Wed­nes­day Morn­ing Artists host Gallery of Gifts

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CAM­BRIDGE — The Wed­nes­day Morn­ing Artists of Cam­bridge are host­ing the Gallery of Gifts, through Dec. 22, at the Dorch­ester Cen­ter for the Arts.

About 35 artists com­prise this year’s sale and pro­vide one-stop shop­ping for hol­i­day gift­ing. Sec­ond Satur­day re­cep­tions are set for 5 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and Dec. 8.

“This an­nual gift ex­trav­a­ganza brings you work that may have taken many hours to cre­ate. Some of the art moves, some of the art en­ter­tains, some of the art dec­o­rates. The beauty and cre­ativ­ity of it all will amaze shop­pers,” said WMA spokesmann Nancy Sny­der. “What bet­ter gift for a loved one than a unique piece of orig­i­nal art that won’t be found in the big box stores and won’t be avail­able on­line where you can’t ap­pre­ci­ate the qual­ity or feel the real thing. Our shop­pers won’t have to wait for de­liv­ery as they can re­move their choices from the ta­bles or the walls on the spot and pur­chase the items to take them home with them at the re­cep­tions and dur­ing Dorch­ester Arts Cen­ter busi­ness hours.

“There are two ad­di­tional im­por­tant ben­e­fits of shop­ping at the Gallery of Gifts: First, what you spend stays in our com­mu­nity, and sec­ond, your pur­chase sup­ports the arts cen­ter,” Sny­der said. “Many artists spend years study­ing and prac­tic­ing their art to the point where they can of­fer their creations for sale or have it dis­played in a gallery. They work at day jobs to fur­ther their knowl­edge, skills and dreams of suc­cess that of­ten comes through par­tic­i­pa­tion in arts groups across the coun­try like ours.”

Other items avail­able at this spe­cial show in­clude tex­tile and fiber arts, bas­ketry, pot­tery, soaps, an­tique but­tons, mo­saics, books, pho­tog­ra­phy, paint­ings and a se­lec­tion of gor­geous jew­elry pro­duced by mem­bers of WMA and other artists who live in Dorch­ester and sur­round­ing ar­eas.

One of the artists will of­fer unique jew­elry that pays trib­ute to many im­por­tant women in his­tory, mostly in the 1800s and 1900s, in­clud­ing Har­riet Tub­man.

Jeannette Faber of St. Michaels comes to Cam­bridge for the 8 a.m. WMA meet­ing twice a month. She said she en­joys the Cam­bridge venue and is of­fer­ing her jew­elry at the hol­i­day show. This is her first time par­tic­i­pat­ing in the event.

“I re­ally like the venue,” she said. “It gives me the chance to share my work in a new area and to in­ter­act and sup­por t my fel­low WMA mem­bers and the lo­cal arts cen­ter in a good way.”

The arts cen­ter is open from noon to 8 p.m. Tues­day, Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Fri­day and Satur­day. For ad­di­tional hours and in­for­ma­tion, call 410-228-7782.

The Wed­nes­day Morn­ing Artists meets weekly at the Creek Deli in Cam­bridge at 8 a.m. You can see more at www.Wed­nes­dayMorn­ and on Face­book. Learn more from Sny­der at nc­sny­ or 410-463-0148.

Soaps by Camille Lewis

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