Busy at Work in
This photo of Ann P. Lehman , a founder
of CAW, appeared in an unknown newspaper on January 24, 1963 with
the following article:
Ann Lehman Exhibits in Festival on Feb. 3
Sparks will be flying at High Plains School
in Orange on Saturday, Feb. 3, when Mrs. Ann Lehman of Hamden,
well-known metal sculptress, will be one of several artists giving
demonstrations at the "Festival of Creative Arts" to
be sponsored by the school Parent-Teacher Assoc. The sparks will
fly as Mrs. Lehman demonstrates welding, cutting and brazing,
working directly with metal and an oxy-acetylene torch. Masks
will be provided for close observers.
Widely exhibited throughout the east, the
sculptress has won many awards. Locally her work can be seen at
the Ross Talalay Gallery and in the Temple Mishkan Israel. Recent
commissions were for Brass and Copper Industry of Waterbury for
the Waterbury Arts Festival, and for the Landow Insurance Company
in New Haven.
Mrs. Lehman graduated as an Art major from
Smith, afterwards studying sculpture in Italy, at the Cranbrook
Academy of Art and the Yale School of Art and Architecture. She
lives in Hamden with her husband and their three children and
has been president of the Creative Arts Workshop since its incorporation
The artists who will actively create their
work at the festival will also display work. Among those artists
will be: Mrs. Charles Schmidt, ceramics; E.S. Mullins, sketches
and paintings; Jerry Dill, photography; Marvin Perlin, woodcarving;
Mrs. Lois McCormick, copper enameling; Mrs. Albert Lehman, welded
sculpture; Paul Geyser, glass blowing; Mrs. James Lass, weaving;
Marvin Wallertstein, pottery; Mrs. Daniel Smith, Mrs. Willian
Keller and Mrs. Helen Lynch, knitting and needlework; Miss Margaret
Sanders, silk screening; Mrs. Ruth Davis and Mrs. Connie Charleson,
rug hooking; Mr. and Mrs. John Burke, pouring and designing tin.
The Garden Club of Orange will make and display arrangements and
The Homemaker's Club of Orange will do quilting and crewel work.
Admission for adults will be 50c, children
under 12 accompanied by parents will be free.
Caption: BUSY AT WORK on a piece of metal
sculpture is Mrs. Albert P. Lehman of Allene Drive, who is to
take part in a Creative Arts Festival in Orange on Feb. 3.