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Harvest Festival PictureMusic will be in the air, on paper and even formed from cornhusks during John and Nancy Kollock’s Harvest Festival at The Saturday Shop and Sarah’s Lavender Cottage on Saturday, Sept. 8.

Clarkesville watercolor artist John Kollock will release his latest print, “Pickin’ on the Porch” at the festival. This limited-edition print depicts musicians playing on an old farmhouse porch under the moon. Kollock will spend the day greeting guests and signing artwork in his gallery, which is filled with his original paintings, prints and books. Historic buildings and landmarks and rural Appalachian living are common themes in Kollock’s work.

Nathaniel Samsel, the 2011 Southern Regional Mountain Dulcimer Champion, will add live banjo and mountain dulcimer music in Kollock’s gallery. Visitors will have the opportunity to bring home a piece of Nathaniel Samsel’s music in the form of his debut CD, “Playing in the Creek.” For more information about his music and music samples visit:

The Harvest Festival will also mark the release of Sarah Samsel’s new line of cornhusk dolls, “Joyful Noise.” This line includes both boys and girls playing guitars, fiddles, banjos etc.  Sarah Samsel will demonstrate pressed-flower artwork throughout the day and her cottage will be filled with a variety of cornhusk dolls and pressed-flower art. To view samples of her work visit:

Impressionist watercolor artist Kathleen Kollock’s original paintings, prints and notecards will also be available. Much of Kathleen Kollock’s work showcases elements of the outdoors.

Show hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The Saturday Shop and Sarah’s Lavender Cottage are located at 450 Bybrook Trail in Clarkesville. For more information about The Harvest Festival, email or call 706-754-9200.

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