CISM Mar­ket­place open Dec. 8 to 10

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Open dur­ing Christ­mas in St. Michaels week­end, the Mar­ket­place, in the Gran­ite Lodge on St. Mary’s Square, will be burst­ing with hand­crafted and ar­ti­san items for the hol­i­days.

— Open Dec. 8 to 10 dur­ing Christ­mas in St. Michaels week­end, the Mar­ket­place, in the Gran­ite Lodge on St. Mary’s Square, will be burst­ing with hand­crafted and ar­ti­san items for the hol­i­days.

In ad­di­tion to hol­i­day ar­range­ments and wreaths, you will find home­made jams, jel­lies, nuts in fes­tive con­tain­ers, or­na­ments, can­vas bags, gifts for pet lovers and their pets, table­top dec­o­ra­tions and more.

“This year, we are ex­cited to be of­fer­ing sev­eral ex­clu­sive Mar­ket­place items, in­clud­ing hand-etched wine­glasses, plus jew­elr y and table­top sculp­ture from two lo­cal artists with grow­ing na­tional rep­u­ta­tions,” said Michelle O’Con­nor, event chair­man of Christ­mas in St Michaels.

One of the new artists is Jan Kirsh, a Boz­man land­scape de­signer and artist who be­gan creat­ing large-scale fruits and veg­eta­bles for her land­scape de­sign clients nearly a decade ago. Kirsh now has be­gun trans­lat­ing those de­signs into table­top sculp­tures and jew­elry. The Mar­ket­place also will of­fer Kirsh’s trio of charm­ing birds dubbed “Stretch, Won­der and Dip,” as well as sev­eral fruit and veg­etable pieces, plus a lim­ited num­ber of Kirsh’s new fig pen­dants. Each pen­dant is fin­ished in a bronze mix and fea­tures a cen­ter of Swarovski crys­tals.

An­other first this year, the Mar­ket­place has com­mis­sioned hand-etched wine­glasses from Sim­ply Drag­on­fly in St Michaels. These wine­glasses fea­ture the Hooper Is­land Light­house, now on the grounds of the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Mar­itime Mu­seum.

Pop­u­lar Kent Is­land artist Wende Wood­ham of Rib­bons Across the Ch­e­sa­peake also will make her Mar­ket­place de­but this year with a few of her woven pic­tures. Wood­ham is known for creat­ing col­or­ful paint­ings out of rib­bons and trims that she cre­ates or gath­ers dur­ing her trav­els.

The Mar­ket­place is open from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 10. All pro­ceeds from this and other Christ­mas in St Michaels events fund lo­cal non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions ded­i­cated to ser ving the needs of Tal­bot County res­i­dents.

For more in­for­ma­tion about this and other Christ­mas in St. Michaels events, visit christ masin­st­michaels.org.

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