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme Thursday, September 29, 2022. Farrell worked with fourth graders from Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School in New London to make the balloons last spring. This year’s theme for the outdoor exhibit is “Twinkle Point: An Amusement Park for the Wee Faerie Folk.” There are 26 pieces this year, from roller coasters to a house of mirrors, including work from six local schools. The exhibit runs through October. See https://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/wfv/ for more information. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Mary Farrell, the art outreach manager at the Mystic Museum of Art, hangs hot air balloons for “Fern and Flutter’s Repurposed Balloons Ride” as artists set up their pieces for the Wee Faerie Village at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme Thursday, September 29, 2022. Farrell worked with fourth graders from Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School in New London to make the balloons last spring. This year’s theme for the outdoor exhibit is “Twinkle Point: An Amusement Park for the Wee Faerie Folk.” There are 26 pieces this year, from roller coasters to a house of mirrors, including work from six local schools. The exhibit runs through October. See https://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/wfv/ for more information. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Katherine Nicholson, a middle school art teacher at Kingswood Oxford School, puts final touches on “The Mermaid Lagoons” as artists set up their pieces for the Wee Faerie Village at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme Thursday, September 29, 2022. Nicholson worked with students to create the piece. This year’s theme for the outdoor exhibit is “Twinkle Point: An Amusement Park for the Wee Faerie Folk.” There are 26 pieces this year, from roller coasters to a house of mirrors, including work from six local schools. The exhibit runs through October. See https://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/wfv/ for more information. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Old Lyme ― Artists and volunteers set up their pieces for the Wee Faerie Village at the Florence Griswold Museum on Thursday.

    Friends Dawn Bisharat, of Madison, and Michele Mergy, of Old Lyme were participating for the first time after volunteering at the museum for years and collaborated on “Esmerelda’s Magic House of Mirrors.” They spent four months working on the house covered in glass and moss and two days installing it.

    “We thought it was time to get our hands dirty,” said Bisharat, “literally, there’s so much glue.”

    Jessica Zeedyk, of Cromwell, first visited the event about 10 years ago with her daughter and has participated the past eight or nine.

    “I had never seen something like this before,” she said of her first visit. “I knew I’d love it.”

    This year’s theme for the outdoor exhibit is “Twinkle Point: An Amusement Park for the Wee Faerie Folk.” There are 26 pieces this year, from roller coasters to a house of mirrors, including work from six local schools. The exhibit runs through October. See https://florencegriswoldmuseum.org/wfv/ for more information.

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