Wednesday Morning Artists host Gallery of Gifts
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.WednesdayMorningArtists.com and on Facebook. Learn more from Snyder at email@example.com or 410-463-0148.
Soaps by Camille Lewis