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A unique resource highlighting what to do, see, buy, gift, and receive this holiday season. The Corning Museum of Glass

Shadow Stories Studio

The Corning Museum of Glass has something for everyone on your list this holiday season. Savings start the day after Thanksgiving with up to 80% off all regularly-priced purchases. You’ll find great gifts at the perfect price all season long, including fine art, collectibles, books, kitchenware, jewelry, and more.

It is the artist’s hope, through her multimedia assemblages, that you find a piece of your own story. These unique creations are available in a variety of products ranging from cards to placemats, journals and photos, to full size limited editions.

One Museum Way, Corning, NY (607) 937-5371 Open daily 9–5

The Glass House Design Store 199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT

For holiday shopping hours please check the website, or call (203) 978-1302.

Janie Shapiro Woodbridge, CT (203) 641-7761

First Night/First Day Boston, MA December 31–January 1

Boston’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration is among the largest and longest-running New Year’s Eve arts festivals in the country. Gather in downtown Boston for the Family Festival, Copley

Countdown, parades, fireworks, and a “Light and Ice” dance party. This year’s First Night will be followed on January 1 by the 1st Annual First Day Fun Run/Walk on the Boston Common, and brunches and discounted admission at select hospitality and tourism-related businesses.

Journey to the North Pole

North Conway and Lincoln, NH November 20–December 13: F–Su, 4:30–7 p.m. and December 18–22: Daily, 4:30–7 p.m. The Journey to the North Pole is a two-hour round trip train adventure based on the children’s book The Polar Express. Each journey includes hot chocolate and a visit to Santa’s Toy Workshop. Trips depart from either North Conway, NH, or Lincoln, NH. Please check the website for specific departure times, locations, and ticket information.

Exclusively at The Corning Museum of Glass

A HOL I D AY TRAD I TI ON New for 2015, Steuben’s Snowy Owl Ornament is a must-have for collectors, and a wise choice for those on your holiday shopping list. Snowy Owl is handblown in Corning, NY, using the finest-quality leadfree crystal. Available at The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY and Snowy Owl Ornament, $125 Design by Taf Schaefer, 2015 Approximately 3.25” H


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Pamela duLong Williams

Marblehead Arts Association

Artist & Teacher. Portraiture / Still life / Landscape. Classes & Commissions. Open Studio November 28 & 29.

Original fine art and artisan crafts for holiday giving plus the festively decorated King Hooper Mansion. Exhibits November 21–January 3 include: Anthony Padula oil paintings, Quietly; Winter Member Exhibit, Pieces of Eight, 8 x 8" artworks in all medium. Holiday Artisan Fair & Open House December 3, 4–8 p.m.

78 Government Street, Kittery, ME (603) 205-1727 By appointment contact:

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

8 Hooper Street, Marblehead MA (781) 631-2608 Tu–F & Su 12–5, Sa 10–5

Rockport Music Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA (978) 546-7391 December 15, 4:30 and 8 p.m. Now in its second decade of concerts around New England, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn is returning to Rockport. Artistically directed by Paula Plum, this year’s concert will feature award-winning stepdancers and musicians, including the group Solas, directed by Seamus Egan, and the extraordinary Nordic Fiddlers’ Bloc. Check the website for other holiday concerts during the season.

Christmas Revels

Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA (617) 496-2222 December 11–27

The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly 7 Canal Street, Westerly, RI (401) 596-2221

Join them for the Holiday Stroll on Wednesday, December 2 from 5–8 p.m., or at their Holiday Reception on Friday, December 4 from 5–8 p.m. Enjoy some holiday cheer, look for unique gifts, and spread the joy. The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly has held an opening and new exhibit monthly for over 23 years with 40 Elected Artists plus Associate Artist Members.

This year’s Christmas Revels takes a leap into the past to celebrate a Welsh winter solstice. Filled with Celtic tales of shape-changers and dragons, of ghostly white horses and of the little wren, enjoy rich Welsh anthems, wild border Morris, a traditional mummers play, and lots of audience participation.

Anthony Padula, Morning, oil.

Oils, Watercolors, Photography, Jewelry, Pottery, Fiber arts, Sculpture and more.

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“Celebrate the Joy ‐ Art is the perfect gi�” 12/2‐1/3  New shows and openings every month  

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Jane Parillo Rollins 

Daniel Marantz 

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The Ar�sts’ Coopera�ve Gallery of Westerly 7 Canal St., Westerly RI     401‐596‐2221  Tax‐free shopping

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14th Annual Marché de Noël

French Cultural Center 53 Marlborough St., Boston (617) 912-0400 Saturday, December 5: 10–5 Members and children under 10: Free Non-members: $3 Find perfect gifts with a French flair at the 14th Annual Marché de Noël! This holiday market features culinary treats, clothing, books, linens, jewelry, accessories and more from local vendors. Complimentary mulled wine and free raffle.

Fort Point Arts Community 300 Summer St., Boston, MA (617) 423-4299

FPAC promotes the work of their artists to a broad and diverse audience, preserves the arts community in the historic Fort Point Channel area, ensures the continuance of permanent, affordable studio space, builds community, and increases the visibility of the arts in Fort Point. Visit to learn more.

AHA! New Bedford

Art New England

436 Wickenden St. Providence, RI (401) 451-2350 M–Sa 10–6, Su 12–6 Three Wheel Studio is a ceramic studio and gallery which features a mix of fun, eclectic, and functional handmade pottery and ceramics from a variety of artists, including proprietor Dwo Wen Chen. Unique, one-of-a-kind works make the perfect gift this holiday season. Shop online at

Multiple Venues, New Bedford, MA (508) 996-8253, x205 AHA! (Art, History & Architecture) is New Bedford’s free Downtown Cultural Night and collaborative cultural organization with over 60 venues and community partners. AHA! Night takes place the second Thursday of every month and includes live music, kids activities, performance and visual art, lectures, walking tours and more, see their website for additional details.


Three Wheel Studio

November/December 2015

Dwo Wen Chen, Puffin, 2015, Stoneware, 13 x 9 x 1½". At Three Wheel Studio.

Carrie Fradkin

3 Woodley Road, Lebanon, NH (802) 522-3574 The Fine Art of Color. Contemporary mosaic art, pastel and encaustic painting, mixed media. Commissions and one-of-a-kind work. Unique and affordable fine art gifts. Vibrant pastel paintings. Rich encaustics. Modern mosaic mirrors made to order. Contemporary mosaic art that will enliven your home. All collectible art.

Wesleyan Potters

Tiverton Four Corners

350 South Main Street, Rte 17 Middletown, CT (860) 347-5925

Tiverton Four Corners, RI

Wesleyan Potters 60th Annual Exhibit and Sale opens Friday, November 27 and runs through Sunday, December 13. The show includes more than 10,000 fine quality works of pottery, jewelry, sculpture, basketry, fiber arts, wood, paper crafts, metal work, printmaking, toys and more by over 260 artists. Open every day 10–6, Thursday and Friday nights until 9pm. Admission is free.

Located within an hour of Boston, Providence, and Newport, Tiverton Four Corners is a burgeoning center for contemporary fine art and craft, nestled into a quaint New England Village of 18th century buildings. They are proud to continue the artisanal tradition of selling work where the work is made.

Connecticut River Museum 67 Main Street, Essex, CT (860) 767-8269 Tu–Su 10–5

November 19–February 16: Annual Train Show. Train artist Steve Cryan works his magic with this true locomotive extravaganza! It’s a perfect outing for all who are young at heart. Fully operational 26-foot layout. Children’s Interactive Layout. Painting & Photography Exhibit. I SPY Discovery Game.


AHA! Night A Free Arts & Culture Celebration That Happens The 2nd Thursday of Every Month In Downtown New Bedford JOIN US! November 12 – There’s No Place Like Home December 10 – Made In NB

Deck The Windows A Storefront Decorating Initiative Presented by the New Bedford Cultural Council The streets & storefronts of Downtown & Acushnet Avenue in the North End will be all decked out for the holidays. Perfect for strolling, shopping & enjoying the spirit of the season.


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Let There Be Light Holiday Show

Gallery 19 Artisans

Gifts for any occasion! Shop local and regional fine art and artisanal crafts. Gifts cards available. Shop Online at Spectrum Anytime. Call for holiday hours.

G19 is pleased to present Coriolis 4 by Dr. Regina Valluzzi. Created using a specialized acrylic gel medium extrusion technique, this medium is an interesting direction in scienceart, a new genre driven by U.S. artists, scientists and institutions. Visit G19 this season and “Gift Artfully” with a Holiday Gift Certificate.

Spectrum Art Gallery and Store 61 Main St. Centerbrook, CT (860) 767-0742 November 20–January 10

Studioverne Fine Art Fused Glass

Rockport, MA (978) 290-1411

AN ASSEMBLY OF ANGELS Miller White Fine Arts 708 Route 134 South Dennis, MA (508) 360-4302 Open by appointment

30 East St., Stockbridge, MA (888) 466-7865

Nov 13~Dec 23, 2015



Assisting collectors, both seasoned and emerging, in search of beautiful and compelling works of contemporary fine art.

Located in the heart of the Berkshires, the Inn at Stockbridge provides a quite, elegant oasis. The classic Georgian-style mansion, was built in 1906 as a private residence; now it houses guests in all three of the estate’s buildings. During your stay, experience your holidays in a unique way with the 26th annual celebration of Main Street at Christmas, December 4–6. During this celebration Norman Rockwell’s painting Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas is re-created in the town square. From vintage cars to Christmas decorations and (if you’re lucky) a light snowfall, you’ll feel transported back in time.


An Assembly of Angels

Verne Orlosk’s working studio is located across from the historic Palace Theatre. Viewers are welcome to visit and experience her process, as well as browse and purchase original works. Works displayed in sturdy stands, framed pieces for a wall, functional dishes and hanging ornaments are all products of colorful fused glass techniques.

The Inn at Stockbridge

An invitational exhibition celebrating the people, places and spaces most sacred to the artist’s personal ideal, featuring the works of Miller White Fine Arts artists and guest assemblage artist Lauren Wolk. November 13– December 23.

Our 2015 Holiday Invitational

81 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH (603) 490-4321

Friday, November 13, 5~7pm

Regina Valluzzi, Coriolis 4, mixed media, 12 x 12". 56

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November/December 2015

Paradise City Arts Festival

NEST Arts Factory

Royal Plaza Trade Center 181 Boston Post Road West (Rt. 20 W) Marlborough, MA (800) 511-9725 November 20 - 22

A Traditional Christmas in Stowe: Dickens Christmas Festival

1720 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT (203) 690-1335

Stowe, VT December 3–5

OPEN STUDIOS—November 13–15, 2015. Join the artists and musicians of NEST for an event-filled weekend. Musical performances, art demos, affordable art exhibit, and gifts galore in NEST’s Gift Shop. Visit the website for full details.

“Art Lovers’ Heaven: The Paradise City Arts Festival may truly be nirvana for art enthusiasts and holiday shoppers ready to kick off the season.” –The Boston Globe. Meet 175 of America’s most outstanding craft designers and artists. Just 30 minutes from downtown Boston, with free parking, live music, special exhibits and delightful dining!

Prepare to join Stowe Vibrancy as they step back in time! Experience the sights and sounds of 19th-century London come alive on the streets of Stowe Village. There will be live music and local food on the Village Green, and lots of fun family activities.

Milton Annual Holiday Art Show Milton Grange Hall, Milton, VT Saturday, November 7, 9–4

The Milton Artists’ Guild will host their eleventh annual holiday art show and sale featuring food, music, and art of all media. Browse for holiday gifts while talking with the artists who made each piece. Gala preview reception: Friday, November 6, 6–8 p.m.


Ann Brauer, Blood Moon, art quilt, 40 x 40".

Sell out your Summer Workshops before the Winter is over!


Advertise in Art New England’s January/February 2016 Focus On: Summer Residencies & Workshops




Contact by November 18


Classical | Jazz | Folk World | Pop

SHADOW STORIES Vibrant assemblages of visual stories; reflecting primitive, contemporary, and ethnic spirit

Shadow Stories

Gift Certificates are available!

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Holiday Guide 2015  

Art New England's 2015 Holiday Guide

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