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Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Holiday Sale Season Begins

Have you noticed any changes at your local stores as yet? You know the holiday season is coming along quickly when the day after Halloween the orange and black are removed and the red and green make their appearance. That day, even at Fortinos, our local grocery store which is owned by Loblaws the cashiers were wearing holiday shirts advertising that PC has released new products for the holidays. The cashier and I had a laugh over that when she told me that she wore her costume to work the day previous and then arrived at work that day to be presented with her new holiday shirt.
Well the same is true for the art and craft scene. This week I have 3 openings and 2 sales events. Tuesday was the launch of the Hands on History Tile at the Gardiner Museum which was fantastic. I loved seeing the other 7 interpretations of Ontario's archival heritage. Last night was the VIP preview night for the Art Gallery of Hamilton's Art Sale that I have pieces in (see http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/as_shop_art_sale.php) which will continue over the weekend. Friday is the opening for Designer Craft at the Carnegie Gallery as a part of Arts Dundas (see http://www.carnegiegallery.org/ArtsDundas/ArtsDundas2008/events.htm). The photo is the piece I have in this exhibition. And this weekend I, along with 113 other potters will have our work for sale at the Fall Sale of the Potters' Guild of Hamilton and Region at the Dundas Community Centre. And then it continues from there culminating in my own Holiday Open House and Sale December 5th to 7th. With that, I will return to the studio to keep making ....