Wednesday, November 16, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Holiday Show at Studio Place Arts in Barre

Celebrate Local Arts at Studio Place Arts

Whether you are looking for an original painting, a curvaceous, fringed scarf, flying fabric roosters, a crocheted orange carrot, or hand-thrown earthenware mug, the annual holiday season show called Celebrate at Studio Place Arts (SPA) offers a broad choice of options - and many great values.

This year, there are more than 75 artist members of SPA involved in the show
who, according to SPA Executive Director Sue Higby, "set the pace for imaginative, locally-made crafts and fine art." Like previous years, visitors are urged to explore the nooks and crannies of all 3 floors of the historic art center through the end of December to find special gifts for
family and friends.

On the first floor of SPA, visitors will spot a variety of functional and decorative pottery, jewelry and other wearable crafts, baskets, sculptures, and a variety of 2-dimensional works. Upstairs, the array of paintings,
drawings, collages, and encaustic works is extensive, and one could easily imagine redecorating a neighborhood of homes several times over. In some cases, artists who normally work on large canvases offer smaller sized works that fit into more gift giving budgets.

Come December, the SPA galleries will add hours, including late night hours on Thursdays and hours on Sundays to encourage visitors who have day jobs, and SPA will add more space to the show when the first floor Classroom becomes part of the show.

Celebrate takes place from November 16-December 30, 2011. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Saturday, November 19, 4:30-6:30 PM. For more information and gallery hours go to: