For a week, starting with December 2, weekend of the Dickens Festival, The Kelly will be magically transformed into Santa’s workshop.
Yes, of course there will be art, art, art–framed paintings, pastels, photos of every kind and size, also cards and prints by Mary Hanby and Marty Woodall.. New this year we have Rene Thompson’s abstracts and Carla Luck is joining us. Marty Woodall, also new, has been selling many small canvases at the gallery already. From Troy University, Dr. Kelly Berwager. is bringing her fun fashion art. Donna Pate and Linda Lee have been working on oils to bring, Adelia Turner, Emily Roney, Joanne Staley and Carol Hickman have been painting as well. Kathy Atchison offers her beautiful pastels. Mit Fontaine has wonderful photography, and Libby Christensen’s photos will be showing up on mugs, umbrellas and who knows what else?
We also have a new glass artist. Janice Eubank from Birmingham says she’ll bring a few special ornaments as well as glass sculptures. Nan Butler, new to the market but not to The Kelly, plans to bring some wrapped rocks. Well, you’ll just have to SEE them to understand.
As usual, there will be plenty of jewelry. Joanne Staley welds her own special jewelry Emily Roney also wraps rocks, but she turns hers into delicate necklaces and matching earrings sets. Speaking of which, Henri Cappelli will be back with her large variety of earrings and her husband Stephen, a retired art professor, will bring his stunning pottery–vases, bowls and sometimes fabulous teapots. Also working in clay, our favorite Robin Rogers will be back with her clay angels, not to be missed. Let’s not forget Wanda Fontaine’s knit hats and scarves and Linda Lewis’ aprons. Working little miracles with fabric, Libby Christensen will have everything from simple scrunchies for stocking stuffers to full quilts, and a variety in between. This year she has some special ornaments.
More information to come….even though he sees you when you’re sleeping, keep an eye open to see more pictures here and on Facebook!