Meet the Artists

Tracy Hagen “Sassy Girl Glass”

Stained Glass

Brian “Fox” Ellis

Storyteller and Author

Brian “Fox” Ellis is an internationally acclaimed author, storyteller, historian, and naturalist. He has worked with The Denver Museum of Science and Nature, The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, The Field Museum and dozens of other museums across the country. Fox is a frequent keynote speaker at regional and international conferences including the International Wetlands Conservation Conference, National Science Teacher’s Association Conference and the North American Prairie Conservation Conference, et al. Fox has hosted, produced, researched and written several documentaries for PBS. He currently has two series airing on WTVP and is working on his third TV pilot. He is the author of more than 30 books including three books of poetry, a series of biographies, History In Person, and a series of collections of folklore, Fox Tales Folklore. He has two collections of stories with lesson plans: Learning From the Land:
Teaching Ecology Through Stories and Activities, and Content Area Reading, Writing and Storytelling. Many of his stories are also available on his podcast and Youtube channel Fox Tales International. He and his wife run a Bed and Breakfast in Bishop Hill, Illinois, The Twinflower Inn.

LuAnn White “Little Valley Crafts”

Wreaths and Floral Arrangements

Handmade wreaths, hand painted wreath attachments and hand painted wall art.

Janelle Kerns

Fused Glass and Glass Jewelry

I am an Oncology Nurse that loves to create on the weekends. After taking a stained glass class several years ago, I was hooked. In 2012 I expanded my glass art adventure by buying a kiln and teaching myself to fuse glass. I make fused glass jewelry (pendants, earrings, and bracelets) using dicroic glass, which is very beautiful and reflective. I also fuse glass pieces and powders together to make artful nature scenes, flower designs, 4-season trees, and other designs. I usually frame the fused art with complementary stained glass colors. These pieces can be hung on a wall, in a window, or on a stand.

Patti Cooper “Kelpiefire”

Pyrography and Wood-burned Art

My name is Patti. My artist name is Kelpiefire. My art is pyrography and paint. Favorite themes are Halloween, nature and animals. A kelpie is a magical fairy horse and fire speaks to the fire pen I use to draw.

Danielle Ince

Soaps and lotions

I make soaps, bath salts, body sprays and lotions. Body butters, sugar scrubs, and smelly jellies.