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the high to bearing a the him devotions Charles were Women's Clubs Harmony Grove Club Two artists, widely known for their mjstery and knowledge of Pennsylvania Dutch designs and techniques, exhibited specimens their work and discussed it at meeting Thursday afternoon of Harmony G r o v e Club. For the occasion the Harmony Grove Chapel was decorated with spring flowers and converted into an art museum. Raymond Â£. Krape. of Mechanicsburg, Pa., showed 40 trays he had painted and his brother, Ernest, displayed decorative designs for chairs. Raymond Krape is author of two books, "Painting on Tin" "Painting a Tray", and is considered an 'authority oij the popular revival of the old Pennsylvania Dutch art. He has studios in home town where he teaches paints. He explained to the Homemakers techniques for processing trays from the'rusty, battered in which they're usually found antique shops, to the finished orated beauty of authentic -in the tradition of the Dutch Mr. Krape's show included Chippendale trays, and others of Victorian, Queen Anne, and Wil- Itamsburg shape. Some designs dated to 1800, some orginiated in England and some in the Boston shop of Paul Revere. He also played an old apple tray and a silent butler. One of the most striking pieces was a large Victorian tray with white peacocks, blossoms and buds and a gold border overlaid with lattice of brown. Ernest Krape, an instructor in w as art at the Pennsylvania State College, discussed his hobby, collecting authentic decorative designs for wooden chairs, and showed copies on paper which he has for Ethel Thomas and Mrs. if J. Thomas arranged the j been meeting which was attended by guests representing all Homemak- during his state-wide search originals. Miss Daniel ers Clubs in the county. Also present was Mrs. LeRoy J. Fothergill, near Mt. Pleasant, who planned, be directed, and has taught tray painting for club women since 1950. Miss Betsy Lovington. assistant home demonstration agent, also attended.