Winterwood: Finding Your Way Home. Cover art by Jody Stephenson
Most people in the area know or know of the talented Stephenson family who own and operate Gallery 62 near the Bavarian Inn in Eureka Springs. Jody Stephenson is a superb writer and pleinair artist and her husband, Ron Lutz, is a highly regarded photographer. You can see their work hanging in the Gallery, and in the homes of a lot of art lovers--like my home.
Joining this talented family of artists is Jody's sister, the composer and musician Ellen Foncannon Stephenson. Ellen has relocated to Eureka Springs after a career as a music company executive, composer and arranger, and music educator. It was our pleasure to interview her on the Ozark Harvest Radio Hour in early October about the release of her new CD Winterwood: Finding Your Way Home.
Recorded at Winterwood Studios in Eureka Springs, Winterwood: Finding Your Way Home is a collection of original piano pieces and Christmas arrangements. The CD has seven sets of songs that chronicle a journey beginning from "Wandering" to "Wondering" and ending with "Homecoming." As Ellen and I discussed on the Harvest Hour, the CD is perfect for Christmas, advent, and all year long.
The Stephensons will premier Winterwood at Studio 62 on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 4 -- 6 p.m. Ellen will play arrangements from the CD and guests are invited to browse through the gallery and see Jody's and Ron's work. Refreshments, will be served.
For more information call (479) 363-9209.