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10 Most Givable Books by Local Authors

In her Holly Days Book Showcase on Fri, December 10, 2021 at 5 pm, Ginna BB Gordon presents the ten most givable books at Art Presence Art Center.

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Poetry, Plaisance, and a Present for You!

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This week, we officially celebrate gratitude—though we unofficially celebrate it year-round, of course! So another big Thank You to all who helped me get to Vermont Studio Center in October. It was a dream come true—with the bonus of crimson-and-gold foliage and many new friends. I spent entire days in what I call Poetry Land, looking up from the page or screen to watch the Gihon River run past outside my studio window. It was a bit of heaven on earth. In addition to mostly finishing my poetry manuscript, I created and posted little bits of micropoetry and watercolors each day to share the journey. When I gathered those daily lines together, I was happy to see that they had shaped a single poem that celebrates beauty and community. You can find it here along with a few of the paintings. (In the photo, courtesy of Howard Romero,

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38th Annual Clayfolk Show and Sale

At the Medford Armory on November 22nd through the 24th, over 65 ceramic artists will show their wares. From large to small, functional to sculptural, for the home or garden – there will be something for everyone at the show, a great gift shopping opportunity. The show opens tonight at 4pm, with live music and refreshments.

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Felted Holiday Gifts with Jo Ann Manzone

Felting Fun Holiday Gifts

Felted Holiday Gifts By Jo Ann Manzone

Learn wet felting and needle-felting techniques to make unique holiday gifts for friends and family. You will have enough time in this class to make two different projects. Choose from needle-felted lavender sachet, felted holiday bowl, felted soap or memory cache.

Saturday, November 19, 11:00 – 2:00 pm $40, includes materials Class held upstairs in Studio #9 at the Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main St Contact Jo Ann at 541-951-2526 [email protected] to register.