Hol­i­day Show and Sale at RiverArts’ of­fers unique gifts

Kent County News - - SOCIAL SCENE -

CHESTERTOWN — With RiverArts’ Hol­i­day Show and Sale now open through Dec. 30, the com­mu­nity is in­vited to shop for fine arts and crafts made by lo­cal artists.

There is a wide range of me­dia avail­able in­clud­ing fine art, pot­tery, jew­elry, tex­tiles, hand-made books, cards, hand-painted gift bags, wood art, glass art, bas­ketry and hol­i­day ar­range­ments, a news re­lease states.

Sue Wright, cu­ra­tor of the show, en­cour­aged artists to bring in gifts for men, women, chil­dren and the home and at her sug­ges­tion most items are priced un­der $100, the re­lease states. She also sug­gested painters and pho­tog­ra­phers to bring in minia­tures — small pieces that of­fer orig­i­nal art at af­ford­able prices. As works are sold, artists bring in ad­di­tional pieces, which keeps the show fresh.

Of the 61 artists rep­re­sent- ed in the show, 46 are pop­u­lar artists from past shows while 15 are new this year. New works in­clude a broad ar­ray of fine art: oils, acrylics, water­color, pas­tels, pen and ink, col­ored pen­cils, col­lages and pho­tog­ra­phy.

There are small, dra­matic pieces — per­fect as stand alone, while oth­ers lend them­selves to be­ing part of a se­ries. Other new par­tic­i­pants of­fer con­tem­po­rary crafts: pot­tery, jew­elry, glass art, wear­able art and bas­ketry.

An­other unique idea for hol­i­day gifts is gift cer­tifi­cates to RiverArts of­fer­ings. Con­sider treat­ing fam­ily and friends to items in the gift shop, classes and work­shops, life draw­ing ses­sions, time and/or sup­plies at the Clay Stu­dio, or maybe a mem­ber­ship to the film so­ci­ety.

Go to RiverArts’ web­site, chester­town­river­arts. org, for more de­tail.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

RiverArts’ Hol­i­day Show and Sale of­fers pot­tery cre­ated by lo­cals as well as other hand­made gifts.

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