Vermont Artisan Designs Gallery Prepares for Holidays; Celebrates Many Opportunities To Welcome Visitors for Hospitality - Brattleboro Style

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Vermont Artisan Designs Gallery

The premier Southern Vermont Art Gallery featuring over 350 artists and artisans.

Vermont Artisan Designs Gallery announces its featured artists for November. Oil painter Deborah Randall, potter Walter Slowinski, glass artisan Karen Gola and Jayelay Jewelers will headline the works of more than 300 artisans. The opening is on Friday, Nov. 2, during the monthly Gallery Walk in Brattleboro.

“This show is a preamble to the holiday season,” according to Greg Worden, gallery director. “We’re coming off of a successful celebration of the third annual American Craft Week and heading into a festive time of the year which will spotlight the works of our many artists and craftspeople.

“Thanksgiving is early this year (Nov. 22) and every day sees new art and craft coming into the gallery. We’re reminded to be grateful for being spared from the wrath of Hurricane Sandy and to do what we can for those hardest hit. A portion of sales for November will go to the Craft Emergency Relief Fund to help those craftspeople and artists who were affected by Sandy,” Worden said.

“At the same time, we’re gearing up for a new Gallery Walk this Friday, Nov. 2. The featured artist for November is Deborah Randall, whose oil paintings have an expansiveness that welcomes viewers. We discovered Randall during a recent trip to Maine, where she has a gallery in Kennebunk. As we talked, we learned that she had spent some time in Brattleboro before moving to the coast and felt it was time to have her work in town again.”

Owners Susan and Greg Worden invite you to visit when you’re in Southeastern Vermont and see first-hand the quality of the workmanship on display. Whether it be oil paintings, watercolors, egg temperas, acrylics, jewelry, pottery, blown glass, wrought iron, clocks, pewter, turned wooden bowls, hand-crafted furniture including a comfortable rocking chair that conforms to whoever sits in it, paintings, photographs, sculpture, lamps, scarves and fiber arts, or hand-fashioned wedding and commitment rings, Vermont Artisan Designs is a gallery not to be missed.

Other activities coming up at Vermont Artisan Designs Gallery include participation in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24; a new “small works” show by gallery artists that opens that day, as well; and the annual Holly Days festival in Brattleboro on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
Another thing to look forward to is the new “Crossroads” segment of the PBS Special “Craft in America” series. This explores how technology, culture and personal experiences intersect with the production of craft. It starts airing on PBS stations Nov. 16 – check your local listings for show times.

Vermont Artisan Designs Gallery is open seven days a week at 106 Main St. in downtown Brattleboro, VT, with extended hours on Fridays and during the holidays.

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